Price: $8.99 (0.13 oz)
Value: 9/10Overall Grade: B+
Since CVS was having a BOGO sale on Revlon last week, I picked up a Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Lilac along with the Peach I reviewed last week.
The Packaging: Revlon ColorBurst Lipsticks are packaged in sleek matte black tubes with quilted detailing (reminiscent of Chanel.) I think they're the prettiest drugstore lipstick tubes but I do have one gripe -why doesn't the quilted design go all around the tube? It alternates from quilted to solid all around the tube (see above photo.) The lipstick name is located on the bottom and the top of the cap displays a color "block" depicting the shade inside. Also, one thing that I really like is that "Revlon" is imprinted into the actual lipstick giving it a classy feel.
The Product: I love the formula of Revlon ColorBurst lipsticks and I really think they're the best of any (drugstore lipsticks) that I've tried. While the lipstick doesn't necessarily feel moisturizing to me, it does keep my lips soft without stripping away any moisture and drying out my lips. I love how light it feels on and the fact that it neither sinks into my lip lines nor looks patchy. I also absolutely love that the lipstick contains no taste or scent and to top it off, the lipstick has very good color payoff -it can be sheer but buildable. The lipstick lasts about 3 hours on me and fades away gradually leaving a very subtle berry stain.
The Color: Revlon ColorBurst's Lilac is a slightly plummy mauve-lilac with silver shimmer. When I first swatched Lilac, I immediately thought of Up The Amp (from MAC.) However, when I swatched the 2 side by side, I noticed that they were actually very different. Lilac looks slightly sheer while Up The Amp is darker and very pigmented.
Above (no flash) from left: Revlon ColorBurst in Lilac, MAC Up The Amp
Above (no flash): Revlon ColorBurst in Lilac
Overall: I absolutely love Revlon ColorBurst Lipsticks but I don't think Lilac is a good color on me right now (because I currently have very light brown, almost blonde hair.) However, it's an absolutely gorgeous shade and I think it'll look better when I go back to dark brown/black hair. I urge anyone who loves lilac/purple lippies to give this a try -it's a steal even at the regular retail price ($8.99) considering the quality.
Where To Buy: Drugstore.com, CVS, Rite Aid, Target