March 26, 2008

Revlon Spring Collection 2008

I know, I know. Why the bloody hell am I posting about Revlon? So unlike me. I should put a disclaimer on this post to say I do not buy Revlon.

The reason I’m posting this is because much of my target audience flows in from abroad. I love you yanks but sadly you aren’t my main reader quota.

We tend to take what we can get here in the US for granted and likewise for those of you around the world.

There in lays my inspiration for this post.

Something as simple as Revlon’s Spring Collection may not yet be available around the globe (or available at all for that matter) so it’s my responsibility as a good blogger to inform all my readers outside of the US what happening here in drgustores!

Yay me!

So I came across some of the Revlon Spring Collection at CVS when I was doing some personal shopping for Miss Rows at Mostly Makeup.

Here’s what I came across (hold your applause until the end):

Revlon does this big deal about how limited these are but this isn’t Japan which basically translates as you can get this crap for ages and ages and it never leaves the shelf. How limited is that? I think I’ll sue Revlon for false advertisement! Remember when they released those Just Bitten Lip Stains 500 years ago? Oh sorry it was last year I think! Well those are still hanging around the shelf. Yay for limited edition products!


Here’s the line-up, without further snarky, wise cracking commentary from me!

Floral Affair Sheer Powder Blush Available in 4 Color Selections

Make a Sheen Eyeshadow Palette Available in 4 Color Selections

Marble-ous Match Liner Available in 5 Shades

Soft on the Eye Sheer Loose Powder Eyeshadow Available in 3 Color Selections

Mix and Mingle Lip Palette Available in 6 Shade Selections

Prices range from around $6.99-$9.99 USD and most places have buy one get one 50% off type a deals depending on the sale at the tim!

I actually must say that collection is interesting! I won’t personally buy any of it but it does appear rather nice to look at!

So…that’s all folks!

Hope you enjoyed this brief foray into US Drugstore Brands (mind you Revlon is available almost everywhere in the world but unsure if this particular collection has reached shores other then our own here in the US).

Loving this?

Own it?

Despise Revlon as much as the Muse?

Tell me all about it!


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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Ping.

    haha I agree with you bout Revlon limited edition product.. they tend to be quite long.. even here! but still the collection look pretty good… and as you know me by now.. the first I eye is the blusher! haha I’m going to check out MAC and Bodyshop this weekend! hope I won’t over splurge.

  • Abbey

    i have seen most of that stuff here in the uk. i was very tempted but the blush costs ยฃ10 or ยฃ15 (cant remember which) and Mac blusher only costs about ยฃ14 and its 100 times better lol. it does look very pretty though!

  • Adina

    I too am a makeup snob. HATE HATE HATE Revlon! I associate it with smelly waxy lipsticks and gross colors

  • Anonymous

    awwww.. i was waiting for some deliciously snarky comments from you! don’t deny!! Revlon is so stuck in the “me-too” phase trying to copy those younger, hipper, and cooler than them—don’t they realize that it looks like they’re trying too hard? I admit this collection is not bad to look at this time around, but the “desperately-wanting-to-be-cool” thing just detracts from any lust-worthiness.

  • the Muse

    hey ping my favorite reader ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Oh lord. They are on forever aren’t they!?


    The collection looks pretty packaging wise which probably is what sells it.

    the blusher does look kinda fun though doesn’t it hehe!

    Ohhh ๐Ÿ™‚ I think I’ll hit Body Shop up too I haven’t been in a while and I wanna see the blushing daises up close and person!

    Do share your hauls if you get anything ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love ya!

  • the Muse

    hiya abbey ๐Ÿ˜‰ How are you

    Bloody hell that’s expensive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I was talking to my boyfriend the other night about differences in prices his side (he lives in mansfield) and my side and the price jacks are outrageous! I never shop makeup when I’m in the UK!

    Our mac blushes are $17.50 USD!


    Thanks for comment!

