Jul 082012

This post brought to you by Revlon. All opinions are 100% mine.

Beauty Mavens,

When presented with the opportunity to do a Revlon Expression Experiment – which focuses on pushing women beyond their comfort zone and into creative innovation – I was hype. I grew up in the 80′s & 90′s, with Revlon being an iconic trendsetter since then. In fact, many of the products my family used were of the Revlon nature.

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Speed time forward to present day, as I received my “expression” kit in the mail. Imagine my first response was when I opened the package and saw the goodies contained. Of course, the two primers fooled me, as I thought it was foundation for a more Caucasian skin tone. So surprised when the PhotoReady makeup primer blended in, leaving my skin looking like velvet! The natural photographer in me immediately awakened. “Photo shoot,” my mind screamed. Plus, I wasn’t at all excited about the red lipstick :( …continue reading to find out why…but the eye shadows, gloss and nail polish…well worth the wait!)

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In light of Jr. Elite Socialistas‘ recent launch, I wanted to do a beauty experiment with my teen divas and partners in crime – Jazz & Starr. The whole concept for the launch came about after realizing that there’s a void amongst tween/teenage resources that empower and encourage our daughters, who will grow to be society’s future women!

So I made some calls, and shifted my schedule…to devote my focus to Shades of Beauty! I wanted this invaluable “self-expression” tool to represent a fun, creative SPArty where playing “dress-up” wasn’t an age restriction! So armed with my arsenal of Revlon makeup – PhotoReady Primer, Eye Primer, Inspire & Bombshell Theatral eye shadows, Indigo Night nail polish, Certainly Red lipstick, Cherry Tart lip butter, and Sizzle Canicule lip gloss – to paint my photo story. We had so much fun – SPArty Reviews and “self-expression” are now an official mantra for Media Maven & Elite Socialistas blogazines.

Shades of Beauty is a photo diary of our SPArty & expression experiment!

Media Maven in Revlon Certainly Red lipstick and Indigo Night nail polish
Jazz wears Revlon Inspire eye shadows, Indigo Night nail polish, PhotoReady Primer and Eye Primer
  • Jazz, 17 – senior in high school, honor roll student, music lover and fanatic, retro & edgy fashionista. Jazz wears Inspire eye shadow, PhotoReady Primer & Eye Primer, Sizzle Canicule lip gloss and Indigo Night nail polish.

  • Starr, 16 – junior in high school, honor roll/ap student, music lover, social media maven – casual & chic fashionista. Starr wears Bombshell Theatral eyeshadow, Cherry Tart lip butter, PhotoReady Primer & Eye Primer, Indigo Night nail polish.

  • Rose, 18 – college freshman, English/Merchandising major, fashion designer (S.N.O.B – Style Never Operates Badly). Rose wears Inspire eyeshadow, PhotoReady Primer, Certainly Red lipstick.

One thing I’ve learned from this “experience” is that we are all unique. What works for one, might not work for the other – but with a collection of ideas and creative input, you can’t go wrong! Dare to be bold, and push beyond your limitations…which in time you will realize, is nothing more than just an illusion! Join the movement and break through the norm and venture into the FAB. Send your experiment pics on Facebook, Twitter or leave a comment here!

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