Friday, May 4th, 2012

Revlon Papaya ColorBurst Lipgloss Lip Shine
Revlon Papaya ColorBurst Lipgloss Lip Shine

Revlon Papaya ColorBurst Lipgloss Lip Shine

Revlon Papaya ColorBurst Lipgloss Lip Shine ($7.49 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a semi-opaque coral-orange with soft white and gold micro-shimmer and a high-shine glossy finish. MAC Star Quality came to mind, because of its vibrancy, but it’s very pink in comparison. MAC Whoops! is much darker. It’s a lot like Hourglass Nectar, which doesn’t have any shimmer and is a touch more opaque (but doesn’t apply as evenly). MAC Exxxhibitionist differs a lot in texture, but the color is just a bit lighter. MAC Viva Glam Cyndi is less vibrant and slightly pinker. MAC Double Dare is redder.

This formula is described as giving “weightless color with vivid, mirror-like shine” with “rich color with a weightless feel” and contains “moisturizers and anti-oxdants such as sweet almond oil and vitamin E.” The pigmentation is lovely with this shade–not quite opaque but gives a lot of coverage for a gloss and doesn’t look or feel heavy (as really opaque glosses can sometimes look and feel). The thin, non-sticky lightweight texture makes it comfortable to wear and slightly moisturizing. Papaya wore for four hours when I tested it.

It comes with a paddle-shaped applicator, which is a little large and long, so I could see it being more difficult to use on thinner lips. On my lips, it was fine, but I do have fuller lips and it more than covered mine. This is scented with sweetened vanilla, but for whatever reason, the scent disappears after a month or two once I’ve opened it.

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Papaya

A-
Papaya has good pigmentation, even application, and a lightweight texture that feels comfortable to wear. If you're looking for a budget-friendly coral gloss, this is definitely one to start with!

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Dupes
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Ingredients

Triisostearyl Citrate, Polybutene, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Silica Silylate, Cetyl/PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl 4 Isostearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Cellulose, Paraffin, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, PPG 3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil (Sweet Almond), Phospholipids, Persea Gratissima Fruit Extract (Avocado), Olea Europaea (Olive) Extract (Olive), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (Matricaria), Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Oil, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Atelocollagen, Hyaluronic Acid, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Soluble Collagen, Galactoarabinan, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Squalane, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Ozokerite, Dimethicone/Bis Isobutyl PPG 20 Crosspolymer, BHT, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2 Hexanediol, May Contain (+/-):, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 33 (CI 17200) (CI 17200), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090) (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Carmine (CI 75470) (CI 75470)

Revlon Papaya ColorBurst Lipgloss Lip Shine
Revlon Papaya ColorBurst Lipgloss Lip Shine

Revlon Papaya ColorBurst Lipgloss Lip Shine
Revlon Papaya ColorBurst Lipgloss Lip Shine

Revlon Papaya ColorBurst Lipgloss Lip Shine
Revlon Papaya ColorBurst Lipgloss Lip Shine (Diffused Flash)

Revlon Papaya ColorBurst Lipgloss Lip Shine
Revlon Papaya ColorBurst Lipgloss Lip Shine (Studio Lighting)

Revlon Papaya ColorBurst Lipgloss Lip Shine
Revlon Papaya ColorBurst Lipgloss Lip Shine

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

MAC Star Quality came to mind, because of its vibrancy, but it's very pink in comparison. MAC Whoops! is much darker. It's a lot like Hourglass Nectar, which doesn't have any shimmer and is a touch more opaque (but doesn't apply as evenly). MAC Exxxhibitionist differs a lot in texture, but the color is just a bit lighter. MAC Viva Glam Cyndi is less vibrant and slightly pinker. MAC Double Dare is redder.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Make Up For Ever #32E, 20E, and 2E Aqua Shadow Pencils. On cheeks: Sleek Peach Shimmer.

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38 thoughts on “Revlon Papaya ColorBurst Lipgloss Lip Shine Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I found that Papaya wear just a pit more pink on me then orange but my lips are blue based pink naturally. 

  2. This color is lovely on you! I own this but so rarely wear gloss, I’m not sure why I bought it. Probably because my love for color overcame my distaste for gloss! I should really give it another try. 

  3. What a perfectly juicy shade!

  4. TeeL0veBeauty

    Pretty! I have to pick this up :)

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kate Kate08

    So beautiful! My shopping list just got longer :)
    I have a quick question: I want to get my mom a lipstick for mothers day. She doesn’t wear a ton of makeup, so she likes neutral, natural pink-beige shades. What is your favorite lipstick in this shade that would be appropriate for everyday? Thanks!

  6. JazzyFresh22

    *adds this to the list * 

  7. I have this gloss and I love it! The color is so flattering and easy to wear; not as “orange” as some corals. It looks lovely on you, thanks for reviewing it, I always love hearing your thoughts on products I have experience with! 

