Like the packaging, the tube is cute and I like the way it clicks up. However it is just too expensive for the quality. The color looks gorgeous in the tube but doesn't show on the lips as the pretty coral shade in the tube. My Wet n' Wild lipsticks are superior to these in every way for a fraction of the cost. Won't repurchase.
Revlon's TV ad campaign for this has Olivia Wilde as a blonde, wearing this in a dark shade (her most unattractive look ever), and they boast 'dare to leave home without your lipstick.' I.e. they claim this lasts for hours. This has to be the most deceptive ad in the history of advertising.
The name of this shade is not Cruise Control - it is called Cruise Collection.
It is little better than a Bonne Bell Lip Smacker. Sure, Cruise Collection is a lovely coral shade IN THE TUBE. The case is beautiful and the lipstick clicks up and down one click at a time for neat application. The usefulness of this lipstick/glorified lip balm is NIL. It cannot really be termed a lipstick or a balm. It's some insanely sheer concoction. Just imagine putting lightly tinted wax on your lips. About the same effect.
It begins to wear off, whether you move your lips or not, in five minutes. You can apply another coat, or three or four - it makes no difference. It will begin to disappear, from the inside of the lips, leaving a coral ring. Then within another five minutes it begins to dry out on the lips. This is an immediate and absolute effect no matter how little or how much you applied. Is that the look you want? No? Then don't even buy this. Sure, you can layer this over other shades just for amusement. You will not get a decent look. There is only the faintest hint of coral and it will be streaked and uneven.
Anyway it's not bad enough to return or good enough to reach for all the time. That is unless you enjoy applying it every five minutes throughout the day and getting a more and more uneven outline each time. I don't give it the lowest possible rating only because it is pretty, it is cute, it has no smell, and it's possible it might work for someone who likes the uneven, sheer lip balm look. But if I'm going to get that old lady "forgot to check my wearing off lipstick" look, I can do it with the $1.79 lipsticks. Which is not what Revlon charges for these overpriced balms. This is no reflection on their regular lipsticks, which are among the best you can buy. This review is only about the "ultimate suede" formula.
This is such a beautiful shade of coral/orange! It's not a hello, here I am type of coral orange - it's more of a subtle yet noticeable shade that would look nice on several different complexions. It's not as bright as it looks. This lipstick has build-able color - I tend to wear it sheer. I wish Revlon had this color available under their normal lipstick line, because the color stay is a bit drying. But I love this color so much, I'm willing to deal with it.