Revlon Colourburst Lipstick in Raspberry

I decided that I had to own a red lipstick. It was probably after seeing a picture of someone with hair as mousy as mine making it look good (I've just googled "blonde hair red lipstick" and this is most probably true), and then I saw Klee's post which made the decision for me - Red lips you shall be mine.
Rather than shell out for Mac and then get angry about wasting my money if I turned out to look like Krusty I used my Boots points and went a bit crazy testing about a million different reds on my skin. I don't like Matte lipsticks as I have a gross habit of chewing my lips so I find they make me look hideous, which was a bit of a pain as most highly pigmented red lipsticks tend to have a matte finish. Luckily my mitts were drawn to the Revlon Colourburst Lipsticks and after a bit of a lot of pondering I decided on Raspberry.


I don't think I have anything bad to say about the lipstick itself. It's a gorgeous finish, this here swatch stayed put on my hand for a very long time, the packaging makes it look a lot more expensive than it was (£7.99), the shape makes it so easy to apply, and it doesn't have an overpowering scent. I'm just not sure if its THE red for me, I reckon I should have been more daring and gone for the reddest of reds rather than a berry shade.

Hello Roots

40 comments

  1. That is such a nice shade!!! I love it x

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  2. It looks lovely on you and you were right for choosing this shade! I got Russian Red to wear it on new year's eve (from me, to me! lol) and I'm not sure I'll wear it a lot; it's so vivid and intimidating that can't be worn during daytime or casual evenings with friends, so how am I going to enjoy it? Ugh! xx

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  3. aw it looks lovely on you! I'm scared of reds so I tend to stay away from them haha xxx

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  4. Ohhhhhh this is a gorgeous shade!! I wish I looked good in bright lipstick shades, you look gorgeous
    xJennaD

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  5. It suits you! I don't really wear red either, I would love to have to confidence to though!
    Carissa xx

    Vanilla Crush Blog

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  6. This is such a beautiful colour... and the packaging makes me want one!

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  7. looks lovely on you! have you seen revlon cherries in the snow? reck that would look amazing on you too x

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  8. You totally should own a red lipstick. And I like yours. The color is nice.

    http://www.thegirlieblog.com

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  9. you suit it so much! I just can't seem to get away with colours like this :( xo

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  10. I think it looks gorgeous on you! It's hard to get the right shade but this is perfec. xx

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  11. I always come out of Boots looking like I have disease of the hand. Ah well. I like it! (As in the lipstick, not the disease) I love lipstick, wear it pretty much every night out. xxx

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  12. I really love the raspberry shade, I think it goes with blondes so well.
    Hope you're well girl.

    Jade x

    jadedanielle-fashionbeforefood.blogspot.com

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  13. Such a pretty colour! It looks lovely on you,

    xoxo.

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  14. ha sometimes its best to start with something darker before going for crazy bright red! you have to be confident with it i think so its good to try one like this first! lovely colour too, i am wondering if i might invest in some as my favourite red lippy has gone walkabout!!

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  15. I need need need some red lipstick too! I've seen so many people looking gorgeous with it on! I've been eyeing up a Topshop lippie for ages, definitely going to have to buy it now after seeing this post, red looks gorgeous on you! xx

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  16. It looks amazing! It suits you so much! I've got 2 red lipsticks that I bought for £1 each just to try out the colour and I'm definitely not brave enough to wear them out. I'm so worried it'll attract attention to my horrid teeth or end up smudged all over my face. I'm going to a party next weekend though so I might be brave :) x

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  17. Gorgeous lipstick, it really suits you !
    I should make one of my resolutions a little late to try out more colours, the pale pink lip can get a little repetative.

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  18. I think the colour really suits you! I adore berry shades, I think they're definitely more flattering that plain reds :) xxx

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  19. It looks good on you, I'm tempted to check out this brand myself.

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  20. Love it sooo much! I've never really paid much attention to revlon lipsticks, for no particular reason, but this has made me want to follow in your footsteps and put those boots points to good use :-) xxx

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  21. That lipstick really suits you it looks lovely xxx

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  22. Everyone needs a nice red lipstick! I love the shade you've chosen, it looks great on you! I think red lips goes really well with blonde hair.

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  23. Ooo, that shade looks really good on you! My sister actually introduced me to Revlon lipsticks. She made me try her coral one and I loved it!!!

    :)
    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  24. Love the packaging of this lipstick. so sleek. i love a good red but on the swatch it dosent seem to look as true of a red as it does un swatched, which is probably better if you dont often wear it or have only just started, the shade looks gorgeous on you :)x

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  25. Hi I am a new follower :) Very pretty lipstick shade, it looks amazing on you!

    Little Petite

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  26. This is a lovely shade! I really should embrace lipstick more, new resolution for 2012!

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  27. Ah this is such a nice lipstick! I think I will try revlon, the shade is lovely and I think it suits you!

    Lovely blog :) am now following
    http://snippets-scribbles.blogspot.com/
    franky xx

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  28. Oh it looks gorgeous on you! I love red lipstick but am still searching for the brightest of bright. One of mine is dark and other is quite berry-like. I want an in your face one!
    Sophie
    x

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  29. woww hawt color of lipstick nice blog

    Follow Back Please
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  30. Such a gorgeous colour, it looks amazing on you :D xx

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  31. New follower here! Loving that lipstick color on you!

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  32. Looks great, especially with your lip piercing! Does it hurt by the way??

    You should get a dark plum one too, it would suit you and flatter your complexion.

    following now

    xo katrina
    theyoungbridgetjones.blogspot.com

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  33. ooooh very nice, suits you xx

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  34. Such a gorgeous colour! With red hair I should suit red lippie - no, I suit pink even more! How does that even make sense :(
    Agree with what you said - but biebs can't get many girls old enough to buy perfume without an allowance? haha

    xx

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  35. Very pretty colour on you. x

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  36. I love this lipstick on you, soooo pretty! x x

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  37. I like this color."
    Previously i shopped at kohls and get them with extra 30% off with the help of Kohls coupon codes 30%."

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