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of LeeAnn moena

    Very lovely color on you. :)

  9. CarinaApus

    LOVE the color and I actually have the entire collection,which I love. My issue is, am I the only one that get’s alarmed by the ingredients? I mean do a Google search on any of the mentioned chemicals — in not only Revlon products– and the results are scary. Most mainstream cosmetics make me want to stick with 100% Organic Coconut Oil as my everyday-everynight-product. Sadly, it’s a fat dream because I LOVE make-up, chemicals and all. *sigh*

    • Mizz_Mischief

      YES!  Totally agree about the ingredients.  Cosmetic companies have got to STOP USING CARMINE or rather beetle juice!!  Unfortunately it’s in almost everything :O

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Diana queen_frostine

         @Mizz_Mischief I’ve never been particularly concerned about carmine.  Yes, it has the potential for severe allergic reactions in some people but so does any product that contains nut derivatives.

        • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Steph Steph

           @queen_frostine Yeah, it’s either carmine or another chemical. Doesn’t worry me, either. 

        •  @queen_frostine I’m more concerned about carmine used in processed food as a colorant… as they tend to not list list it as an ingredient planly to read. People that are alergic to carmine tend to have more of a fatal/servier reaction to it in percentage… really we don’t need food coloring in everything.
           
          Cosmetics are optional, eating is not.

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of MonicaP mpca66

      @CarinaApus .. I was thinking the same thing, but bought the lip gloss anyway. I’ve tried ‘natural’ products, but haven’t found a great lip gloss. I’ve tried Lotus Certified Organic brand lip gloss and find that I just flat out don’t like it. I don’t like the texture or the scent.

  10. Adrianna Degenaro

    The first ever Revlon lipgloss that I owned was one called,”Cherries in the Glow.” I gave this natural flush to the lips, classy packaging and the texture/stay power was amazing. For the price, one can never go wrong. I have since fallen in love with the wide range of lipglosses and some matte lipsticks by Revlon as well as their lip stains. Revlon has taught me that no matter the price range of a product, quality is what matters. I adore their glosses and thank you for posting this review Christine. Always an informative joy! ;)

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Diana queen_frostine

    I always love seeing you do reviews of budget brand cosmetics Christine!  My own cosmetics collection is a healthy mix of high end and low end, so I appreciate seeing solid products from the drugstore get the attention they deserve outside of the part of the online beauty community that focuses on those brands.  There’s a lot of awful crap that’s not worth looking at in your local pharmacy’s beauty aisle, but there are so many other items that are shining examples of how far budget beauty has come in terms of delivering quality products! 

  12. Just wanted to say I love your reviews. Your pictures are well thought out. The swatches, different lighting condition, full face and before/after shots are well thought out and really informative. Thank you for all your great work.

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Liane RiceBom

    Does this compare at all to revlon coral reef lipgloss?

  14. perilouslypale

    What a gorgeous gloss. I can’t believe I still haven’t tried these yet. I need to break free of my drugstore snobbery!

  15. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Veronica Veronica

    I considered grabbing this but thought it was a shade too orange for my skin tone.  Seeing it on you actually makes it look pinker, though, so I’m wondering if I could pull it off..  I own quite a few shades from Revlon – out of the collection I’ve tried, the shade Fire was the most opaque of the bunch.  The rest I own are either like Papaya or more sheer.

  16. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Cat Cat G

    I like it and like hearing it feels lightweight I have just the lipstick it would look great over, too…
     
    Christine I have been meaning to ask you, are you ever going to do lip combination posts again? I know you did them before years ago but it’d be cool to see some cool and new combinations for products I can get now or lip combos using permanent products!

    •  @Cat G No, sorry – I very rarely have an opportunity to wear products as a combination, since I’m trying to test out the wear, I can only wear one at a time!

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Cat Cat G

         @Christine (Temptalia)  That makes sense, thanks for answering my question! I could always experiment with color combos with what I have of course :)

  17. Isabel Mendoza

    I have it,really pretty :)

  18. Dipti C

    I have been meaning to get this since long will get it now.. It looks super on you. wondering if Revlon has a lipstick in similar shade.. could you suggest a lipstick similar to this not an expensive one though (MAC is a lil expensive here and there are very few MAC outlets  here ) so may be in Revlon, NYX,, Chambor or Loreal

  19. Ooooooh I LOVE this one! I’m a big fan of Revlon lip glosses so I have to get this one!

  20. luxafarianfashion

    I am happy that i bought this lip gloss yesterday… coral has become my weakness. glad that Temptalia likes this gloss too.

  21. Mel

    I love the Revlon ColorBurst lip glosses. I own many of the shades in this collection including Papaya. I think they are just as good or even better than the higher end brands. It applies smooth, it’s non-sticky, I love the vanilla scent (which does seem to remain months after opening, in my experience), and best of all, it goes on sale from time to time which is when I buy them. I highly recommend Revlon’s latest colour addition in Sizzle (LE). It’s an opaque reddish orange shade and it’s fabulous!!

  22. genttta

    Christine, which mascara are you using here? Your lashes look so pretty.

  23. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of MonicaP mpca66

    I just bought this shade at Ulta as I thought it would be lovely with the new Two Faced Summer palette ..

    The lip gloss is quite pigmented .. I’m currently using it with a light hand over guava by Bobbie Brown.

  24. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of _An_ Lumi

    Omgahhh love at first sight!!~ Must add to my To-Buy list!! Hahaha
     
    I love coral shades. ^^