Cheating yourself – Revlon Lipsticks

Grabbing a cup of tea and catching up on my bloglovin roll is my preferred way to unwind after a day of work.

I love reading about new products, and if I wouldn´t impose a strict: „No buying while reading“-rule, I would end up with a fair amount of them ordered every night.

A few weeks ago, Jaa from „HelloJaa“ (If you don’t follow her already, go check her out. Her pictures are art!) shared her Wishlist for March 2015.
In the comments we got chatting, and I proudly told about my above mentioned rule, claiming it made me forget most of the products I read about, saving me a lot of money in the long run.

But then, looking at my recent New Zealand purchases, I realized I have been cheating myself for quite some time now.

I use Pinterest.

And on my „Beauty Wishlist“ board, where I pin everything I don’t buy instantly, had been sitting one of Revlons Lipsticks for almost two years now.

From left to right: „Cherries in the Snow“, „Really Red“, „Kissable Pink“

Meet „Cherries in the Snow“. And his brothers I may have picked up when I was at the counter.

As I have mourned countless times before, Revlon isn’t sold in Germany, so I will provide you with the prices in $.

What Revlon says:
„Super Lustrous“ creates unforgettably seductive lip color in four finishes – crème, matte, pearl and shine – and is available in 82 vibrant shades.

As mentioned above there are 82 shades to choose from, retailing for around 8 $ online.

Out of the four mentioned finishes I own three, and I have to say they are quite different in coverage, wear-time and comfort.

Revlon „Cherries in the Snow“

„Cherries in the Snow“ (Crème):
This is a blue based red with a slight fuchsia tint, and a crème finish. It applies smoothly, has no tendency to move into my lip lines and stays put for four hours through drinking and minor snacking. After this time you are still left with a pretty, but less vibrant stain on your lips.
I find this to be neither drying nor moisturizing.

Revlon „Really Red“

„Really Red“ (Matte):
Just what it says: A true red, slightly on the warmer side. Application and wear time are similar to „Cherries in the Snow“, but I find this one to be a little more drying.
Although it says matte, it isn’t totally matte on my lips.

Revlon „Kissable Pink“

„Kissable Pink“ (Shine):
A blue-toned pink with shimmer particles in the tub that don’t transfer to the lip. On my pigmented lips, this just gives a pink tint while adding a lot of shine.
It applies as well as the others, but fades much more quickly on me, I need to touch up after about two hours/ after snacking or drinking.

Would I rebuy?
If only Revlon was sold here…

Who would I recommend it to?
These are pretty, affordable lipsticks, and with 82 colors there should be one for everybody.
Just keep in mind that there are slight differences regarding the performance.

Do you own any Revlon lipsticks?
And when was the last time you caught yourself cheating?

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  • loving cherries in the snow one 🙂

  • Ohh! I've never heard about this brand before, oops, but the colors look great! And 82 options(!) so nice!

    XO Naomi in Wonderland

  • Revlon lipsticks are great and I have a couple! Out of these two Kissable Pink is of course more appealing to me. Although blue based red is something I am comfortable wearing.

    I don't even impose no buys on myself anymore because it never works. I feel like I have a problem! (I was at Ulta yesterday and all Revlon makeup was 40% off, you would be in heaven!)

  • I'm a big fan of Revlon lipsticks 🙂 From these three Kissable Pink is probably my favorite.

  • The Beauty Highlights

    Revlon does some amazing lip products. Love them.

  • Masja Zweers

    They look beautiful! I love the package as well

    My Makeup Mémoire

  • Love the red lips so much!

    xx Jane

  • It really is a gorgeous shade. Do you own any fuchsia lipsticks?

  • As you already know, I'm a huge fan of these Revlon lipsticks, they are super affordable and of pretty good quality. I really like the looks of Cherries in the Snow, will need to pick that up for myself.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • idu

    Hard to pick a favorite, they all look great on you. Great picks. I feel you on buying every great product we come across tho, lol. Will check out HelloJaa for sure.

  • Lovely shade of pink! I am not into pink but Id love to try this!

