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Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder 'Sunkiss Radieux' Review, swatch and FOTD

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing one my favorite products- one you have seen me use very often in my looks- Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder ‘Sunkiss Radieux‘.  Basically, this product is a bronzer containing very fine bronze colored shimmer particles which  can be used in many different ways.

Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder Sunkiss Radieux

Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder Sunkiss Radieux

Story behind my purchase:   This is one of my earliest makeup purchases. I’d just started reading about makeup and the products I was really fascinated with were ‘bronzer’ and ‘highlighter’. I was Beauty Centre, Khar and I asked the Colorbar SA for a bronzer. She did not understand what I meant by ‘bronzer’ but the Revlon SA at the next counter heard me and directed me to her counter where she showed me this product. Now what I was actually looking for a contouring powder but I did not know what to call it then, so I just kept referring it to as bronzer. The moment she showed me this product, I was mesmerized by the baked finish and the bronze and brown veining in the product! It was expensive but since I was shopping with my Mum she told me to take it. The Revlon SA also showed me a highlighter by the name of illuminating powder but that was quite expensive too so I decided to just pick up the bronzer.

Price: Around 1400-1500

Quantity: 8.79 g

Packaging says: All over enhancing color in a talc-free mineral formula with Colorstay longwear.

Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder Sunkiss Radieux

Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder Sunkiss Radieux

My experience with the product : 

Packaging: It comes in a square packaging with the baked powder sitting in a dome shape at the centre and a transparent lid on the top. The packaging is sturdy, travel friendly and the transparent lid allows the user to see the bronzer. I find the packaging very attractive! The quantity provided is a lot..8.79 gms and it has lasted me 6 months now and will easily do many more. The product was dome shaped when I had purchased it but with use it has flattened down.

The only con  is that no brush or mirror is provided with it.

Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder Sunkiss Radieux

Ingredients: The product is not listed on the website and no information is given on the product except for ‘talc-free’ and ‘mineral’ formula. But it has never irritated my oily acne prone sensitive skin. I find it very comfortable and light to wear.

Formula: The formula is like that of the baked powder hence they are better compacted than normal powders having a harder surface. But the product is smooth and picks up very uniformly with a brush, sponge or even fingertips. The shimmer is very fine and not chunky and is not visible easily. It is just there is a micro form to add a satiny sheen to the skin. The color is a perfect mix of bronze-brown with an orange undertone and wud suit all skin tones beautifully.

Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder Sunkiss Radieux

Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder Sunkiss Radieux

This is my most used product hands down after sunscreen, kajal and lip balm and I tend to reach out for it everytime I do a warm toned makeup. Even with cool toned makeup, I use this just on the cheekbones for a bit of subtle highlighting. It is pigmented but not too pigmented and hence it is easy to use especially for beginners and the pigmentation can be built up. The different colored veining does not hinder the useability or alter the color of the product. Brush picks up uniform color.

WAYS TO USE THIS PRODUCT:

1. As blush on apples to cheeks and blended towards hairline.

2. Under the cheekbones and blended towards the apples of the cheeks.

3. As highlighter on cheekbones.

4.All over the face for a bronzed glow.

I generally use it as a blush using a brush and after applying it on the cheeks, I use the leftover product on the brush on the entire face.

Staying power : Used as a blush it lasts a long time. I’ve never worn it more than for more than 6-7 hours but I feel it can last even more than that. Fades evenly with time and the warm glow still remains on the face.

Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder Sunkiss Radieux SWATCH

Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder Sunkiss Radieux SWATCH (in different lighting)

The GOOD about Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder ‘Sunkiss Radieux’

1. Sturdy, attractive, travel friendly packaging.

2. Attractive product with baked finish showing bronze-brown veining.

3. Texture is smooth, pigmentation is good with buildable intensity.

4. Gives a warm glow to the skin that looks natural.

5. Shimmer is very fine and shows up only as a sheen on the cheeks.

6. Does make my oily skin look too shiny or accentuate the pores.

7. Coverage and color intensity is buildable- easy to use for beginners.

8. Multipurpose- use as blush, highlighter,all over face finishing powder.

9. Talc free and mineral based.

10. Stays on skin for a long time.

The NOT SO GOOD about Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder ‘Sunkiss Radieux’

1. No brush or mirror with packaging.

2.Ingredients not given, product not listed on the site.

