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Rio Rush Collection by Gucci Westman for Revlon Summer 2014: Review and Swatches

The latest collection from Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman transports you to the lush city of Rio de Janeiro during the height of its famous “Carnaval“, a celebration of life, of dancing and color. The Rio Rush Collection by Gucci Westman for Revlon Summer 2014 captures the essence of this festival and brings together  brights, tropical colors that evoke the sexiness of this vibrant carnival south of the Equator.
“I pictured a provocative Brazilian woman, full of life and fun,” said Westman of her collection inspiration.“She is bold yet sensual; fierce with a touch of glamour.”

This highly anticipated collection for Summer ‘14 draws a tropical vibe with radiant makeup for a look that is bot sexy and alluring. Join the festival and celebrate colour with The Rio Rush Collection by Gucci Westman for Revlon!

I was lucky enough to get my hands on the entire collection before it was released and got to play with all the products. The collection is stunning and the quality is there. No flops! Nothing but lovely textures, bright colors, beautiful pigmentation from the eyeshadows to the nail polishes.

 Revlon ColorStay 16 Hour Eye Shadow ($12.95) in Exotic and Wild
I was really surprised by how beautiful these palettes are, I mean, for a drugstore brand Revlon is once again taking it to the next level. Both palettes are so well thought out, the colors balance and compliment each other beautifully. I was somewhat nervous to swatch the bright shadows, especially the yellow, and while when i ran my finger across it I didn’t get much transfer the colors really shows up when applied on the lid over an opaque primer (think NYX’s Milk). All bright colors are somewhat dry but that is a huge advantage as they build nicely and allow the pigment to grip onto the primer without looking cakey or heavy, like a soft buttery shadow would. The colors not only show up really well on the lid (over primer) but they build and blend extremely well with minimal fall out. Overall, these palettes impressed the heck out of me. You need them!

A rough application to show you how the shadows show over a primer. I do apologize for the overall look, I was in bed all day sick and had just washes all my brushes so I had to resort to using the little sponge applicators that came with the eyeshadows. That was a first.

Revlon Colorstay Creme Gel Eyeliner ($10.95) in Rio Blue
Oh, blue eyeliners are my weakness. I haven’t tested this bad boy out yet as I’m planning a stand alone review but I’m digging the packaging.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick ($9.50) in Brazilian Tan, Carnival Spirit and Sultry Samba
Sultry Samba is the star of this trio. A gorgeous matte bright pink that actually looks good on yellow toned gals like me. It’s opaque, comfortable on the lips, given that it is a matte finish, and stunning in general. Carnival Spirit is a sheer coral, it`s very light and it takes a lot of passes to build up color, it`s subtle and comfortable to wear. Brazilian Tan surprised me. It looks very intimidating in the tube but it goes on sheer and has a soft sheen. It`s a neutral lippie for those summer months when I know I`ll get a few shades darker and all of my nudes are going to look sickly on me. I can also see this as a perfect shade for those of you with a darker, olive skin/complexion.

Revlon Nail Enamel ($5.95) in Carioca Crush, Copa Sunset, Gold Goddess and Oi Beautiful 

The nail polishes complete this colection and they almost take the cake. I fell in love with each of the 4 shades. The formula and pigmentation are fantastic in each one. It’s also refreshing to see such a variety of colors in a summer collection: Carioca Crush is a beautiful rich blue,Oi Beautiful a dark velvety purple, Copa Sunset a lovely traditional coral and Gold Goddess a decadent gel like  polish with flecks of gold. I need back-ups of Gold Goddess. It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen before! It looks like someone literally shaved off flecks of gold and bottles them in Revlon enamel polishes.

Carioca Crush

Gold Goddess 

Oi Beautiful
 Copa Sunset

 *Disclaimer: These products have been provided to me for consideration. This does not influence my opinions or review

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