Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain Preview Event, London

22 July 2014

If you saw my post about the Indeed Labs launch of their brand spanking new hydraluron moisture jelly in Mayfair here, you'll know that the next day I hotfooted it back onto the London Underground to attend the Revlon preview event for the gorgeous yet-to-be-launched range of ColorStay Moisture Stains. My favourite drugstore brand and lots of new lipstick prettiness? Swoon. I felt so lucky to be invited, here's what I got up to...


On arrival, I was greeted by a glamorous air hostess who, handing me my baby pink passport, welcomed me aboard 'Revlon Airways' and sent me through not a normal door, but an aircraft plug door. I was feeling the 'jet set beauty' theme already and I hadn't even entered the venue yet! Held at Disco in Kingly Court, Soho - where "70s Manhattan is reborn" - the club had been decked out with Revlon prettiness from the floor to the ceiling. With a cocktail in hand, I was given an around-the-world tour of the new ColorStay Moisture Stains, created with global art director and all-round babe, Gucci Westman.


The prettiest balloons by Bubblegum Balloons

As the products 'take inspiration from the world's hottest cities', the event had been designed to suit that vibe perfectly and the dance floor held twelve different stands, each representing an iconic destination with miniature versions of famous landmarks and props that epitomised the city. Here's me in true patriotic style with the shade 'London Posh' and the cutest miniature Big Ben, red phone box and Union Jack - adorable! In our Revlon passports was a page for each Moisture Stain and space to collect stamps from our globe-trotting adventures - my favourite was 'India Intrigue' with a little Taj Mahal. Even the e-mail invitations were travel-themed as Revlon Airways boarding passes. Love!



After my tour around the world and hearing about ASOS and their exclusive collection that's launching in celebration of the ColorStay Moisture Stains - keep your eyes peeled for that one - one of Revlon's talented artists led me to her chair and did my makeup, applying the lip colour of my choice - which was 'Rio Rush', a bright and peppy hot pink. Having a chat over our cocktails with the lovely Nisha Grace (find her on Twitter here), we snapped photos of each other making good use of the fancy dress box - think feather boas, plastic pink flamingos and hats of all shapes and sizes - and uploaded them to Instagram with the hashtag #jetsetbeauty so that they could be printed out on Revlon's photo booth. Be sure to search for 'jetsetbeauty' on Instagram to see all of our pictures!


Upon leaving the venue departing from the airport I was given a glossy black Revlon goodie bag as a thank you for attending, which contained a selection of the beautiful Moisture Stains and to my surprise, a gorgeous passport cover from Aspinal of London. Talk about generous?! I couldn't thank them enough for inviting me, I had a truly amazing time and am so in love with the new lip products - and I'm sure you all will be, too! I then caught the tubes to London Liverpool Street and headed home after a whirlwind two days, feeling extremely worn out but extremely appreciative after such a fun trip.

On Friday I had to giggle, as I was in my pyjamas watching re-runs of Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares with my hair in a pineapple and the day previously I'd been at an exclusive event for one of the world's biggest beauty brands rubbing shoulders with the likes of ELLE magazine - the life of a chronically ill blogger, hey? Keepin' it real.

I'll be writing a full review of the ColorStay Moisture Stains (with swatches!) very soon, and - calling all lippy lovers - they'll be launching in August 2014. Let the countdown begin!

Will you be trying the Moisture Stains when they launch in the UK?

Meg 


Pictures are a selection of my own personal photos and the @Revlon_UK Instagram page

30 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, sounds like the most amazing time. So glad you got to go out and do something so fabulous. Seriously need that deep purple shade!

    xx Sarah | Loser Girl Wins

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    1. It really was, I had the best time and it's so cool to own products that haven't been released yet - you know you're a makeup addict when you get this excited over it! ;) Thanks so much, Sarah. That one is 'Parisian Passion' :) x

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  2. Oooh you lucky thing, I'm so jealous! Can't wait to read the full review and will probably be buying the stains in a couple shades when they come out!
    Elesaurus

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    1. I'm going to try and get it posted soon, I don't have a proper blogging camera yet though so I take my photos on my phone which doesn't really do the products justice, need to get my bum in gear and buy one! Hope you'll enjoy it once it's published :) I think I may pick up another shade or two also as I'm seriously in love with these! x

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  3. Love your blog! I just followed you on GFC and Bloglovin, would you please follow me back? :)
    Michaella from http://quitealooker.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Michaella :) hope you have a great week! x

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  4. so so excited for the swatches, i love the revlon lip range ! the invite look so cool too, a lovely touch
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The colours are so gorgeous, I can't wait to get the review up! Isn't it? They really did the whole 'jet set beauty' theme justice, they'd thought of every tiny detail and it made the whole event so perfect. Round of applause for Revlon! x

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  5. These look so cool and so many of the shades catch my eye. The packaging is so sleek and unique!
    Megan x
    MeganRoisinn

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    1. I love the packaging too, I think it's one of my favourite things about them - I think it looks really expensive and luxe, like it could be Dior or something. The shades are pretty aren't they, they've covered every base too x

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  6. Ohh my gosh girl, I am beyond jealous! And I am sure I will be trying these, how can I ignore such pretty colours?!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. Hope you like them, let me know what you think if you do get any :) I think these are going to be huge! x

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  7. Such a lovely event and I can't wait to get my mits on one (any guesses for which colour I'll be opting for?) The Revlon Airways ticket is so great!

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    1. It really was, I had so much fun! Haha... a red, by any chance? Shanghai Sizzle is the red that I have, swatches will be up soon :) cute isn't it, the whole theme was so creative, they really outdid themselves with this one! x

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  8. Revlon put in so much effort, it looks like a brilliant event and I love the boarding pass style invite! The product looks amazing too, really perfect for summer. x

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

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    1. I agree, the PR girls said they'd been there since the wee hours of the morning setting everything up and it really paid off, the event was just flawless and I really enjoyed it! Cute isn't it, I'm kicking myself that I didn't get a photo with the flight crew in their Revlon Airways uniforms! x

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  9. Sounds like you had such a good time- glad you got to attend:-) I'd have been in my element if I was you, absolutely love lip products! Can't wait to buy one of these! Xxx

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    1. Thanks, Lauren :) same here, such a lipstick addict! Hope you like them x

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  10. Oh wow, make up is beautiful thing! xx

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    1. Amen to that Loren, amen to that! x

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    1. So much fun! Aww, me too Alice - would've been lovely to see you there. Maybe the next one, hey! x

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  12. I was a bit disappointed in the moisture stain that I tried, It didn't really stain at all
    Allison from www.mercuteify.com

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    1. Aww that's a shame, I find that they stain really well - mine was still on after dinner and drinks which I thought was really impressive! Which shade did you try? x

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  13. This sounds like the best ever, I'd love to go to an event such as this. These products look great, amazing shades.

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    1. I never imagined I'd be invited to something like this so it was a bit of a blogging dream come true for me! Hopefully there will be more in the future for us both :) they're lovely! Hope you've had a great weekend Imogen x

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  14. We just want all of the colors and so jealous that they aren't even out yet. Hope you enjoy them to no end Meg!

    xx 365hangers

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    1. The wait is almost over! August needs to hurry itself up! Thanks so much :) x

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  15. Looks like a beautiful and fun event, I am very jealous! Olivia Wilde looks stunning in the campaign too :)

    beautyandtheb1.blogspot.co.uk

    B xx

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    1. Thanks Becky, I had such a great time there. Doesn't she?! I remember her from my OC days aged 14, I thought she was a babe back then but she's an absolute goddess these days! x

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