Sunday, April 25, 2010

Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick!


Hey everyone! Hopefully you saw my latest haul video- it consisted of drugstore skin, hair, and makeup items! One of the things I mentioned are the Revlon Colorburst Lipsticks. They claim to provide pigmented color with a really light feel. In my opinion, they accomplish that task very effectively! The shades I've tried are not shimmery, glitter-packed lipsticks (although I do have some of those that I love!)


These are creamy lipsticks that provide great color, subtle shine, and they make my lips feel really smooth! They may not be the most moisturizing lipsticks ever- so if you have naturally dry lips, you may want to smooth on a balm underneath. Staying power is decent, but not outstanding. These are not marketed as a long-wearning lipstick-- but rather a product that gives outstanding color while not feeling heavy on the lips. I have to give it high marks for that! For those concerned with scent-- I can barely detect a scent with these. Plus- I happen to love all 5 shades I've purchased! How often does that happen within one brand? More on the shades in a minute... first- a look at the adorable packaging!

It's simple, but really stylish. I really enjoy the matte black tubes with diamond detailing on two sides. The best part, in my opinion, is the top. I like being able to easily see what color I've picked up rather than having to read miniscule writing on the label. Good job, Revlon!

As you can see, I've experimented with a range of neutral & pink tones. They're listed below- corresponding with the products show left to right in the pictures...
  • Soft Nude: A true nude lipstick that basically erases the color of your lips. I like having a lipstick like that in my collection. While it has a very subtle smooth shine, I find that it's much more wearable if I top it with a gloss. It just helps the lips stand out more.
  • Blush: I love this neutral with a hint of warm pinky/brown. I've gotten a lot of use out of this one at work when I'm anchoring the news. It's just gorgeous, would work with lots of skintones, and won't make you look washed out. I think this might be my favorite, though it's hard to pick just one!
  • Baby Pink: The name says it all. A classic light pink lipstick that's surprisingly true to the color in the tube. Sometimes I find that pastel pinks rarely come off on the lips like they appear in the stick. This is pigmented enough to really show up as pink.
  • Carnation: A slightly brighter pink with more of a berry tone. Don't be scared by it's slightly brighter appearance- I think it's definitely wearable, and one of those shades that makes your teeth look extra white!
  • Mauve: A wearable berry tone with a bit of a neutral quality. Some may find this a bit easier to pull off than the brighter pinks. Has a nice depth to it that will make the rest of your face look polished and pulled-together.
Swatches shown in the same order as lipsticks mentioned above.


ColorBurst lipsticks come in 20 shades. Be aware that some stores may not carry ALL the shades. For example my CVS had only about half the colors, but Walgreens and Wal-Mart had them all. You may not find yourself in the same situation where you live, but just a heads up. You can browse the full selection of shades at the link I posted earlier in the blog. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, and let me know what your favorite colors are! :D
Emily

34 comments:

  1. I wish I can get my hands on these lippies in Canada :(

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  2. very beautiful colours and I love the packaging!

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  3. soo excited to go check these out, i've been thinking about it and i have to thank you for the swatches, now i have a better idea of what i'm going for!! and if you go to revlon.com you can get coupons for these lipsticks right now, awesome!!! :-)

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  4. I have Soft Rose or something like that and it is really pretty :D I really enjoy the staying power and the fact that it feels sooo light!

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  5. I have it in Lilac and I love it, I want Baby Pink next. They are so moisturizing and pigmented! Great post!

    makeupaddicct00.blogspot.com

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  6. I love these lippies! I only have soft rose, which is a dupe of Nars Dolce Vita. I love the look of Soft Nude!

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  7. Wow, I have heard from Revlon locally that they will be launching this colorburst lipstick! i can't wait to check it out!

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  8. The shade "blush" looks lovely and very wearable & I agree the packaging is great! Look forward to trying these. Thanks for the helpful review.

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  9. I have Carnation one! Lovely shade!