  • the Muse


    You and me both girlie! HATE it with a passion! Although I do admit the packaging kinda looks nice on these! But I won’t buy it that’s for damn sure ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • the Muse

    hi Anonymous!

    LOL I was calm wasn’t I? Not too snarky ๐Ÿ™‚

    I think mostly with revlon is they try to capture both the youthful audience and the mature. WHich means you end up with a hodge podge mix of weird coloring with funky packaging.

    The prior collection of diamond sparkle and such was one of those oh my god we are a hip brand. I def concur with you there.

    all in all it’s pretty packaging but we all know what’s inside is utter garbage ๐Ÿ˜‰

    thanks for the comment!

  • Ping.

    ooo your favourite reader? hahahahha thank you thank you. oh yeah.. i saw the body show daisies up close.. look pretty good.. hope it doesnt just wear off after a few time.

  • Sminkan

    Luckily I didn’t feel a compulsive urge to own all of this. Revlon is sadly not available in my part of the world and I did kind of like their stuff when they where available. At least the nail polishes and lipsticks…

  • the Muse

    hiya ping!

    but of course ๐Ÿ˜‰ If it wasn’t for you I’d talk to myself in some posts hehehehehhe!

    It probably will sadly ๐Ÿ™ But it looks so so pretty! I got a bronzey one like it a few years ago and the daisies stayed till the end which was cool!

  • the Muse

    me either ๐Ÿ˜› You’re not missing much Sminkan at all ๐Ÿ˜‰

    the nail varnishes I’ve found are kinda sorta nice but not so much the cosmetics ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Dalenna

    hey Muse!

    crap – are you psychic or something? i just bought these!!!

    i know i know. utter horror, right? i think all the nori i’ve been eating’s gone to my head. i’m all seaweeeeeded out duuuuuuude. i never thought there would be a day when i buy revlon.

    it’s funny, cause my mum (Eno’s mum) used to be loyal to this one Revlon lipstick – i mean, the gal’s been wearing it for 20+ years – holy smokin’ seaweed!!! and then when i started dating her son, i gave her a lancome le rouge absolu and now she turns her nose up at Revlon…and i’m buying Revlon blushes…f*ck!!!

    anyway, i actually read the MUA reviews on those blushers and they were surprisingly positive. so i thought what the hell, $6 can’t hurt me too much. and plus i did give Avon a chance, so i just want to be fair and square to Revlon. this way, if those blushers turn out to suck balls (and then some), no one can blame me for being snotty.

    will review them, no worries. and you know i’ll be honest to Guhdllah.

  • Aya

    I HATE Revlon with a passion…
    Unpigmented eyeshadows, drying lippies, smelly mascaras. I only like their ColorStay liquid liner…which is NOT smudge/
    waterproof, just affordable… I saw the blush and lip palette at Sony Plaza (did you go there while you were here?) and thought they looked cheap. I think other cheaper brands came out with better Spring collections…

  • YM

    i’ve never really liked revlon because it is so OVERPRICED in new zealand….. the last LE edition bedroom eyes whatever, the bare it all powder was retailing for $45nzd ($40usd!) in pharmacies – yes that is how ridiculously hiked up prices are here. revlon is not really seen as a drugstore brand here, for a small country it has the status of a semi-luxe department store brand (yech!) and i want to cry when my buddy tells me that she paid $40 for a revlon lipstick and $45 for a cream foundation. i want to slap her and redirect her to ichibankao and invest her $$ into some lunasol for that price.

  • the Muse

    hey d!

    LOL ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am! I read your mind. I have that connections to the d physic line!

    LOL ahhh now I firgured out why I’m so weird! All my nori consumption from various sushi rolls has gone straight to my head ๐Ÿ˜‰

    damnit and I thought it would make me smart ๐Ÿ˜‰

    jesus I sure hope it doesn’t make me go all revlon on myself hehe!

    LOL I think there is some irony in the fact that your mother in law is now using designer and you’re on ds brands hehe!

