Revlon Bombshell Red & Midnight Mystery Super Lustrous Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

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Revlon Bombshell Red Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Bombshell Red Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Bombshell Red Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Bombshell Red Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Bombshell Red Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Bombshell Red Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Bombshell Red Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Bombshell Red Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Bombshell Red Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Bombshell Red Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Bombshell Red Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Bombshell Red Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Bombshell Red Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Bombshell Red Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Bombshell Red Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Bombshell Red Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Bombshell Red Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Bombshell Red Super Lustrous Lipstick

Bombshell Red

Revlon Bombshell Red Super Lustrous Lipstick ($8.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark, pink-red with cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage in a single layer that applied evenly and smoothly over my lips without tugging. The texture was lightweight, emollient but not thick or overly creamy, and was comfortable to wear. The color stayed on nicely for five hours and was hydrating over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$8.49/0.15 oz. - $56.60 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "lightweight color and moisturizing shine" with "buildable color payoff" and a "gliding, smooth application." It's a good formula for those who like medium, buildable coverage with a smooth, balmy consistency that glides across lips easily but doesn't feel too slippery while worn.

They're comfortable to wear with light hydration but tend to wear a shorter length of time--anywhere from two to four hours with a couple of shades reaching a little beyond four hours. What I like most about the formula is the finish: it's luminous and more smoothing, so it's kinder to lips with imperfection or prone to dryness/flaking. The formula has slip but doesn't have any heaviness or slickness that makes it prone to getting into lip lines.

Browse all of our Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Ozokerite, Polybutene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, C10 30 Cholesterol/Lanesterol Esters, Bis Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate 2, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Paraffin, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Wax, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Serica (Silk Powder), Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Polyethylene, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Palmitic Acid, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, BHT, Benzoic Acid, May Contain:, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Carmine (CI 75470).

Bombshell Red

PPermanent. $8.49.
A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Revlon Midnight Mystery Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Midnight Mystery Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Midnight Mystery Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Midnight Mystery Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Midnight Mystery Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Midnight Mystery Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Midnight Mystery Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Midnight Mystery Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Midnight Mystery Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Midnight Mystery Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Midnight Mystery Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Midnight Mystery Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Midnight Mystery Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Midnight Mystery Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Midnight Mystery Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Midnight Mystery Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Midnight Mystery Super Lustrous Lipstick
Revlon Midnight Mystery Super Lustrous Lipstick

Midnight Mystery

Revlon Midnight Mystery Super Lustrous Lipstick ($8.49 for 0.15 oz.) has a blackened base paired with blue and violet shimmer. It had a soft shine and moderate pearl throughout, and while it looked rather navy blue in the tube, it looked more like a blackened plum applied as it was semi-sheer and not very buildable.

As a result, a lot of my natural color came through, so this shade may look dissimilar across people depending on their natural lip pigmentation/color. The consistency was emollient, almost a little oily, and slid around more noticeably during wear. The color went on unevenly, and there was product that built up in my lip lines and some clumping while I tried to build it up. It wore well for four hours and was moisturizing while worn.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$8.49/0.15 oz. - $56.60 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "lightweight color and moisturizing shine" with "buildable color payoff" and a "gliding, smooth application." It's a good formula for those who like medium, buildable coverage with a smooth, balmy consistency that glides across lips easily but doesn't feel too slippery while worn.

They're comfortable to wear with light hydration but tend to wear a shorter length of time--anywhere from two to four hours with a couple of shades reaching a little beyond four hours. What I like most about the formula is the finish: it's luminous and more smoothing, so it's kinder to lips with imperfection or prone to dryness/flaking. The formula has slip but doesn't have any heaviness or slickness that makes it prone to getting into lip lines.

Browse all of our Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Ozokerite, Polybutene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, C10 30 Cholesterol/Lanesterol Esters, Bis Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate 2, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Paraffin, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Wax, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Serica (Silk Powder), Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Polyethylene, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Palmitic Acid, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, BHT, Benzoic Acid, May Contain:, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Carmine (CI 75470).

Midnight Mystery

PPermanent. $8.49.
D+
D+
6.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7.5
Longevity
2.5
Application
68%
Total
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90%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Yikes! That Midnight Mystery leaves nothing to be desired! R&D letting that one out the gate is pretty bad.
Bombshell Red is a nice enough shade, though!

Bombshell Red is gorgeous!
It’s almost time for the annual “open-smell-swatch” all the lipsticks, always a fun and sad time, rediscovering loved ones as well as toss other loved ones and wonder why on earth did I buy/keep this, only to say, maybe I’ll use it this year and put it back. Long story there, but maybe when it’s done I’ll see that I need Bombshell Red. 🙂

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