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Revlon ColorBurst Lipgloss (008 Peony) Review

A pop of weightless colour with vivid, mirror-like shine. Outshines everything but you!
• Micro-crystal formula for 5X the shine of patent leather
• Plush applicator shaped to curves of your lips for smooth, even application of colour
• ColorBurst’s Elasticolor™ technology for rich colour with a weightless feel
• Moisturizers and anti-oxidants such as sweet almond oil and vitamin E conditions and improves lip texture



Originally I wanted to try out the more coral/orange colour, but they didn’t carry any at the store I went to. I don’t know if they just didn’t carry it in Canada. I know that we were missing some colours for the lip butters. So I decided to try out 008 Peony despite feeling hesitant because of the glitter in the formula.

I think I should’ve just followed my gut feeling about the product. One thing I dislike about glittery lip products is when it’s not fine enough. When this sort of problem arises, it becomes a distraction because I feel like there’s something on my lips. It’s especially evident when I rub my lips together and it feels really gritty. You know when you feel as if you have crumbs on your lips so it bothers you until you can get it off? That’s how it feels because the glitter in the lipgloss is too big.

Revlon put the glitter in to create a smooth look, and I’m guessing to kind of help make the lips look plumper. The problem with that is when the gloss dries, you’re left with bits of glitter on your lips. That’s all I see when I look in the mirror.

The good point about the gloss, I would say, is that is has decently long wear time. That is because of the stickier formula. For those that hate sticky lipglosses, stay clear! However, it’s usually the stickier ones that lasts the longest so it’s a tradeoff. I don’t feel the effect is as long-term as it claims though. I’m not left with really soft lips after the gloss disappears as the day goes by.

The colour is semi-opaque. My lips are quite pigmented so most lip products don’t show vividly on my lips unless I put on a lip concealer underneath.

The applicator is just the general one we get with most lipgloss. It’s a rounded sponge applicator so it isn’t anything too special. I do like the packaging of the product overall though. I’m a sucker for Revlon’s quilt pattern!

If you’re debating whether you should try out Peony, I would recommend you skip out on it instead.

2/5

Topbox May 2013

I’m actually pretty disappointed by Topbox’s products for May. I’ll talk about that later on.


Cuccio Colour // Nail Lacquer (Tel-Aviv About It!)

[[ Triple pigmented colour, DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde FREE, high shine professional nail colours. ]]
Full Size: $10/14mL || Received: $10/14mL *FULL SIZE*

Lise Watier // Haute Couleur High Coverage Lip Lacquer

[[ Intense colour, extreme shine, long-lasting. ]]
Full Size: $23/6mL || Received: $5.75/1.5mL

Yaby // Eyeshadow Refill (Green Delicious)

[[ Highly pigmented eyeshadow with super smooth texture that blends effortlessly. ]]
Full Size: $3.15/3g || Received: $3.15/3g *FULL SIZE*

Deborah Lippmann // Smooth Operator

[[ An ultra-modern 4 way nail buffer. ]]
Full Size: $12/each || Received: $12/each *FULL SIZE*

Approximate Box Value: $30.90

I don’t really get why they gave us a green shadow. It’s not exactly the most wearable colour available. Whenever these subscription services ask what about sort of looks or colours we go for I choose natural, simple options. If I receive more nude colours I would probably use it, but green? When would I use green?

I also wish we got a polish from Deborah Lippmann instead of the buffer LOL. Come on, that’s what the brand is known for ::GAH::.

Glymm February 2013

This was my last bag for Glymm. I unsubscribed after they decided to raise the price even for their long time subscribers. It’s now at $15 for everyone. I was already thinking of stopping my subscription with them. I didn’t yet though because my grandma said that if I was thinking of dropping Glymm, she’ll take over my subscription. At $15 though I don’t think it’s worth it for anyone.

Glymm changed their shipping date to end of the month instead of the middle of the month. Not a great start to things. I received my February Glymm bag in March. It wasn’t even worth it.




Purely Pro // Eye Shadow (Luxury)

[[ Purely Pro’s eyeshadows are formulated with cutting edge technology. Gorgeous color choices and luminous pigments allow for a smooth and gentle experience on one of the most delicate parts of the face. The luminous pigments featured throughout the line help to expertly expertly contour the eyes for a professional look. ]]
Full Size: $18.00/1.7g || Received: $18.00/1.7g *FULL SIZED*

Villainess // Ginger Snapped Bar Soap

[[ Introducing Ginger Snapped! This sinfully scented bar soap from Villainess features sweet cinnamon and rich cardamom, blended together with spicy ginger and a hint of innocent vanilla. ]]
Full Size: 99g/$6.00 || Received: ??

NailUV // Gel Polish (Berry Sweetie)

[[ Nailuv’s unique nail gel polish formula is a long-lasting, smudge resistant and soak-off alternative to nail lacquer. Nailuv’s LED UV-curable nail gel glides on smoothly for a sheer or mirror-glass finish. Nailuv’s gel polish removes easily. Nailuv’s sleek and sexy shades are long-wearing, lightweight, promising a perfect seamless nail polish finish each time. ]]
Full Size: 15ml/$14.95 || Received: ??

This is one of the most pointless products to give us; along with the hair extensions they gave us back then. Why do I say that? To use this product, we need to use a UV/LED light. Why even give us this polish???

Femme Couture // Monster Gloss (Angel Kiss)

[[ Femme Couture Monster Gloss is a highly moisturizing lip gloss that creates luscious, smooth, and full lips. This gloss comes with a large wand which makes for an easy application, all while keeping your lips moist and intense with color and shine. ]]
Full Size: 10.4g/$9.00 || Received: 10.4g/$9.00 *FULL SIZED*

Topbox February 2013 — Benefit

For February, Topbox gave us a privé box again and we received items from Benefit! I was really excited because I like this brand haha. The wrapping they put on the box this month is kind of cute too since it was Lunar New Year.




Benefit // POREfessional

[[ PRO balm to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines. ]]
Full Size: $34/22mL || Received: $11.59/7.5mL


Benefit // Total Moisture Facial Cream

[[ Provides concentrated immediate & long-term hydration to thirsty skin. ]]
Full Size: $42/48.2g || Received: $7.76/8.9g


Benefit // Benetint

[[ Rose-tinted lip & cheep stain. ]]
Full Size: $36/12.5mL || Received: $7.20/2.5mL


Benefit // Dandelion Gloss and Powder

[[ Brightening face powder + soft pearly pink lip gloss. ]]
Full Size: (Powder) $36/7g (Gloss) $18/15mL || Received: (Powder) $15.43/3g (Gloss) $7.80/6.5mL


Benefit // Fine-One-One

[[ Sheer Brightening cheek & lip trio gives your look instant LIFT, SHAPE, and POP. ]]
Full Size: $36/8g || Received: ??
*BONUS ITEM*