Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Addiction

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Fall is upon us! The “official” start of fall is in two days, so I wanted to share the perfect way to celebrate…this new Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Addictionrevlon-ultra-hd-matte-lipcolor-addiction-2

If you’ve been following any fall fashion trends, you know that berry is going to be big this year. Addiction is the perfect shade of berry to accompany all of your new berry scarves, sweaters, and stilettos! While it appears a brighter pink in several of these shots, it’s actually a rich, bold berry color in person! revlon-ultra-hd-matte-lipcolor-addiction-3-5

I have shared my love for Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolors in the past (Kisses, Temptation, Love), and our relationship has just grown stronger with the addition of Addictionrevlon-ultra-hd-matte-lipcolor-addiction-3

The formula is still a moisturizing, velvety matte, that will be comfortable for hours of wear. Even though this line is described as matte, I’d say it’s almost a demi matte. Can lip products be demi matte? All I mean by that is that it never really sets down completely on its own. If you blot it, it will become matte, but otherwise it will transfer.revlon-ultra-hd-matte-lipcolor-addiction-4

Addiction is heavily pigmented, so it doesn’t come off as patchy at all. It only takes one or two swipes for me to cover all of my lips with the smooth lipcolor.
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The applicator is still a classic flocked doe foot, which allows for easy application. If possible, I wish the applicator was slightly smaller for more control, but as a whole, I can’t complain. It picks up and deposits just the right amount of product.revlon-ultra-hd-matte-lipcolor-addiction-5

These revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolors are fabulously long-wearing. I get roughly six to eight hours of wear-time before I need to reapply (even when I eat!), which is perfect if you plan to wear these to work.revlon-ultra-hd-matte-lipcolor-addiction-6

I love that I can swipe Addiction on after breakfast in the morning and not worry about my lipcolor all day long. I plan to wear it throughout fall because I think it’s a perfect compliment to any fall color! That said, I’ll probably wear it year-round. It’s a gorgeous color!
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You can purchase Revlon at most drugstores, grocery stores, and big box retailers, so snatch up this perfect fall color on your next trip to the store! You won’t be disappointed!

What fall trends are you most excited about?

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Primer: Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm

Foundation: Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation 

Concealer: Maybelline Fit Me Concealer 

Setting Powder: e.l.f. Studio HD Translucent Powder 

Eyeliner: Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner in Onyx

Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

Eyeshadow Primer: Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal in Barely Branded

Mascara: Covergirl Super Sizer Fibers Mascara 

Blush: Wet n Wild Icon Blusher Pearlescent Pink

Highlighter: Wet n Wild MegaGlo Illuminating Palette

Bronzer: Physicans Formula Bronze Booster

Lipstick: Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Addiction 

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wet n wild Matte Lipstick in Don’t Be a Plum Plum

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WOAH. Today’s lipstick is a LOT darker than one I’ve ever worn! I recently purchased wet n wild’s new Color Icon Matte Lipstick in Don’t Be a Plum Plum. It’s part of their Limited Edition Fall 2016 Collection and is one of 3 shades available.wet-n-wild-dont-be-a-plum-plum-2-5

I also recently reviewed another one of these shades, How Fleek is Your Love. I bought both right when they came out, since they looked pretty in the tube. How Fleek is Your Love was a classic red, which I always love. wet-n-wild-dont-be-a-plum-plum-2

However, Don’t Be a Plum Plum was a color I’ve never tried before. In the tube it looked like a soft, deep plum color. Even on wet n wild’s website, it looks more cranberry. However, once applied, it looks a LOT darker! As I’m sure you can see.:)wet-n-wild-dont-be-a-plum-plum-3-5

The applicator is a doe foot wand, but it has a divot towards the top. This section gathers more product, which is convenient for application. Since this product dries quickly, it’s nice to have a lot of product available, so you can work fast! wet-n-wild-dont-be-a-plum-plum-3

This color is also patchy. I had to apply a few layers to get it relatively even, which made it clumpy in some sections. I think if I apply it quicker with more product at first, it will appear smoother. I may also try a balm and/or liner underneath.

