Drugstore Luxe Lipstick: Revlon Colorburst in Soft Rose.

Let us pause for a moment to take in the beauty that is Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Soft Rose.

Very Chanel-esque with the brand stamp, eh?  Well done, Revlon.

The new line of lipsticks just (finally) hit Canadian drugstore shelves and the lipsticks are gorgeous.

This particular colour has been called a dupe for Chanel Rouge Coco in Mademoiselle.  Yesterday Michelle of Lipstick Rules compared the two, and nope.  Not a dupe (sadly!).

It is however a stunning colour in its own right.  It’s a dark rose colour; something that one might even call a starter red lipstick.  I feel so grown up wearing this shade.  It screams sophistication.

Swatch under direct sunlight

Lip swatch in natural light

Of course such a beautiful thing would have some shortcomings.  It did have a strange synthetic smell that are usually found in drugstore lipsticks.  I de-scented mine by leaving the cap off for 24 hours and it made a lot of difference.  It still smells if I put my nose right up to the tube, but not noticeable once it’s on.  I also found it quite drying, so layer on the lip balm!

It lasts a pretty long time on me even through drinking lots of water.  I don’t think it lasted through lunch, but it definitely stays on longer than my MAC Cremesheen and Lustre lipsticks.

At $10.49 at Rexall Pharmaplus, it’s not that cheap for a drugstore lipstick, so wait for a sale! :)  Rating: A-.

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  • http://rasilla.wordpress.com rasilla

    XD
    I can’t wait to pick up one this weekend~ hopefully I can find some of the colours I wanted, AND hopefully mine doesnt smell yucky :)
    I didn’t know that Soft Rose was such a hit, but now with the swatch I can understand why, it is quite lovely^^ sophisticated, as you put it~

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      I’ve been to a few Rexalls recently and Soft Rose is definitely popular! So get it if you want it ;)

  • http://makeupmorsels.wordpress.com makeup morsels

    I’ve seen this line for awhile at CVS, but I’m still waiting for a BOGOF sale. I was eyeing this particular color though, it looks just as you said, so sophisticated.

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      Damn you Americans and your BOGOF’s. We never have those here, ever.

      And you know you want to get this. :P

      • http://makeupmorsels.wordpress.com makeup morsels

        oh man seriously? but you have Anabelle, so it balances out…ish lol. I really wish they would bring that line here, I’d probably go crazy and buy all the products in one day

  • http://lipstickrules.com Michelle (LipstickRules)

    LOVE this colour on you lady!! Hot hot hot! (sounds better than sophisticated sophisticated sophisticated)

    And thanks for the shout-out. I’m kind of wondering why we are smelling lipstick. Do ‘normal’ people do this or just us makeup junkies? LOL

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      I think everyone does smell lipstick. :P We’re not so crazy in that regard.

      I think I’m just spoiled because I have all of these MAC lipsticks that smell amazing. I wish I could infuse the MAC vanilla smell into everything. :)

  • http://adirtymartinikindofgirl.blogspot.com/ marisol

    I really like this color and the packaging. Good for Revlon! I just got Mademoiselle this weekend and I really like it. :)

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      It’s nice right? :)

      I still have yet to meet Mademoiselle in person. Every time I walk by the counter, it always seems to be missing!

      • http://adirtymartinikindofgirl.blogspot.com/ marisol

        The MUA said that it’s the one they keep running out of. I blame Karen for enabling me to get it hee hee :)

        • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

          Those damn enablers. :P I need a Rouge Coco in my life too, and soon.

  • http://missyellieuk.blogspot.com missyellieuk

    These are just hitting the UK now, I’ve been waiting for them! This colour looks gorgeous, shame about the smell though! It bugs me when lipsticks smell funny. x

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      Oh I thought it has been in the UK for a while now! I guess I was wrong.

      It is gorgeous, though, so it’s worth taking the time to get rid of the smell. :)

  • Halifax

    Rumous has it that Rexall would have 50% off lipstick, so there you have a BOGO :)
    Good trick on getting rid of the smell. I wonder why they smell, at the first place, lol

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      When are they 50% off? I want maybe one more. :)

  • Melissa

    Ladies, Pharma Plus has a 50% off sale on all lipstick brands until next week Friday. I did my lipstick haul for the year – yayyyy!!. Revlon Colorburst is on for $5.25cdn. Go get’em while you can!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      Yay!!! What did you end up getting?

      • Melissa

        Girl, I ended up buying whatever shade I felt would suit my complexion. I have a dark mocha complexion and sometimes I feel like wearing a bold and bright lipstick shade or a more natural shade, so I ended up purchasing about 8 lipsticks from the Colorburst line. I really like the texture and, believe or not, the scent of the lipsticks. I am good for about a year now. Each season is covered – lol!

  • Melissa

    Oh, and I have heard that Soft Rose is actually an excellent dupe for Nars Dolce Vita. Perhaps Rosy Nude would be a closer shade to Chanel Rouge Coco’s Mademoiselle.

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      I read that too! I’m going to pick up a couple more of these for sure. Maybe Raspberry and Peach. :)

  • http://ethicnote.blogspot.com Rae

    Hmm. These are half-off this week, which *kind of* makes me want to try them, and I do love the packaging… but if they’re drying, I’m not so sure.

    NO! Stop it, Rae! Focus on your finals instead of on makeup!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      I like them enough despite the drying. :) Also better sniff the tester first before you buy!

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  • http://infinitebluegreen.wordpress.com Attia

    I love this colour…the line’s just hit the UK and I want peach now too…

    I just discovered this blog courtesy of Lipstick Rules, you’re doing a great job!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      Thank you Attia! :) And welcome to Glitter Geek.

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  • http://pandaphilia.blogspot.com Angie

    This is a beautiful lip colour! I love the Colorburst lipsticks : )

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      They are awesome! Which colours do you own Angie? :)

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