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September 3 2014

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Drugstore Discovery Of The Week: Revlon’s Great Escape

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While it pains us to admit this, we’ve never been to Bora Bora. Or the Maldives. Or the Greek isles. Or Saint-Tropez—all those lavish seaside destinations which every year seem to figure large on the inspiration boards of summer makeup collections (and the travel plans of the rich and famous). We do, however, daydream about a holiday on the Riviera (French or Italian; either will do)—daydreams in which everything looks like a Slim Aarons photo come to life: tanned oily limbs, undulating water, and saturated colors. It’s precisely those hues—punchy coral red, rich turquoise, bright pink, and gold—that make up Revlon’s summer range, the aptly named Escapism collection. The brand’s global artistic director, Gucci Westman, culled inspiration for the products—which include a pale peach ColorBurst lip gloss in Bellini, Nail Enamels in Red Bikini (an orangey scarlet) and Sea Foam (a sheer turquoise), and the limited-edition Golden Highlighting Stick, which has particular showstopping qualities when dabbed onto the inner corners of eyes—from an actual visit to Saint-Tropez (quelle surprise!). But it’s the generously pigmented Photoready Cream Blush in the bright fuchsia Flushed that we will likely be patting on with the most frequency in the coming months, while retiring to one of New York and New Jersey’s many beach destinations, or staying close to home.

Photo: Courtesy of Revlon

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