This Coral Actually Looks Coral On Me!

Do you remember my most recent Lipstick Bandits post? I was going on about how I didn’t know what coral really is, so I picked a soft and safe shade from Chanel. Then, I read the others’ posts and finally got an idea. I had it in my stash all along! It’s by Revlon – the Super Lustrous Lipstick in Kiss Me Coral. DUH! It’s all in the name, isn’t it?

 

kiss me coral 1

kiss me coral 2

 

I don’t think I have to talk about the packaging much because I’m sure you know what a Revlon lipstick looks like. This lipstick doesn’t have too much slip in it, so if you have dry lips, I suggest applying some lip balm 15 minutes before putting on this lipstick. I don’t have much of a problem with my lips so I just apply it straight from the bullet. While it is not drying, the formula for this shade in particular isn’t too comfortable either. It goes on very pigmented but I find it patchy. Definitely NOT one of the best in this line. I didn’t have this experience with other shades, so it might just be this coral.

 

swatch

 

On my hand, it looks orangey-red, which I learned is coral, and it applies just the same on my lips. The coverage is opaque, and none of the pinks of my natural lip shone through. My skin tone usually pulls out all the pink, but this one just looks red and orange on me. I mentioned earlier that this lipstick goes on patchy. I tried it on top of a lip balm and experienced the same thing. So, I apply one layer, then blot, then apply another layer using a lip brush and buff it in like crazy. This way, it is less patchy and not noticeable. Here is how it looks on me.

 

look

 

While it looks bright and cheerful, I’m not sure I’m too happy with the formula of this one. Have you tried this? How does it work on your lips? I bought this for RM26.80 while it was on sale at Watsons.

 

xoxo Lily