Product Type: Revlon makeup
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Revlon Matte Lipstick
Member Name: musicmad2020
Revlon Matte Lipstick
Advantages: Quality lipstick, nice packaging, not uber expensive
Disadvantages: Shades can be a bit limited, become discontinued
In my search for a pinky/coral lipstick, I was drawn to the Revlon section in Superdrug. The shade I picked up was 004 "Pink about it". There are also several other shades in this range to choose from, with a mixture of reds, pinks, nudes and browns. I deliberately chose a "Matte" lipstick, as I think they are far more wearable for daytime use, or when you are not looking to make your lips stand out the most in your make-up look.
The packaging is quite sleek, as the end of the lipstick has has a clear, see through lid. The outer plastic is black, and inside has a silver metal applicator. For a high street brand I think the packaging is quite nice, and doesn't feel cheap like some brands. It has very clear cut, rounded edges and is about 3 and a half inches in length - perfect for bags.
The shade of 004 is quite pretty. I would describe it as a cold, dusty pink. As it is not bright red, it is much more wearable than my other lipsticks, and it's coverage is buildable depending on how much you apply. The finished look also depends on if you apply Vaseline beforehand, which is a good tip if your lips are dry/cracked and you wish to wear lipstick.
As for how long it lasts, again it depends how much you applied, but generally this is a long lasting lipstick. If you apply it all over the lips, you will get a few hours wear out of it before needing to reply. It's initial brightness does fade a little, but it does stain the lips fairly well. It also looks nice with a clear gloss over the top. As it is a matte lipstick, there isn't really a need to blot it off as you may have to with a glossy lipstick. The lipstick itself is quite solid, and is a pure, pinky colour and contains no glittery particles. It will literally give you a sheer, non gloss matte finish.
The price of this lipstick is around the £7.49 mark, depending on where you look (I think online it is slightly cheaper). This is significantly cheaper than a Mac/Estee Lauder Lipstick, but certainly not the cheapest brand out there. Having said that, I think it is worth the price given some very cheap lipsticks I have tried, often have quite dismal results.
Unfortunately the shade I have, 004 Pink About It, appears to have been discontinued. However, there are a few similar shades to this which look just as nice. Revlon are a brand I am starting to take more of an interest in, as they are very highly rated amongst beauty bloggers and consumers alike, yet don't break the bank. Even though my current shade is no longer available, I would certainly recommend this range.
Summary: A lipstick if you don't want glossy lips, but solid colour.