Fire and Ice makes me feel like Betty Draper...it is the most luxurious, glamorous, retro red.
This is most loved in my collection. It evokes another era while still remaining modern. Think of all the women since the 50's who have worn this colour!
Wow, this lipstick really is bright! I am a fan of bright red lipstick and I was looking for a new red since my favorite lipstick got discontinued (Maybelline Moisture Extreme in 'Candied Apple'). I bought this at Walmart for around $7. It comes in a standard lipstick type of packaging. Very plain and black. I don't really care what the packaging looks like as long as it doesn't fall apart - the product is what really matters to me. I put this on and was shocked at how bright this is. It is blinding! It tends to navigate a bit so I think applying it carefully really is a must and perhaps using some sort of primer or waxy lip pencil would help. This also stains lips really badly. I tried this lipstick on last night and today when my boyfriend came over he asked me why my lips were weird. I looked in the mirror and noticed that some parts of my lips were stained and looked neon pink. This lipstick is also way too bright to wear with dark eye make-up or obvious bronzer/blush and I think it would amazing with a simple cat eye and some mascara. A dark smokey eye paired with this would definitely be clownish.
IT may be a vintage colour for many. Some may even say it is a story by its own right. But for me I have never been a Revlon's fan. I do not like the taste and smell of their lips products and Revlon's packaging is not something I'd call award wining. Buuut...the Limited Edition vintage packaging isn't so bad, which is why when I found my 'love that pink' (a whole new review in that one) lipstick by chance, I also bought this Fire & Ice.
Pure blue red on me...in some light it goes red pink on my NC20-25. I will not say that it is a favourite but this is definitely a handy lippies to own for days when true red is too much. I believe this colour turns out different depends on skin tone.
I purchased this at CVS for around $6 since they were having a sale. To be honest, when this was first repromoted with the vintage packaging, I wasn't so thrilled as the others were. Mostly because from the tube and the many swatches I saw online, it seemed like a fire engine, orange-based red that looks awfully garish on me (think Ronald McDonalds or smearing hot sauce all over my mouth). So it took a few months and a bit of courage for me to finally try it since I'm looking for a new shade of red to wear this fall/winter season (I usually go for deeper reds like, Maybelline's Red Revival or berry reds like, Revlon's Cherries In the Snow). To my surprise when I put it on, it's not garish at all. There is definitely an orange/coral undertone, but it also has sort of a berry red undertone, making it a bit cool toned against my warm, olive skin. The red shade reminds me of poppies! Just gorgeous. It is bright when worn opaque, but my favorite way to wear it is by using my fingers to dab it on, creating a tinted balm/stain effect. The formula is creamy, but not as creamy as the Colorburst lipsticks. It doesn't dry my lips out either, although I do wear it over a lip balm. It also leaves a stained effect even as the color fades. It typically lasts me 2-3 hours with eating. It is utterly gorgeous and it's my new holy grail red lipstick that goes with just about any makeup looks I do (smokey eye, neutral eye, or just plain ole mascara). Definitely try it, and if it doesn't suit you, you can always return it.
This is a very pretty bright red. To me it has orange undertones which is what I should be wearing with my warm skin. However, I just cannot pull of these orange reds. It is very pretty and doesn't leave my lips dry at all. It's very creamy and I absolutly love the feel of it. This color justs takes some getting used to me who doesn't really wears. If you love wearing different shades of red, definately try this one out. Heck, it's been around since the 50s-60s.
Sexpot in a tube! On me it goes a sort of geranium shade. Gives such a classic look. The formula is smooth, creamy and glides on effortlessly. Fire and Ice looks amazing on so many different skin tones. I love how it's so uplifting. A real gem!
I CANT EVEN TELL YOU HOW MUCH I LOVED IT IT WAS LIKE ANGELS JUST GAVE ME LIPSTICK but of course i had to charge BUT IT WAS WORTH IT I AM BUYING THIS PRODUCT AGAIN IM DONE WITH MY 5 TUBE revlon fire and ice dont forget it MAC LADY DANGER COMING THRU
This lipstick perplexes me, honestly. I decided to re-try this lipstick after reading that it was a dupe for MAC's Lady Danger, which definitely made me do a double take. "What? Fire & Ice is cool-toned, not orange!"
I just HAD to dig mine out and slick some on, not only to refresh my memory but to make sure that I didn't already have one of those roaring orange-reds that I've been curious about lately. On my light/medium neutral toned skin Fire & Ice is an incredibly vivid eye-catching cool toned red. The undertone is almost a violet, rather than a blue which is what I think makes this lipstick glow the way it does. I've literally never seen a lipstick this illuminated.
When in my room where the lighting is much warmer (I have a red accent wall and lots of dark furniture with orange lighting) this lipstick does ALMOST appear to be absolute perfect, sizzling orange-red I've been dying over. However, outside and everywhere else this lipstick is cool toned with nothing even remotely orange, coral or even warm about it. It's an outrageously incandescent magenta-red that is guaranteed to get you some attention no matter where you go.
The formula is very creamy and light. If you plan on working this on with a brush, please be prepared to blot it to keep the streaking from the brush minimal. Also, it's probably a good idea to wear a liner underneath or add several layers of lipstick straight from the tube to get it nice and opaque.
Revlon's Fire & Ice is a wonderfully unique and iconic color. It's somewhat mysterious as far as the undertones go, so the only way to see if it works for you is to try it!
Maybe they call it Fire & Ice because sometimes it's smolderingly sexy and sometimes it's mysteriously glacial?
EDIT: I now have Lady Danger and I must clear the air. These two look absolutely nothing alike on the lips. Both have a very neon type of quality, but the colors are totally different.
Now don't get me wrong, the lipstick itself is of great quality! It doesn't dry out my lips and goes on creamy with just a hint of shine. The only thing is the color. It is way too bright! It's a great color for photoshoots but for everyday it is way too bright. Looks trashy is you wear as a casual lipstick.
Holy grail. That's all I can say. Holy grail.