Drugstore Diaries: Revlon Color Burst Lacquer Balms
March,14 2014 | Beauty Bits, Beauty Reviews, Bright Lips, Drugstore Diaries, Lip Balms, Revlon
The blogs are a-talkin’ about these Revlon lip balms, and so far I have only been able to find the lacquer balms. I am holding out for the matte balms, and hopefully they wow me a bit more than the lacquer ones did. I purchased both a bold (called Vivacious Exuberante) and neutral (called Demure Reservee), figuring I would love the nude a tad more (because – well, we all know I live for a natural lip), but surprisingly it fell flat for me, while the brighter shade won me over. Below is a look at the swatches of each color.
They are super easy to apply and feel great on the lips, but the shimmer/glitter in the nude shade, Demure Reservee was too gritty for my lips and actually altered the color to have an odd blue/green tint. I know, it was weird for me too. Vivacious Exuberante (these names though?) was less glittery and had a much more buttery smooth finish on the lips, with pigmentation that lasted for a good 4-5 hours. I love the twist up option rather than having to use a sharpener, and if I can manage to track down the matte balms, I think I may have a stronger fondness for those. On a side note, I recently bought a Cover Girl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm and was wowed by it – you can see the swatch and review here. Have you tried these lacquer balms? What are your thoughts and what shades did you love?
Aerin Beauty, Aerin Rose Balm Lipsticks, Beauty Bits, Beauty Reviews, Dark Lip Colors, Lipstick, natural lip color, New Beauty Bits | March 10, 2014
I can never resist a new lipstick launch. I don’t always jump on new product bandwagons but lipsticks are quite a weakness for me, so when I