Price: $10.49 (0.13 oz)
Overall Grade: B-
About three months ago, Revlon came out with new ColorBurst glosses and a five new ColorBurst lipstick shades. It took me about a month or two to find all the shades (they were sold out at several retailers) -I was very determined. I don't think all the time and work were worth it though. =P
Note: CVS has raised their prices for Revlon ColorBurst lipsticks from $8.99 to $10.49. However, during the last 3 weeks, the scanner has shown that the price is still $8.99 (on sale) for CVS members. So, I think that customers can still get the lipsticks for just $8.99 but only with a card. I'm not sure if other stores have raised their prices.
The Packaging: Revlon ColorBurst lipsticks are packaged in matte black square tubes. The design alternates from a solid to quilted pattern around the tube.
The top of the cap contains a "shade" square representing the shade inside. The bottom displays a sticker stating the shade name.
"Revlon" is imprinted onto the lipstick giving it a high end, classy feel.
The Product: I think the formula has been altered for these new ColorBurst shades. Unlike the original ColorBurst lipsticks which contained no scent or taste, these smell like raw cookie dough and leave a light, artificial sweet taste behind.
Also, I noticed that these shades aren't nearly as pigmented as the original shades. They're quite sheer but still somewhat buildable. Because of the sheerness though, all the lipsticks (with the exception of Icy Nude) apply a bit patchy.
The lipstick is doesn't add any extra moisture but keeps lips soft. Icy Nude and Cherry Ice last for about 3.5 hours and then start to fade. Petal and Candy Pink last for under 3 hours. Pink Sugar, however, lasts for under 2 hours.
- Icy Nude- Warm caramel brown with subtle silver shimmer
- Pink Sugar- Light pink with chunky silver shimmer
- Candy Pink- Bright blue pink with blue shimmer
- Cherry Ice- Juicy cherry red with red shimmer
- Petal- Medium neutral pink with silver shimmer
Above (no flash) from left: Icy Nude, Pink Sugar, Candy Pink, Cherry Ice, Petal
Above (with flash): Icy Nude
Above (with flash): Pink Sugar
Above (with flash): Candy Pink
Above (with flash): Cherry Ice
Above (with flash): Petal
Overall: I was disappointed with these new ColorBurst lipsticks. I spent a lot of time searching for them and they didn't live up to my expectations at all. I don't understand why Revlon decided to add a sickly sweet scent and taste and some poor color payoff when the original shades were awesome. I think the saying's true -don't fix something that ain't broken!
Where To Buy: CVS, Walgreens