Monday, January 10, 2011

A New (and Cheap) Favorite: Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Mauve Review & Swatches

Repurchase: Yes
Price: $2.62 on sale @ CVS (regular price $8.99) (0.13 oz)
Product: 22/25
Packaging: 4.5/5
Value: 9/10
Overall Grade: B+

I picked up a Revlon ColorBurst lipstick in Mauve (along with Coral and Hazelnut) during the current CVS clearance sale and am so happy that I did. It's my favorite of the ColorBurst lipsticks that I've tried so far and I'm almost certain it's one of those shades that will look gorgeous on anyone of any skin tone.

The Packaging: Revlon lipsticks come in a sleek, matte black tube (thinks NARS) and contain a quilted design on alternating sides of the tube. Why the quilting can't be all around the tube? I have no idea -but aside from that little detail, the tubes are really nice compared to other drugstore lipsticks.

The shade name can be found on the bottom of the tube with a color square representing the shade inside at the top. "Revlon" is printed on the lipstick bullet itself which gives it a nice touch -something I have yet to see on other drugstore lipsticks.

The Product: Revlon ColorBurst lipsticks look and feel good on the lips. They actually feel somewhat hydrating while on the lips (but they don't provide a long-term moisturizing effect) and don't leave me with dried, flaky lips. The lipstick glides on effortlessly and feels light (on) when applied. Also, there's no gross artificial taste or smell which is always a must-have for me. And to top it all off, the color payoff is very good and buildable.

However, the only down side is the wear time. Revlon ColorBurst lipsticks tend to last about 3 hours or less for me -Mauve lasts a little bit over 3 and then starts to fade.

The Color: Mauve is pinked, medium toned mauve with a hint of berry. It also gives off a lovely sheen but no shimmer.


 Above (with flash): Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Mauve
Above (with flash): Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Mauve

Overall Grade: Again, this is my absolute favorite of Revlon's ColorBurst lipstick line. I've searched several CVS stores high and low for back ups and extra tubes to give away with no luck -I guess it must be very popular! I love everything about the lipstick except for its short wear time but all of its good qualities definitely make up for it.

If you love natural looking lips with a nice pink edge, you need to give this a try. It looks so natural yet you do get that extra "pop" of color that livens up the lips. I can see this already being a wonderful shade for the upcoming Spring season.

Where To Buy: CVS (on sale), Rite Aid,


  1. i bought the baby pink one from this collection, cant wait to get it :)

  2. I bought the matte version of the mauve Revlon lipstick in the sale, I really like the color as well!

  3. It looks great on you! I hope I can find it here, I think it would look good on me too.
    By the way, I love your reviews, you always write such complete and detailed reviews :)

  4. oooh i bought this w/ the sale a few days ago and i haven't even opened it yet! it looks great on you !! i can see why you love it so much ! =)

  5. I just went to CVS (finally) and bought all the colors that were 75% off in Revlon and their nail polish..I don't know if I have this color- I sure hope so because it's super pretty!!!

  6. I love it!

  7. i love it! i will for sure be buying this one.

  8. thats a very very nice color!!! <3

  9. I have it and it's one of my current favourite lipcolor

  10. @ Christine.. I hope you love it! <33

    @ Jennifer.. Ooh! Matte would look very pretty. =)

    @ Juno.. Thank you for the kind words -I really appreciate it. =)

    I hope you can find it also! They've run out at the stores I've checked by me. =(

    @ siwing.. Glad you got it! I hope you like it as much as I do!

    @ Really Petite.. I hope you have it! Let me know if you do.. I think it would look gorgeous on you and every girl -it's such a flattering, universal shade.

    @ I Palace.. I do too! =)

    @ Bailey.. Hope you like it!

    @ Rinz.. Thanks. =) You should pick one up! I think it would look amazing on you.

    @ alvira.. That's great! I'm so happy you love it too. <3

  11. nice, well 3 hours isn't too bad... but that does require you to carry lipstick in purse which might lead to lipstrick accidently opening and smudging the inside of your purse, ugh I HATE that lol

  12. But I hate reapplying makeup during the day! =( But yea, 3 hours isn't bad -to me, that's on the higher end of "average."

  13. Kali the only problem is that CVS around my place either out of the shades or never does ant sales on them! its ridiculous. or maybe i should try to check when they arent that crowded. when do u normally go shoppin?? weekends or weekdays?

  14. I've heard so much about those colorburst lippies... I want one!

  15. @ Rinz.. Sometimes, products are on sale but they don't put stickers on them. Did you try scanning some products? I usually go on weekdays. =)

    @ Hollie.. You need to try one! They're reasonably priced -especially for the great quality you get.

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