I'm back today with yet another Revlon lip product post, and I promise this is the last one for a while! The last category I am reviewing is the Colorburst Lipsticks. Unlike the Super Lustrous lipsticks, these don't come in as many shades (I would guess 20-some), and the packaging is much different.
I really like the matte plaid part of the packaging, but I think it is really annoying that you cannot actually see the lipstick, as the top of the cap is covered with a plastic piece that is supposedly an exact match to the lipstick itself. Now I will say that the top of the cap is actually really accurate to the color inside, but I still like to see the actual product before I buy, and these come plastic wrapped or taped so you can't. Another disadvantage to the colored lid top is it makes it hard to tell what the lipstick finish is (frosty, matte, pearlescent, etc.).
I have found that these lipsticks are very moisturizing and creamy. They come in a variety of finishes, but all of them apply very smoothly to the lips. The formulation reminds me a lot of the MAC Cremesheen lipsticks (my favorite from MAC!).
One thing I'm not entirely crazy about with these it the shape of the lipstick at the top. It isn't your traditional cut that comes to a point and widens from there, but instead has a very wide point at the top, which makes it harder to apply product to areas requiring more precision. For me, this is my cupid's bow area and corners of my lips. This isn't a huge inconvenience, but one I noticed right away. I do really like the "REVLON" imprint in the product though!
Overall, I would recommend these lipsticks. The packaging/design of them certainly has a few flaws, but as far as the actual product, I think it is fantastic for the price. I find that the wearing time is similar to that of a MAC Cremesheen lipstick (3 hours), so I wouldn't necessarily look to these for something super long wearing (try Revlon Matte lipsticks for that!), but for a good everyday color I think this line has a lot to offer.
On a side note, 3 of the lipsticks shown in this post, Pink Sugar, Icy Nude, and Candy Pink, are all from the new Revlon Spring 2011 line, so check individual displays for those if you head out to find them!
And now, swatches! :)