Revlon Fatal Apple Super Lustrous Lipgloss
Revlon Fatal Apple Super Lustrous Lipgloss ($7.99 for 0.13 fl. oz.) is a warm red with no shimmer and subtle orange undertones. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff, and the way it applied and sits on the lips makes it look more like a lip stain than a gloss. There is some minor settling into lip lines, but it’s not too noticeable from afar due to the general evenness of the color. While it looks bolder in the tube, applied, it is more muted from the translucency. Fatal Apple wore for two and a half hours on me. NARS Hollywoodlawn is more opaque, darker. Chanel Exces is slightly redder. See comparison swatches.
Fuchsia Finery Super Lustrous Lipgloss ($7.99 for 0.13 fl. oz.) is a blue-based, medium bubblegum pink with no shimmer. This shade didn’t apply as evenly as Fatal Apple, as the color seemed to concentrate on the middle of my upper and lower lips! Fuchsia Finery lasted two and a half hours on me. Revlon Berry Allure is slightly darker. Urban Decay Crush is cooler-toned and more opaque. MAC Style Packed is lighter, more opaque. MAC Call Me Gorgeous is more opaque. Chanel Pink Pulsion has shimmer and is sheerer. Bobbi Brown Electric Violet is less pink, more shimmery. See comparison swatches.
Pinkissimo Super Lustrous Lipgloss ($7.99 for 0.13 fl. oz.) is a warm, yellow-toned, light-medium pink with white shimmer. On lips, it adds a warmer, pink tint along with lots of shimmer. Pinkissimo wore for two hours when I tested it. NARS Candy Says is warmer, not as pink. MAC Out for Glamour isn’t quite as pink. See comparison swatches.
If you’re curious about how the new formula compares to the original formula, please see this post. The formula is lightweight, on the thinner side, mostly non-sticky, and comfortable to wear. I notice a slight tackiness develops after about two hours of wear, but it’s subtle and not enough to be described as sticky. The biggest downside is how quickly they wear away, so frequent reapplication is necessary to maintain the color and glossiness throughout the day. With the average gloss, I see between three and four hours of wear, and exceptionally long-wearing glosses last six hours or so in my experience, so you can see these fall short of average. For all of these, I wore them twice (back-to-back), and all three were lightly hydrating. I couldn’t detect any scent/flavor when I tested them, and each comes in a large, rounded tube with a slanted, doe-foot applicator.