Yesterday was F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Birthday. He is the author of well known and much loved book, The Great Gatsby. So, for his birthday I thought I’d try out a 20s inspired makeup look. I also thought that this would be the perfect time for me to try out my new Revlon Moisture Stain in Parisian Passion!
I’ll firstly talk about the look and show the pictures then I’ll talk about what I think of the stain.
From what I know, 20s makeup was very matte, they loved to show that they were wearing makeup because it had just become acceptable to wear it outside of being an actress or a prostitute (*gasp*). They also believed it gave them a better chance to go up against men for jobs and such. The eyebrows were thin and exaggerated, the lipstick wasn’t subtle. The thing that was most out of my comfort zone with makeup was wearing a lot of black eyeshadow. I don’t like darkening my eye area much. But in the 20s they really loved the contrast of dark eyes and lips and clear, white skin.
So, here is what I did:
Some classic Sarah shots~
MMM trying to be a ‘sexy’ and ‘mysterious’ 20s babe.
aaand some cutesy ones haha.
So, for some reason my brows are orange in all of these photos. It may have to do with the lighting. Its the only part that I’m not happy with. I’ve never worn dark eyeshadow and dark lips together. I kind of felt like a vampire or something.
So, on to the Revlon Moisture Stain. This product reminds me a lot of the L’oreal glossy stains and the YSL ones that are similar. This colour in particular is quite pigmented and it lasted nicely. But as I’ve said previously, I am constantly eating and drinking so this was bound to wear off and I reapply after every time I eat. It just feels like a regular gloss. Its a bit sticky and a bit thick but it feels nice and smooth and there are no shimmers or anything.
I don’t know if I would recommend this product because its really expensive for what it is, at least it is in Australia. It retails for $25.95 which is a lot but I got mine with 40% off, putting it in a more reasonable price range. These are different to the L’Oreal ones in that they look like a gloss for much longer. The L’Oreal ones feel like a second skin after a couple of hours haha. It all depends on what you’re looking for.
If you want a stain, I’d recommend going against it because I’ve heard that the lighter colours don’t stain much at all. You’d be better off buying an Etude House or Tony Moly stain from eBay.
If you want a highly pigmented gloss with some stain power, I’d recommend it because all of the colours are really nice and if you were to wear it over a lipstick it would be perfect.
I’d rate them a 3/5. They’re good but they’re nothing to get too excited about!
Hope you’re having a good day!