The Rio Rush Collection by Gucci Westman for Revlon Summer 2014


A colourful, vibrant limited edition collection from Revlon, the Rio Rush Collection feels like heat, summer, salsa! A little bit of info from Revlon:

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 colour. The Rio Rush Collection by Gucci Westman for Revlon Summer 2014 captures the essence of this festival and brings together bright, tropical colours 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 both
sexy and alluring.


Revlon ColorStay 16 Hour Eye Shadow is available in two new shades, Exotic and Wild.

Revlon_Rio_Rush_Eye_ShadowsColorStay 16 Hour Eye Shadow in Wild (L) and Exotic (R)

Wild is a gorgeously arranged quad containing a frosty vanilla, metallic taupe, sunburnt orange and deep teal (above left, clockwise from the lightest shade). You’ll notice it contains the complementary shades of teal and orange-red – perfect when paired! Unfortunately the beautiful taupe blended with my slightly tan skin, but you can see a hint of it at the top of the photo – it actually makes a gorgeous nude, even on my skin!

Revlon_Rio_Rush_Wild_Eye_ShadowsWild quad

Exotic contains a soft metallic bisque, a muted violet, a vibrant matte yellow, and a soft black. Once again, complementary colours yellow and violet are present, resulting in a fun ’80’s effect when paired!

Revlon_Rio_Rush_Eye_Shadows_ExoticExotic quad

Revlon’s famous Super Lustrous Lipstick is available in three new shades: Brazilian Tan, Carnival Spirit and Sultry Samba:


Swatches on my hand, with Sultry Samba on top, Carnival Spirit in middle, and Brazilian Tan on bottom. You can see the sheer finish of Carnival Spirit:

Brazilian Tan, a gorgeous nude creme that I absolutely loved, applied perfectly with an opaque, creamy finish:


Sultry Samba, the most vivid of the three, is a bright fuchsia that can be built up to full opacity with a fairly matte finish:


Finally, Carnival Spirit appears bright in the tube yet is the softest of the three, applying a shiny, sheer wash of orange on your lips. It can be built up but not to full opacity. Its finish is moist and rich and feels amazing!


Revlon introduces four new limited edition shades with this Rio Rush Collection: Carioca Crush, Copa Sunset, Gold Goddess and Oi Beautiful. I have three of the four for you, starting with Oi Beautiful, a pretty mid-tone purple creme. Great coverage, high shine, all at two coats (no top coat):


A gold flake glitter, Gold Goddess has a clear base, making it a perfect topper for any shade! I paired it with Oi Beautiful for a gorgeous, regal soft glitter gradient:

Revlon_Rio_Rush_lacquer_OiBeautiful_Gold_GoddessIs that not a perfect pairing?

Carioca Crush is a beautiful blue shade with a slight jelly finish (you can see the jelly ever so slightly at the tips of my nails), so does need careful application. The work is well worth it as the shade is a muted blue, making it very wearable, especially with that gorgeous shine:


Also available, Revlon ColorStay’s Creme Gel Eyeliner in Rio Blue. This metallic blue is the perfect finish to your Wild or Exotic eyes:


Join the festival and celebrate colour with The Rio Rush Collection by Gucci Westman for Revlon!

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What is your Rio Rush favourite so far?



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(Product provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

Want a sneak peek at what Revlon has in store for Spring/Summer 2014? Some brand-new products are highlighted in the press release below!

Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman Creates a
Bold Lip and Strong Brow for rag & bone’s
Spring/Summer ’14 Collection at
New York Fashion Week Friday, September 6th, 2013

WHO: Revlon Global Artistic Director, Gucci Westman, backstage at rag & bone

WHAT: Revlon Global Artistic Director, Gucci Westman, focused on clean luminous skin and paired it with a subtle eye, strong brow and bold lip, to complement the rag & bone Spring/Summer ’14 collection.

