Time for a review and swatches of the new Revlon Super Lustrous Glass Shine Lipstick which is awesome. Revlon Super Lustrous Glass Shine Lipstick is a new, moisturizing, shiny lipstick that launched for Spring 2020 in 25 shades earlier this month. Needless to say, I was excited about this launch because everyone knows how I feel about the matte lipstick trend right? DIE DAMNIT DIE!
I do so love a moisturizing lipstick especially one that has a shiny finish! Maybe this was ingrained in me early on when I tried Japanese Lipsticks for the first time or maybe I’m just one of those people that’s prone to drier lips that enjoys the slick and hydrating feel of a nicely formulated lipstick. I dunno what it is but I’ve always enjoyed lipsticks with lighter textures, hydrating formulas, and shinier finishes! I just found them easier to wear and not as soul sucking dry as matte lipsticks.
When Revlon launched Super Lustrous Glass Shine Lipstick I did immediately wonder how they’d compare to Maybelline Color Sensational Shine Compulsion Lipstick and L’Oreal Colour Riche Shine Lipstick both of which launched years before Revlon decided to join the shiny lipstick realms. Maybelline and L’Oreal both have excellent formulas but if I had to choose a favorite I’d most definitely go with Revlon’s. It’s perfect.
The packaging blows.
Ok, so, before we get to the good let’s just discuss the bad for a minute and we can move on. I was shocked and delighted that finally, FINALLY someone reviewed these and agreed with one of main woes of this lipstick. Upon visiting Revlon’s website a user left a review ranting about the exact same problem I had. You see, sometimes when I start pointing out negative points or ranting about a product I always feel like I’m the only person on the entire planet experiencing an issue. For example, when I reviewed Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink I said how it set to a rather sticky finish but virtually no one mentions this in their review! youTubers, bloggers, no one says, “HEY! This stuff is gross and sticky when it sets!” So, is it me!? Probably!
So, my issue with the Revlon Super Lustrous Glass Shine Lipstick may not even be an issue at all for you. You might even think I’m ridiculous for mentioning the problem but I think it deserves mentioning because it happens to be one of my bigger beauty makeup peeves.
Let me start by saying nice job on the circle barrel Revlon. It’s black with gold accents and very chic! So chic in fact that I kind of got a Gucci Beauty vibe from it. Nicely done. But you guys really need to rethink the labels on these lipstick. You have completely ruined this experience for me because of the label you placed on the lipstick. I likely won’t purchase another lipstick until the labels are rectified.
What’s the problem?
Oh my god these labels create an ooey, gooey, sticky mess. They ruin the barrel completely. I tried removing the residue with some Goo Gone and even tried removing the label with a blow drier on low heat but they just leave a mess! A huge, giant effing mess. They place the label on vertically and it takes up almost the entire tube which means you’re left with a huge giant sloppy amount of residue after you’ve peeled it off. And by the way, peeling it off, that’s a really big job. I mean, is this like a security thing so no one opens the tube? Because this label was freaking so hard to get off! Oh my god! It was really sealed on there tight. I included one image of some of the mess but it’s so much worst than it appears in my images. This is a major problem for me as the barrel, which started out looking rather chic, is now just a really gross mess that’s collecting lint, hair, and anything else it comes into contact with.
Sorry Revlon but you need to rethink these labels especially since this is a permanent range of lipsticks.
I appreciate you wanting to prevent people from opening them but this really isn’t working out for me.
Ok, so, I said what I had to say about that and you can either agree or think I’m making a big deal outta nothing but personally, this was a real problem for me.
On to the wonderful formula….!
As I said above Revlon’s formula surpasses that of Maybelline and L’Oreal in terms of moisturize and shine. This lipstick has a thin texture with lightweight feel and a melt-y consistency that glides onto lips, even dry ones, beautifully. If I had to compare it to something I’d say it most reminds me of Tarte’s Sea Quench Lip Rescue Balm but not as melt-y however, I wouldn’t leave this in your makeup bag on a hot day.
Note: My photo of Nude Illuminator is blurry! Sorry! I’ll update with a new one shortly.
These wear very comfortably on my lips and feel quite hydrating but don’t provide any real moisturizing benefits! As in they aren’t going to heal chapped lips but sure do go a long way at keeping them nice and moist. They didn’t creep on me or migrate and provided a smooth, flawless finish. The shine was quite perfect so the you won’t be disappointed in a product named “Glass Shine” because that is in fact what you get, a glass-like shine. One thing that may or may not be an issue is the wear time. Unlike a heavier lipstick you won’t get a super long wear. I got about three hours of wear before the product faded away but they did manage to retain shine through that wear. They are sheerer in color or at least the shades I tried were. I wouldn’t say they slacked in pigment but the colors aren’t crazy bold! For me, I thought they had a nice MLBB finish (my lips but better). I detected no flavor nor fragrance.
All in all, Revlon Super Lustrous Glass Shine Lipstick are my ideal lipstick! Shiny, moisturizing, and lightweight. They’ll make a great Spring/Summer lipstick and of course, do just as great in the colder weather when lips are drier or chapped. The packaging has issues due to the poorly thought out sticky label but if you can get past that this is a great lipstick formula which is on sale for $6.99 at Ulta making it a nice affordable pick!
Love this one!
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Revlon Super Lustrous Glass Shine Lipstick is a new, permanent moisturizing shiny lipstick available in 25 shades that launched for Spring 2020. I was very impressed with this formula. It has no flavor nor fragrance and has a lightweight, thinner texture that glides onto lips with a melt-y consistency. The formula has the feel of Tarte’s Sea Quench Lip Rescue Balm if I had to compare it to anything. The finish has a lovely shine that lasts well into the three hour wear time. I did have major issues with the packaging as there was a difficult to remove label on the barrel that left a sticky, gooey residue behind that improved impossible to remove even with the help of Goo Gone.
- Shorter wear.
- Horrible sticky label that proved difficult to remove.
Revlon Super Lustrous Glass Shine Lipstick is an ideal pick for drier lips as this smooth, lightweight, and hydrating lip color provides gorgeous shine while keeping lips nice and moist!