This is a great color but - Revlon - what is with the little sparklies in the lipstick? I thought I was seeing things when I noticed the little sparklies on my mouth and assumed they came from something else. But, no, the lipstick has very small sparklies in it. I'm way too old for that. Color great - sparkle- No.
I LOVE this lipstick and this colour. Here is why:
The Colour: It is a perfect warm toned rose nude.
This is almost a dead ringer for Elizabeth Arden's best seller shade "breathless". This has a softer colour, and it is a better neutral rosy toned basic. It isn't quite as sheer as EA's, and a little more neutral, less pinky mauve than EA's Breathless. I use both now as my HG neutral daytime lipstick.
Temptalia lists it as a dupe for Chanel's Mademoiselle lipstick, one of their top sellers. Having tried and loved that one too I have to say the Chanel is a bit more sheer and a liitle more pink but a warm pink with a touch of coral. This Revlon is longer lasting, more opaque and has more of a brown tinged warm pink tone.
I have a very light redhead skin (pale ivory, with freckles, golden undertone) andI have dark auburn hair. My lips have a fair amount of colour naturally.
I think this colour would suit a lot of skin tones, from the warmer golden undertones even to warming up some of the cooler skin tones and would suit everything from fair/mid tone and darker.
There is no scent or flavour that I can detect! What a relief! This is a decently moisturizing lipstick, something my 50 plus lips require! I have trouble with dry flaky lips but this lipstick is plenty moisturizing.
It doesn't bleed! For those with lip lines, you know what I mean. Too much moisture usually equals bleeding, but this one doesn't and it still isn't dry, and keeps my lips soft and smooth.
I have a general complaint about round lipstick cases though, THEY ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everywhere! Off the counter onto the bathroom floor or worse, launching themselves into the toilet. (and from there they get demoted to the trash).
So Revlon if you are listening, go square please! But not with that dratted little nub and slot that L'Oreal has.
But on the plus side, it is easy to see into the lipstick case before buying, as it has a clear top.
I was looking for a nude look on my olive skin tone...this lipstick shade gives a lovely nude rosy-peachy transparent shade through which my natural lip shade can be glimpsed a bit. But when I tried on loreal lipstick "In the buff" over it...just a dab in the centre...it became a perfect nude lipstick shade..I lovethis combination which is my perfect nude lips shade!
I'm a fan of Revlon Super Lustrous lippies in general (phenomenal shade range, rich pigmentation, classy packaging) but this is kind of a fugly shade, IMO. At least on me. It looked like a peachy warm nude in the package, but when I opened it and tried it on, it was more of a cool salmon-pink that just does nothing for my warm PPP skin. It's not super-pale, more of a your-lips-but-stronger nude, but still has an annoying chalky '60s-pink aspect that is anything but natural-looking on me.