Revlon Kiss Cushion Lip Tint ($9.99) is a new cushion lip tint that’s launching in 10 shades for Summer 2018. I’m currently debating if Kiss Cushion Lip Tint is a nod to Korean Beauty or just a bigger version of Lancome’s Juicy Shakers. What do you think? The applicator is very similiar to Juicy Shakers that’s for sure but it isn’t as soft.
I was shocked, surprised, and delighted to find these last week at an Ulta store in Cupertino. Quite a few of my readers have reported finding them in store as well even though Ulta’s website says they launch officially on April 24th. Needless to say I grabbed a few shades up to try!
Revlon Kiss Cushion Lip Tint comes housed in chunky barrel with an attached cushion applicator to apply. Unlike many lip products you don’t twist the base to get product to flow into the cushion you’ll actually twist the upper rim of the barrel. Each barrel holds 0.15 oz of product and these are priced at $9.99 each at Ulta but Revlon is on sale for buy 1, get 1 50% off which hopefully with last until tomorrow when these officially launch. Juicy Shakers have been on and off sale lately for around 50% off or so which I find funny considering how much smaller Revlon’s version is in compared to the 0.3 oz to that of Lancome. They are normally $22 each but I’ve seen them priced anywhere from $10-$11 on and off sale.
Revlon does have the superior formula though in terms of pigment. Lancome’s formula applies quite sheer but Kiss Cushion Lip Tint provides plenty of color on a single swipe. I wouldn’t call this formula a lip tint though! It’s more like a lightweight creamy lipstick. The formula has a certain fluidity with a thinner yet creamier texture which feels like silicone primer that has a faint vanilla flavor and fragrance. They have a very faint sheen but no major glossiness or shine. They do stay “wet” and transfer easily if you’re drinking from a cup or glass but they didn’t migrate or feather on my lips.
I had mixed application issues with the colors I choose. The first color I liked a lot which was Fancy Rose. It applied smoothly and easily with excellent color pay off and a wear of around two hours. Pink IRL wasn’t as good. This shade applied poorly with a streaky finish that fell into my natural lip lines and wore for around two hours.
I found the applicator a little awkward to use. Oddly enough the Lancome one was softer and seemed to conform to my lip line easily. Revlon’s applicator isn’t hard but it has less flex and I felt like I was applying outside my lip line. I’m not sure what I was doing wrong but I kept making a mess during the application.
I have to admit I didn’t like this formula as much as I thought I would. I prefer the Revlon Kiss Plumping Lip Creme in comparison and I would suggest checking those out if you haven’t already.
Revlon Kiss Cushion Lip Tint will garner attention due to the packaging and I was quite pleased with the color pay off. But the application was messy and the wear time was short. Not exactly what I was looking for from this formula.
Revlon Kiss Cushion Lip Tint launches tomorrow at Ulta.com.
Will you be indulging?