    Dora NEW POST on Bangs Bang | Bloglovin

  • You haven't heard about Revlon? They are really big in the UK and the US, you can barely watch a "Favorites" video on YT without any of their products mentioned. The Airbrush Photoready Foundation gets great reviews, too.

  • Which colors do you own and recommend to me? Are the nudes as good as well?

    I am so jealous you can get Revlon so easily, I never understood why they stopped selling their products in Germany.

  • Comes to no surprise.
    Which other colors do you recommend?

  • I got their matte lipstick stick, too, and really like it. Which one is your favorite?

  • Yes, they are.
    Do you own any Revlon makeup?

  • Yes, it is sleek and elegant, without feeling cheap. Quite impressive, considering they are a drugstore brand.
    Which is your favorite?

  • I have a red lipstick buying problem, I guess. I own a whole lot of them.
    Do you wear red often?

  • I reckon it will look great on you! Your positive reviews convinced me I just had to get my hands on them…
    Which one is your all time favorite Revlon lipstick? Just to put it on my Pinterest Board…

  • Tell her I say "Hi" if you do.
    Sometimes I think the only reason I started a blog is to have a justification for buying more stuff…

  • I really wanted to try the Revlon lip butters, too, but they were sold out everywhere. As far as "enough" lip products goes… I feel you. My drawer is full, but I keep on buying.

  • I am usually not into pinks, too, but this shade grew on me.
    Which one is your favorite color in lip products?

  • really red is really red! hah! love that shade 😀

  • One of my all time favorites is Carnival Spirit! You'll probably think it's too sheer though.

  • If it is your favorite, this is pretty likely. But it looks nice in the tube (just googled it).

  • Swati Sharma

    all the 3 colors are beautiful….

  • Aptly named I would say.
    Do you wear a lot of red?

  • I wear them on rotation, with a little Clinique Chubby Stick thrown in some days…

  • Of course I do, too much! Yet, not enough lol

  • I love Revlon reds – their lipsticks, their nail polishes, all of it! Such a great high street brand that often gets overlooked these days. I always like to think of Cindy Crawford back in the day rocking Revlon and think if it was good enough for Cindy, then it's good enough for me 🙂
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

  • Tailored and true

    I have honestly never tried Revlon – I may have to at $8 a pop! Great post!

  • Jaa

    Hey Anne! Thank you SO much for the link love! 😀 😀 😀

    There are EIGHTY TWO shades in the line-up? WHAT?! Wow and I haven't owned any one of these? Hangs self in shame. LOL Cherries in the Snow is my favorite here but I may be looking for something peachy coral! 🙂

    Pinterest is such an inspiring place but dangerous at times!

  • All three shades are really pretty! I find it annoying how wear time can be different between shades in the same range..I wish they would all be the same so you knew what you were getting! I also have multiple boards where I put products that are on my "wishlist" but the wishlist is so long now it would take me a lifetime to try everything! xx

    Brenda BusyBee | Makeup Revolution Highlighting Palettes Giveaway

  • Csenge Orban

    Unfortunately we don't have Revlon in Budapest,

    but I think otherwise I would own all the colors! They're so pretty, especially the cherry one!

    Perfect for the summer time <3 Kisses from Hungary xo

    Csenge | Csenge's Point

  • Gorgeous shades, especially kissable pink! x

  • I love Revlon lipsticks. Good quality & so affordable! (: love all the shades you mentioned
    Nati xx

  • All the colours look amazing on you! I think Really Red is my favourite though <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

  • Is there such a thing as too much makeup?

  • I think you can never have enough red lipsticks in your collection. This is, if you wear them regularly. I am still working on that part…
    Do you wear Reds often?

  • How many do you own?

  • It was the one I was most hesitant about, I never would have purchased it on my own, but as it was included in a GWP, I decided to give it a go. Glad I did.
    Which colors do you gravitate to?

  • Same problem as in Germany, no counters! I just don't understand it.

    Are there typical brands you get that aren't sold anywhere else?

