Thursday, January 26, 2012

Drugstore Friday: Revlon ColorBurst Lipgloss in Strawberry & Hot Pink

I know this is technically my Drugstore Friday post and I'm posting it late on Thursday night, but I wanted to get this up before the BOGO 50% off sale is over for you lovelies since I'm not sure when it ends!

I saw these a little while ago and had to grab them! Most of the Revlon products were on sale BOGO 50% off, so it was a good excuse to give them a try.

I wanted to pick 2 fun Spring colors so I chose (top to bottom) Hot Pink and Strawberry. Hot Pink was actually featured on Jessica Alba in one of the ads on the display so I had to give it a try to see if it was anything like it was in the ad! ;)

I was actually kind of impressed with the packaging to a degree. I hate when packaging feels cheap, but these feel solid. Also, I'd like to point out that (while it's a little hard to see) the applicator isn't what I'd call a true doe foot applicator because it's more of a flat paddle covered with the fuzzy stuff (so technical, I know) rather than an angled applicator. I've gotten somewhat use to using the paddle-like applicators after falling in love with Anastasia Hydrafull lipgloss.
Here are the ingredients for those of you that are ingredient-conscious.

Hot Pink

Hot Pink - So pretty! I wondered if the little flecks would be a bit gritty, but they really weren't.

Hot Pink - So pretty! Now I have to point out, this is not identical to what it looked like on Jessica Alba in the ad. I love it as it is, but I hate when ads don't accurately portray products!

Hot Pink is the foremost standing lip gloss of the 3 and it is supposedly the one Jessica Alba is wearing in this ad. Does it look identical to my swatch? Um ... no. To quote one of my favorite movies--"I'll have what she's having!" I want a lipgloss that makes my lips look exactly like that with the swipe of my glossy wand. Even though the ad was obviously not true to the product, I still like the color Hot Pink.


Strawberry - Doesn't that remind you of a fresh, glittery strawberry? The second I saw it I snatched it up.

Strawberry - I want to point out to any new readers that my lips are barely pigmented at all naturally, so I've found over the years that glosses and lipsticks tend to look a bit more true to color on me in comparison to what they sometimes look like on other people. As you can see, this isn't quite as bright on my lips as it was in the tube, but it was a tad brighter than in this picture.

These were priced at $7.49 retail at the store I purchased them, but they were on sale BOGO 50% off, so I only paid $11.24 for 2!

Where to Buy
These can be found any place the carries Revlon cosmetics such as Walgreens, CVS, Target, etc. I purchased mine at Walgreens.

Final Thoughts
I am really impressed with these! I'm admittedly a bit of a makeup snob and I typically prefer high-end or indie cosmetics (largely due to the ingredients and performance), but these have definitely won my approval. The colors were lovely and quite pigmented, the flecks weren't gritty, and (for those of you that hate sticky gloss) these weren't super sticky. The price is reasonable and I think these glosses could stand head-to-head with a few high-end glosses I love. If you want some cute glosses to add a pop of color this Spring and you don't mind using a cruelty-free drugstore brand, definitely give these a try! And yes, from what I can find Revlon is cruelty-free unlike Maybelline and L'Oreal, unfortunately.

What do you think? Would you give these a try?     


  1. I am desperately searching for the purple one!!! I think it's called Decadent? I cannot find it ANYWHERE!! These are pretty, but since my lips are really pigmented, I wonder how well they'd show up

    1. Totally almost grabbed the purple as a third, but couldn't decide on a fourth to take advantage of the sale so I decided to wait. I'll definitely post swatches if it's still there next time I go back! Hmmm these are definitely pigmented, but on more pigmented lips I've seen them look more subtle than on mine. Although with the sale price, if you can get them BOGO 50% off maybe it's worth trying them anyway?

  2. The pink is really nice it's too bad it doesn't match hers exactly she probably has some sort of pink base on underneath it in the ad.

    1. My guess is additional makeup + photoshop ;) One of the reasons I loved Make Up For Ever's untouched ad campaign! It's so nice when what you purchase looks like it does in the ads!


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