Name: Colorburst Lip Gloss in Crystal Lilac
From Revlon’s website:
A pop of weightless color with vivid, mirror-like shine. Outshines everything but you!
• Micro-crystal formula for 5X the shine of patent leather
• Plush applicator shaped to curves of your lips for smooth, even application of colour
• ColorBurst’s Elasticolor™ technology for rich color with a weightless feel
• Moisturizers and anti-oxidants such as sweet almond oil and vitamin E conditions and improves lip texture
• Available in 15 vibrant, on-trend shades
What I liked:
– sheer colour payoff and very shiny finish
– texture is lightweight, non-sticky and moisturizing
– good staying power
– elegant packaging
– the price
What I didn’t like:
– may be too sheer for some people
– has an unappealing chemical scent (but it can’t be smelt on the lips)
Who said that drugstore packaging must be cheap and ugly? Certainly not Revlon. The brand has upped their game lately, bringing out beautiful new shades and updating their packaging. Take their Colorburst Lip Glosses for instance. They are housed in thin, long tubes with a quilted cap that makes them look more expensive than they are. They could almost pass for Chanel glosses, couldn’t they?
But what about the product inside? Is that as good? Well, it certainly is lovely. The Colorburst Lip Glosses are available in 15 shades ranging from pinks to browns. The one I have is called Crystal Lilac and is a light muted pink with iridescent lilac undertone and shimmers. I don’t think it gives “5x more shine of patent leather”, but it is very shiny indeed.
The colour too isn’t as rich as promised. In fact, it is quite sheer, but it can be built up for more intensity. I don’t recommend doing that though. With one swipe, the colour feels very comfortable and lightweight on the lips, but when you layer it, it starts to feel a bit heavy. Because of this, I prefer to use it on top of lipsticks to give them some much-needed shine.
The gloss is easy to apply thanks to its flat doe foot applicator, and doesn’t feel sticky at all on the lips. It’s fairly moisturizing on its own too, especially for a drugstore gloss, so I can wear it without having to apply lip balm beforehand (but, please, note that my lips are in good condition). Once on, Crystal Lilac lingers on my lips for three hours before it starts to fade, which I thought was great. Mots glosses won’t even last two on me!
I couldn’t detect any scent while applying it on my lips, which I thought was a bit strange. It’s unusual to come across an unscented gloss, isn’t it? So, I gave the wand a sniff and ewww. It does have a scent. An ugly, chemical scent. Thank goodness you can’t smell it on the lips or I’d use it a lot less. But as it is, I don’t think it’ll bother many people. Still, if you’re very sensitive to scents, you may want to give it a sniff before purchasing.
Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss in Crystal Lilac is a sheer but shiny light pink shade with lilac undertones and shimmers. Fairly moisturizing, non-sticky and lightweight, the gloss lasts about 3 hours on the lips. However, it starts to feel a bit heavy on the lips if you try to build it up and has an unappealing, but very subtle, chemical scent.