As you could probably guess from my previous lipstick post (here) I do have penchant for a good berry lipstick, but as my choices have previously all been high end, I decided to give something from a high street brand a try. The Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry, with its glossy berry goodness seemed like the obvious choice for me and as I'd seen one of my favourite Youtubers (Claire Marshall) using it I was keen to give it a good test.
Generally I'm a sucker for packaging, and whilst the Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick is very simply packaged, in shiny black and gold, something about it feels a little old fashioned to me - if I'm looking at high street brand lipsticks, I probably prefer something more like Soap and Glory or Sleek for their presentation.
I was genuinely surprised at how smoothly this lipstick glides onto the lips, one gentle sweep gives a nice sheer wash of colour. Building the lipstick up to its full intensity takes several coats, they can go on a little patchy and if you're not careful you can easily glide this baby right off your lips! With a little patience though, and very well prepped lips, all turns out well in the end. Normally I don't find I have to wear a lip liner, but this lipstick really needs one; without it can bleed quite badly, especially if you're wearing quite a few layers.
The shade of this lipstick is truly stunning. It looks almost black in the tube and on the lips with several coats pays off as a deep berry/red; with one coat it's a very wearable raspberry. I've worn this the same way I wear a lot of my berry lipsticks, with a light wash of colour on the eyes and a bit of black liner, you can't really go wrong.
Would I purchase a Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Again?
Dependent on what other shades I could find I'd potentially purchase this formula again, although I'd be more interested in seeing what matt lipsticks Revlon has to offer.
I bought my Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry from Boots, here, for £7.49.
Have you tried any Revlon lipsticks? What are your favourite lipsticks from the highstreet?