A couple of weeks ago I saw a post on Fat Frocks where Gem mentioned she was wearing Revlon’s Pink About It lipstick and I instantly fell in love with the colour. Unfortunately the shade is now discontinued but they’re easy to find on ebay for around £2-£3 or on discount websites like Fragrance Direct, which is a bargain considering these Revlon Matte Lipsticks usually over £7 in Boots.
I’ve never used a Revlon lipstick before, but I’m really impressed by the formula. It’s very creamy and easy to apply without being too heavy. The swatch above is two coats of the lipstick, which is how I would usually wear it on my lips. It also looks great with just a very light single coat to give a flush of colour for the daytime rather than a proper lipsticky look. It is quite long lasting although, as with pretty much all lipsticks, it does need a little bit of topping up throughout the day. I’ve never tried Lipcote before but I’ve heard it’s good for making your lipstick last longer, is it worth investing in?
The thing that initially drew me to this lipstick was the colour. Although the name “Pink About It” would suggest it was a very girly pink colour, I would say it leans more towards coral with pink undertones. I love coral lipsticks but unfortunately they don’t suit my skin tone very well, so this pinky-coral is perfect. I haven’t used MAC’s Viva Glam Nicki in real life, but from swatches I’ve seen online it looks like quite a similar colour, although Pink About It does look darker. Possible dupe if you fancy something a bit cheaper and more wearable?
Overall I would really recommend this lipstick – mostly because I love the colour, but also because it applies really well and has a nice formula. Although it is a matte formula, it doesn’t feel drying at all. I’ve never really thought of Revlon as a brand famous for their lipsticks, but I would definitely consider buying more from this range. Have you tried Revlon lipsticks before?
And on a little side note, I’ve decided to create a Tumblr that’s a bit more blog-orientated and will feature fashion/style/beauty/etc. photos as well as my own photos from blog posts. Follow me at elevatormusikblog.tumblr.com and let me know your links so I can follow you too! I’ll still be using my personal Tumblr, club-tropicana.tumblr.com, which you can follow too if you like black & white pictures, wolves, spooky things and angst haha!