For awhile now I've noticed that my collection of lip glosses has been quite neglected. I don't think I'm the only one to think this, but in recent years it feels as if lip gloss has taken a bit of a backseat to its maturer sister. Lipstick was just so much more exciting and edgy with its deep, rich colors and the new formulas much more moisturizing than our mother's lipsticks - who could resist?
Then, after a few years of lipstick mania, when everyone began to get a little over lipstick, makeup companies burst out with tons of new lip balm/lipstick crayon hybrids to delight us and for the last couple seasons it's been all about those. Starting this year though, it feels like things are finally coming back full circle to glosses as brands like Revlon release new twists on this classic staple.
Revlon's Super Lustrous lip gloss is just one such example of the new, improved lip gloss. Moisturizing, shiny, plumping and non-sticky, this lip gloss seems to have it all, plus it's available in 12 different shades! Sadly, I do not own all 12, so for today's review, I am trying on Berry Allure.
- Diisopropyl Dimer Dilinoleate - this mouthful of a sentence is actually an emollient, which retains moisture in lips
- Crambe oil - a natural plant-based ingredient that also helps retain moisture
- Avocado oil - moisturizer
- Hyaluronic acid - moisture retainer
Price and Packaging
A standard 0.13 fl. oz tube will cost you $7.99 via Ulta, or if you're from BC, it costs $9.99 at London Drugs.
Usually, I like to use lip gloss as a finishing touch on top of lipstick, so I tend to go for lighter nude tones, but I like the idea of just slipping on a coat of something that provides shine and color with the ease of a lip balm. Often, I do touch-ups on the run and lipstick is something you should never ever apply without a steady hand and a mirror, so it's a bit inconvenient for my rushing around.
The chemists at Revlon must have heard my prayers for my ideal lip gloss product because the results with the Berry Allure are quite amazing. In the tube, the color looks very magenta and raspberry, but in reality, this gloss comes out as more of a fuchsia pink that is very pretty. I didn't need to pile the gloss on to get any color - one swipe was enough - and I got hours of non-sticky, glossy, color. And yes, I said non-sticky. Take note MAC Lipglass! It's possible to do lip gloss without feeling like you're wearing liquid rubber on your lips! The Super Lustrous felt soft, even slippery on and I found myself absentmindedly rubbing my lips together all the time as I just love that moist lip feeling; and even with my doing that, I didn't notice any less wear time!