Thursday, April 18, 2013

NYX Xtreme Matte Lip Cream : Pink Nude - Swatches and Review

From the company :
Beautify your lips with this velvety rich lip cream that provides extreme pigmentation with a silky and glossy finish. This lip cream is a hybrid of lipstick, lip gloss, and lip stain with intense pigmentation all in one. Complete your head-turning look with the Xtreme Lip Cream in any of the 11 luscious colors.

This lip cream had me hesitant, because cream products tend to emphasize dry lips. However, this was quite moisturizing ( I still have a habit of applying a lip balm before any color lip product regardless), and the pigmentation is very strong. This remind me of the OCC lip tars, yes, that's how pigmented this xtereme lip cream is.

Rating : A +

Available online at or Ulta ($6)

Revlon Lip Butter : Sorbet - Swatches and Review

My first Revlon Lip butter was "Berry Smoothie", which is coming to an end. When lip butters first came out, there was a huge rave about them. It serves as a moisturizer for the lips while providing sheer to medium color. I was at Target the other day and saw 3 new colors. I choose sorbet, and plan on getting Wild Watermelon (another new release) soon.

Sorbet reminds me of a medium between strawberry and raspberry hot pink. It's very moisturizing, and the color is perfect for spring / summer.

Rating : A +

Available at Target, Ulta, your local drugstores ($6-8)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Reviva Labs : Lighten and Brighten Serum

From the company :
Now, target dark spots and improve skin tone for a more uniform and brighter complexion with Reviva Labs newest, powerful addition, Lighten & Brighten Dark Spot Serum!

Due to my post acne, I have certain spots from the scarring, medium brown dots areas of my cheeks and a bit on my forehead. 

The consistency is like a gel, it blends in the skin easily and I didn't notice any residues. I recommend, with any serums, to apply before your moisturizer, as its sets deeply in the skin on the targeted areas. 

I noticed a slight lighten progress on my dark spots. However, like any products, you must use it daily, AM and PM and be consistent with the skin care process.
With many dark spot correctors out there, I think this is the best product to try, given it's size, value and for some of you, it's good to know that Reviva Labs does not test on animals, so that's another plus.

Available at $19 (1 fl. oz )

This review features press sample(s) sent for consideration. I don't do paid reviews. All pictures / reviews are my own.