As much as I was able to curb my beauty spending in the past couple of months, I just can't get rid of the urge to pick up a new lipstick here and there; case in point, the new Revlon Super Lustrous Shine release. The regular Super Lustrous formula is one of my drugstore lipstick favorites, so when I spotted this new Shine range at my local Bartell's, I just couldn't say no. And I didn't.
Lightweight Color, Moisturizing Shine. A silky lightweight formula that lets you indulge your decadent side. Available in 10 new luxurious shades [...] Exclusive LiquiSilk™ formula with mega-moisturizers seals in color and softness' (from Revlon's website). The Revlon Super Lustrous Shine Lipstick in Kissable Pink ($7.99 for 0.15 oz/ 4.2g) is a sheer, buildable light neutral pink with some white pearl shimmer and a glossy finish. I do love me some sheer wearable pinks for daytime, so I couldn't pass up this shade, and it does look beautifully effortless on the lips.
The formula of this Super Lustrous Shine lipstick is definitely thinner and more lightweight than regular Super Lustrous lipsticks, and the pigmentation is also on the light side, as expected. Compared to some other sheer lipstick formulas I've tried, it's less creamy and soft than Revlon Lip Butters, glossier and less opaque than the Covergirl Gloss Balms, firmer and more satiny than Giorgio Armani Sheers and probably the most similar to Chanel Rouge Coco Shines from anything that I own in my lipstick collection. Revlon Super Lustrous Shine goes on smoothly and evenly, wears comfortably on the lips with only minimal drying out of my pout and lasts 2-3 hours on average; the sheerer formula can't stand up to any meals, that's for sure.
Kissable Pink seems like a great crowd-pleaser shade that is both feminine and flirty. The light to medium intensity of the shade and neutral undertones should suit a variety of skintones, and it's a great versatile option for fans of pinkish nudes. I usually shy away from light pinks (for example, the cult classic MAC Angel lipstick looks rather sad on me) but I think the sheerness and good balance of undertones in Kissable Pink work for me this time. The pearl finish is overall not too noticeable and definitely miles away from the dreaded frosty lip look.
Compared to some other light to medium pinks in my collection, Revlon Kissable Pink (far left) is decidedly lighter and less blue than Guerlain's Rouge Automatique in Shalimar (middle left), less peachy than Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Stick in Watermelon (middle right) and lighter and less rosey than Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie (far right).
I've also included a photo and some swatches of my other Revlon Super Lustrous lipsticks, so that you can see the difference in the finish more clearly. From left to right, we have Kissable Pink, Cherries in the Snow and Black Cherry.
I've been reaching for Revlon Kissable Pink a lot the past couple of weeks, especially when I'm in a hurry and want just a hint of pretty pink to my lips; strangely enough, overall I haven't been wearing a whole lot of lipstick lately. In the photo below, I paired it with some neutral shades from my new bareMinerals The Finer Things palette and the standard NYX Mauve Powder Blush. Oh, and I forgot to mention... I have had my hair permed recently!
I'm really happy with my new Super Lustrous Lipstick pick and the little browse in the Revlon section has inspired me to look for some other interesting shades in the range again. Which shades do you love the most in the Super Lustrous range? Have you tried the new Shine finish already?