I thought I'd share a little mini lipstick haul today - I got myself some 'rewards' for getting so much of my dissertation done, and when I saw the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks were on offer in Boots (2 for £10, click here) and that all the17 Supreme Shine Lipsticks were out (£4.99 each but 3 for 2) I couldn't help myself. Jeez, like I need more lipsticks, right? Anyway I love all of them. I'm not so keen on the new 17 packaging, but that I can overlook for the lovely shades. Here's some swatches:
|L-R: 17 Supreme Shine Barely Blush; 17 Supreme Shine Day-Glo; Revlon Super Lustrous Cherries in the Snow; Revlon Super Lustrous Kiss Me Coral|
How gorgeous are those colours? The 17 Supreme Shine Lipsticks aren't as pigmented as the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks, but have a lovely sheer-medium application and are so shiny. They feel a little waxy on application but apply smoothly and evenly, and last pretty well. It's like a more pigmented version of their Mirror Shine Lipsticks and you can build them up to be slightly more opaque. They aren't super glossy, but they do have a shine.
The Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks are as good as you'd imagine - Revlon is one of my favourite brands for lipsticks and these do not dissapoint. Super pigmented, really smooth and easy to apply and long-lasting on the lips.
Here's some individual lip swatches, and I'll talk more about the colours below:
17 Supreme Shine Barely Blush - A lovely light pink shade - quite neutral and natural looking, this is pretty sheer but can build up to a lovely pretty pink.
17 Supreme Shine Day-Glo - I haven't seen this on many blogs and I don't know why! A lovely bright, blue-based pink that applies medium levels of opaque without being a blocky colour. I think this is a really flattering spring shade.
Revlon Super Lustrous Kiss Me Coral - Please excuse my ridiculous face in this photo - it was the only one of many I took that showed the lipstick at all well. This is a gorgeous bright orange colour with a coral tone but more of a red than a yellow lean, which is great for me as I'm always afraid of yellow-oranges washing out my skin tone and making my teeth look yellow. It's such a brilliant opaque and has a lovely satin finish.
Revlon Super Lustrous Cherries in the Snow - This grainy photo doesn't really do the colour justice - refer back to the swatch for a more accurate colour. This is awesome. This shade has been around since 1953! That means it's almost 60 years old - no wonder they keep selling it because it is gorgeous. Really opaque with a satin finish, this is, in my mind, the perfect pink. It's a hot, raspberry blue-based pink that I think would work well against absolutely any skin tone.
So, what do you think? Are these lipsticks your thing - or do you have any shades you prefer from Revlon/17?