Revlon do some of the best lip products you can buy in the drugstore. Their Super Lustrous formula has the iconic Fire and Ice, a bestseller for more than 50 years! It’s easy to see why, the warm-toned red is a classic, understated sexy lipstick. An amazing lipstick for around £8 ( Boots currently have it for £5.99).
So unsurprisingly the Super Lustrous formula is part of Revlon’s lip wardrobe and I imagine it’ll be around for a very long time yet. But if you don’t like shine there’s also a matte version available. I’ve been using three shades from the Super Lustrous Collection*, which are all new additions to the line: Bombshell Red, Bare Affair, and Naughty Plum (??). Bombshell Red is definitely more berry than red making it a perfect winter shade, similarly Naughty Plum is perfect for the winter being a muted plum, and finally is Bare Affair a nude beige. All give good pigmentation with one application but can easily be built up for a fuller colour pay-off. They have a reasonable wear-time but obviously not as much as say a matte formula. The sleek black cases have a transparent top which makes it easier to spot the shades you want in your collection.
I’ll be honest lip liners are generally lost on me. Although I am a big fan of transparent liners like The Body Shop’s Lip Line Fixer. But more often than not I don’t wear one unless I’m doing my makeup for a special occasion. But I did give Revlon Colorstay Lip Liners* a good go. I have two colours Nude and Plum. Plum is an earthy-plum shade with warm undertones and Nude a warm dark beige. Both are great 90s shades. Both liners are firm and apply smoothly as well as lasting throughout the day. They also come with tiny built-in sharpeners which is a really nice touch. If you love a lip liner I’d recommend giving these a try, they come in a great range of colours.
Moving onto some of my favourite lip products: Revlon HD Matte Lip Color*. I absolutely love the matte versions and use Passion regularly. The colour shown above right is called Infatuation, a gorgeous dark cherry shade. And for the new metallic matte lipcolors I have Gleam and Shine. I am kind of on the fence with these. There’s nothing wrong with them I think they’re just not to my taste. Despite both versions being described as matte they never fully dry down to a matte instead they remain slightly wet. Pigmentation is brilliant in all of these are wear-time excellent. They eventually go more stain-like throughout the day. If you’re looking for a more interesting finish give the metallics a go.
And finally, my least favourite of the bunch Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lipcolor*. The reason I’m not keen them is purely down to personal taste, these are like a mix between a balm and a gloss and I hate gloss lip products. I have looked at other reviews and people love them. The two colours I have are Sand and Pink Cloud. Out of the two shades I really like Sand, it’s a really easy to wear nude whereas Pink Cloud is too baby-pink for me. Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lipcolor apply super-easily, leave the lips feeling hydrated and last a good amount of time on the lips. I think I’ll have a look at the other shades in store as these two wouldn’t be what I’d be drawn too but as I said other reviewers definitely like them.
The Revlon Matte Balms deserve at honourable mention. They have some of the best formulas and pigmentation of any lip products I’ve tried, my favourites are Sultry and Standout-I’ve purchased both numerous times. But unfortunately Revlon isn’t cruelty-free due to selling in China (but it looks like China are looking into changing their animal testing policy. So, if you know of a cruelty-free dupe of Sultry I’d love to hear about it!
Are you a fan of Revlon? Or have you been overlooking them?
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