  • Yes, mine keeps growing and growing, it would cost me a fortune to get everything I put on there. And I´d probably need three faces to try all the skincare on it.

    I am curious if the wartime is consistent in between finishes, like all the Crèmes are the same, or if there re differences, too.

    Do you own any Revlon lipsticks?

  • I know, 82 shades is crazy! It is horrible we can't get it here in Germany.
    Is it available in Thailand?

  • Cant go wrong with this price.

  • Cindy was a spokesperson for Revlon? I didn't know!
    But I was a big Cindy Crawford fan back in the days, I even had one of her Fitness DVDs I used religiously. Obviously I didn't end up looking like her, but I tried.

  • When I saw it in the bullet, I almost backed out of the purchase, because I was afraid I would never dare to wear it.
    But I LOVE it!

  • Yes! She was the ultimate American supermodel goddess with Revlon red lips and nails – I was obsessed with her!

  • Great to find people who share similar memories. So many blogger are so young, they wouldn't even know what we are talking about…

  • Let's pretend we're 21 again 😉

  • Beautiful shades! You wear them so well.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  • All three of those shades look absolutely stunning on you! I'm a huge fan of the Revlon Matte Colorburst Balms. They're highly pigmented, and I love that they come in little crayon shapes so that I can line my lips with them 🙂

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  • 82 shades, seriously? Wow, I don't think my drugstore carries even half the shades then! Cherry in the Snow has reached cult status, it's also been in my wish list for a long time. Wait for your turn little Cherry! (there's always something newer/cooler getting ahead in the line…)

  • Hahaha, I do! I think that's why I always pick the red.

  • Alison Hutchinson

    I love the first and last colors! It's always a shame that the more nude colors don't last as long — it seems that's always what I'm drawn towards. Luckily they're super easy to touch up!

    xoxo Alison

  • I love that kissable pink color! So pretty.

    xo Annie |

  • Ting

    The color of your lip is so pretty, love the first! xo


  • Oh, you and me both 😀

  • Me three! I love Revlon lip butters!

  • Die Lippenstift sehen toll aus. Ich habe leider nichts von Revlon. Früher gab es Revlon ja auch in Deutschland, aber leider jetzt nicht mehr. Man kann glaube ich irgendwo was online bestellen, aber Kosmetik kaufe ich lieber im Laden, wo ich es ausprobieren kann. Hmmm ich hab mich in letzter Zeit nicht beim betrügen erwischt, oder ich weiß es nicht mehr. Habe auch keine strengen Regeln aufgestellt 😀

  • All of them are lovely!!


  • Nope! I don't think you can buy it in Belgium and I usually don't watch that many favorites videos on YT so maybe that's why haha!

  • Tiffany Ingram

    Cherries in the snow is awesome!! Such a great color, I usually don't purchase anything that isn't at Sephora, but the color is amazing!

    Xx, Tiffany |

  • Funnily enough, I don't own many Revlon lipsticks. My collection is made up a lot of L'Oreal, Maybelline, Rimmel for drugstore lipsticks x

  • Wow Cherries in the Red looks SO different on you – looks much redder on me! it looks TOTALLY different ….maybe they redid this and the shade is different now! Great picks Linda 🙂

  • thats EVERY one of us ladies lol

  • I have some of these, too. Mainly L´Oréal and Maybelline,because Rimmel isn't available here, too.

  • So you are a true blogger? Not a converted YT-Addict?

  • I grab a nude or coral whenever I am on the go, I really have to use mine more often.

  • When did you buy yours? I don't know if they re-did it, but it looks very much like it looked on Estée when I saw her wearing it in her video two or three years ago.

  • How come you shop exclusively at Sephora? Do you get a special discount or is it just for convenience?

  • These wish lists… They just keep on growing! Do you own any Revlon lipsticks apart from that one?

  • I pretty much have them on rotation.

  • Ja, es ist schade, dass es die Sachen hier nicht mehr gibt, genau so wie Rimmel. Die verpassen ganz schön Absatz hier auf dem Markt…
    Ich probiere die Dinge auch am liebsten aus. Gerade Farben müssen mit dem Hautton gesehen werden, finde ich.