    My sister loves this stuff. She got the blushers and she’s raving ’bout ’em!

    Really the price can’t hurt so why not?

    avon has been super good though lately hasn’t it?

    my god suck balls? I can’t believe you just said that. LOL!

    looking forward to the review ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Love ya D!

  • the Muse

    AYA!!! *mwah* ‘ello!

    Ditto hehe. but let’s keep it quite as Dalenna is whoring around avon at the moment don’t wanna hurt her feelings hehehe. Kidding, kidding!

    I did. Sony Plaza is amazing. I wanna set up camp there. I could live there happily.

    Would you adopt me so I can come live with you? ๐Ÿ™‚

    I must say that I’ve seen MUCH better quality from simpler, inexpensive brands!

    Go figure ๐Ÿ˜›

    What’s the price range your side Aya? Curious minds!


  • the Muse

    hiya Ym!

    I know UK side too. Jesus.

    HOLY SHAT! $40?! That’s insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You can buy two mac blushes for that and have change!

    *falls over and convulses*

    That’s ridiculous!

    Good lord YM that’s insane. I shudder in fear that your friend is paying that money for crap!

    Convert her to the ways of the Japanese cosmetic little jedi ๐Ÿ˜‰


  • Dalenna

    Hey Muse ๐Ÿ˜€ Haha actually, it was my Brit mates in Japan that frequented the “suck balls” – and that rubbed off on me, that’s all ๐Ÿ˜› (no pun intended)

  • the Muse

    hey d!


    my new jeer “suck balls”


  • Irene

    You know what’s funny? This collection has already been out for quite some time. I don’t mind that their “limited edition” items are on the shelf for a while. It gives me plenty of time to decide whether to buy any of it. *lol*

  • the Muse

    hey again irene ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I know! For ages lol!

    LOL true but sometimes I love the thrill of true LE products ya know?


  • Maggie

    I don’t feel strongly about Revlon one way or another. I have some of their glosses, which are ok, the creme shadows, which a creaseful nightmare, and the Colorstay Lite foundation, which I actually like – holy of holies, the Buff shade actually matches my impossible to match baby-olive skin.

    What I really dislike is the pricing. I’m sorry, but 20$ CAD for drugstore foundation? Get the eff out!

    What do you not like about the products?

  • Piece of Cake

    I was actually glad that Revlon’s LE lasted all year round and some. I was able to snatch up the blue metallic nail color which was supposed to be sold out back in October. I finally got my hands on one December. Nowadays, whenever I passed the Revlon counter, I could still see last year’s LE! *gasps* I kept wondering why Revlon’s abroad is so overpriced. Here in Indonesia, it’s considered a drugstore brand and almost none of its products cost more than US$10. The lipsticks and nail colors are only $2.50!

  • the Muse

    hiya maggie!

    Me either! It’s just meh for me honestly.

    The pricing is ridiculous your side. I find it obscene here honestly for the quality so paying more just freaks me out!

    flakey mascara
    hard lipsticks
    horrible to blend eyeshadows
    lack of pigment

    Have to many dislikes to count ๐Ÿ˜‰

    thanks for the comment lovie!

  • the Muse

    hiya Piece of Cake!

    How are you?

    Don’t think I’ve run across that nail polish! Sounds nice!

    Wow it’s very shocking to hear prices are the same your side! Interesting! Everywhere else the prices are jacked up terribly.
    Very curious you haven’t experienced much of the same!

    I guess the lack of “le” factor is a good thing sometimes hehe!

  • the Muse

    oh heck honey comment anywhere you want ๐Ÿ˜‰ I was reading your review and the color looks pretty darn nice!

    I’m actually pretty tempted myself after reading your review as they sound quite nice ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Anonymous

    Has anyone seen the Revlon Marble-osu Liner packaging? I thought there was three in it, but there was only one inside. It was tricky. What do you guys think?