Revlon Lipstick Review
Revlon Super Lustrous - Hard to beat for its range of colors (72 in all), this long-time consumer favorite contains welcome moisturizers and color that lasts. Often named best budget lipstick by magazine beauty editors and bloggers, it's also a hit with drugstore and online shoppers despite a smattering of buyers who find the smell a bit off-putting.
Revlon Super Lustrous, Matte, ColorStay Ultimate, and ColorStay Overtime
Revlon, a brand known for affordable quality cosmetics, offers a wide range of lip color options at relatively cheap prices. Revlon lipstick reviews on Amazon.com describe the $5 Revlon Super Lustrous as long-lasting, non-feathering, and reliable. Revlon Super Lustrous comes in 72 colors and shades, ranging from barely-there nudes like Sparkling Cider to in-your-face reds like Cha Cha Cherry, all described in Revlon lipstick reviews by InStyle magazine as easy-to-wear, "current" colors. Consumers posting Revlon lipstick reviews on Epinions also like the ease of application and smooth, creamy texture of Revlon Super Lustrous. They also note that the slanted lipstick tip makes it easier to get an even, smooth line.
If the goal is staying power, Revlon sells the Revlon Matte lipstick for $6.50, which is far cheaper than most other now-trendy matte lipsticks. According to reviews, Revlon Matte provides rich, deep color in a relatively flat finish that lasts for hours. Although matte lipsticks are usually relatively expensive, come in a limited assortment of colors, and can leave the lips feeling dry, according to Revlon lipstick reviews on Buzzillions, Revlon seems to have sidestepped these pitfalls with Revlon Matte. Users posting Revlon lipstick reviews on Totalbeauty.com gush about this cheap lipstick, favorably comparing it to products costing at least twice as much and noting that it isn't drying as other mattes tend to be. Still, some caution it might not be a good choice for people with chapped, dry lips.
For consumers who are not looking for non-glossy mattes but still hate the idea of touching up the lip color throughout the day, the longest-lasting product in Revlon's lip color stable is ColorStay Overtime. This is a two-step product specially which according to company literature is formulated to last up to 12 hours through eating, drinking, swimming, and sleeping without fading or feathering. Two-step formulas require a first coat of color, and a follow-up conditioning coat that helps keep the lips moist. Applying the color coat can be a bit of a production, according to a Revlon lipstick review by a user of ColorStay Overtime on Epinions, which adds that the results seem worth it nonetheless. Some ColorStay Overtime reviews on Drugstore.com indicate that this product meets or exceeds expectations; users like the 28-color array, the staying power, and the fact that it doesn't dry their lips. Others report on the same site that they need to reapply the conditioning coat frequently, although it doesn't have much of a moisturizing effect; some users posting Revlon lipstick reviews on Reviewstream.com grumble that the top coat brush is too small. Despite the mixed opinions about Revlon ColorStay Overtime, users seem to appreciate the single-tube packaging and the super-cheap starting price of about $3.
Revlon's ColorStay Ultimate LipColor is the one-step version of the two-step, long-lasting lip colors. ColorStay Ultimate comes in 20 colors, each selling for about $7 and intended to last for up to 12 hours. One common complaint about the long-lasting formulas, which call for an undercoat of color and a top coat of conditioner, is how drying the color coat can be. Although a ColorStay Ultimate review on Associatedcontent.com says this product seems less drying than others, user reviews of ColorStay Ultimate on Bellasurgar.com indicate that the parched feeling remains an issue for many. ColorStay Ultimate reviews on Amazon.com concur. The consensus seems to be that the dry, parched effect on lips makes this product a "don't buy."