Hey sweeties! Tomorrow, I'm expecting a swap to come in, so I'll post pictures of that. I hate to say this, but I'm going to be ending the string of reviews on a sour note. Today's review item in the spotlight is going to be.. Revlon's Colorburst lipstick in Soft Nude. Let me tell you, I was so excited to get this lipstick! When i saw the 3 dollars off coupon in People's Magazine (or US whatever), I nearly crapped in my pants and I ripped off the entire page. Plus, this week, it was a BOGO half of Revlon products at CVS, so my sister and I got something. I used the 3 dollars off and a 2 dollar CVS extrabucks to reduce the total price of the lipstick to 3.50. I pay half, my sister pay half.
What Revlon Says:
Instant burst of rich, true color with a featherlight feel-Elasticolor™ technology provides immediate color release and hugs lips with a burst of weightless color that feels like a second skin
-Available in range of 20 gorgeous shades
What I say:
I was actually going to try this out for a week, but no. Let's start with some high points. First off, the cap matches the lipstick. Since you can't see the lipstick in the case, obviously your (or at least my) first instinct is to prowl around the internet to see if some other adventurous lady has bravely purchased the lipstick without seeing the bullet. But, the cap color seriously matches the lipstick color. Secondly, the case feel nice becuase of the quilting. But I don't understand why it's only on 2 of the sides? Is it becuase Revlon ran out of money to print the other two sides with a quilt pattern? I don't know, and frankly, I don't care.
The feel of the lipstick, intially was good. It felt like a creamy concealer. After using the Revlon Colorstay Soft and Smooth though, I was dissapointed. Even my N.Y.C lipsticks were more slippy than this colorburst, but it's only going to get worse.
The color selection is quite excellent. I wanted to try the fuschia one out, but you know, when am I going to use that? It would just be for novelty purposes.
The smell is slightly off. It smells like fake cupcakes, but it's pretty faint.
The color pigmentation is opaque and covers even the most pigmented lips. I love the peach nudeness of it. However, it seems to enjoy accentuating flakes that I didn't even know existed and leave inner lip rings. Like you get this white ring on the inside of your lips if you reapply too much. Also, if you do reapply too much, you get the stuff caking up in your lip wrinkles/invisible flakes. That's quite a Catch-22 considering the staying power is bascially 3 hours before you have to reapply.
And I know I mentioned the adherence to flaking right? Well, at the beginning of the day, my lips were smooth, but by mid afternoon, I realized that the lipstick that I reapplied at around 10 has faded and my lips were so chapped, it was digusting. As much as I would have loved to take pictures, I don't want you ladies to faint at the sheer disgustingness of it. Seriously, there were flakes falling off. when I scrubbed my lips with a piece of toilet paper to take off the lipstick, flakes were just falling off. It was like a winter blizzard. Luckily, I had a backup lippie (Neutrogena Moistureshine) that matched my eyemakeup and I put that on. For some reason, after I put that lippie on, my flakes were smoothed over.
I guess if you have glass-like smoothness lips, this is a product for you! How ironic is that the colorstay lipstick was like butter, and didn't dry my lips out, while this was like hell.
The price tag is quite dissapointing as well. It retails for 8.99 at CVS and other mass retailers. I know that this isn't as bad as Neutrogena Moistureshine (9.99), but this is a drugstore product. I felt that this time, Revlon probably put more money into matching the cap color and the bullet color than in actually formulating a good lipstick. I wouldn't recommend this to my worst enemy and therefore, I cannot recommend this to you ladies. You are better off getting a cheap Wet and Wild lipstick for a dollar. Hell, save 9 dollars and get 9 lipsticks!
Toodles. And tell me something. I'm actually looking for a faux leather jacket. How much do you ladies recommend spending on it?