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  10. ohhh, gorgeous colors! i'm on a product buying ban right now, mostly because I have too much stuff and not very much money to buy things (poor college student) but these will be added to my list =)

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  11. I love the look of these, Im won over with the packaging too (I know, a bit shallow maybe!?!), the neutral one is my favourite!

    I suspect it will be eons before we get them in the UK though, if at all :(

    xx.

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  12. I have Carnation and it looks amazing on me and I would say I'm about NC44-45. I guess its a color suitable for all skin tone. I also own Raspberry. I love these lipsticks not too drying, very pigmented but you can build up the color, and the color is super vibrant! :) Great blog may have to get the other colors as well.

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  13. I bought Soft Nude and Blush over a month ago and love love love Soft Nude. I didn't like Blush as much as I thought I would.

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  14. If you click on the link to Revlon in her blog, they're offering a $3 off coupon for the lipstick. I was able to print 2 of the coupons..just for registering...just FYI

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  15. I love these lipsticks! And yes they dont have much staying power, but who cares when the tube is so pretty..I just love whipping it out and applying more! And the $3off coupon from their website ins't bad either! hahaha

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  16. OMG I love the nude color! I think I am going to get my hands on one soon! :)

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  17. Emily these lipsticks look awesome. I love the Maybelline color sensational lipsticks. Thanks so much for the recommendation. I'll have to chec out these Revlon ones. The swatches look great and I love the packaging.

    Also, I love your blog and your youtube chanel! I have bought and loved so many drugstore products based on your recommendatios. You have saved me tons of money!

    I wanted to recommend your blog to my readers, so I gave you a blog award!! Check out my blog for details. I hope you are as excited by the blog award as I was, even if it is a bit dorky. ;)

    Cheers,
    Bea

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  18. 先告訴自己希望成為什麼樣的人,然後一步一步實踐必要的步驟。........................................

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  19. Hi Emily! Im a Spanish follower.
    Thank god for Internet and Thank you for your Great job!!! :D

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  20. Can't wait for these babies to come out in Canada...

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  21. I love the packaging I've been wanting Soft Nude and now I'm considering adding Blush to my shopping list too. Thanks for the swatches emily!

    allmadeupbeauty.blogspot.com

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  22. Thank you for the review. Those lipsticks look great :)

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  23. I've really been liking them as well. I have them in three colors that you mentioned (Soft Nude, Baby Pink, and Blush) and I think they all are pretty! Also, Blush is a pretty close dupe to two lipsticks by MAC that I own- Viva Glam V and Hug Me (which I own). And I saw a video that showed that Baby Pink is a close dupe to Viva Glam Gaga.

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  24. I just got soft nude and carnation...love 'em!

    I'm a new follower :)

    XOXO

    http://hardcoremakeupjunkie.blogspot.com

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  25. Soft Nude rocks, is my first nude lippie which I got today and fell instantly in love with it! I am looking forward to get in my hands Carnations. Thanks for the color swatches!

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  26. i have Soft Nude, Mauve and Peach! really love them!

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  27. I love these lipsticks!! I want all the colors they are great. I even did a review of them on my blog. http://danniibeauty.blogspot.com/

    Love your blogs by the way.....you are so inspiring!

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  28. Absolutely love the soft nude shade but I can't get these lipsticks in the UK yet. Ordered online so I shall have nice moisturised nude-coloured lips in 3-5 days. Hurrah for the internet! :)

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  29. Okay, this I am loving. The tops and the corresponding lipstick tubes are an exact color match! One thing I hated the most about drugstore lipsticks is that if it's sealed (and you can't see the color of the lipstick in the tube) you have to base it on the sign or sticker (at bottom of lipstick tube) and 90% of the time, it's incorrect!
    I'll be happy to buy these lipsticks sometime in the future, thanks =)

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  30. I have baby pink & i love it such a girly color :)

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  31. I got today and fell instantly in love with it! I am looking forward to get in my hands Carnations. Thanks for the color swatches!

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