Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A rainbow of Revlon Colorburst lip glosses - review + swatches


         Today I have a beautiful array of Revlon Colorburst Lip Glosses to share with you. You can imagine my delight at finding these in the product box for the Allure video challenge. Revlon does lip colors well, and these glosses are no exception. I love the chic quilted design and the sleek packaging; I'd be happy to pull one of these out of my purse. The formula is nice and not too sticky or tacky for my liking.

          Generally, the Revlon Colorburst lip gloss colors are quite pigmented as you can see from my swatches below, though there is some variation in intensity. Lighter colors like Peony can be more sheer, while darker more intense colors like Fire are practically opaque. I'll briefly describe the swatches below. Pink Ice is a pale pink with silver sparkles. Crystal Lilac is a light pink with a pinky purple iridescence. Orchid is a mauve pink with gold sparkles. Hot Pink is a bright pink with sparkles. It's a little less blue than my swatch suggests. Fire is a full power opaque red with no shimmer. Strawberry is a bright juicy coral pink with sparkles. Papaya is a melon coral with shimmer, but not sparkles. Peony is a peachy light pink with gold sparkles. Sunset Peach is a light peach with gold shimmer. Gold Dust is a golden beige shimmer. Bronze shimmer is a bronze with bronze and silver sparkles. Rosegold is a copper with shimmer. Rosepearl is a red copper brown with shimmer. Sienna Sparkle is a brown with gold sparkles. Bordeaux is a wine with gold sparkles.

        With this rainbow of glosses to choose from, I'm more than set with gloss for the foreseeable future! I'm partial to Pink Ice, Crystal Lilac, and Gold Dust, however I think Papaya and Strawberry are gorgeous colors for summer. Have you ever tried Revlon Colorburst lip glosses? Do you have any favorite colors? Thanks for reading!

Love, Dovey.

Note: These Revlon Colorburst lip glosses were provided by Revlon for use in the Allure Beauty Blogger Awards.

48 comments:

  1. Oooh, I think I want Fire. And Bordeaux. I have had my eye on those but your swatches make me totally want them more! I own Gold Dust, and am actually going to do a post on it soon :)

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    1. Hi Larie, hehe I knew would like fire! I can't wait for your gold dust post!

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  2. wow gorgeous i was thinking before i read the text, WOW she owns them all! she must love them!!! i love the shade Bordeaux!! i swipe it on quick at the end of work on Friday and im ready for the weekend!!

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    1. HAHA, I doubt I'd own them all otherwise, especially since I'm not a gloss person! I thought Bordeaux might be too dark for me, but now I might give it swipe knowing that :)

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  3. Lovely swatches! Now I want Bordeaux...

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  4. I HAVE BORDEAUX!!! lol

    Um, I also have Strawberry, Papaya and Sienna Sparkle. I love the Colorburst series.

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    1. Hi Liz, Haha, I've enjoyed this Bordeaux thread. I'm surprised so many have this color; it's not something I would normally gravitate too. It sounds like you have all the pretty colors too :D

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  5. Holy crap that's A LOT of lip gloss! LOL
    I myself have Strawberry (which I love), but I also really want Peony and Rosegold, but I really don't need more lip gloss! x___x

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    1. Hi Maggie, I really liked Peony, partially because it was sheer-ish. Ditto on the lip gloss comment :P

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  6. Ahhhhhh!!! TOO COOL!! Love the swatch shot! Papaya and Sunset Peach are my favorite! And I agree - the quilted design is classy! :)

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    1. Thanks Annick! The quilted design makes these stand out for me. And Papaya is one of the prettiest one in the tube!

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  7. Fire is INSANELY pigmented! I have a couple of these and I've been so impressed by their quality.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. I know--- it's most definitely opaque in one swipe. I'm pretty sure I'll be too scared to use it!

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  8. LOVE the Color Burst glossed - I have Papaya and Bordeaux. I look at your swatches and wondering why I don't own more! Papaya is perfect for that Summer orange trend if you are not quite ready to wear a full on orange lip!