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Despite appearing patchy, it is still nicely pigmented. As I stated above, it appears much darker once applied, so keep that in mind if you’re admiring it.

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Regardless of the name, Don’t Be a Plum Plum has a brown undertone to me. I would call it a deep, brownish maroon if I had to describe it….which…um, I guess I do. Since I’m writing this post and all.wet-n-wild-dont-be-a-plum-plum-4

Since I usually wear more traditional lipstick shades, I was a bit shocked when I applied this color. It has a very dark, almost vampy tone that I usually don’t gravitate towards.

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That being said, I do think it’s a flattering shade! It made my teeth look whiter and complimented my fair skin tone. Since it is so pigmented though, I’m sure it would pop regardless of the wearer’s skin tone.
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The wear time on this liquid lipstick is impressive as well. I had it on for hours, and it only started coming off when I ate dinner. Actually, it began flecking off so badly that I had to remove it before I finished eating. However, a napkin on its own didn’t do the trick! I had to use my e.l.f. lip color remover to get off every trace of it.wet-n-wild-dont-be-a-plum-plum-7-5

Aside from eating a full meal, Don’t Be a Plum Plum is totally transfer proof. I was able to drink, snack, and even kiss my husband without any lip color wearing off. Very impressive! wet-n-wild-dont-be-a-plum-plum-7

Will I start wearing this color every day? No. Should you? If you want to! It’s a fun color to have in your fall makeup selection if you want to add a touch of drama. And by a “touch,” I mean a slap in the face. This lipstick isn’t messing around.wet-n-wild-dont-be-a-plum-plum-8-5

I would recommend keeping your eye makeup light if you’re planning to wear this lipstick, so your lips can be the star of the show. It packs quite a punch on its own, and heavy makeup on your eyes as well may look overwhelming.wet-n-wild-dont-be-a-plum-plum-8

I also think this lipstick would be great for a gothic/vampy/witchy themed Halloween costume, so if you’re planning any of those looks, keep this shade in mind! wet-n-wild-dont-be-a-plum-plum-9

The entire wet n wild Fall 2016 Collection sells out almost immediately whenever its placed in stores, so if you see this shade and want it, snatch it up! After all, it’s only $2.99, and you can’t beat that!

What do you think? Can I pull off this crazy shade??

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Primer: Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm

Foundation: Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation 

Concealer: Maybelline Fit Me Concealer 

Setting Powder: e.l.f. Studio HD Translucent Powder 

Eyeliner: Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner in Onyx

Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

Eyeshadow Primer: Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal in Barely Branded

Mascara: Covergirl Super Sizer Fibers Mascara 

Blush: Wet n Wild Icon Blusher Pearlescent Pink

Highlighter: Wet n Wild MegaGlo Illuminating Palette

Bronzer: Physicans Formula Bronze Booster

Lipstick: wet n wild Color Icon Matte Liquid Lipstick in Don’t Be a Plum Plum

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wet n wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Plaid to the Bone

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I’ve been on a bit of a roll recently reviewing wet n wild’s Limited Edition Fall 2016 Collection. I figured I would continue the streak and share my thoughts about their other new Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio, Plaid to the Bone.

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Similar to Velour Vixen, this eyeshadow palette contains three shades designated for certain areas of your eye (Browbone, Crease, Eyelid). However, while Velour Vixen was all warm tones, Plaid to the Bone contains cool tones.wet-n-wild-plaid-to-the-bone-2

The “browbone” shade is a tan shimmer. While I wouldn’t use this on my browbone per se, it is a great transition or base shade. wet-n-wild-plaid-to-the-bone-3

The “crease” shade is a beautiful navy shimmer. This is my favorite color in the palette, and I used it to line my lower lash line as well. I think this would mix well with other shadows like copper or bronze.wet-n-wild-plaid-to-the-bone-4-5

Finally, the “eyelid” shade is a shimmer green with gold tones. It’s a very bizarre color and looks completely different swatched and applied than it does in the palette.  wet-n-wild-plaid-to-the-bone-4

