Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Revlon Colorburst Lipsticks Review

Ironically, as a makeup artist, I don't bring a lot of makeup and my friends can vouch on that.  I like bringing the staples and that includes powder, lip balm and lipstick!  I always tend to eat my lipstick when I eat and drink and I find myself re-applying lipstick as often as I re-apply my lip balm.

When I bid goodbye to the lip glosses I love during summer, I was on a hunt for moisturizing lipsticks that has good color payoff and of course, wide range of shades!  Thanks to Revlon I got to meet Colorburts Lipsticks!  Just to name, brings out a huge sunshine-y smile from yours truly.

Revlon Colorburst Lipstick Army

Revlon Colorburst Lipstick says ---
  • Innovative pigments provide immediate, high-pigment color release on lips to give rich color in just one swipe
  • Unique Elasticolor technology hugs lips with an explosion of color that feels virtually weightless
  • Contains film-forming polymers for longer wear and skin conditioning properties
  • Moisturizers and anti-oxidants, including Sweet Almond Oil, improve lip texture
  • Beautiful packaging, with premium bullet lipstick case and embossed Revlon logo on bullet
Available in range of 20 shades

AMW says---
  • pigmentation is great
  • very moisturizing
  • consistent texture on all 4 shades
  • glides on smoothly on lips
  • chic packaging, love that the shade of the lipstick is easily seen on packaging
  • no weird scent
  • not too matte nor shimmery, just right
  • does not feel heavy on lips
  • the color lasts for more than 4 hours, if you eat and drink, will last approximately an hour or more
  • does not cause lips to bleed or flake
  • all the shades available are super wearable
  • for drugstore brand, people may find this pricey, but in my opinion, for it's high quality, it's considered inexpensive as compared to higher ended brands which can dry up my lips
This is the ONLY lipstick I can apply on bare lips!  Even if my lips are super dry, applying this on dry lips actually moisturize it!  The shades available are really pretty and pigmented and I don't have problems re-applying this in the middle of the day as it feels like a lipstick with "boombastic" moisture! <--- now that's a crazy adjective, but hey, you get the drift!  Imagine lip tint with heavier coverage!  Great job Revlon, I wish you'll create more lipstick like these!

from Revlon
  • apply directly to lips for beautiful, high-impact color in one swipe
  • can be worn with ColorStay lipliner for further definition
from AMW
  • if your lips are super dry, always prep your lips with lip balm prior to lipstick application
  • pat your lips with tissue if you have lip balm on to prevent lipstick from sliding off easily
  • top Revlon Colorburst lipstick with a lip gloss of your choice for a nice, glossy finish
  • use  a lip brush or lip pencil for  more precise application
  • use a cotton bud to wipe excess lipstick for a prettier pout
  • if you want a matte finish, apply first layer of Revlon Colorburst Lipstick, press with tissue paper, re-apply 2nd layer, then repeat the step until the shine is gone
  • be always on the lookout for sales, they do have it once in awhile

Will I repurchase?
Defintely!  I'll hunt down the rest of the shades

Where to purchase and how much?
At leading retailers for Php575.00 (approx $12.50)

Revlon ColorBurst Lipsticks named
in both numbers and shade names
Swatch on hand
Above - Without Flash
Below - With flash

L-R Peach, Soft Rose, Plum and Carnation

The lightest of all 4 shades.  It came out a bit sheer because the original pigmentation of my lips are a bit on the darker side.  Gives out a nice sheen of peachy shade.

Matches almost my lip color.  Soft Rose was said to be the dupe of Nars Dolce Vita.  I swiped Nars Dolce Vita  before when I visited the counter and I agree

This lip color is definitely NOT my personality but it would be fun to sport this lip color when I'm off for a night out.  I call this the "true blood" color!

Very cute pink shade that reminded me of my MAC Pink Nouveau.  It's pink on the blue tone side and the only difference between this and MAC's is the "sheen" that Revlon lipstick has as MAC's Pink Nouveau is on the matte side.

Tired of my lips yet?  Well I am! My "tired" lips are singing praises for these new found lipstick love!  I can't wait to hunt down more lipstick brands that does the job!

Now give me a "smack" for the lip swatches!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. I really need to get my hands on these already! But I'm trying to wait for a BOGO. Hasn't happened yet, argh! Haha. >:)

  2. I like the texture of the lipsticks too :) I have one but totally want some other colors!

  3. Thank you for this review, I have been waiting for your review on this and I will be off to the mall today and purchase this! Your reviews are very helpful!

  4. Great review! I am trying to hunt these down in Toronto -- they have been spotted in some locations but not everywhere. I love the bright pink one!!


  5. I love Soft Rose. I will definitely get Peachy next. Nice review, Nikki. :P

  6. Soft Rose looks great on you! :D My favorite is Blush

  7. too bad i didn't read about this when i was in the US when revlon had their BOGO sale :(

  8. nice yung peach hehe,i have plum too it brings out my edgy look heheh

  9. It looks really moisturizing, will go and try out at the counter first. Thanks for your review.

  10. Love the shade in the right,very bright pink,love that,sis,well we live very near each other,i'm in vietnam

  11. i like soft rose on your lips the best. :)

  12. Thanks for the review. This look very moisturizing and the shades are so pretty. My fave are Soft Rose and Carnation.

  13. i love them too Nikki! Soft Rose and Carnation looks so pretty! =)

  14. These look great on you! Sadly my lips can't stand them... lol. Agggghhh, having sensitive, dry lips really sucks. I got two of these, and they sink into my deep liplines reallllly badly and then start making my lips flake off in about 2-3 hours. =/

  15. I read about these even before they were availaable in the Phil so when I saw them at Singapore Duty Free, I grabbed it. Try the Rosy Nude shade, it's my MLBB color of the moment :>

  16. Maggie, do try to wait, who knows right?

    Anastacia, I know! same here! I want all the shades!

    Dindin, no worries, its my pleasure and I'm glad my blog helps you decide, do give those testers a try and choose the shades that suit you ok?

  17. Michelle, same here, I like the Soft Rose too!

    Pammy, I think Peach would look wonderful on your skin tone!

    Connie, thanks! Haven't seen blush, now you made me want one!

  18. Crystal, do try them down here!

    Shobe, Plum is totally different no? I can totally see you were it

    Beautyontheway, no worries, always my pleasure

  19. Garnet, hi to Vietnam! Thanks for the comment!

    Jojoba, thanks! I guess everyone's favorite is Soft Rose, its nearest to my lip color

    Gio, thanks for telling me your fave! Those are mine too!

  20. Khymm, I saw you love them too! Yupee!

    Catherine, sad to say lipsticks doesn't work on you and I thought I have the driest lips in the entire universe!

    Jowina, glad you got them! Smart girl! So which shade are you eyeing for next?

  21. i love the carnation color! have always loved flashy pink color on my lips! are you a fellow filipina too?

    Hope you can visit my fashion blog!


  22. i have two now and it's just so addictive. I have carnation and soft rose. i love them both. sometimes, i can't decide which one to wear! and it stays on for quite a while and i love the packaging as well.

    Can't wait to buy the other shades!

    follow me @ www.miyamazing.blogspot.com :)

  23. Kaye, yes I'm a Pinay!

    Mia.e, same with you, I plan to purchase moer! :)

  24. i love these! they're esp a good deal during bogo sales :)

  25. they all look gorgeous on you!

    they are too overpriced here... id rather check out in Uk if they ever release it there lol. lovely review!

  26. Peach and Soft Rose looks great on you :)

    I have Peach and Fuchsia and i love them too, try fuchsia i think you can definitely pull it off :)

    pls do check out my blog i just started out :)


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