Thursday, November 18, 2010
Revolution by Du Wop
Since I first discovered Revolution about 4 years ago, I've been hooked!
Revolution by Du Wop is a slightly shimmering bronzing body moisturizer. It's highly pigmented and transfer resistant once it dries. It comes in 2 shades Medium and Deep. It used to come in a Light shade too, but they discontinued it…I don’t know why because it was AMAZING & my favorite shade, go figure.
Anyways, it's Brilliant!
I don't know about you but my legs very rarely see the sun, causing them to be pasty, blotchy, and every bruise or scratch is amplified against my pale skin. Revolution is the only way I can wear shorts or dresses.... You use it just as you would lotion; rub it together in your palms and smooth all over your legs, really focusing on blending it in to the ankles and knees. It does feel a little sticky, but nothing you can’t ignore and it takes a good 10 minutes to completely set, but it’s worth the wait. It leaves you with flawless, smooth, slightly bronzed legs. Almost as if you have on nylons (but not in a bad way) and the best part is the Medium shade gives you just the slightest bit of color to cut the paleness, unlike other bronzing lotions that instantly give you the burnt orange oompa loompa look. It just evens out your color and adds a hint of shimmer and tint. So to the normal eye it appears that you just have amazing legs! The lotion itself can be a little intimidating for first timers. It's highly pigmented so looks closer to foundation then lotion... But trust me, it's not as heavy as it seems! And you can cut it down with regular body lotion (50/50 ratio, or whatever you prefer). On photo shoots I use Revolution on any part of a models body that is showing and has any discoloration, weather it be bruises, blemishes, veracious veins... Whatever! I apply with my hands, just rub it in evenly over desired area, you can use a sponge if you prefer but I find hands is much easier...sometimes I add a little lotion (like I mentioned above) if I don’t need as much coverage or a little mineral or baby oil to give an amazing shine to the skin. On the right skin tone it can also be a great base for full body makeup or tattoo coverage- Apply evenly then go in with a matching color foundation or concealer (I use Dermacolor palette by Kryolan mixed with Vincent Kehoe cream foundation) and stipple over the desired area to be covered. (Obviously there's a lot more to tattoo coverage, but I'll go into that in a different post.... Revolution just makes a great base on according skin tones)
It's also great for red carpet clients or brides, if they have a little tan line or if their chest is a different shade then their face (way too common)... Smooth some revolution on her and it softly evens out the imperfections! But make sure it dries before sending her to get dressed.
I absolutely love this product! Not only is it a staple in my kit but also I use it on myself. I highly recommend it!