Hi IMBB Gang, I continue with my saga of stuff I collected from online stores. This one, thankfully is a “wow, I am lucky to find this” type of purchase and I wish I made more of such nice purchases.
I am reviewing Revlon Moon Drops lipstick in shade Gold Dipped Rose.
This is what Revlon says about Moon Drops Lipstick:
A Revlon classic! Condition your lips with creamy Moon Drops Lipstick. Helps keep your lips soft and supple, with beautiful, flattering color. 24 shades in both cremes and frosts. EXPERT TIPS:Begin by applying Moon Drops™ Lip Conditioner to prime the lip. Apply then the slant tip bullet directly to lips for beautiful, full-coverage color.
I couldn’t find the ingredient list either on Revlon website or over the lipstick cover. This is taken from a listing for the product in Amazon.
Lanolin (Lanolin Oil), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cetyl Acetate, Ethylhexyl Hydrostearate, Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Propylene Glycol Ricinoleate, Ceresin, Paraffin, Cera Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax), Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Dimethyl, Paba, Tocopheryl Acetate, Acrylates Copolymer, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Hydroxycitronellol, Benzyl Benzoate, Coumarin, Limonene, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Geraniol, Citronellol, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Bht. may Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, 77492, 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Orange 5 (Ci 45370), Red 21 Lake (Ci 45380), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Red 27 (Ci 45410), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 21 (Ci 45380), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Orange 5 Lake (Ci 45370), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163).
It is around $8.99 (from drugstore) and I got this from ebay for 400 INR for 4.2 gms.
Okay, this has to be the cheapest-looking packaging Revlon has. I read that Moon Drops is one of their oldest lines of lipsticks with people describing how they used to use this 15-20 years back. I don’t think they have changed that packaging much. It’s a cheap, green plastic packaging with a transparent top to see the color, but that is very useless as the color you see is usually not how the color comes out. Other than that, this is a sturdy packaging.
This lipstick has got a strong fragrance that lasts for 2-3 minutes after application. I am kind of used to it and don’t mind it much, but for all sensitive noses out there, this might be a concern. However, I have read a review where they compared the scent to the scent of Chanel lipsticks, but since I don’t have Chanel, I have no clue!
My Experience with Revlon Moon Drops Lipstick Gold Dipped Rose:
This is a very frosted color, which comes across as a mildly pinkish peach with golden shimmers. The shimmers are not at all over the top. I am not sure if the name gold-dipped-rose is very apt for this, as this is more of a peachy shade than anything rose. The pinkish undertones of this lipstick will be visible on very non-pigmented lips. On my lips which are much pigmented, the peachy tone is clearer. This is a night-wear lipstick in my opinion, as the color and the shimmer is more evident then. I used this for a day time look as the inner fill color when I tried the new Ombré lips style (I love this style).
This goes mildly sheer on my lips with a single swipe, but leaves a beautiful shimmery peach color and is quite buildable. In my opinion, this is a shade that suits wheatish and darker skin toned beauties much better than the fair ones. I love how smooth it feels on the lips and also is moisturizing enough to skip a lip balm beneath. This is a very summer-time shade and also suited for an outing or beach party. Staying power is average with the lipstick staying up to 4-5 hours with no eating, but then Revlon doesn’t claim long-lasting effect with this one.
In my opinion, this truly lives up to its claim, which is providing a great color with enough moisture on lips. I love this lipstick and I am planning to try other shades as well. I have not seen this in any Revlon counters and since I’m just a 3-year-old-makeup-convert, I have no idea whether Revlon has ever introduced this here. However ladies, if you get a chance to get this one through your relatives staying abroad, please do try.
The swatch below is taken after a single swipe of the lipstick. Notice that it leaves enough color behind.
Pros of Revlon Moon Drops Lipstick Gold Dipped Rose:
- Lovely color, frosted peach shade with mildly pinkish undertones and beautiful shimmers that are not at all over the top.
- Nicely moisturizing and doesn’t settle in fine lines.
- I usually don’t find frosted shades that suit darker skin tones, but this one truly flatters a tanned or darker skin tone.
- Provides enough color on a single swipe and is very buildable.
- Decent quantity and quality for the price.
Cons of Revlon Moon Drops Lipstick Gold Dipped Rose:
- Contains parabens.
- Availability is an issue as I am not sure if this is available in India.
- Strong fragrance that may hurt tender noses.
- Cheap-looking package.
- Average staying power, though I am not sure if I should list it as a con since they don’t anyways claim long-lasting effect.
4 out of 5 (0.5 deducted for parabens and 0.5 deducted for cheap garish looking package).
Will I Buy Again?
Of course! This is a beauty and I definitely would love to try other nice shades.
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