3. Expensive. But since the product itself is so awesome and it’ll last me a long long time, I find the price justified.

Here is how it looks on me –

Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder Sunkiss Radieux review FOTD

Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder Sunkiss Radieux FOTD

 

Overall Verdict: Its a baked mineral powder with a bronze finish that can be used as blush, highlighter or all over the face for a subtle glow. The formula is brilliant and pigmentation can be built up for a more intense look. Comes in a very attractive packaging which is sturdy and travel friendly but lacks a mirror and brush. The shade will work  well for all skin tones. Seems expensive but the product is excellent in quality as well as quantity and last a long time.

Will I repurchase: Yes!

Rating: 4.5/5

Do you use bronzers? Which is your favorite bronzer? Share your comments by replying below 

 

Aishwarya Rai Cannes 2011 inspired Blue and Bronze look

Hi everyone!

Today I’m doing a Blue and bronze look inspired by Aishwarya Rai’s Cannes 2011 makeup that she wore with the blue and white Armani Prive outfit.

Aishwarya Rai blue and gold makeup at Canned 2011

I loved the blue used by the L’oreal artists on her lids but did not like the pairing with gold on the lower lash line. In my version of this makeup, I skipped the gold for a subtler coppery/bronze shade on the lower lash line.

Warm colors when paired with blues and green bring out their color because of the contrast and this is what I’ve done here. The blue shade used is a iridescent midnight blue shade (Read review HERE)  and it quite bright , so I’ve kept the lip and cheek makeup understated with a nude warm lippy and bronzed cheeks for a balanced look.

 

Aishwarya Rai Cannes inspired Blue and Bronze makeup look

 

Blue and bronze eye makeup

 

The eye makeup is very simple and the most important product you need is a vibrant blue eyeshadow.

Products used :

EYES :

1. Bourjois ombre stretch eyeshadow #14 ‘Blue Nuit irise’

2. Coastal scents 88 palette (marked shade)

3. VOV pigment (copper/bronze shade)

4. Lotus Herbals kajal

5. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

6. MAC Blending brush 222

 

products used for blue and bronze eye makeup

 

Steps:

1. Apply the blue shade all over lid. (Use primer first, I haven’t used one since I was testing the eyeshadow).

2. Blend the shade in the crease using marked shade from Coastal Scents palette and use it right upto the browbone.

3. Apply kohl on waterline.

4. Apply bronzer/coppery shade on lower lash line.

5. Finish off with mascara.

 

FACE :

1. Lotus Herbals Naturablend swift makeup ‘Creamy Peach’

2. Chambor silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose pale’

3. Maybelline expert wear blush ‘Apricot flush’

4. Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder ‘Sunkiss Radieux’

Face products for Blue and bronze makeup look

 

LIPS :

1. Lakme enrich lipstick #133 from Fantasy collection.

2. MAC Cream color base ‘Improper copper’

Lip products: Lakme enrich lipstick #133 , MAC Cream color base 'Improper copper'

 

Finished look :

Blue and bronze eye makeup look

 

Blue and bronze eye makeup look

Aishwarya Rai Cannes 2011 inspired Blue and bronze makeup look

 

Does it look better with bronze or with Aishwarya’s gold? Let me know your comments by replying below.

 

Glowing Summer look with Bourjois Hi tech rouge tint and Revlon bronzer

Hi everyone!

This is the look I wore today using MAC Siahi fluidline and Bourjois hi tech rouge tint ‘Rose Pixel‘.

I used some different products than my usual for my face today and I quite liked the healthy glowing look it gave me.

Glowing Summer look with Bourjois hi tech rouge tint and Revlon bronzer FOTD

Products used: 

EYES :

1. MAC Siahi fluidline (on upper lash line and waterline)

2. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

MAC Siahi fluidline and Maybeline colossal volume mascara

FACE :

1. Lotus safe sun intensive sunscreen spray SPF 50

2. L’oreal true match minerals powder

3. Chambor silver shadow compact

4. Bourjois hi tech rouge tint ‘Rose pixel’

5. Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder ‘Sunkiss Radieux’

6. The body shop face and body brush

7. The body shop blush brush

Products used for glowing summer look

Steps:

1. After applying moisturizer and allowing to sink into the skin for 7-10 min, I applied the Bourjois lip/cheek stain on the apples of the cheeks and blended it using fingers.

