April 23, 2018

Revlon Kiss Cushion Lip Tint Review & Swatches

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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.

Revlon Kiss Cushion Lip Tint Swatches (Fancy Rose and Pink IRL)

Revlon Fancy Rose Kiss Cushion Lip Tint

Revlon Pink IRL Kiss Cushion Lip Tint

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.

Oh well!

Revlon Kiss Cushion Lip Tint launches tomorrow at Ulta.com.

Will you be indulging?

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Christina

    Wait, Muse, you were in Cupertino? As in Cupertino, California?

      • kjh

        You closet techie, you! The Rose looks very nice, and you can rock the pink as well.

        • Isabella Muse

          lol! I’ve always been a geek before a beauty junkie ;-D My BF works in Cupertino so it’s kinda back and fourth from ny to ca to ca to ny for us both on the weekends. He normally does it a lot more than I do bless his soul!

          • Kish

            You are amazing, I have no idea where you find the time for such awesome blogging! Do you ever sleep? I think I’ll probably pass on these, I was hoping for a more glossy look. Of course, I have a million glosses already, so I don’t think it matters too much lol.

          • Isabella Muse

            lol thanks! I love you! I don’t. Sleep that is lol! No, kidding I sleep but I’m typically up at 4:30 to start the blog than I have to get to work and I try to get to comments as I am at my real job! Life is crazy busy but it’s a good busy -D Yeah, I wanted glossiness too! Damn shame they aren’t!

      • Christina

        How cool is that! You’re in my area! If you ever need a shopping buddy, hit me up! Then we can talk dramas and books over coffee afterwards. Lol! I’m still losing sleep over them…hehe!

        • Isabella Muse

          I’m there again in two weeks if nothing changes ;-D Want me to email you! YES! DRAMAS PLEASE! I’m currently shopping my next one ;-D

          • Isabella Muse

            GOT YA! πŸ˜€ I just sent over my cell number!!!

          • Christina

            Or message me on instragram (@christinatranphan). πŸ™‚

          • Isabella Muse

            will do! I’m following you there anyway!

  • Melissa

    Where are the LancΓ΄me Juicy Shakers on sale at? I love those!!

    • Isabella Muse

      They were on/off sale during the Fall/Winter! At the moment they are full price but Ulta had them on sale, Macy’s, Nordstrom.

  • Adrienne

    Thanks for that review. My concern was the wear time. I haven’t been able to find the display with lip products but I found Revlon new mascara, gel eye liner, full coverage foundation and primer. EverythING but lipcolor. I may pass on this just based on price and weartime.

    • Isabella Muse

      I believe they are now available at ulta.com if you really want them πŸ˜€

  • CarrieAnne

    Funny enough, this was my cash register impulse purchase at Ulta – which surprised me bc I LOATHED the Kiss plumping lip treatment. It smelled weird and looked thick and chalky on me, plus I try to avoid mint on my lips as it irritates me. But the Kiss tint is a surprise to me. Is so lightweight, kind of a hybrid liquid lip and a stain without the dryness. I like the feel. It takes a little getting used to the applicator. I think based on your experience with that pink, I’d tread lightly with the paler shades.

  • Waymire

    These just made it to my area.. and I adore them. Have two and will probably pick up more which is why I’m here I was looking for swatches. I have the rose and the mauve.. the mauve is even more pigmented than the rose. I think they are a better version of the juicy shakers.. more pigment, more comfortable, stain so they last longer, and much cheaper. I was surprised to hear how little product they had which is a bummer.. but I dont care lol. I’ve been wearing them almost every day. Some observations: dont twist up too much, you want just enough to get color out, not product oozing out of the sponge as shown in your photo. They are not messy that way. I messed up the mauve by overtwisting, had to wipe it off and then was back in business. Aim for light layers and they dont transfer. They do stain so after a couple of reapplications they stained enough that I didn’t need to reapply the rest of the day.

    • Isabella Muse

      I’m glad to hear you had such a good experience with them!