So, by now, y’all know I’m absolutely obsessed with my iPhone. I also love makeup, even though I don’t use it as much as I’d like! So, why not combine the two?
Taking photo swatch pictures is such a chore, & I always mess those suckas up, so I thought, “why not make a simple swatch video using my iPhone?” It makes so much sense that I’m ashamed I haven’t thought of it until now. So, shoutout to the awesome iMovie app for making things so easy!
So, after watching/reading countless reviews on the Revlon ColorBurst lipglosses, I finally decided to take the plunge. After all, I’m still in love with the ColorBurst line of lipsticks. They wouldn’t dare let me down with the glosses, would they?
Nope! I love this product! And let me tell you why…
The formula is super duper creamy. I love the way it feels on my lip. It’s not super sticky (WIN) and the color payoff is wonderful. These glosses are extremely pigmented for a lipgloss.
Some people need to like the scent of lip products, but I don’t really care either way what they do or don’t smell like. I don’t even notice it. But for the sake of the review, I took a whiff, and gotta say I didn’t really smell anything. It smelled like lipgloss lol. You know how the Super Lustrous glosses smell? They’re extremely strong scented compared to these. The ColorBurst scent is very neutral. There’s no hint of vanilla either.
I mentioned that they’re creamy. I was somewhat shocked by how much, though. They are extremely moisturizing. Smushing my lips together kinda felt like I had a slightly thicker chapstick on! Amazing!
Now, this isn’t a long wear gloss (those always feel goopier and stickier). You’ll probably have to reapply if you want this color on your lips for more than 3-4 hours. I’m cool with that. If I want long-wearing color, I reach for the Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick, which I still love. However, if you do just let these glosses fade, you’ll end up with a nice stain on your lips. Very natural. I love that too.
Now, I haven’t eaten with these on, but I’m pretty sure, the food would be cause for re-application. I’m wearing the Fire right now & love the color on. What I did was apply the color, blot a little, and voila! A nice toned down red.
Another option would be pairing these glosses with the ColorBurst lipsticks. That’s what I did with the Hot Pink gloss; I tried it out by putting it over a light layer of the Fuchsia and Mauve lipsticks (separately) and was happy it actually looked decent. Y’all know I worry about looking like a circus clown, right? I should just disallow all flash photography when wearing pinks haha!
Also, be aware that there’s quite a bit of shimmer in a lot of these shades. Not chunks that you can feel on your lips, but teeny, tiny flecks (almost) that just reflect and shine. It’s hard to explain, but you can probably tell, from my video, that the Hot Pink shade has a lot of that shimmer, but Bordeaux only has a little, and Fire none. A little bit of shimmer is ok, but I don’t like a lot of glitter on my lips at this age. Hot Pink was absolutely fine.
So, that’s my little review on the Revlon ColorBurst lipglosses. I know a lot of people don’t like them, but I do! Revlon pretty much owns me.
I have some CVS ExtraCare Bucks plus a 25% off coupon that expire today. I may need to head on over and pick up some more colors. I regularly wear the Revlon Just Bitten lipstains as well (which, oddly I haven’t reviewed on here…Hmmm). I could replenish a couple of those too. Ahh, beauty decisions!