Hello chummies! You might remember my date night FOTD from a few months ago, which is my usual failsafe look. I can’t say the other half and I have been on many dates since although the good news is I wore Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in Pink Pout for the first time that night and have worn it relentlessly since – although I do have mixed feelings about it.Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in Pink Pout is a very purple-based pink in their much loved matte formula which at first glance you’d assume it would only suit lighter skin tones. BUT after trying MAC Mehr and falling in love with purple-based pinks I decided to plunge further into pink oblivion.
This lipstick applies quite smoothly but not as smoothly as a MAC matte lipstick if you know what I mean? Pre-moisturised lips are a MUST if you’re going to dabble with this little guy. I’d say the texture is quite velvety, although it does feel a little drying. My comfort threshold is quite low so this doesn’t bother me too much.
Wear time is average, I think I usually get 3 or 4 hours before I need to reapply, but you do get cracks showing if you look closely enough. Again, I’m not exactly a perfectionist so that isn’t going to keep me up at night. It doesn’t fade awkwardly which is probably the main thing?I really love the colour of Pink Pout, although the name is super naff. I’m absolutely willing to overlook the slight dryness for the way it brightens up my face. This colour would be adorable and dolly-like on pale skins but if you’ve got darker skin, it looks unexpectedly sexy in my humble opinion – well worth a try.
One last thing, the packaging seems to have changed slightly, I’m not sure if mine is the new or old version but the Boots and Superdrug websites show this lipstick with a brushed silver colour barrel. If you engage your eyeballs you’ll see mine is shiny gold which I prefer, but it’s the same product either way – I hope that’s cleared up any confusion!
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Pink Pout is available at Boots for £7.49.
BARE LIPS | WITH HIGH HEELS
In my never-ending quest to find the perfect pink that doesn’t look wrong on my face, I thought I’d try out this Ultimate Suede ColorStay lipstick from Revlon, in the shade High Heels. I’m going to cut to the chase – this is NOT the one.
I profusely apologise for starting on a downer but when your lips look this bad it’s difficult to stay positive. The colour is fine, maybe a little light for my skin tone but still wearable. That’s where the good news begins and ends I’m afraid. I learned my lesson the hard way.
Before applying this ungodly lipstick, I prepped my lips with a lip scrub and a balm to give my poor lips a fighting chance. Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede went on quite smoothly and felt light on the lips, almost like a balm which was quite promising. So I foolishly left the flat and proceeded with my day gallivanting around town. It wasn’t until I was in Primark desperately rummaging through a mountain of smalls, searching for anything that wasn’t bright pink and a size 18 when I caught sight of my face in the mirror. I tell you, it was hideous. The lipstick had turned dry and patchy like there was no tomorrow. I was genuinely shocked and disgusted.
So that’s the end of that story. I’ve tried it again since but I suffered the trauma once again. I suppose it’s my own fault for choosing a lipstick named “Ultimate Suede” – they weren’t lying – this will make your lips look like actual suede. I’ve no idea whether or not the other colours misbehave in this hideous way and I’m not sure if I want to find out. This would definitely be one for the bin if I wasn’t such a hoarder of useless things. Perhaps I’ll find another use for it – patchy blusher perhaps?
Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick is available from Boots and Superdrug for £8.99 (or, almost nine pairs of Primark neon thongs which would probably have been more useful).
Is anyone else really struggling with life at the mo? The festive period was a month ago and I still feel like I’m recovering from the relentless food, drink and forced socialising.
I spent 90% of December sporting a smokey eye so I wanted something neutral yet festive for my lips. I was looking for some inspiration from the gods and saw a photo of Kim Kardashian from a few years ago (before she messed up her face and appeared to feed her arse with Miracle-Gro). She looked flawless but I was bowled over by her lipgloss, a kind of pale pink with gold shimmer…and that’s when I knew.
I didn’t want to spend money on the MAC or Chantecaille versions so I hurled myself down to Boots and made a bee-line towards the Revlon stand as their lip product releases are never ending. For once, I found what I was looking for in mere seconds. So I took it to the till, paid my £6.99 and left. I WISH. I spent an hour in there and left with a light wallet and a heavy heart.
Anyway the chosen lipgloss was Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Snow Pink (a pale nude/pink with gold shimmer), and I can confirm, as far as lipglosses go, it is quite delightful. Nice, inoffensive packaging and a sufficient amount of sparkle. It comes with a doe-foot applicator, making it pretty fool-proof to apply. The neutral colour also means you can do this on a wobbly bus with no mirror and not end up looking like a clown (tried and tested).
In terms of staying power, whoever said it lasts a good few hours is a downright liar. When does lipgloss ever last that long? I got maybe 30 minutes’ wear. I didn’t mind reapplying this though as it requires minimal concentration and effort. I didn’t find it to be too sticky either (that accolade goes to Soap & Glory Sexy Motherpucker) but do be prepared for a hair-stuck-to-lips moment if you experience windy conditions.
I’m going to be honest and say that although I do like Snow Pink, I think it would look better on fairer complexions. Darker skin means darker lips and certain products just don’t pack as much punch. I’ll be layering this on top of a pink lipstick next time as that could be the answer to all my lipgloss dreams.
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Snow Pink is available at Boots and Superdrug and costs £6.99.