Monday, December 31, 2012

Reviews and Swatches  for Drugstore Lipsticks
I have a decent size collection of drugstore lipsticks, I didn't review/swatch all of them because of laziness issues hehe.
I'm gonna apologize in advance for my messy hair haha. It was a challenge taking photos of myself using my Nikon, I need to get a camera with a front camera feature!
I look super angry in all the photos -___- just trying to keep a straight face haha.

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick in 900 Red Alert 
Overall: mediocre
I'm not a big fan of this line of lipsticks, true that pigmentation is good but it tends to emphasize dry skin on my lips and has poor staying power, not to mention an awkward scent.
Color: This lipstick is a coral red, it's pretty pigmented.
Staying Power: 2.5/5
Finish: It has a cremesheen or satin finish.

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter 001 Pink Truffle
Overall: pretty good
All of the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter's are very moisturizing and feel nice on the lips, but most of them are not very pigmented.  Gotta say they live up to hype, I love them!
Color: This lipstick is a sheer brownish pink.
Staying power: 4/5
Finish: This finish is a shiny glaze.

 Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick pearl 430 Softsilver Rose
Overall: dislike
The label of this lipstick said "pearl" but I failed to see it before I bought it.  I abhor pearl lipsticks for some reason...I just don't find them to be flattering.
Color: This lipstick is a bright pink and has a medium pigmentation
Staying Power: 3/5
Finish: It has a pearly finish, I'm not a big fan.

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters 095 Creme Brulee
Overall: like
This lipstick is really great when you're wearing dramatic eye makeup.  It helps tone down lips and attract more attention to the eyes.  One of the biggest mistakes in makeup is wearing dramatic eye makeup with dramatic lip makeup.  It's better to put more emphasize on one or the other.
Color: This lipstick is a sheer beige and a perfect nude!
Staying Power: 4/5
Finish: The finish is a shiny glaze.

Maybelline Sensational Lipstick 235 Warm Me Up
Overall: really like
I love the smell and texture of all the Maybelline Sensational Lipsticks.  They're all extremely creamy and moisturizing.
Color:  This lipstick is a mauvy pink with some brown.  It has a medium color payoff, you can layer it to make the color stand out more; it looks more purple and light on the lips
Staying Power: 4/5
Finish: The finish is a shiny glaze.


Rimmel London moisture Renew Lipstick 740 Autumn Breeze
Overall: dislike
I'm not a big fan of lipsticks with shimmer and sparkles, which this lipstick unfortunately has.
Color: This lipstick is a darker pink brown.
Staying Power: 3/5
Finish: It has a Satin finish.

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter 050 Berry Smoothie
Overall: like
Color: This lipstick is a brighter berry pink sheer, when applied on the lips it looks lighter than the stick and appears to be more of a nudy pink.
Staying Power: 4/5
Finish: It has a shiny glaze finish.

Revlon Color Stay Ultimate Suede 035 Backstage
Overall: LOVE.
This is my favorite lipstick.  I suggest using a lip scrub and moisturizing lips before using it though.  I usually don't have a problem with dry lips so this lipstick works well on me, but for people who do have a problem with dryness, please consider that this lipstick turns from a buttery consistency to an almost matte finish.  I love the finish on it, it becomes almost a lip stain, which contributes to the amazing lasting power this lipstick has.
Color: This lipstick is a dark red wine color, it has a medium color pay off, and is semi-sheer. Dark red, wine, medium color pay off, semi-sheer.  I love that the color is more build-able on this lipstick.
Staying Power: 5/5
Finish: After applying the finish closely resembles the finish of the Revlon Lip Butters, but after it dries it leans on more of a matte satin finish that is slightly sticky, (not sticky enough to bother me! I still love it!)

Here are some more photos of the lipstick because I love it so much.

A photo of swatches of all the lipsticks.

Lipsticks in order from top to bottom.

1. Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter 095 Creme Brulee
2. Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter 001 Pink Truffle
3. Maybelline Sensational Lipstick 235 Warm Me Up
4. Revlon Colorburst Lip Buter 050 Berry Smoothie
5. Rimmel London Moisture Renew 740 Auburn Breeze
6. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick 430 Pearl Softsilver Rose
7. Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede 035 Backstage
8. Rimmel London Moisture Renew 900 Red Alert

1 comment:

  1. Pearl lipsticks -- I think I know why they give us that 'meh' feeling -- cuz they're dated. I was in elementary school in the 60s. Teachers alws wore this thick, bright Pinkish-Red lipstick, so unflattering (Tomato is better). Still makes me cringe when I run across one. The early-70s brought the 'natural' look, with this blah-pink. U can't imagine how bad makeup was back then, thick and gritty! Frost (unflattering) yes, shimmer, never heard of it. So to me, 'pearl' always looks obsolete, too. The Revlon Suede, I'd read a bad review of it, but am now gonna try it. Look @ you in that Backstage -- gorgeous! Makes all the others look like also-rans.