Review: Intriguing Lips With Revlon Super Lustrous Shine Lipstick in Plum Velour

It took me quite a while to decide on testing out the Revlon Super Lustrous Shine Lipstick since it was launched in October last year. Due to the shade itself, I hardly wear plum shade lipsticks. When I tried this lipstick, my BF thought it was over the top but I find it intriguing, edgy and sexy.

Revlon Super Lustrous in Plum Velour

‘Exclusive LiquiSilk™ formula with mega-moisturizers seals in color and softness. Silky-smooth, creamy texture. Stay true color wears evenly. Contains Abyssinian oil which helps to deliver shiny and radiant color.’ – Revlon

There are 8 shades available to Revlon Super Lustrous Shine range. What this range differ from the previous range is, this gives sheer finish. I love the Super Lustrous Creme as I was an avid user to the shade Pink In The Afternoon.

Revlon Super Lustrous in Plum Velour - Swatch

The shade that I have here is Plum Velour which is plum shade with red undertone. If you find it confusing to identify this range with the previous, they can be differentiate with the word ‘Shine’ and ‘Creme’ at the bottom of the lipstick where the label is.

Revlon Super Lustrous in Plum Velour - Application

Gliding the lipstick on my lips was easy as it goes on smoothly. I do have dry lips and this lipstick kept my lip hydrated when I have them on. Even so, the shade doesn’t show well on the chapped area of my lips. I have layered approximately 3 layers to get this color pay-off and the shade is buildable.

Revlon Super Lustrous in Plum Velour - Before & After

On before, I look slightly pale with neutral look. After applying the lipstick, the look changed very much to intriguing, edgy, Gothic, sexy, elegant or sophisticated, you name it. It is light weight because it felt like I had lip balm on my lips.

Revlon Super Lustrous in Plum Velour - Lasting Power

I have tried to put a lasting test and I wasn’t expecting much as it doesn’t claim to have any staying power especially knowing that this is sheer finish. The lipstick just stays on very well at first until I had a meal. Right after the meal, what was left on my lips seems like I had lip liner on. It also does transfer, got to be careful if you kiss anybody.

Revlon Super Lustrous in Plum Velour - Ingredients

I have checked through the ingredients listing that this lipstick is alcohol and paraben free which is definitely a plus point. Also, I do notice it contains  soluble collagen and hyaluronic acid.

Verdict?

Although it’s sheer, I like that it’s being light weight, hydrating and glides on lips smoothly. My BF might not be fond of this shade but I could always use this shade when I’m out with the girls. If you’re scent sensitive, this maybe for you because it doesn’t have any fragrance too. If only it is transfer-proof, it would be perfect meanwhile reapplying is needed for this lipstick. It isn’t a bad thing, just take it as a practice of applying lipstick.

Retail Price: MYR32.00

Weight: 3.7grams/ 0.13oz.

Availability: Watsons, Guardian, Sasa and other major departmental stores and supermarkets.

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PROs:

  • Light weight
  • Hydrating
  • Alcohol, Paraben, fragrance free
  • Glides smoothly while applying

CONs:

  • Non transfer-proof

My Rating: 4.6/5

 

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This lipstick was provided during Mivva x Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, please refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Maybelline Bold Matte By ColorSensational Brings The Boldness In You

Matte lipsticks are really popular for the recent years and they go great for those who have medium to thick lips. Having matte lipsticks does look gorgeous but the problem with them is they tend to dry up our lips. Maybelline Bold Matte lipsticks promises to give hydrating finish without any dryness.

Maybelline Bold Matte by Color Sensational in Mat2 Sugar Pink

‘Color Sensational Bold Matte’s hydrated finish made possible by Color Sensational’s signature luscious honey nectar, which smoothens lip surface with its rich and luxurious textures, giving lips a protective barrier against dryness. Also, Color Sensational Bold Matte hues are made possible by its new matte agents, including powder-less matte pigments. Colors are beautifully stunning on lips, leaving behind a refreshing feeling of moisture, and never draggy.’ – Maybelline

Maybelline Bold Matte by Color Sensational in Mat2 Sugar Pink - Swatch, Ingredients

The shade that I have here is called Sugar Pink and its red pinkish lipstick with orange undertone. From the swatch, the camera picked most of the red color but in real, I could see the pinkish tone. The packaging is rather simple and I really wish that the words are printed on the lipstick itself rather than the plastic seal. Best thing about this lipstick is, it doesn’t have any scent and great to go for those who is scent sensitive.

Maybelline Bold Matte by Color Sensational in Mat2 Sugar Pink - Before & After

I love how pigmented the lipstick is, you can definitely tell the difference from my before and after photos. My lips is quite dry to begin with and after applying the lipstick, my lips feel and looks hydrated. Although it is claimed to be matte, it doesn’t appear to be as matte as I expected. The tricky part is that it does look matte from far but it doesn’t look matte at all on close-ups. If you look on my after photo, the lipstick finish is slightly glossy but it does feel light.

