I used this today. I am pleased. I used 145 Burgundy Brown. S$9.90. What amazing cheapness is this.
1. Coloring: It was easy to use, but a little messy. I waited 1 hour.
2. Washing: My hair felt dry when I washed it all out. I used the conditioner that it came with. Like the box promised, it leaves my hair in better condition. My hair has never felt more fabulous, you don't understand.
3. Results: After my hair dried, I noticed that it did not turn out to look like what the box showed, or the preview provided at the store. It came out unsatisfying uneven, especially near the hairline, but I didn't do it properly anyway, it was my first time, I don't know what I was doing, but for a cheap product which did not destroy my hair, it was all good.
I got this in 112 Burgundy Black and was attracted by how pretty the hair color looked on the girl on the box. My hair was dark brown before dyeing it, and after dyeing it looked pretty much the same I mean if you looked close or was in the sunlight you could see kind of like a purplish tint but it was really faint. But anyways the hairdye was only $3-$4 so it wasn't a problem, didn't mess up my hair, and I liked how it made my hair feel. Maybe next time I will pick up a different color though.
Revlon Luminista 115 Medium Brown.
I dyed my hair with Luminista after a bad experience with Clairol nice n easy dark brown that colored my roots orange and my ends very dark black, plus with the ammonia it dry my hair bad. I needed to fix my hair fast with no much money and no harsh chemicals, so I decided to try Luminista. First I have to say that I love that its ammonia free but when I mixed it did had a little smell of alcohol, the gloves were to small and it kind of burn in my head and I feel my entire hair so hot. I waited 30 min and then wash it, used the conditioner and my hair was so soft. The results after the mistake that I had were great, the color looks like the box medium brown but I do think in the future I might need a retouch because my roots, although they look dark you may see some redness in the light, after all Luminista fix my hair a little for no more then $10.
I used Medium Blonde. I have very black shiny hair and I wanted to go for dark blonde. I was skeptical since my black hair is impossible to lighten, it would only go dark brown. So I went for Medium Blonde and leave it longer for 1 hour and voila! I got dark blonde honey hair color and people would always admire my hair color and ask what I use and what shade. Smells good and hair is light and shiny. Lasted me for 2 months.
Selected shades: light caramel brown, deep red
Comments: I have been using the Colorsilk line for years and just started using the Luminista line as well. Never had an issue with color not showing up. My hair is naturally a dark brown for reference. I always love the color I get once the initial shade fades. However, I do find these dry my hair out vs. the regular Colorsilk line.
Light caramel brown: light brown, looks even better as it fades
Deep Red: dark red, most obvious in sunlight. Fades into a medium brown with red undertones. Bled the most during first wash with minimal bleeding during second wash. No staining.
Within a few minutes of applying this dye my head felt like it was on fire. Washed it out. Definitely way too strong for my head.
I wanted to lighten my dark brown/black hair and got this dye in Dark Golden Brown... I followed the instructions as I always do with new hair colors, but to my disappointment it only dyed my roots and about 4 inches of hair that looks more like highlights, since it was only certain strands of hair that dyed. It's not incredibly noticeable tho
I bought a box in Medium Blonde hoping that it would turn my dark hair into a warmer brown color for the spring. I wound up leaving the dye in my hair for ~50 minutes and when all was said and done, my hair was slightly darker than Luminista's Light Golden Brown. That's the color I was aiming for, but anyone with black hair who wants the color on the box is going to have to look elsewhere!
I bought this in medium brown and I really love the results. It covered the grays I have and applied easily and evenly. The conditioner included is very moisturizing and leaves my hair feeling healthy and shiny. The color stays vibrant and true. Will definitely repurchase.
I've always trusted the normal line of colorsilk haircolors, but as someone with dark asian hair, some of their lighter colors have failed to impress.
But lo and behold I was perusing the haircolor section of my local HEB and like a shining beacon of vibrant hope and hair color, I saw something I feared I was not worthy to gaze upon with my humble eyes. It was Revlon Colorsilk LUMINISTA. Even the name sounds magical, but it was more than just a name. It was a hair color that MEANT to color dark hair such as mine. No more shall I have to pick two shades lighter so I can get the color that I want.
I bought the shade 'Natural Brown 115' and as soon as I came home I decided to color my hair. The packaging contained the standard fare for the colorsilk line, ridiculously oversized gloves, color, developer...
The color turned out just like I wanted it to, but the color was not the thing that drew me over the edge, although this doesn't mean it wasn't awesome. But the REAL star of this show was the conditioner. They were not kidding when they said my hair would be in better condition after I used this. After I washed the dye out I applied the conditioner and let it sink in as I shaved my legs. After I washed the conditioner out I kid you not my hair felt like pure SILK. Like, if I had Rapunzel-length hair some kids could slip and slide on my dry hair. I'm sure if I was inclined to comb my hair with a fine-tooth after my shower it might have just gone down my hair like a 5-star level hotel elevator. Does it sound ridiculous? Yes, but what's not ridiculous is my love for this hair color.
I hope they expand their shade line to include a wider range, but it doesn't matter I'm hooked.
It's been a while since I've dyed, and I saw a new shade 'Violet-Black'...color me intrigued, also my hair. After my disaster with L'Oreal's Feria 'Violet Soft-Black' (Note the quotes here are ironic, as the shade was anything but). If you're curious, just read the unanimously negative reviews for this color. I was seduced by Feria's color, but they left me jaded and it was a while before I was willing to give my hair to another natural shade of purple. But I have faith in LUMINISTA, and I will tell my tale once again when I have the time to dye my hair.