I know, I know, I have been a horrible blogger lately- I apologise. I have been travelling for work and haven’t had two minutes to myself. As always, I happened to pick up some new makeup on my trip which I plan to share here. Today, I bring to you a review of *drum roll*- Revlon 9 Super Lustrous Lip Cube.
Now, Revlon is a brand that is slowly but surely stealing my heart away(per previous Colorstay foundation raving on here). I hadn’t managed to try out any of their lipsticks though until I bought this set so understandably I couldn’t wait to throw it in my bag.
It contains 9 full size lipsticks (like I need anymore!), 7 of which are pearl finish and 2 are creme finish. The pearl finish lipsticks are very similar to the Mac frost finish lipsticks. They have a silvery/shimmery undertone and require a few decent swipes to get full opacity. The other two creme finish lipsticks are more pigmented and vibrant.
Iced Amethyst: This is a deep purple shade with silver undertones. It’s like an shimmery version of Mac’s Rebel. It’s a pretty colour and one of the popular shades from the brand.
Softsilver Rose: It is a icy pink colour that I think may suit lighter skin tones better. Definitely not for me, It just makes me look weird -_-
Wine with Everything: The name gives the shade away, a wine lipstick that will suit most skin tones. If you are not really into the loudness of red lipsticks, this is a slightly muted option. Wine lipstick shades tend to look old lady-ish but not this one, it’s gorgeous!
Coffee Bean: I can see this lipstick complementing a range of skin tones because it is so versatile. It can almost pass for a my lips but better(MLBB) lipstick but if you’re going for a more intense look, add a few more layers. I’d describe it as a medium brown shade with copper undertones.
Love That Red:This is the star of the collection! A vibrant red lipstick that will look beautiful on any skin tone I believe. It’s a red shade like nothing I’ve seen before. I don’t know how to explain what’s different but I love it. It’s also great if you would rather not spend money on higher end (and played out) reds like Ruby Woo and the like.
Rum Raisin: Another favourite from the set. It’s pretty hard for me to describe the colour but I would say a deep pink almost leaning to a light red. It’s like a more intense version of one of my favourite Mac lipsticks, Modesty. It’s a great lipstick for everyday wear, I can picture it going with many different makeup looks.
Blushed: Blushed is another MLBB lipstick in the pack. A nude beige colour that makes your lips look pretty whilst still looking natural. If you are not a lipstick kind of girl but looking to explore, this would be a good place to start 🙂
Blushing Mauve:It’s a pretty pink lipstick without the drama. Perfect for daytime makeup. It is a pretty similar shade to Mac’s Hot Gossip
Champagne on Ice: This one I’m also not too keen on. The shimmery nude shade just does’t work for me, it’s hard to pull off. I might try layering it with other lipsticks in my stash to find some use for it.
More Pictures and Swatches
|L-R: Coffee Bean, Iced Amethyst, Blushing Mauve, ,Softsilver Rose, Champagne on Ice, Blushed, Love that Red, Wine with Everything, Rum Raisin|
Overall, I would say the lipsticks are very good value for money. Apart from the pigmentation being decent, I was really impressed with the formula. The lipsticks glide on very easily and feel very moisturising to the lips. I only wish that most of them weren’t frost finish as that’s not really my cup of tea.
This product is a travel exclusive and can only be bought at duty free in airports and inflight. I paid 50dollars for it which is a massive bargain for 9 lipsticks. Next time you are travelling, keep your eye out for this if you’re interested. Otherwise, you can step into your local beauty store and pick up any of the shades. There’s a Revlon stand in Casabella for Lagos residents and one in Boots & Superdrug for UK residents.
Which lipstick shades are your favourite from the bunch?
Peace and Love,