Weekly Cheap Secret:
I’m a Revlon lipstick fan. Over the past few years, they have really stepped up their game. The colors have always been fantastic but the formula felt really heavy and there was a terrible flavor/scent. That’s all gone now and I own many Revlon lipsticks. My most recent purchase is Revlon Matte Lipstick in Stormy Pink 011.
The Color: Stormy Pink is a cool medium pink with a bit of chalky white undertone. It has to be a MAC dupe but I wouldn’t know which one because I’m not a MAC fan. But, I know I’ve seen/swatched one like this at counter. Anyways, the color is really fun and I love the cool undertones. It’s very retro mod.
The Formula: OK, I’m not so happy with this formula in comparison to other Revlon Lipsticks. The color applies a bit sheer and waxy. I need a few coats to get an even look. This is not the case with my other Revlon Mattes. Like with all matte lipsticks, lips must be healthy and moisturized. Mattes emphasize dry flakes and imperfections. I have to exfoliate and moisturize before applying this color. (I have to do that before applying any matte lipstick). Now for wear, this color does not wear as long as other Revlon Mattes which last all day. Stormy Pink wears as long as other satin finish lipsticks. The formula is also drier than other Mattes that I have used. I have to use a balm over Stormy Pink because my lips are always dry.
Despite the not so great application, I still like Revlon Stormy Pink because I love the color. I’ve had more expensive lipsticks, like MAC, apply and wear the exact same way.
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