  • Me too. I is such a fun and vibrant shade.
    Which color do you wear mostly?

  • It is very soft. Usually pink isn't my color, but as it is on the sheerer side, I like it.
    Do you wear a lot of pink?

  • Yes, the colors you can touch up without a mirror are the ones I grab when I am in a hurry, too. But nudes can wash me out easily.
    How do you wear your nudes? With a smokey eye?

  • The longer some products sit on my list, the less likely I am to pick them up in the end…
    Don't you like matte reds in general?

  • Yes, i got one of those, too (red, obviously) and love it.
    Which colors do you own?

  • I haven't gotten round to try these, but have been meaning too for the longest time. Which one of them is a must to pick up?

  • Kate

    No, not one! Clearly I need to put this right! x

  • Absolutely!

  • Revlon lipsticks are my favourite! I think I have Really Red, or it's the one I always see in the store, but never get because I think I already have it. Cheries in the Snow is gorgeous too! I need to see if I can find that one. My absolute favourite of the Super Lustrous line is 'Sultra Samba'. It's a beautiful bright matte pink.


  • Maireem Maneje

    love Cherries in the Snow <3

  • Cherries in the Snow is so classic! I love the colour but I hate that the colour transfers everywhere. I also like the stain it leaves behind. 🙂

  • Smokey eyes are great, but I have learned to appreciate bold lips now that I am more pressed for time.

  • Haha, I know that problem. Either I leave something for the fourth time because I am positive I picked it up the time before or I buy the same lipstick three times because I never remember I already got it.
    Maybe collection posts will help me stay on track?

  • I bet it would look lovely on you.

  • The stain is very pretty, but I agree, you leave marks everywhere. But almost every lipstick does that for me.
    Do your lipsticks dry down usually?

  • Only if it's matte/semi-matte and blotted. 🙂

  • Love the last one. It looks so natural and pretty.

  • Whitney Oleman

    The last one is gorgeous!! I've heard some really awesome things about Revlon lipsticks, I'm glad you found them up to the hype 🙂

    I'm doing a giveaway over on my blog, it'd be awesome if you went and checked it out!! I Naked Basics Palette Giveaway

  • I used to own a ton, mostly because I was fascinated with the brand history. I'm not wild on the formula, so haven't picked one up in a while. My favourite was Pink in the Afternoon 🙂

  • I love the kissable pink shade 🙂

    Pop over to my blog and see what I'm upto 🙂


  • It is surprisingly one of my most worn shades. I used to dislike pinks, but this one is just so pretty and wearable.

  • I like the formula quite a lot, especially the crème one. Did they reformulate?

  • I have been dying to try them for ages now, I was so glad to get my hands on them. Are they available in San Diego?

  • It really is, I was surprised. Do you like wearing pinks?

  • Whitney Oleman

    Yes, but it seems like they're always sold out of the shades I want!! Haha 🙂

  • SheelaGoh

    Ooh Really Red is gorgeous.

  • I wear lots of mauve-y pinks. I definitely go toward the natural/neutral side of things. =]

  • On the lips or in general? Your blog is quite sleek looking, too. I like that a lot!

  • Story of my life…

  • Isn't it? Not that I need any more reds, but I just can't resist a warm red.
    Do you wear red often?

  • SheelaGoh

    Quite a bit, yes 🙂 it does wonders in terms of making my complexion appear clearer and, dare I hope, younger.

  • The right shade of red can really work wonders on your appearance, it is a great pick me up when you´re feeling tired. Energy in a lipstick.

  • Cherries in the Snow is a pretty color …i always liked the formula of these revlon lipsticks

  • Yes, I am impressed. They have a great formulation, given these are drugstore lipsticks.
    Which ones do you own?

  • On the lips. Otherwise I'm not a very "pink" person. And thanks so much. I just finished the design a couple months ago and launched at the end of March. Glad to hear you like what I'm putting out there. =]

  • I absolutely do.