yeah, um, so I *might* have a lipstick “problem”…
I thought I’d do a post about my favourite drugstore lipsticks: Revlon Super Lustrous. Actually, they are about the only drugstore lipstick I like. The deal breaker for me for so many lipsticks is the scent, and for some reason, I’m not a fan of a lot of the drugstore brands, like Maybelline (weird playdough scent), Loreal (old fashioned perfumey scent), Milani (fake watermelon scent), and NYX (perfumey/soapy scent & taste).
The Revlon Super Lustrous are totally unscented (hooray!) and have a really nice formula that’s comfortable to wear, non-drying, glossy, and there is such a huge colour selection. Evidently I have 14 of these (Sorry – I totally forgot Blackberry but for pics/swatch see this post). I didn’t include the 3 “Shine” lipsticks that I have, because I don’t like the formula, but I do have a whole review on those. You’ll notice I don’t have any of the matte finishes. I did try one once and absolutely hated it, but I typically don’t like matte lip products at all.
The shades I have are:
- 631 Luminous Pink (pearl)
- 415 Pink in the Afternoon (creme)
- 651 Porcelain Pink (pearl)
- 030 Pink Pearl (pearl)
- 420 Blushed (pearl)
- 130 Rose Velvet (creme)
- 641 Spicy Cinnamon (pearl)
- 473 Mauvy Night (pearl)
- 477 Black Cherry (creme)
- 663 Va Va Violet (creme)
- 640 Blackberry (creme) – Not pictured
631 Luminous Pink: A little bit of a peachy-pink, this is the sheerest and most shimmery one I have. Remarkably, it works on fair skin and is a pretty, subtle, glossy shade that looks good for everyday AND with a dark, smokey eye.
415 Pink in the Afternoon: A light, cool-toned pink that also woks really well for fair skin. This shade has a very retro feel to it to me, like Betty Draper might have worn it.
651 Porcelain Pink: Ok, I honestly have no idea what makes this frosty pink work in me, but there’s just something I really like about it.
030 Pink Pearl: This shade is more of a neutral brown-pink, and isn’t full on pink like 415 or 651. Its one of those my-lips-but-better shades.
420 Blushed: Speaking of my-lips-but-better shades, Blushed is a warm, pink-brown. I like this one, but I wouldn’t say its one of my favourites.
130 Rose Velvet: A rich, rosy brown-toned shade. This works well on me because of my pink undertones so it looks more “pinky-brown” on me. But reviewers have mentioned it can look more brown on some people (great for the 90s brown lip trend though).
641 Spicy Cinnamon: This is a very wearable berry red shade for me because of the brown undertones in it. Like Rose Velvet I think it might look more brown on some.
473 Mauvy Night: My favourite Revlon lipstick! Love this plum shade.
477 Black Cherry: A dramatic, dark wine shade, it reminds me of a vampy lipstick from the 1920’s or 1930’s. Really like this one.
663 Va Va Violet: Full on, gothy dark purple. Not for the faint of heart.
640 Blackberry: A deep burgundy red, great on fair skin for a “Snow White” effect or a classic 1950’s type of look. Another fav. (pic/swatch)
Hope you enjoyed my collection! I’d love to hear what your favourite Revlon lipsticks are!
Thanks for reading!
Nerdy Librarian Girl ❤