January 10, 2012

Revlon Colorburst lipstick #005 - Mauve- Review / Swatch

Hi everyone,

Hope the new year is bringing in lots of wonderful surprises for all of you . I’m really enjoying the pleasant Delhi weather, though it does get a bit on your nerves sometimes, but on days when it’s bright and sunny, I love to take the baby out to play and I myself use up the pre-noon time to take piccys for my blog just like I did today J
The lipstick that I’ll be reviewing today is from one of my favourite lipsticks ever, the Revlon color burst range. This is my second one from this range, the first one being # 065- Rosy Nude which is my perfect MLBB shade ever after which I was craving to to get another of these and finally settled for mauve since Crimson, which I was eyeing was not available at the counter then. I totally, completely and wholeheartedly recommend these to everyone. Read on to know why. 

What does Revlon say about these lipsticks:
-Instant burst of rich, true color with a featherlight feel
-Elasticolor™ technology provides immediate color release and hugs lips with a burst of weightless color that feels like a second skin
-Available in 20 gorgeous shades, including 5 new shades!
Apply directly to lips for beautiful, high impact color. Can be worn with or without lipliner

My opinion about the lipstick
After I got my first Revlon Color burst lipstick did I realize why was it such a huge hit among lipstick lovers around the globe. These lipsticks are so smooth and buttery; they just glide on your lips and have superb pigmentation, so that 2-3 swipes give you an completely opaque finish. Layered on a lip liner, they stay for a good 3-4 hrs and even more without meals but even without they stay for a decent 2-3 hrs. Not that these lipsticks are moisturizing, but they do not dry out lips like many other lipsticks.
The shade Mauve is a true mauve shade with pink tones. It is IMO the perfect day wear lipstick, for work or casual lunch dates. The finish is a little on the glossier side so I usually skip the gloss with these. The lipstick is really soft and mine is already a little smudged from the sides as you can see in the picture.
These don’t leave a stain when they fade so that is probably the only major drawback that I can state. Or maybe that’s because both the shades that I have are really light day wear shades so……Other than that, right from the quilted pattern packaging to the texture and finish of the lipstick, I love everything about it. I love the fact that The top of the lipstick as well as the bottom labels act as shade indicators, so whether you keep them straight or upside down, you can still locate the shade that you want .
Price: INR 580 for 3.7 g


The Pros:
1.     Great day wear color
2.     Lightweight and smooth and buttery
3.     Great packaging, sturdy and stylish
4.     Medium pigmentation
5.     Good quantity for that price
6.     Doesn’t settle in fine lines
7.     Even without a lipliner they don’t stray out of the lips and fades evenly
The Cons:
1.     Does not leave a tint after it is gone
2.     It’s not a long wear lipstick
And this is how it looks on my lips :

Would I repurchase: Definitely, the shade Crimson and Fuchsia are on my list 
Overall, I think this is one of my best buys of 2011 and I’ll buy a few more of these soon. Of all the drugstore brands that I’ve used till date, these happen to be the best. I usually don’t wear my lipstick for more than 3-4 hrs so I’m completely okay with that part. Apart from that, I think this is one lipstick which everyone should have a shade of, and since there are a lot of shades to choose from, everyone can find at least one that they will like ;)


  1. This one is a nice shade!! I am waiting to buy peach or soft rose of this line :)

  2. Hey Anuradha, I initially had peach in mind but on swatching I found out that it was way too sheer for my liking....I would have liked coral instead but that was also not available :)

  3. i have this and very good range........... lovely shade..

  4. i dnt hav a colorburst lipstick and i dnt knw why.. :/

  5. wow agnibanya this is a beautiful shade :) who would ve thought that mauve could look so pretty :)

  6. Hey Kuheli, if you haven't got a colorburst lippie yet, go get it right away...there are so many pretty shades to choose from...

    And Samyukta, I think this shade would look very flattering on you..try it sometime...we all know your love for reds, but this can be a refreshing change.


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