We’re right in the middle of “berry lipstick season” so I recently picked up (on a whim) the Revlon Plum Velour Super Lustrous Lipstick ($7.99) from the drugstore. This color is part of their “Shine” range which I had never tried before. I believe it’s a somewhat recent addition to their line. I have a couple of their Mattes and Cremes so I was curious about what this formula would be like. There are lip and face swatches after the cut.
I’ll go over this quickly because I didn’t like Plum Velour very much. (Funny how I can rave about a product for 4 paragraphs but want to get through the “bad” ones swiftly.) The pigmentation is sheer. Your natural lip color will affect how it looks on you and you can build the coverage. On the picture above I’m wearing multiple layers to get it as dark as I could. I was hoping it would look dark and vampy like it does on the tube but it doesn’t. The formula is shiny, somewhat moisturizing, and comfortable to wear. This reminds me of a Maybelline lipstick I reviewed a while back. I don’t like either for the same reason: the formula is nice but the color is not what I expected. I wanted the same dark color on the tube to show up on my lips. Instead I got a medium berry/plum color. I highly dislike how berry shades look on me. Plus when it comes to medium-dark lipsticks, I prefer them not to be sheer because patchiness can show more easily.
Bottom line: If you like berry shades then this is a good one for you. The formula is nice. However I don’t like this color on me and was looking for something darker or more vampy.
Let me know what you think of this shade. Do you like berry lipsticks? Have a nice day, lovelies! It’s almost Friday, hang in there!