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Old 12-31-2012, 10:38 AM   #1
 
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Default Revlon is coming up! Two recs

I have been wearing MAC lipstick and eyeliner almost exclusively for yrs (totally exclusively for foundation).

But I picked up two Revlon products at the supermarket this wknd and love them!

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters. I love love love these! I get horribly chapped lips every winter and the bottom one is actually busted open right now. But this stuff glides on and covers everything. Doesn't sink into the verticle creases or pits. Actually plumps my dented lips back up so you can't tell there's anything wrong with them. Doesn't slide off. Provides full color coverage but appears like a sheer gloss. Lots of really nice colors! They even have that obnoxious silvery lilac color that I love but everyone else hates ("Gumdrop"). So much better than any MAC or drug store lipstick!

Revlon gel eyeliner. Comes w/ its own little brush attached and pot of gel. After you're done, you pop the tip of the brush inside its hande so it doesn't dry out. Goes on so smooth. Correctable/wipable for a couple of minutes after application, then sets to waterproof. Soft, rich color. i'm using brown, but there are three other colors and I plan to get all of them. I hate MAC's gel eyeliner. (It's liquid eyeliner is nice. So was L'oreal's until two months ago when they seemed to have changed the formulation and now it's a watery, streaky mess.)

Both about $7.

So thrilled w/ these.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:24 AM   #2
 
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I may check out that lipgloss. I stopped using drugstore lipstick or mac lipsticks/glosses because they dried my lips out and the glosses were too sticky (yuck!). I started making my own lip balm and lipstick. But have not made a lip gloss yet.

Although, you say it plumped your lips back up? Does it have a plumper? I most definitely do not need a lip plumper for my already PLUMP lips, so that might be a deal breaker for me.
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What don't you like about Mac's gel liner?
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I may check out that lipgloss. I stopped using drugstore lipstick or mac lipsticks/glosses because they dried my lips out and the glosses were too sticky (yuck!). I started making my own lip balm and lipstick. But have not made a lip gloss yet.

Although, you say it plumped your lips back up? Does it have a plumper? I most definitely do not need a lip plumper for my already PLUMP lips, so that might be a deal breaker for me.
I don't know what a plumper is. LOL My lips are very dry and dented and misshapen from being chapped and picked at so long (like prunes LOL). And they are just generally thin. And this lipstick just kinda breathed life back into them.
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I see. You know, vaseline heals dry chapped lips overnight. Just slap a layer (yes a thick layer), go to sleep and when you wake up, kissable soft lips. Just FYI in case you need it.
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What don't you like about Mac's gel liner?
First, I hated that I had to buy a separate brush for it.

But the MAC gel liner is really, really thick and dense and inky. Could be a bit dramatic for daytime wear if you are heavy-handed. And IMO it's not easy easily correctable bc it's so thick and the color is so saturated.

And then, you have to load sooooooo damn much of it on the brush just to create a decent line. But it seems like gobs of it are always left stuck in the hairs. If you clean it, then you waste LOTS of product. But if you leave it, then it dries hard and you can't use the brush the next day. It leaves the brush like a knife.

I have a steady hand and I am good w/ liquid liner. But I found MAC gel liner to be really hard to work with. And when you think about the cost of it, plus the cost of the brush, and the cost of a cleaning solution to clean the brush everyday, and factor in how much product you waste, it just turned me off fast.

Whereas, this Revlon stuff is about half the price, comes w/ it's own brush, the product is creamy enough that you can wipe it right off of your skin or excess off the brush (if you do it w/in the first minute or so). I've been leaving excess product on the brush anyway, and it doesn't cake up. And the color is more subtle...which is good for me bc w/ MAC gel I'm sometimes walking out looking like a drag queen.

I ike the MAC eye pencils and liquid liner, tho.
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I see. You know, vaseline heals dry chapped lips overnight. Just slap a layer (yes a thick layer), go to sleep and when you wake up, kissable soft lips. Just FYI in case you need it.
You've never seen chaping like I have! Once my bf told me my lips look like pork rinds. LOL I have been wearing Vaseline every night for the past few nights and my lips give it the finger. LOL

The Vaseline is def helping, but it's slow progress bc during the day I can't keep anything on them long enough (eating, drinking, chrwing on things, licking my lips). I have lip issues!
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I see. You know, vaseline heals dry chapped lips overnight. Just slap a layer (yes a thick layer), go to sleep and when you wake up, kissable soft lips. Just FYI in case you need it.
Sometimes I also apply vaseline for about 5 minutes then I brush my lips while I'm brushing my teeth. It really smooths my lips. But if yours are cracked, it could hurt to brush them.
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I see. You know, vaseline heals dry chapped lips overnight. Just slap a layer (yes a thick layer), go to sleep and when you wake up, kissable soft lips. Just FYI in case you need it.
Sometimes I also apply vaseline for about 5 minutes then I brush my lips while I'm brushing my teeth. It really smooths my lips. But if yours are cracked, it could hurt to brush them.
vaseline overnight and then brushing the lips after brushing teeth works for me. Takes care of the dead skin (and vaseline usually heals the soreness from the peeling---I can't stop) which is why I have to have lipbalm/liptick at all times or it will be over with my lips!)
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Doesn't Neosporin make a lip product now?
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Yes they do. I like it. It's 4 bucks thou

