Ok so many of you thought I’d go with True Red right away but it might surprise you to know that I actually swiped True Red last out of the 3 Revlon ColorBurst lipsticks I had. Perhaps I was just saving the best for the last :D
Like all the other ColorBurst lipsticks, the Revlon ColorBurst True Red swipes a very pigmented shade of red. What you see in the tube will end up on your lips. Might it be a shade for everyone?
My answer will be no. You must WANT to wear red lipstick to wear this colour. If you are new to red lipsticks, True Red is not the best introduction because it is so bright, you will tuck it away and be afraid of red lipsticks forever! If you have started easing into brighter lip colours, then True Red might be one to consider.
I did not detect it to be very warm nor is it very cool toned. I personally think most Asian skintones can handle this shade of red (if you like a bright red). My lip color lasted me through morning coffee, water, and I rubbed it off after lunch. I had 2 people tell me they saw my lips from a mile away – ok the exact statements were that it was “very bright” but then I’m used to that :) So consider yourself duly warned and my swatch and look is below.
So here’s how I wore True Red – by keeping my eyes defined yet less obviously outstanding and the rest of the face light. As observers noted, you can see the lips from a mile away so don’t let the other features crowd things :P
- Face: Diorskin Nude Glow complexion Enhancer mixed with Diorskin Nude liquid foundation #010, Guerlain pressed powder meteorites in Mythic Parfait
- Eyes: Kanebo Coffret D’or quad – navy blue, gold, white (pictured above), lined with Guerlain Kohl pencil eyeliner
- Cheeks: Benefit Sugarbomb
True Red isn’t an easy colour to wear but if you are daring, it will surely stand out. Otherwise, you might just reserve this for a glamorous night out on town or for a dinner or for a candlelight tete-a-tete.
Tip: I like wearing red lipsticks with a dark or black top or dress. It always looks better – perhaps its the contrast between the black, the red and your skintone. A dark or black top or dress shows off a bright red lip better too.
And with True Red ends the trilogy of Revlon Colorburst lipsticks. Might THIS be one you’d consider? :)
Other posts featuring the Revlon Colorburst Lipsticks
- Full review on Revlon Colorburst lipsticks
- Revlon Colorburst lipstick in Blush
- Revlon Colorburst lipstick in Mauve
Revlon Colorburst lipsticks retail at RM39 at all Revlon counters.