Sunday, November 27, 2011

Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss Strawberry Fraise

The Revlon Colorburst range of lipsticks and lip glosses have gained quite a decent fan following recently judging by the number of reviews on makeup and beauty blogs. The lip glosses in this range especially Papaya, Fire and Strawberry Fraise are sold out on almost all counters. However the other day I spotted Papaya on the Revlon counter at Dorabjee and quite literally pounced on it with glee. While I loved the shade, the SA there (who seemed quite patient despite women like me attacking her testers) asked me if I would like to try other shades as well. So she swatched papaya, strawberry, fire, aubergine and hot pink. Well, now I was confused..I loved all of them. I mean each and every shade seemed amazing. So after standing there like a dud staring at the swatches I finally picked my  shade, Strawberry Fraise.

Here is what Revlon claims about the product

A pop of weightless color with vivid, mirror-like shine. Outshines everything but you. It is formulated with:
Micro-crystal formula for 5X the shine of patent leather.
Plush applicator shaped to curves of your lips for smooth, even application of color.
Revlon ColorBurst’s Elasticolor™ technology for rich color with a weightless feel.
Moisturizers and anti-oxidants such as sweet almond oil and vitamin E conditions and improves lip texture

Price: This lip gloss is priced at INR 475 for around 6ml of product. I find this pretty decent considering the quality of the overall product. There are around fifteen shades that you can choose from.

Packaging: I the packaging. The patterned black cap and the sturdy see through tube look extremely classy. It has a flat doe foot applicator that can bend as you apply color on your lips.

 Texture: The texture of this lip gloss is thick, yet I did not find it extremely sticky. So you do not have to worry about sticky color transferring to your hair and other things around you (Whew..what a relief). The gloss is also quite moisturizing and does not dry out the lips at all. It has a faint smell of I guess vanilla which disappears after some time.

Color and Pigmentation: Strawberry fraise is a bright strawberry pink color with slight red undertones on my dark skin tone. It has some fine shimmer which does not look OTT. The pigmentation is amazing. I have yet to find a lip gloss that completely covers my dark pigmented lids without looking over the top. You can choose to have a single sheer coat or build up the color for a completely opaque finish. The lip gloss stays on for around three hours without any meals which is quite decent. Here is the swatch and my first FOTD

In sunlight: Check out the fine shimmer

Me: Oops.. Please avoid the dark circles
What Do I Not Like

Umm..Nothing actually. I love it.

I recommend this for everyone. While fair skinned beauties would totally rock this shade, I think dusky girls too would be able to do justice to this shade thanks to the slight red undertones. So go ahead and get your fave shade. My next buy would be Papaya (a coral peach) and Fire (a beautiful bright red with shimmers). 


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