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Ive had these for quite a while but i figured i do a review in them before the insanity starts with the UK release of Revlon Lip Butters. i have two shades of Revlon ColorStay Mineral LipGlazes. The two shades that I have is 505 NeverEnding Nude and 520 Unlimited Nectar. The NeverEnding Nude shade has little to no shimmer and is a very pink shaded nude. It's reasonably dark and because it's very pigmented it shows up the colour of the tube on the lips. I would say along with the pink colour there is a slight brown tinge to it but it's not a horrible brown and it adds to the nude colour. The Unlimited Nectar shade is a orangey nude colour with pink shimmer running through it. The shimmer is very subtle and it doesn't pick up to much so it's not an obtuse pink shade.
These have a very strange smell to them. I can't quite put my finger in what it is but I don't really like it. I don't dislike it enough to not wear them but they would be much better if they didn't have that smell to them.
I'm not a fan of Dow foot wands. I prefer a brush. I'm not really sure I should put this as a negative because it's just personal preference but I would prefer a brush tip applicator.
When you pull the wand out you get a lot of product on it and it's not just on the applicator, you get a lot on the plastic as well. I think the top of the tube could be a bit smaller so you didn't get as much product come out because it can be a bit messy.
Just recently I have had a really good overhaul of the contents of my make up kit. I tended to have a lot of make-up that I didn't use and was simply taking up room whilst I was rooting about for things I did want which meant usually I tipped it all out on the floor and made a huge mess! So like I say I set about off loading all my good but still barely touched make up to a mate and decided to try purchase a few bits and pieces that I hopefully would use.
I am not really very keen on lipsticks, glosses whatever really on my lips. I like to apply my make up and basically get on with my day or night or whatever and usually I pop my lippy on when leaving the house and never reapply it again even if I have none on. For this reason I use Max Factor Lipfinity lipsticks usually as I can apply it and it stays on for hours brilliantly.
The other day though in my local Saver store I spotted this Revlon Colorstay Mineral Lipglaze and only costing £3.00 a colour and in a shade I tend to rather like (a rich plum/wine shade) I decided that as it was from a brand I am aware of and trust I should give it a go!
The 'tube' this is in looks really nice and rather sophisticated really. To one end where the colour is held it is a clear plastic tube with a slight curve to near the top of that section for ease of handling and then there is a twist on/off see through lid to the other end of it and under that it is black and we are simply told that it is Revlon Colorstay Mineral Lipglaze. On the base of the tube we are told the colour option we have chosen and the code (mine is called Overtime Wine, 555). Mine also came with a peel off white coloured label on the lid which told me the weight of it which is 4.4ml, the ingredients were listed and contact details for Revlon were given. Like I say this is a nice, sleek looking tube and within the lid there is a white plastic sturdy and longish wand with a soft white and slightly angled sponge to the base of that.
The Lipglaze Itself:
Well my colour being a rich wine colour has a slight glossy look to it and really is rich in colour pigment. It has a none distinct sort of sweet and fruity but perfectly pleasant aroma to it and contains no flavour at all.
You can use this alone, as I do on the lips or over a lipstick to add a little gloss if you want to. I find this really easy to apply with the small soft sponge applicator given and that I don't 'need' to use a lip-liner. It glides over the lips and slightly sets though doesn't set hard but the colour gets really into the skin though still stays slightly glossy. It goes on smooth and stays on smooth and is lightweight and gives little transfer even when smoking, eating, drinking and even kissing though there is a little of that though you can simply use it and blot it if you want to really get the colour to stay put.
I pop this without blotting it and it stays on my lips for a good 2/3 hours even though I smoke etc and for me thats pretty long and hard wearing. I like the results this gives, love the gloss I get without my lips feeling greasy or anything adverse and really do see this as a great lippy however according to Revlon this should stay put around 8 hours and on me it really doesn't!
Expect to pay about £8.99 for this in places like Boots and there are about 6 colour options within the new range of these shades.