Friday, December 24, 2010

Review: Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Soft Nude

There are a few lip product staples in every woman's makeup bag, and nude lipsticks are becoming increasingly popular, rivaling the classic red lip at the opposite end of the spectrum. Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Soft Nude (070) has been one of 2010's hot lipstick shades and I finally pulled up some photos I took in the summer (yikes) for a review. The sleek, square Chanel-inspired packaging immediately drew me to this lipstick to try and I was left without regrets. 

In contrast to many nude lipsticks, this colour is pale and peachy, but not like ghastly dried-out concealer that makes you look like a zombie. The consistency feels almost waxy on the lips and it seems to adhere as you apply so that by the time you're done, you only have a paper-thin layer on but it's very full of colour. You may need several swipes to get the entire lip, but it won't slide around or feel goopy.

I find that if you moisturize your lips beforehand (my favourite method: apply chapstick, hop in the shower and let the steam soften your lips) and exfoliate the dead skin off before applying this lipstick, it won't dry out your lips after many hours of wear, unlike most lipsticks. I have also discovered the perfect lipstick for layering - I tried Revlon's Coral Reef lipgloss over this and it popped like the vibrant colour in the tube, so Soft Nude is great as a lip concealer too. Before, I was trying to use Revlon Matte Nude Attitude and it was really dry and cakey and not so great as an under-layer. 

The thing I am most obsessed about is obviously the packaging. For comparison, here is the packaging for Chanel versus Revlon (photo credit). Great dupe, right? The cute quilting and black square matte tube complements the engraving on the lipstick itself. Also, the colour on the cap is true to the product, so for once we have a good indicator from the packaging. My only complaint is that you have to be careful with this one - mine already melted a bit and is tilting inside the tube. 

Price: $7.98 at Walmart for 0.13 oz (3.69 g)

What the product claims to do (from Revlon site):
-Instant burst of rich, true color with a featherlight feel-Elasticolor™ technology provides immediate color release and hugs lips with a burst of weightless color that feels like a second skin
-Available in range of 20 gorgeous shades

Ingredients: Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polyester-4, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Hexyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl Peg/Ppg 10/1 Dimethicone, Cera Microcristallina ((Microcrystalline Wax) Cire Microcristalline), Polyethylene, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Cetyl Peg/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Squalane, Sorbic Acid. May Contain [+/-: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, 77492,77499), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850:1), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090)] 21871

Packaging: Sleek, matte, black quilted pattern
- Chic packaging
- Nude shade doesn't look chalky
- Thin layer application
- Great for layering with other vibrant shades
- Moisturizing

- The stick melts easily so be careful
- Could be cheaper

Verdict: I am really impressed with this multi-purpose nude lipstick. I want to try the other shades as well because I like the formula of the Revlon Colorburst series - thin layers, long-lasting, moisturizing when you exfoliate and use chapstick beforehand. Classic nude lip made simple and flattering.

- Moisturizing 4/5 ♥♥♥♥
- Pigmentation: 5/5 ♥♥♥♥♥
- Long-lasting: 4/5 ♥♥
- Texture: 5/5 ♥♥♥♥
Packaging: 5/5 ♥♥♥♥♥
Price: 3/5 ♥♥♥♥

Would I buy it again?
I would definitely repurchase this lipstick in other shades (Carnation, Blush, Rosy Nude, Peach) when the price drops for these.

Here are some looks from past FOTD's using Soft Nude:
MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all! I hope you get plenty of rest with your family and eat tons of delicious food. Of course, appreciate all your presents but count your immaterial blessings too : ) I am looking forward to the new year and have high hopes for 12 whole months of motivation, curiosity, and inspiration.

I was not paid in any way for this review; these are my opinions after use. This product was purchased with my own money. Results may vary from person to person. 


☆RabbitoBonbon☆ December 25, 2010 at 2:08 AM   said...

The lipstick looks good on you! o(^O^)o I wish I could own a nude lipstick too~~ (> <|||)

Anyway, can I ask you something? It's about domain thingy~~ :C I've sent you an email. (^_~)

Oreleona December 25, 2010 at 4:32 AM   said...

Merry Christmas angie!! i love nude lippies!! u look great in them too! thanks for the detailed post, i haven't seen anyone do a review this helpul :) this lipstick is already on my list for the next purchase!!

Melody December 25, 2010 at 6:41 AM   said...

Thanks for the review ~!
It looks gorgeousss ^-^"! And looks beautiful on you <3 I think I should get more lipsticks hehe. I only have a few ~! <3

Merry Christmasss !! xo

Hana Tralala December 25, 2010 at 1:23 PM   said...

I´ve heard about this lipsick a lot. My favourite nude lipstick would still be the ,,Darling" by GOSH.but i think, that it´s not able to get in US:/ In slovakia is not able to get the Revlon things :/ I thing you look amazing with the lipstick on. I think, that nude shades is really a good match for you :)

FashionableAsians December 25, 2010 at 2:00 PM   said...

I really like the color and the packaging is cute but sucks that it melts easily :X
Merry Christmas!!!

Diana December 25, 2010 at 2:03 PM   said...

The colors suits you very well! When I tried this, I looked dead -_-. Btw, you have nice teeth :D

fifi December 25, 2010 at 6:42 PM   said...

Hey thanks for the review! I've been wanting to buy a nude lipstick for a long time but didn't know which one was good! I shall look forward to getting this one =')

Jessica December 25, 2010 at 9:21 PM   said...

Ive always wanted a nude lipstick ~ Ill try this one ^__^

Merry Christmas Angie!

Buky December 26, 2010 at 12:29 AM   said...

I really like the thought of wearing something the texture of lip balm but more like lightly colored/ nude-ish.
I'm not a fan of big glossy lips and i like to keep it natural and simple.
Thanks, i'll check out nude lipsticks next time i'm out shopping.
I could apply it and use chapstick or something later on....
Thanks again.

MINAKICHU December 26, 2010 at 12:55 AM   said...

It looks so pretty on you, it doesn't look like the other "dead" nudes. I haven't tried this but seeing how good it looks makes me want to get one soon.

sugar sugar December 26, 2010 at 1:00 AM   said...

Great review Angie! The lipstick def. looks gorgeous on you. =)

minakichu December 26, 2010 at 2:51 AM   said...

t looks so pretty on you, it doesn't look like the other "dead" nudes. I haven't tried this but seeing how good it looks makes me want to get one soon.

♥Bunny♥ December 26, 2010 at 11:19 AM   said...

Wow! those pics are taken from your previous place!! I recognize the entrance!!
never too late! I really love this color and I'm already running out of it~! Its sooo much cheaper and nicer than mac's myth and I love it~!
haha, i remember your mint grreen nails!

kylie December 26, 2010 at 2:07 PM   said...

the colour is soo nice! it really suits your lips! ^^

Anonymous December 26, 2010 at 3:53 PM   said...

I have been meaning to try this color, I love my nudes and this one looks like it looks awesome on..thanks so much!

Miss Neira

Unknown December 27, 2010 at 12:05 PM   said...

I have something similar to this that I won from BeautyBag411 but haven't worn it reminded me!

Thanks for the review!

Toni Tralala December 29, 2010 at 9:45 PM   said...

I love nude colors. :) The shade looks great on your lips. <3

Carla January 22, 2011 at 11:03 PM   said...

this is one of my favorite lipsticks!!

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