This is a really beautiful color and that's what lured me into buying it in the first place. Its such a deep red/burgundy color which is absolutely gorgeous. It has a creamy texture and isn't drying. It lasts a long time but i found that it does sink into the lines of my lips and doesn't look good after an extended amount of time. It also tends to leave that ring of color on your outer lip after you've eaten and drank. Not very flattering. To have a more even application i like to put a little bit of lip balm underneath before applying. Overall, a great lip color for fall/winter. But not one for extended wear
This caught my attention when I noticed reviewers saying it is a dupe for MAC Dubonnet. Well, I was curious...I would much rather try a $5 Revlon lipstick than pay for a MAC one on a color I don't wear all the time but have been very curious about. FYI - I am NW20, with almost black hair, brown eyes, rosey lips.
So here is the good news:
*Beautiful brick red...deep and rich. It is a touch less bold IMO than VGI. Really looks great on me and it is a SL Creme finish (my fave).
*I bought two of these on clearance for $1.50 at Target (as of this review).
Now it is time for the bad news:
*As of this review, I believe this is LE or being discontinued. It was not listed on the Revlon website and Target had them all on clearance.
*This is a gorgeous fall/winter color, that I just purchased in March. So, I won't get to play with this much till September.
And don't get this confused with the uber dark Black Cherry (more of a purple tone), this is Blackberry.
Blackberry is a lovely red wine color that I wasn't sure about, but I've gotten several compliments when wearing this lipstick. I love the creamy texture and the color is very long-lasting. This color is a little dark for daytime, unless you blot it really well and put on a lipgloss to mute the deep redness. But, I think it's the perfect color to go out dancing!
Goes on smoothly and beautifully, but it does not wear very long.
This is lovely, rich red. On me, it's the perfect everyday red, especially when applied sheerly or blotted. It's a neutral red with a bit of brown. Like all SL lipsticks on me, I can get 4-5 hours of wear out of one application as long as I'm not drinking or eating. I usually drink lots of water and remove my lipstick before meals though. It's also a bit drying, but lip balm underneath helps.
I recommend that anyone looking for a neutral red that is not in-your-face bright or vampy to try this.
This product is fantastick! It is, as others described, a deep, bloodlike red. It is not drying like Maybelline or MAC lipsticks, and it's also not tested on animals. Unlike Maybelline Color Sensational, Revlon lipsticks have less scent. It's half the price of MAC's Dubonnet.
I like it for its versatility. For everyday I just put on very little, and it pretty much stains my lips for hours. Used that sparingly, it looks like Clinique's Black Honey, especially if you put balm over it. It can also be applied more heavily for special occasions; you can apply it with a medium hand for office work or very heavily to look like a Goth. No matter how you apply it, it looks beautiful.
This product is also works well as an eyeshadow. I'm not sure how many of you wear blood-red eyeshadow, but I almost always wear red eyeshadow. It doesn't look very daring if you put on just a little.
A fantastic Revlon product for its price, colour payoff and longevity. On my NC43 skin, this $8 gem shows up as a dark red/bordeaux colour that lasts all day if applied over a moisturized lip and I avoid touching anything to my mouth. Given the impracticality of not eating or drinking, I'd suggest a lipliner or the blot/reapply method to lessen smearing and transferring.
Beautiful dark red wine color!! I bought this last year and I still have more than half the tube left. Out of the three types of Revlon Super lustrous lipsticks, the creme line is the best. I love matte finishes and the creme line has a matte finish without being too dry like the matte line.
Dark red wine color
Not too drying but still needs lip balm
Doesn't settle in creases
Only last for 3-4 hours
It's a beautiful colour, formula, and product. Very flattering on me & probably anyone contemplating it. Has a warm tone to it, and makes my complexion look rich, my skin more luminous, as opposed to washed out.
An exact match for Guerlain's RA Vega IMO, except that one has more of a glossy finish and goes on a bit more sheer, so looks a hair brighter (which doesn't look good on me). So if you prefer a creamy/thicker finish, with a beautiful sheen that makes your lips look plumper, then you will like this better, regardless of price.
When you wipe it off, it leaves a soft reddish stain, which I like. continued >>
It does look super brown in the tube, but not when I put it on -- it's a pretty, muted neutral red. Kind of nice for fall because of that muted quality.
No strong scent, decent texture (not super moisturizing but less drying on my lips than NYC Retro Red), satin finish, good pigmentation, and decent staying power.
I have pale, yellow-tinged cool skin and deep auburn dyed hair verging on wine and this shade is pretty flattering on me. Going by the fact that it also looks great on olive-skinned women and fair women with dark hair, I'd agree it probably is as universally flattering as people say. It's dramatic without being necessarily punch-you-in-the-eye arresting.