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Express Yourself With COLOR And #Revlon

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Revlon. All opinions are 100% mine.

Even though my days are filled with diapers, Diego, and my own little Dennis the Menace, sometimes I just want to have a little fun, and I can (with my makeup). I decided to break out of the usual and express myself with these new Revlon shades that are totally out of the norm for me…because sometimes a gal just wants a little more color.

Red Lips

Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.
~ Gwyneth Paltrow

red lipstick

Red lipstick is considered one of the most glamorous items of makeup a woman can possess. I never wear red lipstick because it’s just gets so. much. attention. and i tend to want to blend in, but then I wondered, what is wrong with a little attention? I wore Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Certainly Red for an entire day and Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss in FIRE for a full night (talk about red lips), and it’s one heck of an attention getter!

I kept hearing “Wow, you look great!” “Having a baby suits you!” “You are glowing!” from people who’ve seen me a zillion times since I had my baby four months ago, and never said a word about my glow before. I never wore red lipstick before (I usually wear beigey pink colors) but WoW! I’ll be breaking this Revlon red lipstick gloss out more often! (red lipstick beauty tutorial featured in makeup video tutorial)

Beautiful, Colorful Smoky Eyes

“There are no ugly women, only lazy ones”
~ Helena Rubinstein

I tend to not wear eye makeup, but after playing around with Revlon ColorStay Eye Shadow palettes in Bombshell and Inspired I now regret it, because I love the look of smoky eyes. I feel smoky eyes during the day, if done with a light touch and minimally, is fabulous (and paired with neutral lips). Using color around the eyes is also lots of fun. I wear lipstick all the time, and I sometimes wear mascara, but I really was holding my potential back by not wearing a bit of eyeshadow.

Pair these smoky eyes and colorful eyeshadows with red lips, and you have a ROCKING glamorous evening look. (smoky eyes featured in makeup video tutorial)

Pretty Ice-Cream Colored Nails

“I love the confidence that makeup gives me.”
~ Tyra Banks

revlon nail polish sorbet

Pretty nails are just, well, pretty. I love painting my nails, but when the nails start to chip I’d remove the nail polish and not reapply (laziness). Meanwhile, I think a gorgeous manicure is one of those things that gives me more confidence than anything…I love handing over money, writing something down, pointing, all with beautifully polished nails. I feel that others notice this too and think better of people who maintain these details in their appearance. So why don’t I keep them polished all the time?

(i don’t have an answer to that)

I tried Revlon ColorStay Long Wearing Nail Enamel in Sorbet, a fun summer color, and they lasted longer with the Revlon ColorStay base coat and top coat. If I can devote an hour each Saturday afternoon to doing a simple polish change, it would make me feel fabulous all week, so this is one of those things we gals should definitely do for ourselves- and it’s more fun when the colors we use are colorful.

Makeup is a fun way for women to express themselves, be unique, look beautiful, and feel confident! Revlon empowers all women to feel great about themselves.

beauty tips tutorial

How do you express yourself with makeup? Do you love a fabulous red lipstick, smoky eyes, or colorful nails? Join the movement of self expression with the Revlon Expression Experiment!



  • I’ve only done the bright red lips a couple times, but I must admit that it’s fun. You look beautiful, both with and without makeup! I also really like the nail polish color. That’s a fun summery shade!

  • You look beautiful!

  • Gorgeous, mama!

  • Donna

    I don’t wear red. Never. So I guess I should step out of my comfort zone, huh? 🙂 You look so pretty!

  • I’m not much of a fan of make-up, but I do love my eyeshadow and liquid eyeliner! Fantastic review. 🙂

  • Amanda

    Usually if I want to do something fun, It’s through nail polish! I love playing with colors and combinations.

  • I need to break away from the norm too! You look great, Penelope.

  • What fun colors! You look fabulous!

  • Great video! I love the unique eye shadow colors – very unexpected!

  • I love makeup, especially mascara, lipstick (fun colors) and lip gloss as well as bronzer and blush. I’ve never really gotten into the eye shadows – not sure why, really. I love the red lipstick! And though I’ve never worn orange nail polish, it looks good for summer – like sorbet.

  • I love having fun with makeup! You look beautiful!

  • Jenn

    You look so glam! But you look beautiful au naturel too. Not many people can pull that off.
    Sometimes I like to slap on some false lashes for a little va-va-voom.

  • I like their eyeshadows.

  • The Revlon line looks amazing! I love those shadow palettes and that polish shade is gorgeous. You look outstanding with or without cosmetics!

  • Your makeup looks great! I think it’s interesting that so many people reacted to your red lipstick 🙂

  • You are gorgeous! I love the color of that nail polish. I’ve had fun with bright red lipstick in the past:) I love to play around with my eyes. I try on every color and combination to see what looks best…it’s fun!

  • Billie

    You look great! I wish I knew how to do the smoky eye effect and have it look right. I love the sorbet color.

  • You just inspired me try some red lipstick… EEEK!

  • You look great. I am too afraid to go that bold with my lipstick.

  • I dont think I can pull off red lipstick. maybe I’m crazy :/

  • I love love love the polish. I’m going to look for that color and try to get it in before summer is over.

  • Like you, I usually wear pinky/beigey/natural looking shades on my lips. All the time. Even for weddings and more formal events. I wonder if I need to play them up with a little red lipgloss.

  • I love how your eyes turned out. I’m not much of a red lipstick kinda girl to bright for me.

  • You look fabulous!

  • Stefani

    I really like the color of the nail polish. I have been avoiding trying red lipstick.

  • Maggie

    I love how powerful a good red lipstick can make you feel!

  • I was so shocked that I loved the colors in this kit. Before I was always scared of red lipstick LOL. I learned when paired with the right colors there is nothing scary about it.

  • Penelope

    I wear the Bombshell eyeshadow every single day now, I LOVE IT! And I’m wearing the Sorbet nail polish too, the color is a beauty and makes me happy 🙂

  • You look great! Don’t know if I could pull off the bold lipstick though.

  • Jennifer The Quirky Momma

    I absolutely love wearing red lipstick! I don’t do it often, but it’s so fun and flirty!