Maybelline Bold Matte by Color Sensational in Mat2 Sugar Pink - Lasting Power

As what I normally would do, I did a lasting test for a day on this lipstick.

  • 9:06AM – freshly applied the lipstick
  • 1:19PM – after my lunch and the lipstick did fade a little but I’m impressed that most of it stayed on. I reapplied the lipstick again and it doesn’t go as smooth as my inner lips began to dry up.
  • 6:33PM – the lipstick stays on so well but how it was earlier, it doesn’t look as smooth.

Maybelline Bold Matte by Color Sensational in Mat2 Sugar Pink - Transfer

Although it stays well, this lipstick is still transferable and you can see it on my mug. By the end of the day, layers of the lipstick stain was on my mug rim.

Verdict?

Although this is not a complete matte lipstick, I love how pigmented, bold and the staying power!  I believe that matte lipsticks tend to stay better than the other lipsticks, probably because of its matte texture and doesn’t slip off easily from the lips. The only thing that it doesn’t turn out so well for me is after re-applying it as it doesn’t turn out smooth on my lips anymore. Its probably because of my dead skin from my lip dryness but I would still think that this lipstick should have been keeping my lips hydrated before. I wouldn’t say its a bad lipstick but it can still be improved.

Retail Price: MYR29.90

Availability: Watsons, Guardian, Carings, Sasa and major departmental stores.

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PROs:

  • Very pigmented
  • Light weight
  • Great staying power
  • Affordable
  • Unscented

CONs:

  • No matte finish
  • Re-applying doesn’t promise smoothness

My Rating: 4.5/5

 

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This lipstick has been provided by Maybelline Malaysia, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Discover Opulent Shine & Light Weight Color Lipstick @ Mivva x Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick

In collaboration of Mivva x Revlon, they are introducing Revlon Super Lustrous Lip range in a lovely evening last week at Marmalade Cafe located in Bangsar Village 2. It was a rush hour where most people are getting off from work or school and the events starts at 7pm but I manage to get there on time and it was great to finally catch up with my blogger buddies there. We were served with dinner before the event started, most of the time I stuffed myself with their desserts.

Mivva x Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick & Lip Gloss 2

A tray of mostly Revlon latest products were placed on the table. Just by looking at it, hits my patience that I have to go through all of it excitedly.

Mivva x Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick & Lip Gloss - Janice Ong

Janice, the Brand Manager of Revlon Malaysia enlighten us about Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick and Lip Gloss. They come in 8 different shades and are available in the stores now with special introductory price below MYR30 on both of their lip products.

Mivva x Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick & Lip Gloss - Types of Lips by Berry

Berry, the Beauty Trainer of Revlon Malaysia shares with us how identify the type of lips that we have and ways on improving it.

  • Full Lips – upper and lower lips are fairly thick

Tips: Reduce the size of the lips by using dark color within the line of your lips to create an illusion of smaller lips

  • Large Top Lips – upper lips are thicker than lower lips

Tips: Use lip liner on the bottom lips to balance with upper lips

  • Thin Lips – thin-sized lips on upper and lower lips

Tips: Make lips appear larger by applying lip liner over the natural line of your lips to accentuate the size of your lips.

  • Droopy Lips – lips are slightly curved down creating unhappy smile naturally

Tips: Use lip liner to create  wing up (just like eye liner) to minimize the curved down effect.

  • Wrinkled Lips – lips with wrinkles and fine lines

Tips: Use darker colors and avoid using frosty/shimmer finish lip product as it will further accentuate the lines.

  • Thin Upper Lips – upper lips is thinner than lower lips

Tips: Apply lip liner over the natural lip line to emphasize on the top lips.

  • Perfect Lips – size and thickness of the lips that are well balanced

Tip: Any color will match the lips

Mivva x Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick & Lip Gloss - 3D Lips Demo

Berry also shared with us the techniques in creating 3D lips and model of the day has to be JQ Lee of Nia Angel by JQ Lee.

  1. Begin with applying lip stick with/without brush starting at the outer corner of the lips towards inside on both, upper and lower lips.
  2. To get a smoother application, we can always gently press close to the lip area then apply lip product. This way also gives a better control for the application.
  3. Using  light eye shadow, dab it in the middle of the lips to create that 3 dimensional effect.
  4. Layer over with lip gloss to give that perfect shine and pout.

Mivva x Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick & Lip Gloss - Jq Lee

Here’s the finish for that 3D Lips! We were also enlighten with challenge to create lustrous look to finish off the event and winners gets their prizes!

Mivva x Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick - 8 Shades

The new Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks are far different from the existing range. This gives a sheer with glossier finish and they are retail for MYR 32. These are formulated light-weight, easy gliding and buildable color payoff. It has light reflecting LiquiShine complex, containing Abyssinian oil which delivers shiny and radiant color. Also, contains vitamin E and avocado oil to keep your lips conditioned.

Mivva x Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss - 8 Shades

Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss has been revamped with new packaging and formula. It also comes with 8 different shades and the new formula is silky, non-sticky and non-irritating formula with light reflecting LiquiShine complex derived from Abyssinian oil. The new soft petal-shaped applicator makes application comfortable and easy gliding over the lips plus vitamin E and avocado oil to keep your pout moisturized. These lip glosses are retailing at MYR30.

