Allergic Girl Review: Revlon, Cherries In the Snow Lipstick
|Here I am doing a skin test before I try it on my face|
The motto of this blog is: “Just because you have a restricted diet, does not mean you have a restricted life.” And to live up to that motto, I challenge myself to do, try, eat or experience one new thing a week. And it could be anything. For example, recently, I did my first ever food demo for Gluten-Free food Allergy Fest at Brooklyn Expo (recipe here), I made vegan kimchi, I sang a new style of song structure for my musical improv solo show (tickets here), I tried Niman Ranch’s Spicy Italian Sausage (review coming up) and recently, a new color of lipstick was my new thing a week.
My Allergic Girl makeup process of testing stuff out is below:
• Find makeup colors I like, usually at the drugstore (they are returnable!). (NB: I find drugstore makeup brands (e.g. Maybelline, Revlon, L’Oréal, Almay) typically have less fancy nut oils, although even that is changing. So regardless of where you get your make-up and at what price point, you always have to read labels.)
• While at store, look for and read the ingredient label on the tube (which is usually so tiny it’s near impossible).
• Buy a few colors that look like they might be fun and flattering.
• When home, do my research for ingredients online.
• When the lipsticks don’t have any nut oils or nut oils derivatives, do a skin patch test.
• When I have no reaction to a skin patch test (which is usually the case), try it on my lips and wear it for a few hours. (See my Instagram story for pictures of me loving it!)
• Enjoy my new lipstick out on the town.
What I ended up picking this time is Revlon’s classic Cherries In the Snow lipstick. A pinky, cherry red that looks great on all skin tones; it’s been around since the 1950s and I can see why. So fun!