Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss: Swatches & Review

Revlon has released a line of Colorburst lip glosses for spring, which have the same matte plaid package detailing as their Colorburst lipstick predecessors. I couldn't resist picking up a few of these (among other things... watch my haul video here), and I got a lot of requests to do some blog swatches for you! These can be purchased anywhere Revlon cosmetics are sold, and I have seen them range anywhere from $6.50 (WalMart) to $7.99 (Rite-Aid).

Left to Right: Orchid, Pink Ice, Strawberry

One of the first things I noticed about these glosses is the entire line contains glitter/shimmer. There were not cremes, which was a disappointment to me. I'm hoping that they release some cremes in the future. I was a little skeptical about the glitter, hoping it wouldn't be chunky gross glitter on the lips, and I was pleasantly surprised!

Left to Right: Orchid, Pink Ice, Strawberry

Once you get these on the lips, the glitter is really more of a shimmer, and I couldn't feel it at all. It added a really pretty sheen to my lips and had the perfect amount of pigmentation: not too sheer, not too opaque.

Left to Right: Orchid, Pink Ice, Strawberry

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The first gloss I picked up is called Orchid, and it is a beautiful cool pink shade with gold microshimmer inside. I have been wearing this over pink lipstick and LOVE it.


One thing that is really different about these glosses is the wand. It isn't your typical doe-foot sponge applicator, but more of a two sided flat sponge. It was a little awkward to use at first, and to be honest I wish it was just a regular applicator instead.


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The next shade I got was Pink Ice. This is a really pretty, light pink with silver microshimmer. I see myself wearing this over nude-type lipsticks or just when I want a pretty light gloss.



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The last one I got is the gloss that drew my eye to the display in the first place: Strawberry. I think the best way to describe this color is pink-toned summer red. It reminds me a lot of MAC's Love Alert dazzleglass, but with microshimmer instead of straight glitter. It's absolutely beautiful, and is pigmented enough to wear as a red lip all by itself.



Here's some swatches in two different angles of lighting:

Left to Right: Orchid, Pink Ice, Strawberry


Left to Right: Orchid, Pink Ice, Strawberry


Have you picked any of these up? Are you planning to?
xx, Allison

16 comments:

  1. Thanks for the swatches! They help a lot when picking at the drugstore..specially with this quality!
    Looking forward to your next video!!!
    YAY!! :0)
    Have a great 2011!!

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  2. These look great, I love the Colorburst lipsticks so will definitely try these too. Have to wait for them to be released in Australia, haven't seen them out yet.

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  3. If I weren't on project lip product for the year i would soooo go get some of these. lol

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  4. I stopped today and bought peony and crystal lilac. Crystal Lilac didnt have the shimmer like the rest but instead has a slight duochrome. It was really interesting. I got mine Buy one get one 50% off at Walgreens this morning. I wanted to grab the new colorburst lipstick in petal but my store was out. Bummer. Im on the hunt for it tomorrow however! Loved the haul video.

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  5. very nice, I want to purchase a couple of these too in more cream shades. I was looking at the Papaya one, but all they had was a tester left.

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  6. Oh, i wanna to try them... but right now i'm in a project pan...
    Now i understand you how difficult it is when you were doing this...

    Kisses!

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  7. can you do a review of all of the lip products you got! because I REALLY want to buy most of these :)

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  8. Oooh - those look really pretty! Thanks for posting this.

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  9. They look really good! I just wish they would sell Revlon in my country...

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  10. Oh no... my eyes are on the Pink Ice!!!=D

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  11. I love the Strawberry! I don't think I would have bought it based on how it looks in the bottle, but now that I've seen your swatch I definitely will. Thanks!

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  12. These just came in, in Singapore. I'm planning to buy the hot pink one to go with the Fuschia colourburst lipstick I bought. They were much thicker and did not spread as much as the Super Lustrous glosses when I swatched them.

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  13. i cant wait to try them out. i love the packagine w/ the quilted look. reminds me of chanel. xo

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  14. thanks for the swtaches!
    i defintaly need to pick some up :)

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  15. I actually went out and got pink ice from your recommendations, but I hated it! The glitter is ridiculous and there's basically no color, so I went out to return it and got crystal lilac instead. I absolutely love that color, so if you're nc25 or darker, try crystal lilac instead. It has this pretty blue shimmer which can make your teeth look whiter (:

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  16. Aww! None of the images are working? Bummer because I was really curious about these and I just love your blog and the way you lay everything out. Good photos too!

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