Happy Friday everyone!
Here's a little review on a couple of lipsticks I picked up quite awhile ago. On the outside, they look like Revlon's usual Super Lustrous lipsticks, but these are the new "shine" formula. When I bought mine, they were in a special display. I've also seen them in with the full Revlon brand display.
You can be sure you've found the Shine formula because it'll say "Shine" on the lipstick's label. There are 10 shades in this new formula, and Revlon's website claims that the "exclusive LiquiSilk formula" seals in color and softness.
#820 PinkCognito and #830 Rich Girl Red
I got a couple of totally different shades so I could test out both ends of the spectrum. The formula does feel very creamy and moist, and they do give the lips a bit of shine. Overall, very smooth and comfortable. However I noticed both lipsticks were rather sheer... they definitely don't have the opacity of the regular Super Lustrous lipsticks, and even the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters seem to deliver more saturated, rich color than these.
PinkCognito: I chose this shade because I wanted to get the color of the actual lipstick. I thought it looked gorgeous in the tube and would be the perfect nude with a hint of pink. In reality, this shade is very sheer on the lips. I don't have the most pigmented lips naturally, but I had to load this lipstick on to get what you see in the picture. And beware... when you put a LOT of this Shine formula on your lips, it'll feel a bit greasy. This lipstick has the slightest bit of shimmer. I don't dislike it, but I don't love it. Also, due to the lightness of the shade AND the lightness of the formula, it wears off rather quickly and when it's gone, it's gone (no staining). If you want a really pretty opaque lipstick in that same tone- try Milani Color Statement lipstick in Nude Creme- it's gorgeous!
Rich Girl Red: This is what I'd call a "tomato red" because it has a lot of orange in it. Some people seem to think red lipstick should be reserved for fall or winter, but I'm fine with wearing it year round- especially this orangey-summery red. This shade has more pigment than the first, but I still had to take a couple of laps around my lips to get this much color. However, I really do like the shade, and for anyone uncomfortable with a full-on red lip- this might be a little more wearable. Unlike PinkCognito, this shade doesn't wear off as fast... the shine may leave you, but you'll still have some color. I also really like the way this looks with those turquoise earrings :)
Final thoughts: If you want to try Revlon's Super Lustrous Shine formula, be aware that these lipsticks will be more sheer than the rest of the line, and a bit more shiny. After trying one nude shade and one brighter shade, I'm led to believe that the more colorful lipsticks in this line might seem to stay on the lips longer, simply because the more colorful pigment is staining your lips. I'm happy with Rich Girl Red, but don't love PinkCognito. If you want the combination of shine AND full color, try the Revlon Lip Butters! :)
The beauty product I'm willing to spend the most on is...
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That's just a small sampling of the feedback, but I think foundation was the thing most people said they'd spend the most on! Also skincare. I thought the comment about plastic surgery was pretty funny :) For me, I think it's a good concealer. That's not to say I wouldn't shell out some money for a high end foundation (I have), but I've encountered so many nice drugstore foundations too. Concealer seems to be one of those products with a small margin for error... it needs to be the perfect shade, consistency, coverage level, etc. What should next week's Fill in the Blank question be? :)
- Just posted my latest 1-Brand Tutorial!
- If you need some short-sleeved shirts or tank tops, check out Target! Lots of them have been marked down from $5 to $7. Yesterday I instagrammed the awesome parrot shirt I got (LOL) and the one I'm wearing in this blog post is from Target, too!
- Have you heard of the website Klout? I guess people can give you points in your area of expertise. I learned that I qualified to get some sort of perk and it came in the mail not too long ago. I tried it for the first time today! It's a few skincare products from the Freeman Eclos line. Seems to be VERY moisturizing. I'll let you know how it goes!