Revlon ColorStay Mineral Lipglaze in Forever Raisin 540

Revlon ColorStay Mineral Lipglaze in Forever Raisin 540 (US$6.99 to US$8.99)

Color of the tube is most accurate in the second picture.

Revlon is probably the best drugstore brand in my books. I love their colorburst lipsticks. I cannot wear their foundations (no color match & breaks me out) but I know of a number of people who swear by them. This lipglaze in my books is a winner.

This looks more like a deep rose than a raisin color to me. It looks a little orangy when it’s sheered out but that might be due to my skintone (NC25 Asian). Fairer ladies who are not used to wearing a strong lip can easily sheer this color. It does not feel sticky to me (especially after the B&BW lipgloss) & staying power is moderate. It does come off when I drink but it leaves my lips with a nice slight rosy stain.

The smell bugs me. It smells like a sugared cookie (to me) & is way too strong. 😦 Luckily the scent goes off after a few minutes or it could be my nose getting sensitized to the smell. 😛 Either the smell goes away & I am glad!

You can see this compared with some of my other glosses here.

Conclusion: It’s a pretty color & I like it enough to keep it 😀 The smell really bugs me as it’s really strong & am not a scent that I’m fond of. Wished Revlon will lose the smell or make it less scented.

* Purchased by me & can be found at any drugstore or grocery store where Revlon is sold.

Ingredients: Styrene Acrylates Copolymer, Phenyltrimethicone, Cetyl/PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl 4 Isostearate, Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Isododecane, PPG 51/SMDI Copolymer, Silica Silylate, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax) (Microcrystalline Wax), Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2 Hexanediol, May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 21 (CI 45380), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Orange 5 (CI 45370)

Net weight: .15 oz/4.4 mL

Bath & Body Works Liplicious – Frozen Raspberry

Bath & Body Works Liplicious – Frozen Raspberry (US$7)

One merry day as I walked to the front desk (of my old workplace), I saw a co-worker sport this oh so delicious looking pouty lips! I immediately asked her what she is wearing. She gave me the Mona Lisa smile & whipped out this lip gloss out from her pocket 😀 No prizes for guessing what I did 😀 I got myself to the nearest Bath & Body Works to get this yummy-licious gloss 😀

You can see the color swatched here.

On my lips, this is a shiny ‘my lips but better’ pop of color. It’s a little shinier than what I’m used to since I like wearing lipsticks over glosses these days. The scent smells like a fruity starburst candy. Staying power is moderate.

Cons: The stickiness. Ewwww…… I gave my DH (Darling Husband) a kiss & he commented at how sticky my lips were & how his lips are sticky now! 😀 That makes two of us that didn’t like the stickiness of this gloss.

Conclusion: Thumbs down from me. The color is nice but it’s not worth the sticky lips.

* Purchased by myself. This color is discontinued but other colors can still be obtained from any Bath & Body Works store.

Ingredients: Polybutene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum, Huile Minérale), Silica Silylate, Polyethylene, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Flavor (Aroma), Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Sodium Saccharin, BHT, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090).

Net Weight: .47 oz/ 14 mL

**Product is not tested on animals.

i.d. Bare Escentuals Lip Gloss – Wearable Berry & Wearable Wine

i.d. Bare Escentuals Lip Gloss – Wearable Berry & Wearable Wine

I purchased both as part of a wearable lip kit. Each kit consists of a lipstick, lipgloss & lip liner for US$30. Now you can get them at Bare Escentuals’ website for the mere cost of $9.50 here. Before you start your stampede, take some time to read through this post.

One thing I have to say, the wearable kit in berry is a huge ♥ of mine. It was one of my ‘go to’ lipstick & gloss prior to me amassing my current makeup stash. It truly was a wearable berry & my mom had taken it from me on more than a few occasions to wear it herself! 😀

The wine color on the other hand, is not so wearable. It’s definitely something that I reserved for special occasions due to the depth of the color.

One thing that’s stopping me from recommending these is that from my personal experience, Bare Escentuals lipsticks & lipglosses go rancid fast. When I say rancid, I am referring to the smell. I can’t recall how the brand new Bare Escentuals lipsticks & lipglosses smelled like, but I’m sure it’s not the crayon-ny scent that they are emitting now. As such, I am not able to give a review of it beyond the color as I am not putting them on my lips 😦

As for the lipliners, these are the automatic self sharpening type. Meaning that you just swivel them up & there is no need to sharpen them (look like pencil lead but berry colored). They’re nice. Staying power is moderate as I tend to layer gloss over them as the lipliner by itself seems very drying on my lips. They’re nice to have but are not ones that I would rebuy if I lose them. 

* Purchased by myself & can be purchased for a huge discount on the Bare Escentual Website here

** The BE reply claimed that they no longer sell this kit but I just checked the link & it’s still working (managed to add the kits to my cart). Nonetheless, the ingredients listed are the generic ingredients they replied with are listed below.

Ingredients for Lipgloss: PPG-2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Microcrystalline Wax, Polyethylene, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Lauroyl Lysine, Silica, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben. May Contain: Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Alum Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Red 6 Ba Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Ca Lake (CI 15850), Red 21 Al Lake (CI 45380), Red 27 Al Lake (CI 45410), Red 28 Al Lake (CI 45410), Red 33 Al Lake (CI 17200), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Al Lake (CI 19140).
Ingredients for Lipliner: Polybutene, Tridecyl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Silica Silylate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A Palmitate), Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090:1), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140:1), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985:1), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035:1), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850:2), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850:1), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410:2), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410:4), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360:1), Red 21 (CI 45380:2), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Silica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Manganese Violet (CI 77742)

Net weight of Lipgloss: .2 oz/5.6 g

Lip Gloss Dupes?

Lip Gloss Dupes?

So I was doing a blog review of Bare Escentual Wearable Berry & Wine glosses & lipliners when I was reminded of how much I love the color of the Wearable Berry. Since I rounded up most of my glosses recently (to be reviewed/purged/kept), I decided to start swatching them 😀

As you can see, none of them is a exact dupe 😦 Revlon Colorstay Mineral LipGlaze – Forever Raisin 540 & NARS Dolce Vita probably came closest.

You are probably wondering why I want to have a dupe of a color I have already? *gives a Mona Lisa smile* I guess you just have to wait till tomorrow to know. 😀

The best ever RAOK!

LOL wasn’t intending to post twice today but I just had to share this amazing RAOK I got in the mail today! 😀

Top row from left to right: Christian Dior Iridescent Leather quint, Dolce & Gabbana Blush in Provocative, YSL Blush Variation #16 Pink Delight

Bottom row from left to right: Cargo Eyeshadow in Yukon, Shu Uemura Gloss WN283S, Chantecaille Lipstick in Tulipe

With the exception of Cargo Yukon (which was a custom purchase), everything else is a RAOK!

I am seriously over the moon!!! I had been trying to get hold of IL ever since I heard of it. Plus I had been wanting to try the amazing D&G blushes too! & another red lipstick! 😀

A huge thank you to Cheri! 😀 I love, love, love you!!!

Will do reviews on these when I finally get around to stop gawking & use them 😀