The Revlon Super Lustrous Shine lipsticks have made it to our drugstores recently, together with the new Super Lustrous glosses in the new round tubes.
Curious about the Shine finish, when I caught the new display with a 30% off sale at Lawtons last week, I grabbed 4 shades to try out 🙂
From L-R: 830 Rich Girl Red, 835 Berry Couture, 850 Plum Velour and 855 Foxy Lady.
Don’t let the bullet colours scare you. The lipsticks wear lighter and less intense on the lips, with a shiny but semi sheer finish, quite different from the regular Super Lustrous line.
It seems sheer lip products is the new trend this summer.
Check out the watches, purposely done with about three to four swipes to show you the colours. Surprised at how they turned out? Me too!
Rich Girl Red had an orange tone, which is not really what I was after. I wanted a red, darn it! Not to say that it was a bad lipstick, just that the colour was not what I expected.
Berry Couture, appropriately, showed up as a berry pink, great for daily wear. And if you want a darker easy to wear colour, Plum Velour would be a good one. I have worn both to work at different times, loving them equally.
Foxy Lady was the darkest shade in the Shine line, turned out to be a mauvy brown with a hint of subtle bronze sheen at certain angle. The most complicated shade among these four.
You can see the sheen on Foxy Lady better in this second swatch pic below.
I still can’t get over the fact that how different these dark bullets swatched, but I found myself loving the colours anyway. As long as you don’t expect the bullet colours show up the same on your lips, we are good 🙂 The whole display only had 3 testers, so I expect more surprises hidden in the colours of those I didn’t pick up.
Can’t deny that the shine finish is fun to wear. The lipsticks layer up nicely to the colour intensity you desire and in no way feel heavy or dry. I kinda secretly wish the line was not called Shine so I could hope for a few matte shades 🙂
Wear wise, I got a few hours with two swipes of the colours on my lips, on top of a lip balm. Because of their light texture, I prefer building up the lipstick colours than using a lip liner as base.
Here’s a quick FOTD with me wearing Plum Velour by itself, two coats and got this colour payoff on the lips. I loved it!
Yes, it was another lazy Sunday look where I only had a wash of Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze on the lids and Essence 3D eyeshadow in Irresistible Chocolates for more depth in the crease. Plus a light layer of Revlon ColorStay foundation, and a sheered out NYX cream blush in Tea Rose.
The Revlon Super Lustrous Shine lipsticks retails around $8.99. If you try them out, let me know how the colours look on you and if you find any unique shades that I need to try 🙂
Have a great Monday, despite the cloudy (and maybe rainy) sky after two great days of sunshine. My holo mani looks a little sad right now lol.