Friday, 12 July 2013

Revlon ColorBurst Lip gloss in Peony - Review, Swatch, FOTD

I had seen Revlon ColorBurst Lip Gloss Peony in a Lisa Eldridge video and the very next I ordered it online. First reason for ordering - it looked really pretty on the model on whom Lisa used this, second because it was recommended by Lisa, third, because not many products that she uses are readily available to us but this one I could easily get my hands on and the last reason , I did not have to spend my own money. I was given a voucher to shop from myntra from the lovely people over there and this was one of the products I got. To see what else I got, click here

I told you the reasons why I bought Peony and they all are pretty valid but I just missed out on thinking about one teeny tiny thing while ordering this. My skin tone and the model's skin tone in Lisa's video are poles apart! On her fair skin, the color was a beautiful peach with golden shimmer. On my NC 43-44 skin tone, on its own, it is just the shimmer :(.. Disappointed? Yes obviously! and that is why you should not blindly follow what famous makeup artists do in their videos. Always always keep in mind your skin tone while buying makeup. What works on one might not necessarily work on you.

I could have not written this review simply because the color does not work for me as much as I would have wanted it to. But I wrote it keeping in mind all you pretties who have lighter skin tones and for you Peony is a beautiful shade to be worn alone or layered on top of a lipstick! Like I said, its a peach with golden shimmer that does not feel gritty on the lips. I love Revlon's ColorBurst glosses and honestly think they are one of the best in the drugstore market now. These glosses look pretty, the sponge applicator applies the gloss effortlessly, they have a lovely texture, go on smooth and are non-sticky. On me, the color is absolutely sheer but on lighter skin tones, will work pretty ok. Don't expect a lot of pigmentation though. I've been layering the gloss on top of lipsticks and I get around 3-4 hrs of wear time. On its own, this will probably give you about 2 hrs.

Take a look at how the gloss looks on my NC 43-44 skin tone

Here's how it looks on my friend who is much lighter than I am 

If you have a light skin tone, Peony is a beautiful shade for you to be worn on its own or on top of lipsticks. Specially corals and pinks. Not that darker skin tones can't  wear this. Just pair it with a lipstick.

Have you tried Peony?

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