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    1. Hi Lexi, another vote for Bordeaux? Good not about Papaya--- a couple weeks ago I was thinking I needed an orange gloss to ease me into orange. Why didn't I think of Papaya?

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  9. I really enjoy wearing Crystal Lilac and Rosegold. Your swatches are awesome!

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    1. Hi Rola, it sounds like you have the both warm and cool counterparts. I love Crystal lilac too!

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  10. Fire is driving me crazy right now. So gorgeous!

    I was going to get Rose Pearl the other day, but it looks a bit too brown for my liking. I also quite like the look of Bordeaux and Papaya. <3

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    1. Hi Dani, Fire is gorgeous in person. I tried it on once and it was RED! Rose pearl is a bit brown for me too.

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  11. Wow, thanks so much for swatching all of these! Hot Pink and Bordeaux are calling to me.

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    1. Hi Zuzu, Hot pink is definitely bold and cool. When I swatched it, I did think it would suit cooler toned skin like yours!

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  12. I have and love Crystal Lilac and Peony. Now you've got me wanting the brightsT

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    1. Hi Vita, I love light pinks too! After reading some of the above comments I want to branch out a little brighter too :)

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  13. I have all these! I had to collect them after I fell in love with Papaya. By far, it is still my favorite but I have love for them all. Oddly, though, I don't love Strawberry on me. It just clashes somehow with my skintone. But most of them are universally wearable, I think.

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    1. Oh my gosh Sarah! I'm impressed :) It seems like Papaya would be a great color for this season.

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  14. Gah! Seriously drooling over these pictures right now!! And your video was so well done Dovey! I really enjoyed it and good luck with the competition! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Amy!! <3

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  15. Gorgeous photos! I got Bellini and Crystal Water recently, and I see I will need a few more :)

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    1. Hi Martha, Thank you! I really loved swatches of Bellini and wish I had that one too. I actually have no idea what Crystal water looks like, so I'm off to google it now!

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  16. You lucky duck! Great swatches. Thanks!

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  17. Completely random but you should do a sine wave next time! XD

    And wow, must've taken so long to swatch all of them!

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    1. Hi ZZ, LOL! I will attempt to take correct measurements for a sine wave next time :P

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  18. Great swatches! I have Stawberry, Sunbaked (just released), Cheers (LE from holiday 2011). I have Bordeaux but realized the other day that I haven't seen it for awhile - MIA. These are light feeling on my lips & non-sticky. Close to being my favorite lip gloss formula.

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    1. Hi Kristi, I was surprised by the formula too. I'm pretty picky about gloss. I haven't seen sunbaked yet. Googling now :)

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  19. Wow, look at all the pretty colors! Great photos :) I really like Revlon's glosses -- my latest favorite is Bellini, a pretty pale peach :)

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    1. Hi Makeup Magpie, thanks! Before I received all the glosses, I had a huge crush on Bellini. I love peachy lip colors :)

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  20. these are gorgeous shades! cant wait to try a few of them.

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  21. Hi Everyone, thank you so much for the wonderful comments! It's fun to hear about favorites :) I hope to get to responding personally soon!

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  22. Wow!! Beautiful pictures and so many pretty glosses!! I am jealous! :-))
    xoxo
    Blusherine

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    1. Aw, thank you so much Blusherine!

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  23. I haven't tried these before but I've heard plenty about them. I love Papaya - what a beautiful coral! I may have to pick it up next time I'm out and about...not that I really need more lip products ;).

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    1. Hi Sidney, thanks! I <3 Papaya too!

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  24. I think I'm in love with Pink Ice, too! I'm going to go look for these today. :')

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  25. i love this range of lipgloss. i might even say i like these better than lip butters.(should i duck? lol)
    thanks for the awesome review and swatches.
    i might add a couple more colors to my stash next time i see them on sale! :)

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  26. I bought papaya, and I have to agree the colorburst lipglosses have the best formula I have yet come across. Lakmé lip conditioner in Siren is a dupe though, and for half the price too! But I love my Papaya!

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