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I see. You know, vaseline heals dry chapped lips overnight. Just slap a layer (yes a thick layer), go to sleep and when you wake up, kissable soft lips. Just FYI in case you need it.
You've never seen chaping like I have! Once my bf told me my lips look like pork rinds. LOL I have been wearing Vaseline every night for the past few nights and my lips give it the finger. LOL

The Vaseline is def helping, but it's slow progress bc during the day I can't keep anything on them long enough (eating, drinking, chrwing on things, licking my lips). I have lip issues!
i think very dry lips can be a sign that you are not hydrated enough. i'm not saying mild dry in winter, but really dry. do you drink enough water? i think the mayo clinic recommends 1/2 the number of your body weight but for ounces. ie, if you weigh 100 lbs, you should drink 50 ounces of water a day. give it a try.
what i've been using with great success for my lips is dr. hauschka lip balm. i buy it at wholefoods. it is not cheap, it is like $13 (or maybe even eighteen) a tube, but, i don't need to use it all day long so it lasts quite a while and my lips are not dry. i cringe when i toss it in my cart, but nothing else worked for me. over the years i have used everything from vaseline, chapstick, to high end lip balms, nothing comes close to this for me.
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I see. You know, vaseline heals dry chapped lips overnight. Just slap a layer (yes a thick layer), go to sleep and when you wake up, kissable soft lips. Just FYI in case you need it.
You've never seen chaping like I have! Once my bf told me my lips look like pork rinds. LOL I have been wearing Vaseline every night for the past few nights and my lips give it the finger. LOL

The Vaseline is def helping, but it's slow progress bc during the day I can't keep anything on them long enough (eating, drinking, chrwing on things, licking my lips). I have lip issues!
i think very dry lips can be a sign that you are not hydrated enough. i'm not saying mild dry in winter, but really dry. do you drink enough water? i think the mayo clinic recommends 1/2 the number of your body weight but for ounces. ie, if you weigh 100 lbs, you should drink 50 ounces of water a day. give it a try.
what i've been using with great success for my lips is dr. hauschka lip balm. i buy it at wholefoods. it is not cheap, it is like $13 (or maybe even eighteen) a tube, but, i don't need to use it all day long so it lasts quite a while and my lips are not dry. i cringe when i toss it in my cart, but nothing else worked for me. over the years i have used everything from vaseline, chapstick, to high end lip balms, nothing comes close to this for me.

I think you're probably right; I don't get nearly the water I need. My skin and hair are always dry, too.
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Better drink up! ITA with rbb. When my lips get chapped, I haven't been drinking water (or have had waay too much coffee--when I'm over worked I'm usually drinking triple and quad espresso drinks)
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Better drink up! ITA with rbb. When my lips get chapped, I haven't been drinking water (or have had waay too much coffee--when I'm over worked I'm usually drinking triple and quad espresso drinks)
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All I drink is coffee and tea. I vaguely remember tasting water once, a long time ago, and I didn't like it.
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Better drink up! ITA with rbb. When my lips get chapped, I haven't been drinking water (or have had waay too much coffee--when I'm over worked I'm usually drinking triple and quad espresso drinks)
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All I drink is coffee and tea. I vaguely remember tasting water once, a long time ago, and I didn't like it.
coffee and tea (unless it's herbal tea, then that counts as water)are diuretics!! and no water!! no wonder your lips are dry!! LOL!
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Oh thanks, I'm going to try that lip butter. I might try the gel liner since it's cheaper. But I've found my go to daily liner - milani liquifye in black - and I generally prefer pencils.
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Revlon gel eyeliner. Comes w/ its own little brush attached and pot of gel. After you're done, you pop the tip of the brush inside its hande so it doesn't dry out. Goes on so smooth. Correctable/wipable for a couple of minutes after application, then sets to waterproof. Soft, rich color. i'm using brown, but there are three other colors and I plan to get all of them.
Thank you so much for this recommendation! I had been using Mary Kay stick eyeliner and I hated it. The Revlon gel liner sounded interesting, so I picked up two today, brown and purple, and they're AWESOME. The color is definitely soft, so if I were looking for a dark or bright swipe of color I'd be disappointed - but for my 45-year-old eyes, it's perfect. It goes on so smoothly and looks great. Thanks again!!!
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Pharmaceutical grade lanolin (available in the baby/breastfeeding aisle of pharmacies or discount stores like Target etc.) Is the best treatment for chapped lips. Nothing moisturizes or protects like lanolin.
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