These aren’t exactly new anymore but what the heck, I’m going to talk about them anyway. The Colorburst lipsticks are Revlon’s latest lip offering and let’s be honest, it’s looking rather luxe so far. The quilted packaging and engraved Revlon on the bullet feel more department store than drugstore. I think this indicative of the lipstick market as whole lately. Consumers are wising up to the rising prices of drugstore makeup and are expecting the quality to match and thankfully most companies seem to be stepping up their game.
Here we have Rosy Nude (a deep peachy neutral) and Carnation (a brighter warm pink). Rosy Nude is too dark on me to be considered a nude but it is a nice neutral work appropriate shade. A bit dark for summer perhaps but give a month or two and I will be wearing this on a regular basis. Carnation is a fun pop of colour but not to in your face. I like this paired with a simple eye over the weekend.
The formula is soft and creamy. It’s not the most moisturising formula ever but it doesn’t dry my lips out particularly. The payoff is good too though not totally opaque and the wear is average. It’ll last through a cup of tea but not lunch. What I do love about these is the fact that they have a glossy finish but aren’t shimmery. I’m getting a little tired of buying lippies thinking they are work safe and popping them on to discover that they are insanely frosty (I’m looking at you Max Factor...) The lack of shimmer in these shades is refreshing and I think much more wearable.
I like the fact the end of the packaging is a fairly decent representation of the colour inside too making it easy to spot the one you’re after in your draw. These feel like a well thought out product and personally I’m a fan. They normally cost £7.99 but my advice is to keep your eyes open for b1g1 offers to make the most of your pennies (Boots often have buy 2 get one free offers on most of their lower end brands). My one gripe is that the colour range isn’t huge, I’m hoping they bring out some more! X
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