Saturday, 10 October 2015

Bargain finds - Revlon 'Colours in Bloom' makeup palette


Hey beauties! Today I'm going to talk about my most recent find - this gorgeous makeup palette by Revlon, called 'Colours in Bloom'. I picked it up at my local TK Maxx for just £12.99, and so far, it has been a great and useful addition to my makeup collection. The palette includes two powder blushes, five shades of the Super Lustrous lipsticks, and five shades of the 12 Hour Colorstay eyeshadows. The Super Lustrous lipsticks are still available across most major retailers, however, the 12 Hour Colorstay eyeshadows have been discontinued, and replaced with the 16 Hour Colorstay range.


First of all, I really love the packaging - it's sleek, stylish and compact. I like how it opens up with just the eyeshadows and lipsticks showing, and then it slides opens further where the blushes are. It definitely looks a lot more expensive than it is! This palette also contains a nice, compact mirror, and three applicators for each type of makeup. 


The five 12 Hour Colorstay eyeshadow shades, from left to right are: Charcoal, Bronze, Eggplant, Pink Frost and White Whisper. Personally, I miss the old 12 Hour Colorstay formulations - they were much more creamy and pigmented than the new 16 Hour range. The shades in this palette are gorgeous - some matte, some more shimmery; wonderfully pigmented and easy to work with. 


The five Super Lustrous lipstick shades, from left to right are: Rosedew, Wine with Everything, Icy Violet, Coffee Bean and Scarlet Velvet. These are very nicely pigmented; creamy and hydrating. They are a little difficult to apply evenly (the palette versions aren't too easy to work with), but the lip brush that comes with the set does a decent enough job.


The blushes are probably the weakest part of this palette. I wasn't impressed with either of the shades (Tawny Peach and Smoky Rose), which really didn't look good on my pale, cool-toned complexion. The quality isn't bad, but the colours just didn't do it for me. The blush brush however is of very nice quality, so I'll keep hold of it to use with other products. 


Here are the eyeshadow swatches. Pink Frost and White Whisper are both lovely, slightly shimmery shades, perfect for highlighting. Bronze is your standard, deep brown matte, and probably the least exciting out of them all; although it is a decent, neutral shade, there are many like it already out there. My personal favourites in this palette are definitely Eggplant - a nice, deep purple; and Charcoal - a blue-based grey. This is a lovely, versatile selection of shades and you can create many different looks with it. I like to mix Bronze and Pink Frost for a casual look; or Charcoal and Bronze if I want to go for something a little more dramatic. 


Here are the swatches of the five Lustrous lipstick shades. Wine with Everything is my personal favourite - a classic, deep red with a satin finish. I recommend it to anyone who's looking for a nice, wearable red shade for autumn that will compliment any skin tone. I was a little disappointed with the Scarlet Velvet shade, which looked lovely and red in the packaging, but turned out to be a little more on the pink side when applied. As for the other colours, I think that Icy Violet and Rosedew are both really gorgeous, easy to wear, casual shades. I especially recommend Icy Violet for autumn - it's a lovely nude with pink and purple undertones. I'm not a big fan of Coffee Bean, but that's entirely down to my own personal preference - it would be great for anyone who enjoys rich, natural brown shades. 

Overall, I'd highly recommend this little palette - the lipsticks are gorgeous and it's worth purchasing if you miss the old 12 Hour Colorstay eyeshadows. You can find it in your local TK Maxx or Amazon; and if you're UK-based try perfume-click.co.uk - they stock this palette for just £13. 

Have you tried this Colours in Bloom palette? What is your favourite makeup palette? =) 

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  1. The eyeshadows look amazing!

    Lauren x | www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks dear! <3 They are pretty amazing. =)

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  2. It looks impressive, I should also try it out! Thanks for sharing. If you would like to follow each other on GFC & Bloglovin, please let me know. Kisses Ashon.

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    1. Sure thing, thank you for stopping by! x

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    2. thanks for dropping by my blog, you said you've followed me through blogloving & GFC, but cudn't find you on my list :( Kisses Ashon

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    3. Oh no! You are on my lists, dear! Let me investigate x

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  3. Revlon does awesome products, and that one looks pretty good quality.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. As far as drugstore brands go, Revlon is definitely one of the best, I think! The quality of this palette is impressive =) x

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    1. Thank you! Loving the colours, as well x

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  5. I love the post! Have a wonderful weekend:)

    Www.theprintedsea.blogspot.com

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  6. Great palette of shadows :)
    mycrazyworldpaula.blogspot.com

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    1. It is pretty great, I'm loving it! Thank you for stopping by x

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  7. OMG, I want it <333
    http://do-mi-ni-ca.blogspot.it

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    1. Yay! Let me know if you get it <3

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  8. This palette look so pretty, love the look of those eye shadows.

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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    1. Thanks dear =) The eyeshadows are gorgeous, been using them lots! x

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  9. This might sound weird, but I would love to use those colours as paints because they're so pretty! xx

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    1. Ohh, that would be interesting! <3

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  10. that purple eye shadow really caught my eye, but all the shades in this palette are gorgeous. I haven't tried this palette before, but it seems wonderful. Great swatches. I don't have a fav palette because at the moment I only have one eye palette (by essence).

