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Revlon Colorburst lipsticks

Yesterday I went to do groceries at Market! Market! Very mundane I know, but to shake things up I wore bright, almost frightening, fuchsia lipstick. My face was bare except for the the Dr. Jart Gold Label BB cream (for the SPF45). As for clothes, I just had a plain white t-shirt and bleached shorts on. 

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It's shallow, but I felt good. I felt powerful. I had enough confidence to wear a lipstick very few would dare to touch. Lol!

Lipsticks are powerful tools that have existed for hundreds of centuries. I love my lipsticks because they allow me to easily express myself even if I'm just wearing a bare face and boring clothes. Pinks and nudes are fine, but loud lip color is the easiest way to make a statement! Anyway, that fuchsia lip is brought to you by Revlon.

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Will review the eyeshadows soon!

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Revlon has just released a new line of lipsticks aptly called Colorburst. It's their answer to the popular Maybelline ColorSensational line of lipsticks. They're more expensive at almost twice the price of Maybelline - P575 per tube - so I'm sure you'd like to know. Are they better?

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Natural is a peach brown color that ought to match your, well, natural lip color. Perfect for everyday.

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Coral is a fiery red color with orange undertones. It can be spotted a mile away!

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Fuchsia is a blue-based true fuchsia.

Why I love this:

  • Intensely pigmented
  • Smooth and even application
  • Has a semi-glossy finish
  • No noticeable bleeding
  • Comfortable wear. It doesn't feel thick and icky on my lips! This is a huge plus for me.
  • Good staying power - it won't fade for hours, but if you eat, it will go with your food. There will be a strong stain left, however.
  • Classy matte fishnet packaging. It has some heft to it, so the tube doesn't feel cheap. The Revlon logo is also embossed on the lip color itself. Nice touch!

What I don't like:

  • It can be drying after a few hours. Wear lip balm before application.

And that's it, really. I think the P575 price tag is fair because of the pigmentation, comfortable wear, and packaging. Colorburst definitely wins against the ColorSensational line when it comes to the feel, packaging, and lasting power. I recommend it for women who want their lipstick to stand out without having to worry if their lipstick is bleeding or fading. If you prefer more wearable colors, I believe this line also has a few nudes and light pinks.

Here's a couple of close dupes:

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NYX Louisiana (P160) versus Revlon Fuchsia. Revlon has a lot more blue tones in it.

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Bobbi Brown lipstick in Brownie Pink (P1,100) versus Revlon Natural. Revlon is more peachy than pink.


So what do you think? Is the Colorburst something you'll try? If you've tried it, I'd love some feedback!

PFW 2010: Jun jun Cambe and Sunsilk

A lovely afternoon at Mandarin Oriental Manila