Mivva x Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick & Lip Gloss - Absolute Radiance+ CC Cream

We were also introduced with Revlon Absolute Radiance+™ range. First would be the Revlon Absolute Radiance+™ CC Cream which is a one-step complete care cream. It offers whitening benefits, hydrates, minimize pores, color corrects, protect with SPF30/PA++ and gives natural coverage. In just 7 days, you will see the difference. Comes in 3 shades and this is retailing at MYR55.

Mivva x Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick & Lip Gloss - Absolute Radiance+ Two Way Powder Foundation

Next is the Revlon Absolute Radiance+™ Two Way Powder Foundation that helps to even out skin tone with greater luminosity and flawless complexion. This compliments with the CC cream and they come in 4 different shades. This is retailing at MYR65.

It was a rough buff week for me at work last week and it was exciting and fun having to catch up with everyone as well as participating the activities. I have always been a great supporter for Revlon because I believe in their products very much.  This event was definitely a stress reliever  for me. Thank you so much to Mivva and Revlon for having me to be part of this.

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xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in WomensWear

Revlon has been doing great on their lip products ever since their lip butters ( I love their foundation the most!). I’m on the watch for Revlon’s latest no matter if I ever have to be sneaky in the drugstore to get swatches, taking notes and snapping photos, which most of the time is prohibited but the risk is where all the excitement comes from. The latest lipstick range of Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick launched for more than a week now and I’m sharing a review with you!

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Womens Wear 2

“Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick, a one-step, ultra comfortable lipstick that last for up to 16 hours, giving lips a velvety, suede look that looks AND feels good!

It contains a lip ingredient complex of Shea Butter, Vitamin E and Aloe that provides instant moisture to lips – so lips look hydrated, not dry, flaky or dull. In fact, 92% of women tested felt lips look more conditioned!

Using Revlon ColorStay technology, ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick provides hours of food-proof wear with even application for full, creamy color coverage. And with 8 on-trend shades to choose from Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick is the perfect mix of fashion and function!”

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Womens Wear - Swatch

The shade that I have here is WomensWear which is one of the four upcoming shades in a few months time. For the existing 8 shades that is already available, you may check on the swatches here. WomensWear is a metallic medium pink suitable for day or night wear.

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Womens Wear - Before & After

Here is how it turns out on my lips. The shade is very pretty and I was told that this is a semi-matte lipstick. The matte finish doesn’t come the moment I applied the lip color but it mattifies after a minute or two. It’s buttery and glides easily on my lips. It does transfer before it mattifies, once it become matte it doesn’t transfer because I noticed that my cup doesn’t have any lipstick stain.

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Womens Wear - Lasting Power

Here you could see the matte finish of the lipstick and run a-day test with this lipstick.

  • 9:08AM – I realise that the lipstick doesn’t feel heavy and when I press my lips together, it gets sticky.
  • 12:11PM – A quick update before I go for my lunch. The lipstick began to look frosty and this is after I had take a few sips of my drinks.
  • 1:20PM – Came back from lunch and the lipstick did fade but half of it remains. It also began to settle on the lines and looked much more frosty. I re-applied the lipstick again.
  • 6:27PM – My lips began to look cakey, blotchy and uneven.

The staying power is impressive after eating and drinking but at the end of the day, the result of it being cakey, blotchy and uneven just disappoints me. I gave a thought I could have possibly applied the lipstick too thick on my lips. Then I decided to run a second test.

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Womens Wear - Lasting Power 2

Second test is where I applied the thinnest layer that I could and still getting adding color to my lips.

  • 8:50AM – Freshly applied, yet to mattify.
  • 12:04PM – Before heading to lunch. The lipstick looks really nice and natural, the metallic shades adds beautiful shine to my lips.
  • 1:49PM – Came back from lunch and this time the lipstick fades off more than half.  Mostly on my inner lips is all gone and I re-applied as thin layer as I can.
  • 6:38PM – The lipstick settles in the lines, cakey, blotchy and uneven.

Looks like it gave the same result on the second test.

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Womens Wear - Ingredients

Here is the ingredients listing for your reference.

Verdict?

I want to love this lipstick for its lasting wear but I didn’t like towards the end result where it became cakey, blotchy and uneven. In my opinion, I think this shade suits fair to medium skin tones. Matte lipsticks are great for thick lips but ain’t suitable for dry lips.

Retail Price: MYR 36.00

Weight: n/a

Availability: Watsons, Guardian, Sasa, departmental stores and selected pharmacies.

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PROs:

  • Buttery and glides easily during application
  • Long lasting wear up to more than 9 hours
  • Unscented
  • Transfer-proof

CONs:

  • Becomes cakey, blotchy and uneven at the end of the day
  • Settles in between lip lines

My Rating: 3.8/5

 

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This lipstick was given complimentary during the launch of Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick, kindly refer disclaimer.