Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Glosses

Revlon Super Lustrous lip glosses have been a drugstore favorite of many for years, I suspect because of their somewhat unique texture. They have a more gel-based consistency than most lip glosses; in my experience, this means they're longer-lasting and less sticky than your average lip gloss. I've heard them compared to Chanel Glossimers before and I would agree that they're the closest thing to a Glossimer you'll find in the drugstore, but I also think it's worth mentioning that the consistency of the Super Lustrous glosses is a little thinner. The Revlon glosses offer more pigmented color options, which is nice, though a few of the more sparkly shades end up feeling gritty on the lips (you can tell by looking at the tubes which ones those are - you can see the little glitter pieces through the plastic!). Overall, I do think they're one of the nicer lip glosses available in the drugstore. Cherries in the Glow has something of a cult following; I can definitely see why, though I like a few of the other shades just as much.

These have no noticeable scent or plumping ability, as far as I can tell, and retail for $7 in most drugstores. I believe that of the ones I swatched, some of them may not be part of the permanent line - a few (Pink Pursuit, Power Walk Pink, and Racy Raspberry) were from a separate breast cancer research/awareness display, and I don't know if those colors were/are limited edition or not. I'm sorry to leave you hanging on that!

Here are a few LOTDs, for your viewing pleasure (sorry they're a little blurry/have slightly different lighting - I took these pictures back in March or something like that, and was still learning how to properly use a camera!):

P.S. - since I promised you weekly updates on the Baroque Challenge - I've lost one pound so far... *waves tiny flag*

Super Lustrous Lip Gloss: Shine City, Pink Afterglow, Nude Lustre, Coffee Gleam, Shine that Pink, Glossy Rose, Cherries in the Glow, Pearl Plum, Pink Pursuit, Life's a Peach, Pink Whisper, Foiled, Power Walk Pink, Racy Raspberry


  1. I have a couple of these glosses and you are so right about the glitter being gritty, I can't stand that. The non-gritty ones are great though. Thanks for the swatches.

  2. Ooo thanks for swatching, I've been lemming these for a while :D

    I got Cherries in the Glow for my mom for her birthday, but I haven't got one for me yet :(

  3. Wow - thank you for the swatches - those are awesome! I am definitely going to try some of these out now. I really do love that Cherries in the Glow. Ironically, Cherries in the Snow was one of my favorite nail polishes of theirs, so hopefully the pattern sticks!

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    loving the swatches...keep up the good work =)

  5. Wow, you just created a lemming here! I had no idea these glosses existed. Which colors don't have glitter? I want to stay away from the grittiness!

  6. i love these glosses! my fav is life's a peach but pink whisper is a terrible thing on me...

  7. So funny, I've love Cherries on the Glow for years!

  8. You rock! These swatches are great! I love all of these glosses, IMO they are the best one can fidn in drugstores. I really don't have any issues with the sparkly ones, I guess it's because the colors are so nice.

    Great post!

  9. Am I the only one who thinks her lips are just so adorable? :D


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