Project Wear All The Lipstick! Round 2

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Last week I started this project in the drugstore aisle of my lipstick collection (I don’t actually have aisles of lipstick. Although that would be very cool. I wonder if I can convince the boy to do some home renovations?) and I enjoyed it so much, I decided to stick with the whole drugstore thing again this week. Plus, I have a lot of drugstore lipstick. Plus plus I have a drugstore lipstick that I hadn’t worn out yet and I reeeeaallly wanted to. Let’s start with that one!

Behold. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Wild Orchid. Now, hot pink isn't the most flattering shade on me personally but you know what? I don't even care. Even seeing a picture of this shade makes me happy. I MEAN LOOK AT IT! This has decent staying power (around 2 hours on me...which is a lot) and leaves a stain behind (a pretty stain, not a weird patchy stain). The only thing you have to watch with this one is that it transfers easily. Onto teeth as well as it seems to just sort of...end up on other parts of your face. It's weird. Possibly a case of user error but I've never had that happen before so it's worth mentioning.
Behold. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Wild Orchid. Now, hot pink isn’t the most flattering shade on me personally but you know what? I don’t even care. Even seeing a picture of this shade makes me happy. I MEAN LOOK AT IT! (be sure to check out the normal swatch at the end of the post because that photo show cases this shade a little bit better. Photography is hard.)
This has decent staying power (around 2 hours on me…which is a lot) and leaves a stain behind (a pretty stain, not a weird patchy stain).
The only thing you have to watch with this one is that it transfers easily. It seems to just sort of…end up on other parts of your face? It’s weird. Possibly a case of user error but I’ve never had that happen before so it’s worth mentioning.
Revlon In The Red is one of the very few matte lipstick shades that I own and quite possibly the only one that I love. It's not drying (and my lips are particularly sensitive to that malady so I know what I'm talking about here folks!), in fact, my lips felt awesome after wearing this for a day and I was reminded of how much I really love this lipstick.  It's a more muted, warm red that leans towards brick rather than coral. A very good option if you're just starting out in the red lipstick game.
Revlon In The Red is one of the very few matte lipstick shades that I own and quite possibly the only one that I love. It’s not drying (and my lips are particularly sensitive to that malady so I know what I’m talking about here people!), in fact, my lips felt awesome after wearing this for an entire day and I was reminded of how much I really love this lipstick. It’s a more muted, warm red that leans towards brick rather than coral. A very good option if you’re just starting out in the red lipstick game.
Oh Cherries In The Snow, how lovely you are. This was my mom's favored shade when I was little so there's a bit of nostalgia attached to this particular shade. That aside, Cherries In The Snow is a pink based red creme that is amazingly comfortable to wear and just makes you feel like a million bucks. It's a moisturizing formula and like the two other Revlon shades I'm talking about this week, lasts around 2 hours on me.
Oh Cherries In The Snow, how lovely you are. This was my mom’s favored shade when I was little so there’s a bit of nostalgia attached to this particular shade.
That aside, Cherries In The Snow is a pink based red creme that is amazingly comfortable to wear and just makes you feel like a million bucks. It’s a moisturizing formula and like the two other Revlon shades I’m talking about this week, lasts around 2 hours on me.
I went through a faze a few years ago during which time I was convinced that The Perfect Pale Pink for me was out there. Many a lipstick was purchased, many a horrified face was made in my mirror and now I wear a lot of peach pale shades. Pink Champagne is a warmer pale pink and is actually a pretty color but it just looks like death on me. It also only lasts for about 20-30 minutes and smells RANK. So right about the time the scent is starting to fade, you need a reapplication.  For me this is a bit of a bust. Clearly.
I went through a faze a few years ago during which time I was convinced that my Perfect Pale Pink Lipstick was out there. Many a lipstick was purchased, many a horrified face was made in my mirror and now I wear a lot of peach shades instead.
Pink Champagne is a warmer pale pink and is actually a pretty color but it just looks like death on me. It also only lasts for about 20-30 minutes and smells RANK (as do all Rimmel lip products) and right about the time the scent is starting to fade, you need a reapplication. For me this is a bit of a bust. Clearly.
In an effort to make Pink Champagne work, I blotted it and wore it with Revlon Colorburst lip gloss in Sunset Peach. Better. But still not awesome.
In an effort to make Pink Champagne work, I blotted it and wore it with Revlon Colorburst lip gloss in Sunset Peach. Better. But still not awesome.
So then I just moved on to wearing Sunset Peach on  it's own! Problem solved.
So then I just moved on to wearing Sunset Peach on it’s own! Problem solved.
This week I'm throwing in a bonus lip combo because this is my blog and I do what I want.  I love the combination of MAC lip liner in Currant with Revlon Cherries In The Snow. It creates a gorgeous vampy yet totally daytime appropriate situation. At least it's daytime appropriate in my world. Because again, I do what I want! Ha!
This week I’m throwing in a bonus lip combo because this is my blog and I do what I want.
I love the combination of MAC lip liner in Currant with Revlon Cherries In The Snow. It creates a gorgeous vampy yet totally daytime appropriate situation. At least it’s daytime appropriate in my world. Because again, I do what I want! Ha!

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This week was heavy on the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick formula so I just wanted to mention that this is quite possibly my favorite formula out there.  I find very few lip products moisturizing (including actual lip balm which does absolutely zilch for parched lips) but Super Lustrous might fall in that very small category of moisturizing lip products.  None of these lipsticks left my lips feeling like they were in better condition than before I wore them but they felt comfortable and moisturized all day long which is saying something. Normally I’m breaking out the lip treatments after lunch time.

I’m still really bummed that Pink Champagne looks so bad on me because I was really hoping we could work things out. Sometimes, you just have to know when to let go.

Do you have a color of lipstick that you really really want to wear but just can’t? Also, let me know if your mom had a signature lipstick and whether or not you’ve tried wearing it. Let’s get all nostalgic together!

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3 thoughts on “Project Wear All The Lipstick! Round 2

  1. I’m actually surprised you can wear Cherries in the Snow. It’s dark, even on me! Remember how that Mary Kay lipstick I loved (I think it was called suede) looked neutral on me, but brown on you?

    1. Cherries In The Snow is almost a pink on me which is totally bizarre! And i love Suede! Definitely not a neutral on me though. A persons coloring makes all the difference in the world!

      Thanks for reading 🙂

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