During a recent girls weekend away in Prince Edward County, I recruited help from some friends to show you how the new Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Is Everything Lipsticks look on different skin tones. Meet Laura, Lindsay and Lizz.
Now, while I was editing the photos, I realized our skin tones are not incredibly different. We’re all caucasian and for the most part our tones are pretty pale. So maybe it’s not the best interpretation of lipstick on four different skin tones…
But I’m sure some of you are sick of seeing my face in so many selfies, so this is a fun way to change up this type of post. I hope you like it!
There are 12 shades in total, ranging from nudes to super bold reds and purples.
A brown-y rose colour that is perfect for every day wear!
This one is definitely very pinky.
A peachy-nude that truly changes colour depending on your skin tone.
Brown may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but in my opinion, it’s such an easy colour to wear! It’s not too dark, but still slightly daring, without being too in-your-face. This one in particular looked great on us all.
A burgundy-red perfect for fall!
It looks black when looking at the bullet but appears as a vampy ox blood colour on the lips. This one definitely looked slightly different on us all. As you can see, it’s quite dark on me, but more red on my friend Laura (far left).
Now we get into the brighter and more bold colours (and a costume change…lol).
FYI: we took these photos over the course of two days. If you’ve ever swatched a full line of matte lipsticks at once before, you’ll understand how painful it can be. Doing six in one day was enough for us.
This is a HOT pink that feels very retro to me.
Out of all the vibrant colours, this one is the most wearable. It’s a stunning berry tone with the perfect balance of bright and dark.
Orange can sometimes be a little too bright against fair skin, but this one has a blue-red base, which makes it work. It’s also a colour that would look amazing on dark skin.
A classic, poppy red. It screams Christmas to me.
A slightly deeper red that is pretty universally flattering.
Again, purple may not be everyone’s cup of tea. I personally love it!
I really like the formula of these matte lipsticks. They’re very creamy, comfortable to wear and feel lightweight on the lips. For the most part, they’re highly pigmented and glide evenly onto the lips. Although we had some troubles with the darker colours, like Dark Night Queen and Purple Aura, which were quite patchy. I should also note that the vibrant purple shade did stain our lips quite a bit.
Unfortunately, the moisturizing formula means it’s not very long-lasting. I have to re-apply after a few hours, although I’m truly not bothered by that. I’m just glad that they don’t dry down, suck the life from my lips, and crack. I cannot stand a crusty lip!
They’re also not transfer-proof, so be careful who you go around kissing.
Some favourites pretty much unanimously from the four of us were Rise Up Rose and Superstar Brown.