Meh. I wanted a mid-nude lippie to tone down the color of my lips without making me look like a corpse. On one hand, this does that. My typically rosey lips are made more a peachy-golden fleshtone, and it definitely does not make me look dead. On the other, however, it says it's a cream but it's almost as though it's just not *technically* shimmery enough to be a pearl (I wanted *zero* shimmer), and it applies dreadfully. If you look closely enough it's sort of pilled and just blatantly sitting on top of my lips. It's also, despite is near pearlishness, weirdly matte in effect. Color: good. Execution: tragic. Will not repurchase.
My skin tone is yellow undertone-fair medium (NC30) asian.
Color: I was hoping this lipstick would be nude on my lips, but it didn't look as nude as I would like it to be. It is a bit sheer. The color doesn't look bad on me. It is more natural than a strong nude color and less color than light pink. It has a peachy tone. With that said, the color looks pretty natural and not harsh. It's great for muting some of the color of my pink pigmented lips. One thing I dislike about this is that it has shimmers in it. I prefer my lipsticks to not have shimmer or glitter. The shimmers are more noticeable when the color wears off.
Staying power: Staying power is not good. I have to reapply after two hours or so. When you first apply it, it can be moisturizing enough on me. After a couple hours later, the color will fade and start to dry up juuust a little. My lips don't get severely dried out or chapped when I wear this, but I wear some small lip balm underneath just in case.
Texture: I've read comments on how people think this is gritty or doesn't glide well. At first I didn't really think much about it or see any difference. Then, I took off the lipstick and put on Revlon's SuperLustrous "Pink in the Afternoon" and was all "ooooh i see...". "Pink in the Afternoon" was more noticeably smoother, creamier, and glided on better. "Just Enough Buff" is still decently creamy. I wouldn't say it is "gritty", but probably not as smooth as some other lipsticks out there. The application is tolerable. The texture isn't bad enough to where it repels me.
Overall: this is a good natural color on me, but I don't like the staying power and the color isn't enough to "wow" me into purchasing it again. I prefer to purchase a lipstick where the color is more noticeable rather than being slightly subtle. Plus, I hate the shimmers. The shimmers are probably not noticeable far away, but just knowing it is on me, annoys me lol.
I'm surprised by the negative reviews for this product, since I really really love it.
It really suits my olive-y asian skintone (about NC30 right now) and my extremely pigmented lips. It mutes out the colour just enough for a nude effect but doesn't make me look like a corpse like other popular nude shades (MAC Myth, I'm looking at you). I don't find it gritty, granted it's not the smoothest lipstick I've ever used but it's not chunky by any means.
The colour lasted through eating and drinking sans straw and didn't leave shimmers behind when the lipstick wore off like other shimmery lipsticks I've tried.
I think I might have found my HG nude!
I think the key for this particular color is the color of your natural lip. My skin is NC20/25 with moderately pigmented lip. When wearing foundation, lip color is a must so I don't look like I've had all the blood sucked out of me.
This color kind-of restores a natural color to my lips. Its noticable, and it gives me the barely-made up look. It needs to be reapplied every few hours.
I'm on the fence if I'll keep it or not. It just isn't all that noticable on my natural lip.
One of the few nude lipsticks that look decent on me. I think it's partly because it's somewhat sheer. The texture is not creamy and can be drying.
this is the colour of my dreams! Unfortunately, it is not the formula of my dreams. It's not the creamiest of lipsticks so it can drag a little bit and highlight every single slightly dry area on the lip. A little bit of lip balm solves this, but then the lipstick doesn't last nearly as long. The colour is pretty sheer, so if you're looking for something opaque-ish, this isn't it. I will work around it because I love the shade so much, but I won't be repurchasing.
I was hoping this would be a good DS dupe for MAC's lovely nude lipsticks. It is not. For me - an NC20-25, this showed up as a really orangey pink mess. Not only that - the consistency of these Revlon lipsticks is horrible. They really knocked it out of the park with the newer ColorBurst lipsticks, but these are kind of awful.
You can get a good deal on these in drugstores and ULTA with BOGO deals. Even as such, I don't rec these.
I am in love with nudes....but it is hard to find the perfect nude.....this one is great because it isn't opaque and the color is perfect if you want a nude on the peachy side. At first I was a little dissapointed that it went on a little sheer.....but after a bit of thought on the whole subject I think that it's perfect for when you want a natural lip, not too overdone....and when you want it to look like you didn't spend TOO much time on your face. Perfect.....except the only thing I dont love about it is: compared to a MAC cremesheen lipstick its a bit gritty.....so 4 lippies for you Revlon super lustrous!
it.s a peachy nude.love the creaminest,and the formula that last long.for a natural look,it.s perfect!you can do eye shadow,blush,and lips with it.love it!
WOW! I can't believe i actually found my HG nude lipstick! I've tried almost all "nude" lipsticks in the drugstore and this is the only one that works the best for me. Revlon soft nude may be hg nude lippie for many people, but on me, it's too pink toned. Just enough buff has just enough yellow/peach in it to work for my light/medium yellow based asian complexion. I think this would work on most asians.
No, it does not look like the "concealer" nude on me, partly because it is pretty sheer, which i like. (revlon nude attitude was too opaque and made me look like a walking corpse >.<) It's just nude enough to be called the "nude" lip color and does not wash me out. The texture is not as creamy as revlon colorburst, but i'm just so happy with the color that I don't really care. It's really moisturizing, just like the rest of the super lustrous line, which is awesome for my chronically dry lips. I'm so glad i found this gem!