Revlon has been catching my eye lately with some of their new products. It seems they are not only creating new colors, but also updating their packaging which is a great thing in my book. Will they update their nail polish bottle shapes soon? One can only hope 🙂
Perusing a Bed Bath and Beyond near me, which recently added a makeup area much to my surprise, I came across these new Colorburst Lipglosses and couldn’t pass them up.
They have about 15 colors now ranging from nude to deep red to pink to brown.
These claim to “make lips pop with 5x more shine than patent leather”. I can tell you that isn’t true, but they are shiny!
These glosses are very unsticky, and they feel very moisturizing. The wear time is pretty great, I wore Hot Pink the other day for about 4 hours and had pretty much no fading at all!
The wand is a little strange on these. It’s a sponge applicator and kind of long. It’s paddle shaped on both sides, which makes applying not hard, just different.
Peony is a sparkly peach color a little bit more on the sheer side than some of the others, but it definitely shows up. Very pretty, I adore this one.
Crystal Lilac is a light pink with a pink/blue opalescent effect. Super pretty and right up my alley!
Rosepearl is a medium pink/brown with great coverage. It’s more on the warm side than any of these others. This was really opaque and almost felt like a liquid lipstick rather than a gloss.
Hot Pink is a bright shimmery cool-toned pink that is also pretty opaque. Love it.
L to R: Peony, Crystal Lilac, Rosepearl, Hot Pink
You can see all of these are pretty colored (meaning they aren’t sheer) and I love all four of these colors on me.
I never detected a scent so I went back and smelled the wand and it has a strange kind of plastic smell. However, you would only smell it if you were sniffing the wand, you don’t smell it when it’s on your lips, so I would say that’s really not any reason not to buy them.
Color me impressed! I have avoided Revlon makeup for the most part of the last 15 years because I never liked the packaging and always thought the stuff inside would be “meh”. Now I am totally wanting to go back and get more of these as well as some other stuff (which I did actually).
Availability: Drug stores
What do you think about Revlon in general and these glosses?
In other news:
Did you catch the new makeup contest on Syfy called Face/Off? It premiered last night and was SO good. The show’s premise is basically that twelve makeup artists are competing with each other each week to win $100,000 dollars and a bunch of professional makeup. These aren’t just regular makeup artists though, these are special effects movie artists, so the challenges they have to face are pretty incredible. The judges have all been in the business for a long time and one of them has won 3 Oscars for her work in movies like Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, and the Pirates of the Caribbean series. I am so glad this is on, been waiting for a show like this forever!
Have a good one!