Revlon obviously has more reds than these three, but these are the three I own (through great sales at Big Lots and Ulta!), and I really love Revlon lipsticks overall so I figured I’d swatch these suckers. I also own a Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Candy Apple which I’m currently blowing through super fast. I’m wearing it in this post.
OKAY, disclaimer I just realized this is obviously not a red. It’s a violet. My bad. I’m hopped up on cake and Gatorade right now. I got this shade around the same time as the other two.
In the tube it looks very purple, but I was curious. It goes on sheer but buildable, and it has a lot more pink in it than the lipstick tube itself would have you believe. I’m happy with that little surprise because otherwise it might not have been as easy to wear out and about without worrying that I had a Kefka mouth (that last bit was from Mark, not me! He’s the funny one.).
I have to disagree with the name, because it looks more like a coral red to me. Orange-reds don’t suit my skin tone, but this one is on the line. I am still deciding if I can pull it off without looking silly. The Candy Apple Lip Butter is identical in color in the tube but is more sheer, so I’ve been wearing that more when I want a coral red instead.
I’m saving this one for a night out because it’s a little dark even for me. I’m a big fan of dark lipsticks but I still have to work my way up to them. A lip primer or liner would be better because it does bleed/feather a bit, and if you go out of the lines, it’s really hard to clean up edges without looking like a two year old trying on mom’s makeup. Luckily I can still swipe this one on, blot my lips and put on a clear balm for a nice stain.
Check back tomorrow for April’s Birchbox review!