2. Next, I applied Lotus spray sunscreen all over face and neck.

3. Since the sunscreen is slightly sticky in texture I skipped liquid/cream foundation and applied L’oreal true match minerals powder all over the face and neck.

4. Applied Chambor compact on T-zone for more matte coverage in the oily region.

5. Lastly, applied applied Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder all over the cheeks.

LIPS:

Applied Bourjois hi tech rouge tint ‘Rose pixel’ and NYX Sheer gloss ‘HOT’ over it.

Bourjois hi tech rouge tint 'Rose pixel' and NYX Sheer gloss 'HOT'

Final look :

Glowing summer look with Bourjois lip/cheek tint and Revlon bronzer

Glowing summer look with Bourjois lip/cheek tint and Revlon bronzer

Glowing summer look with Bourjois lip/cheek tint and Revlon bronzer

Whats your secret to a glowing summer look? Let me know your comments by replying below.

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Navy blue, silver and pink FOTD : Makeup breakdown

Hi everyone!

I have started a new feature on Facebook called “What are we wearing today”. In this feature, I share my Face of the day (FOTD) everyday and you can share your makeup breakdown of the day with everyone by commenting on that thread. To share your makeup look today, click HERE .

This is the full makeup breakdown of the look today. It is very cool toned look  with navy blue and silver on the eyes and pink on the lips.

Navy blue, silver and pink FOTD

Products used :

EYES:

1. Faces long wear eye pencil ‘Navy Blue’

2. Bourjois ombre stretch eyeshadow #14 (for smudging and setting the eye pencil)

3. Streetwear metal eyes eye pencil ‘Silver lining’ (lower lash line)

4. Lotus herbals kajal (Waterline)

5. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

Products used for navy blue and silver eye makeup

 

Navy blue and silver eye makeup

 

Navy blue and silver eye makeup

FACE :

1. The Body shop oil free foundation (mixed with moisturizer )

2. Chambor silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose pale’

3. Lakme cheek artist ‘Kiss of a rose’

4. Maybelline expert wear blush ‘Pinch o pink’ (to set the cheek artist)

5. The Body shop face and body brush

6. MAC Select moisture cover concelaer NC 45.5

LIPS :

Maybelline colorsensational ‘Hooked on pink’

Maybelline color sensational 'Hooked on Pink'

What are you wearing today ? Let me know your comments by replying below.

Plummy brown smokey eyes look: Makeup Breakdown

Hi everyone!

This is a plummy brown smokey eye look what I wore yesterday.  To those who’ve been following me on Facebook would have seen this look  yesterday. It is a neutral smokey eye paired with a warm nude lipstick and blush. This is one of the looks that can be worn with any outfit regardless of color.  Read post on  “Makeup looks to suit every outfit” HERE.

Plummy brown smokey eyes with nude lips makeup look

Summary of the look :

For the eyes, apply kohl on lid as base and smudge, apply plummy brown (or any neutral shade) eyeshadow all over lid and blend at the crease. Apply compact under the brows, kohl smudged with the same eyeshadow on lower lash line and finish off with mascara. Moisturize face well before eye makup and apply concealer, foundation and compact after completing eye makeup. Apply a warm blush under the cheekbones and blend upwards. Apply a nude lipstick with a warm undertone to finish the look. Alternatively, you can use a cool toned blush and pair with a nude lipstick with a pink undertone. 

Products  used :

EYES :

1. MAC Smolder kohl (as base)- all over lid

2. Coastal scents 88 palette ( marked shades)

3. Blending brush : MAC 222, The body shop brushes for application

4. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

5. Lakme rose powder for blending and under brow

Eye makeup for Plummy brown smokey eyes

Plummy brown smokey eyes

Plummy brown smokey eyes

Plummy brown smokey eyes

FACE :

1. Lotus herbals naturablend swift makeup ‘730 Creamy Peach’

2. Lotus herbals compact

3. Maybelline Apricot flush brush

4. The body shop face and body brush

5. Sponge for blending foundation

Face makeup for plummy brown smokey eyes

LIPS :

Lakme enrich lipstick #133 from Fantasy Collection

Lakme enrich lipstick #133 from Fantasy collection

Lakme enrich lipstick #133 from Fantasy collection ( SWATCH)

Final look :

Plummy brown smokey eyes with nude lips makeup look

Plummy brown smokey eyes with nude lips makeup look

Did you like the look? What face and lip makeup do you pair with smokey eyes? Let me know your comments by replying below.

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