“This look focuses on textures with a matte lip and luminous skin, but it’s not about being sweet; she’s still a cool rag & bone girl,” says Westman. “This is the first time rag & bone has ever done a lip look like this. We decided to go with a bold lip because it fit so well with the clothes this season. There is a lot of shine to the collection, as well as pastels, so I really wanted the lip to pop. The lip colour was inspired by the World Cup in Brazil and the eye look was inspired by what your eyes might look like the morning after going to bed with your makeup on.”

To recreate the nail look worn by the models, celebrity manicurist Jin Soon Choi suggests creating a shape that’s slightly rounded and then applies a creamy polish to keep it simple. “We wanted a soft colour that would really complement the bold lip,” says Choi. “To guarantee a finished look, you should always use three coats, as it ensures that the polish will look perfectly opaque and smooth.”

REVLON Sponsors Rag & Bone for NY Fashion Week Spring 2014 REVLON Sponsors Rag & Bone for NY Fashion Week Spring 2014 REVLON Sponsors Rag & Bone for NY Fashion Week Spring 2014 rag&bone_SS14


Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream Skin Perfector in various shades (varies based on model skin tone), $16.95
Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator in Pink Light, $16.95
Revlon Illuminance Crème Shadow in Not Just Nudes, $9.95 (applied on cheeks)

Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner in Black, $9.95
Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner in Black, $9.95
Revlon Brow Fantasy (varies based on model hair colour), $8.95
Revlon ColorStay Shadowlinks in Charcoal, Onyx and Cocoa (applied then wiped off), $3.45 each (NEW for January 14)

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Mischievous, $9.95 (NEW for January 14)
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Carnival from the Spring/Summer ’14 Collection by Gucci Westman, $9.50

Revlon Brilliant Strength Nail Enamel in Embody, $6.95

PRODUCT AVAILABILITY: All prices are reflected in Canadian dollars and available at drug and mass retailers nationwide, for more information visit


Are you excited about the new products for 2014? I remember Revlon’s Skinlights and am really excited that they are bringing them back!


A few months ago, I was selected to participate in Revlon Selects, a new program that Revlon launched to allow fans to try some of their latest products. The package was shipped to us pretty quickly, and included the following:

  • Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede™ Lipstick in Backstage
  • Revlon PhotoReady™ Primer + Shadow in Metropolitan
  • Revlon Nail Art Expressionist™in Vincent Van Gold
  • Revlon Nail Art Moon Candy™ in Orbit and a
  • Revlon Diamond Collection™ File

Here’s what it looked like:

Revlon_SelectsNot a bad package to receive for a newly launched program!

It seemed like most of us, if not all, received the same packages, which, I feel, is a nice way to launch a program. However, in the future it might be nice to send out a variety of different colours. 🙂

I think my favourite items in the collection were the eyeshadow set and the Nail Art polish in Moon Candy. Here is a close-up of the PhotoReady shadow set:


The colours are stunning. I love the chocolate brown as well as the neutrals provided around the deep chocolate. The glittery gold accent shadow is a nice optional touch that you can add or skip, depending on your mood. I don’t think I have ever used a shadow primer in powder format so I was a little skeptical about this shadow’s promises of longevity, but the first time I wore it to work (it was a long day), it held up! By the time I was washing my face that night, I only had a hint of a crease… the primer worked well! I’ll definitely be wearing this shadow again.

I wore the Moon Art polish duo only once, and didn’t get any pics because of the wintery weather we’ve been having, so I’ll try and post pictures next time. 🙂 Overall, I loved the purple polish in this set; it applied perfectly and could have been a one-coater. The flakie accent polish is gorgeous, but the only downside is that there could have been more flakies. You really need to apply quite a bit of polish to get the flakie effect that you see in the bottle.

The Revlon Diamond Collection nail file is sparkly and pretty, and a great file to keep in your purse as it comes in a sleeve.

I cannot wait to try the Vincent Van Gold polish and the ColorStay Ultimate Suede™ Lipstick soon!


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