I usually prefer plums, reds, or neutral browns for eyeshadow, so I was unsure of this palette when I purchased it and even when I applied it. I decided to try it for the first time on a day I was substitute teaching. Um, PRO TIP: DON’T try new makeup on a day you have to go out in public. wet-n-wild-plaid-to-the-bone-5

Since this palette definitely seems like more of an evening look to me, I ended up feeling a bit like a showgirl at school all day, but hey, life goes on. Also, looking at these pictures, the look isn’t quite as dramatic as I felt it looked in person that day. *Whew*wet-n-wild-plaid-to-the-bone-6

However, since this is a bolder shadow look, I would recommend pairing it with a more neutral lip color. I’ve yet to find a nude lipstick that doesn’t look like a concealer on me, so I stuck with an old faithful, MAC Viva Glam V.wet-n-wild-plaid-to-the-bone-7

These shadows are very pigmented, so a little goes a long way! I would recommend starting light and building up to your desired intensity, which shouldn’t take much product at all.wet-n-wild-plaid-to-the-bone-8

There is definitely a little bit of fallout, but lightly tapping your eyeshadow brush before application will help with that. I also applied Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal in Barely Branded as a primer. It helps my shadow stay put ALL day long.
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Will this be my new everyday shadow? Probably not. But I can see myself reaching for it in the future! I think it would be great for date night, or I would love to use the navy “crease” shade with a bronze shimmer.wet-n-wild-plaid-to-the-bone-10

Not to mention wet n wild’s Plaid to the Bone shadow trio is only $2.99. For less than $3, you really can’t beat it! I have one more review from wet n wild’s Limited Edition Fall 2016 Collection still to come, so I hope y’all aren’t sick of beautiful makeup for amazing prices yet!

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Primer: Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm

Foundation: Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation 

Concealer: Maybelline Fit Me Concealer 

Setting Powder: e.l.f. Studio HD Translucent Powder 

Eyeliner: Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner in Onyx

Eyeshadow: Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Plaid to the Bone

Eyeshadow Primer: Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal in Barely Branded

Mascara: Covergirl Super Sizer Fibers Mascara 

Blush: Wet n Wild Icon Blusher Pearlescent Pink

Highlighter: Wet n Wild MegaGlo Illuminating Palette

Bronzer: Physicans Formula Bronze Booster

Lipstick: MAC Viva Glam V

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Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Velour Vixen

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Y’all, wet n wild has been KILLING it lately. Or maybe they’ve always been killing it, and they just weren’t on my radar, but man they are now! I recently saw their Limited Edition Fall 2016 Collection at HEB and grabbed everything that interested me.

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One of the items I picked up was the wet n wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Velour Vixen. This shadow trio included…wait for it…three shadows! Who’d have guessed, right? 😉 Wet n Wild Velour Vixen Shadow 2

The shadows are imprinted with words signifying where you should apply each shadow. The “eyelid” shade is a deep plum with flecks of gold glitter. The “crease” shade is a rich shimmery cranberry. The “browbone” shade is a matte cream.
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I actually inverted the “eyelid” and “crease” shades and really preferred the colors that way. I could also see just using the “browbone” color as a base and using one of the other two shades in the crease as they’re both pretty bold.
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I have blue eyes, so I already love using reds and purples to make them pop. These shadows definitely complimented my eye color, and I think they would go well with any eye color. Also, the shadows were surprisingly pigmented, so I’m sure they would look beautiful on any skin tone.Wet n Wild Velour Vixen Shadow 5

The cranberry “crease” shadow was definitely my favorite shade, so I used it to line under my eyes as well. It’s a beautiful rich color and has just enough shimmer without being over the top sparkly.Wet n Wild Velour Vixen Shadow 6

If I had one complaint about these shadows, it would be that there was a little bit of fallout. However, it was minimal to begin with, and tapping my brush before application eliminated the issue completely. Wet n Wild Velour Vixen Shadow 7

I’m so glad this eyeshadow trio was released with the fall collection because the warm tones will be perfect with so many fall outfits and looks. Wet n Wild Velour Vixen Shadow 8

Thankfully, wet n wild stuck with the “trio” theme and kept this eyeshadow UNDER $3. Yes! Only $2.99! Too good to be true, right? Except, um, no. It is true. I just told you that, silly.
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The entire collection seems to be sold out left and right, so if you happen to see some of it and are looking for some fun, new shadows, I would snatch this wet n wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Velour Vixen up pronto!!!

