Friday, 25 January 2013

Revlon Vital Radiance Moisture Boosting Lipcolor; 4 shades; reviews + photos


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I really like Revlon's cosmetics. Their all-round quality never fails to impress me. I was browsing online for make up to buy and review, and I came across these little beauties; Revlon Moisture Boosting Lipcolor from their Vital Radiance collection. Apparently, Revlon decided to sink Vital Radiance in 2006, but they're still easy to find on the internet. I had high hopes for these "lipcolors" (I'm British, so spelling it "color" rather than "colour" doesn't feel right), and they didn't let me down!

As the name suggests, they're super moisturising; they come in a range of shades that look great all year round, but the moisturising quality makes these ideal for the cold dry winter air. They work wonders on my dry lips! They have a sophisticated glossy creme finish, especially "Cabernet", which gives my lips a lovely shine without them feeling uncomfortable; it appears have a thinner consistency than the lighter shades. However, this does make the darker shades a little difficult to apply without the use of a lip brush (I use Mac's 209 which is really an eyeliner brush), and I was constantly using my mirror to check I hadn't smudged my lips!
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Revlon claim these lipsticks "brighten your face and leave your lips looking noticeably fuller". The colours are lovely, but I didn't notice any "brightening" effect so I can't really comment on whether they "brighten your face" (honestly it sounds a bit silly to me; brightening highlighters and foundations? Yes... Brightening lipsticks? No). However, they defiantly made my lips appear smoother which I love.


All four of my shades have fairly good staying power, some better than others. "Cabernet" needed quite a few minor touch-ups due to it's thin consistency and dark colour, where as I only needed to re-apply "Tea Rose" twice throughout my 18 hour day! I suppose it depends on how you apply it, your lip condition, and what you do during your day. Staying power isn't something these products boast about, so it wasn't my main concern.
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Included with each lipstick is a little piece of paper with information about the product, tips on how to apply it, and a bit of info about other Vital Radiance lip products. I've added an image of the back and front of it to save me typing it all out (see image on the right).


Now, let's talk colours. I have this product in four shades; 002 Bare, 026 Tea Rose, 042 Glistening Berry, 048 Cabernet. Below are images of my lips sporting each shade and my short opinions on them...

002 Bare
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026 Tea Rose
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002 Bare: I do like this colour, but it's not bright enough for me to want to wear. It's has a fully opaque and super glossy finish.
048 Cabernet
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042 Glistening Berry
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026 Tea Rose: I really like this "pinky-nude" shade. It's an absolute winner for all year round. It's still not quite bright enough for me to feel comfort able to go out in though; beautiful as it may be, I don't quite feel myself in it.
042 Glistening Berry: This colour is stunning! It's a gorgeous dusky pink shade packed with golden shimmer, resulting in a beautiful opalescent finish. An amazing winter lip colour.
048 Cabernet: I really love this dramatic shade, deep bold reds are my favorite lip colours! However, the thin consistency makes neat application difficult without my MAC 209 brush (yes, I know it's for eyeliner, but it makes a killer lip brush), and I constantly worry about it smudging. If it had a matte finish rather than creme it would be perfect for me!

So, all-in-all, I think these are great little lipsticks. They may have their bad points, but for me, the pros outweigh the cons. As I said, Revlon scrapped Vital Radiance, but their Moisture Boosting Lipcolour lipsticks are still available from many places online. I found mine on Ebay. Get searching!

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By Tuesday T. Bryan.

Below: Myself in my bathroom mirror sporting Revlon Vital Radiance Lipcolour in "026 Tea Rose". Please note that I've toned down the colours in this image, the shade comes out more vibrant than it looks in the photo below! See the image above to see it's "true colour". My nail polish is No7 Speed Dry in "Iced Mocha". Also, notice I've taken my bridge piercing out? I got it done in 2007 and I got sick of it. :)
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