REVIEW: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in 668 Primrose

by - July 14, 2014

So, for ages now I've been hearing about the absolutely amazeballs formula of the Revlon Super Lustrous lipsticks. Like. Everywhere. A while back, I picked up a nude matte shade that people seem to go crazy for, which is apparently a MAC dupe, and it gave me concealer mouth so I never touched it again. I also picked up a shade from their newest additions to the permanent line and was less than impressed, so I was starting to wonder if I just didn't get it. A couple of weeks ago, Shoppers had these babies on crazy sale ($3.99 each) so I decided to be proactive and pick up specific shades that I'd heard a lot about. This baby right here is one of those shades.

So what do I think? Keep reading...

This is Revlon's Primrose. Anyone who has done a little research into this line like I did will have heard about this shade. It's a very cool toned pink that I probably never would have reached for if I hadn't heard 29035832 good things about it. In fact, I put it back on the shelf at least 3 times before deciding to bite the bullet and give it a try. I was a little bit torn between this shade, which is a créme, and Pink Pout, which is a matte. It was my last attempt at a Revlon matte lipstick that made me pick this one, of course.

Pink has never really been a colour I get particularly excited about. The first lipsticks I gravitated towards were the very warm, almost brown toned neutrals that were so popular when I was a wee teenager and from there I moved to loving a much vampier or bright red lip, so a pale pink was never my thing. Even once I started loving more pale, nude colours, I was careful not to go too pink. I think I've had my eyes opened, ladies and gentlemen.

I've noticed that when you look on the internet for information about the Revlon Super Lustrous line, what you're often met with is information about MAC dupes. I can get behind that. I've actually just recently bought my first MAC product (was very intimidated by the MAC counter for most of my life) so I don't have any MAC lipsticks to compare. Yet. Not gonna lie, I'm going to be foraying into MAC lipsticks any day now. That said, The Internet tells me that Primrose is a dupe for MAC's Angel lipstick, which The Internet also tells me Kim Kardashian made popular. Cool. I don't really enjoy Kim K, but you can't deny that her makeup game is pretty on point.

This is getting real wordy.

This lipstick is gorgeous. I'm officially a Revlon Superlustrous convert. I want to try more and more and more (and let's be honest, I bought a couple more that I will review later this week.)

As you can see, this is a very blue based pink. The finish has a bit of shine, but it's a true créme formula without any actual shimmer in it. It goes on a little bit sheer, but with colour that still really pops. I would definitely say that this is one of those colours that's going to be skintone finicky. Like I said earlier, I have quite fair, cool toned skin so this actually compliments my skin really nicely. I fear that some people would end up looking washed out and zombieish in this shade - which is never a good look.

The formula is really creamy and isn't at all drying to the lips. It has some slip to it, but I haven't found it to be too much of a problem. This shade isn't really one that you're going to have to be too fussy with in that regard. The wear time is pretty good, considering the creaminess of the lipstick, but I definitely wouldn't call it long wearing. 

Overall, this lipstick is just really, really good and I'd recommend it to anyone who's in the market for this kind of shade at the drugstore. Or if you're looking for a MAC dupe, I'd say Revlon would be a good place to start.

Stay tuned for another Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick review tomorrow.


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