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Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Frost – Chocolicious
A long time ago in college, we were a gang of girls with different skin tones – dark, wheatish and fair. Elle 18 had just launched and it was the decade of dark shades and mattes. Elle 18’s dark brown with high frost, called Kiss of Caramel, was a shade all of us had, and all of us looked decent in.
When I saw Chocolicious at the Revlon counter at the airport’s Shopper’s Stop in Bangalore, I was instantly reminded of that shade. But Chocolicious is its classier sister. I no longer gravitate towards dark shades much, but I picked it up in part nostalgia and part assurance that it would work for me.
What Revlon says: Infused with mega-moisturizers to seal in color and softness. Find your lip color amongst a dazzling array of 72 fabulous, fashionable shades!
My take: A cool chocolatey brown, Chocolicious is frosted, but low on shine so that it feels more like a creamy shade. It has the merest hints of golden glitter in it, which I only realized when I swatched it for the blog. I like my dark browns to be more toasted, and warmer or else it gets too gothic. This is an in-your-face shade with slightly cool overtones and I compensate for that by matching it with very plain ensembles, with neutrals like black or white predominating. I leave my eyes and the rest of my face bare, with perhaps just compact on to even out my skin tone. I also minimalise the accessories.. and then the whole effect is quite stunning, as all attention is drawn to my mouth. I also take care not to apply it too thickly or it would be overwhelming.
The shade with flash
Without flash. The true colour is somewhere between the two.
Although the lipstick doesn’t promise long stay, it does linger quite long, fading to a pretty stain by afternoon. Definitely lasts way longer than Lakme’s enrich lippies, which disappear in half an hour or so! The one thing I utterly dislike is the smell – I can’t remember if it was that way when I bought it, or if something happened to it, but right now, it has an oily, almost Ayurvedic formulation smell. Anyone else had that happen?
One swipe on the left, two on the right.
Pros of Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Frost – Chocolicious
• Lovely creamy texture
• Very pigmented
• Doesn’t dry out lips
• Lasts long enough
• Decent price
• Not aging at all in spite of the dark colour
• A good shade for medium skinned girls, IMO
Cons of Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Frost – Chocolicious
• I prefer warmer browns
• The smell is just horrid
• Can be an overwhelming shade if not used rightly
Would I repurchase it: Yes, since I like to have one lipstick in a darker brown, for when I feel like doing a dramatic mouth. For me the pros outweigh the cons, although I will be interested in picking up a warmer version too.
Rating – 3/5
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