Review: Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss
The Colorburst range claims to combine intense color with lightweight feel.
I agree on the feel part. The intensity of color however…
I bought 2 shades of Colorburst Lipgloss, above, compared with Super Lustrous Lipgloss Nude Lustre. Strawberry, a tripped-up hot pink shimmer, and Rosegold, a soft copper-pink nude. The shades are beautiful. I just wish there were creme options, along with shimmers.
Just from the swatching above, you can kinda tell that the glosses are not too opaque. I’m just warning you that if your lips are very pigmented, these will not show true. This was somewhat disappointing for me, but then it’s not fatal since these are lipglosses after all.
Texture-wise, these feel nice and lightweight. Similar to Super Lustrous Lipglosses. They are slightly less tacky, which is a good and bad thing. If you have low tolerance for stickiness, these would be great for you. These go on smoother and stick better to clean, dry lips than primed lips.
I’d say these are stickier and more opaque than Maybelline’s Collagen Shine Glosses.
Lasting Power is not too bad. Not as long-wearing as the Colorstay Mineral Lipglazes, but I don’t see that as a bad thing. I am probably one of the few that detests the super-thick and sticky texture of Colorstay Mineral Lipglazes. These things don’t blot away nicely, and start to gunk in the inner corners of your lips after awhile.
Colorburst seems to last longer and wear away more evenly than Super Lustrous, but don’t expect these to be around after lunch.
The packaging is sleek, but I didn’t buy this for the packaging. If they had released some of these colors as part of the Super Lustrous line, I’d have bought them anyway.
The hour-glass shaped applicator is meant to hug the curve of your lip and deposit color more smoothly, but I just find it harder to get a precise lip line with the flared tip, compared to traditional doe-foot applicators. Especially if you are applying one of the deeper or stronger colors and need a really nice clean lip line. You can still do it. It will just take you a lot more time.
Smell. Hmm, this is where I minus most of the points. This smells like very bad synthetic vanilla. And since I have to reapply lipgloss quite often through the day, the scent really gets to me.
And I’m a vanilla lover.
If they removed the scent or switched to the Super Lustrous fragrance, I’d rate this line a whole lot higher.
A good gloss range in terms of wear and feel. But not ground-breaking in terms of color range, especially when compared to the eponymous Super Lustrous range.