Primer: Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm

Foundation: Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation 

Concealer: Maybelline Fit Me Concealer 

Setting Powder: e.l.f. Studio HD Translucent Powder 

Eyeliner: Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner in Onyx

Eyeshadow: Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Velour Vixen

Eyeshadow Primer: Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal in Barely Branded

Mascara: Covergirl Super Sizer Fibers Mascara 

Blush: Wet n Wild Icon Blusher Pearlescent Pink

Highlighter: Wet n Wild MegaGlo Illuminating Palette

Bronzer: Physicans Formula Bronze Booster

Lipstick: Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick by Marc Jacobs in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

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wet n wild How Fleek Is Your Love Color Icon Matte Liquid Lipstick

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If you’ve read my blog at all, you know I love classic red lipstick. So when I saw this beautiful red released with wet n wild’s Limited Edition Fall Collection, I couldn’t pass it up.

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This shade, How Fleek is Your Love, is one of four Color Icon Matte Liquid Lipsticks in their new collection. First of y’all, the name? So dumb and weird. I cringed just typing it. However, a lipstick by any other name would be as beautiful. Or something like that.
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Poorly misused quotes aside, I’m trying to express that I love this lipstick! The formula is a true matte that dries down only seconds after application.

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The color payoff is amazing and completely covered my lips in one coat. This is a classic blue-red lip that will flatter any and all skin tones! I think it makes teeth look whiter, also! wet n wild How Fleek Is Your Love 9.5

The applicator is a fuzzy, doe foot wand, that made application relatively easy. The flock on the applicator was a little long for my taste, which meant I made a few mistakes applying the lipstick. It is also curved in towards the tip, which I’m assuming is to allow more product to be picked up there. I was able to cover almost all of my lips with one swipe which was nice. wet n wild How Fleek Is Your Love 9

I would definitely have some tissues, concealer, and/or a lip brush on hand to help clean up any mistakes you make. This product dries FAST and is LONG wearing, so try to remove any excess/accidental lipstick you apply ASAP!

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However, since it sets down to a matte so quickly, bleeding wasn’t an issue for me. Hooray!

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It also doesn’t transfer. It stayed on well for several hours. I was able to drink water, but it started flaking oddly when I tried eating with it on. It sort of came off in tiny little chunks, but not off completely. It would have definitely required reapplication though!wet n wild How Fleek Is Your Love 10

In fact, I had to use a lipstick remover to get it all the way off! This lipstick remove from e.l.f. worked great. Just beware before you apply this stuff that it is HARD to remove without a product designed to do just that. Otherwise you’ll be scrubbing your poor lips raw!
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All this jabbering and I haven’t even mentioned one of the best parts! This matte liquid lipstick only costs $2.99! YES. UNDER $3. Unreal!

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It’s unfortunately currently sold out on wet n wild’s website. However, it is sold at HEB, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, and other retailers. Wet n wild also has a store locator function, so you can see where to purchase their products in your area. wet n wild How Fleek Is Your Love 12

If you don’t see it in the regular wet n wild section of your store, check end caps for special displays, since this is a Limited Edition collection. And trust me, their collections sell out quickly! I bought everything I wanted from the fall collection as soon as it showed up in my HEB, and the next time I saw the display it was totally empty! If you want something, snatch it up when you see it! wet n wild How Fleek Is Your Love 13.5

As you can tell, I’m pretty enamored with this wet n wild Color Icon Matte Liquid Lipstick! The price can’t be beat for the quality! I think it holds up well against higher end matte liquid lipsticks for a fraction of the cost.wet n wild How Fleek Is Your Love 13

I purchased more from the wet n wild fall 2016 collection, so I’ll be sharing my thoughts on those products soon! I hope you’re all as excited about them as I am!

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