Lippy Christmas

I didn’t intend to buy lipgloss when I ran an errand to Robinsons. I passed by the Revlon counter and glanced upon the new Colorburst Lipgloss display with gorgeous on-trend colors. Lipgloss is one of the things I never leave home without. My lips are on the thin side, so I prefer plumping slick gloss on my lips — such a hard habit to break. Without even testing, I asked the sales assistant for a Papaya, a true coral that looks great in the tube. It brought to mind L’Oréal Glam Shine Mambo Juice, which I loved when it it first came out, but like all lip colors they get boring after a while. Unlike Mambo Juice, Papaya has a nice subtle shimmer.

I actually picked one more, Hot Pink, a sparkly rich fuchsia. This one I had to test because the glitter is a bit iffy. Surprisingly, it’s opaque like its name suggests, though it looks a tad lighter on the lips; the tiny sparkles reflect light very nicely. I like its creamy-and-not-gooey texture, and it’s  easy to apply even with a finger while testing. The feel is like Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss. The taste and scent is faint, almost none. Hot Pink is pretty intense but not loud and I can see myself wearing it to gatherings this season. Instant love!

It falls short on the long-lasting factor. But even expensive designer lipsticks need constant reapplication. I plan to go back for Strawberry and Fire (a true red) when they have ’em in stock. BTW, love the new look of Revlon products! The quilt looks so chic.

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