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    1. Thanks, dear! They are gorgeous =) Love the purple shade, perfect for autumn! <3

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  11. This seems like such a cool product from the drugstore! Those eyeshadows look amazing! <3

    clumsyagenda.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank youu =) This is a really impressive palette from Revlon, the quality is outstanding for the price!

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  12. Lovely blog!

    xx Kasey

    www.kasestyles.com

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  13. Amazing products!
    So lovely colours and shades! :)
    xx, Anna Lea
    http://growingcircles.blogspot.de/

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  14. It's a lovely little set, and it's good you like and can use the other products even if the blushes aren't the best for you!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Yes, the blushes just really don't do it for me! But the brush is awesome =) <3 Thank you for commenting x

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  15. I love the 12 Hour Color Stay range but I disliked the package completely. This one looks so much better and sleeker. The lipsticks look so good, too!

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

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    1. Ohh yes, the packaging wasn't the best - that's the one thing they definitely improved with the 16 Hour range. The quality really dropped, though =( Thank you for commenting, May! <3 x x x

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  16. What an amazing find! Do let us know how you get on with it!xx

    www.hannahporterx.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks dear =) Been having lots of fun with this palette so far! x

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  17. Such an amazing review! thanks for sharing:3

    Ana
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  18. Wow, I can't believe it's only 13 pounds! So much in just a little compact palette! Even though the blush may be a let down, I think the lip shades are worth it! Wine With Everything is perfect! <3

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin'

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    1. Thanks, love! <3 I can't believe it either, the quality is outstanding considering the low price =)

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  19. Le amo entrambe. Belli i colori.
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  20. Great colors, and what a bargain!
    ♡ Kristina
    TheKontemporary

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  21. TKmaX always has make-up items at such great prices! I love the eye shadow colours included in the palette especially the shades charcoal and eggplant.

    http://emmasworld31.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yes, I visit TK Maxx almost daily, can't miss out on a good bargain, lol! <3 Thank you for your lovely comment x

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  22. I've never seen this palette before, but it looks amazing!

    XO Courtney | http://www.courtselizabeth.com/

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    1. It is pretty amazing <3 I've been using it lots =) Thank you for stopping by x

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  23. This is such a cute palette, love the colors!

    God bless,
    Xo, Claire
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  24. That eggplant eye shadow color looks amazing!

    Heba xx || The HebaBloglovinInstagram

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    1. It's my favourite one, I think! <3

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  25. Wow, this is an amazing palette! I'm surprised it's from Revlon! They never made anything like this before!



     Miriam ♥ A whole lot of serendipity

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    1. Yes, I was really surprised, too! The quality is outstanding for the price. <3 Thank you for your lovely comment! x

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  26. Looks amazing! Love the colours!
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    Sarah

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  27. The palette looks lovely. Do the eye shadows have a good staying power? I don't remember if I've ever bought any Revlon eye shadows before. But the price is very attractive, especially considering it also has lipsticks and blushes :)

    Makeup Tips Everyone Should Know // www.keenonbeauty.com

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    1. The eyeshadows are absolutely outstanding in terms of quality, and they stay on all day with a primer. I don't think the 16 Hour range (the one that replaces the 12 Hr one in this palette) is as good, though, but you can still easily find the old formulations on eBay and Amazon. The lipsticks are the main reason why I love this palette, though - the colours are gorgeous and the quality is absolutely top-shelf. <3 Honestly, probably my best bargain of the year so far! x x x

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  28. This palette looks gorgeous. Great review.

    Nina
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  29. This palette looks like such a bargain! The only downside I see is that blushes and contour would be way to dark for my skin tone :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Yes, they are deffo too dark for me. =( Love the brush, though! Thank you for commenting. x

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  30. oh this looks really nice, especially like the look of the eyeshadows!

    danielle | avec danielle

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    1. Thank you =) The eyeshadows are of exceptional quality! x

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  31. Lovely review. Thanks for sharing.
    Love your blog, dear. Would you like to follow each other on GFC ? Let me know, dear
    xoxo
    Liza
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  32. Wow, this palette looks gorgeous! The colors are so pretty and have a lovely finish. I will be looking into this one, thanks for sharing!

    Have a wonderful day and start to your week, beautiful!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Jalisa! <3 So glad you like it x

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  33. Wow what a lovely palette! Love Revlon! :))

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  34. Wow what a lovely palette! Love Revlon! :))

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  35. I have never seen this palette before, but it would be absolutely perfect for when you are on the go!

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Yes, I love how compact it is =) Thank you for commenting!

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  36. I haven't seen this one before, it looks great! I actually like the look of the bronzer however it is shame that it is not good enough! xx

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    1. Who knows, it might work for you! I My skin is very pale, with cool undertones, and it wasn't a good match unfortunately =( x

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  37. Wine with Everything is such a glorious shade. Perfect for this time of year or year round! I love a good bargain palette. :]

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    1. It's my favourite! <3 Been really enjoying it lately x

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  38. This palette looks super pretty and the quality of the eyeshadows are amazing.
    Ramsha | Rose
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    1. The quality is absolutely outstanding for the price! Thank you for commenting, lovely x

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  39. It's amazing how pigmented these colors are! I love it!

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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    1. It's wonderful for highlighting! <3

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  41. Love this post :)
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