Meet the Golden Girls. If they were women I would cast them in James Bond. Aren’t they gorgeous? The are classy with a touch of 50s elegance. At a loss when it comes to lipsticks, I’m definitely no expert. My make up drawer consists of thousands (I exaggerate) with colours I adore, that have translated onto my lips completely wrong. Please tell me I’m not the only one? However, now is the time for change. 21 years old and I want to wear lipstick dammit! My latest shopping extravaganza was spent gazing into Revlon’s lipstick section, curious to what It would hold. These two popped out at me. Intrigued, they fell into my basket. Now to test for colour, texture and longevity. Lets see if these little ladies are as much substance as they are style.
On the look out for a light shade of pink, I plucked this cutie from the crowd. Always seeming to be drawn to darker toned pinks, Pink Pout was the revolution. Just the ticket to change my ways. As soon as this was applied it brightened my whole face. It was creamy. The colour pay-off was wonderful and matched the bullet perfectly. Usually lipsticks either sink into the creases or sit aimlessly on top. Not this doll. She is supposedly matte although it feels more like applying a lustre. My only quarrel is the longevity. After 2 hours she had stained my lips. The true texture and brightness had dulled. For me this is not a problem. The application of lipstick is so darling.
Golden Girl number two was a risk. Dangerous, as most red dressed women are. The owner of only one other red lipstick, I’ve always liked the pin-up look. I’m not quite daring enough, tending to wear reds more as a stain but a girl can dream. Intrigued to see what other treasures were out there, Fire & Ice was selected. I’m afraid to say this lipstick was disappointing. The colour in the bullet was a gorgeous, deep, blue toned red that looked stunning next to the gold. On my lips it turned, well, neon-ish. As a blogger I don’t like to be lost for words yet I can’t quite understand the colour. It wasn’t a pink toned red or a blue toned red. I thought a hint of purple could be detected, again I couldn’t be sure. The only way I could describe it was neon. Yet it wasn’t. This is bizarre, isn’t it? Maybe my eyes were deceiving or maybe the colour just didn’t suit. I can only account for what I saw. It wasn’t for me but maybe you’ll love it. As for longevity, just like the former after 2 hours that all too familiar ombre look started to develop. It was fading, fast. Of course it would be paired with a lip liner of similar shade, possibly stay put but I had hoped it would stand up by itself. Fair to say this stunner needs to work on her “personality”. Pretty on the outside, dull within. She will end up at the back of my Muji makeup drawer, cold and alone. If anyone wants to try her out let me know. I’ll gladly share her around.
Have you tried any of the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks? I’d love to hear your thoughts.