If beauty products could receive lifetime achievement awards, red lipstick would be the ultimate winner. Women have been wearing this classic item for centuries as part of a signature look, to make a makeup statement, or when they're in need of a little pick-me-up.
Even if you've purchased dozens of incredible crimson formulas, you know that there's always room for one more tube in your stash. And Revlon's newest launch, Super Lustrous Lipstick in Love Is On ($8), is definitely worth adding to your rotation.
This singular hue is a unique extension to the brand's Super Lustrous line (which, if you weren't keeping track, already consists of 82 shades). Love Is On was designed to be a universally flattering red. We tested it on three women with differing skin tones, and they all were impressed by not just how good the lipstick looked, but its quality, too.
Our medium-complected reviewer said, "This is drugstore? Nice. It feels so creamy." She added, "It's an easy, wearable shade for medium skin tones." Our deep-toned reviewer agreed. "This is a flattering everyday red — it looks slightly berry-tinged on darker skin — and I'd also wear it on a date."
The tester with the fairest skin noted that the formula felt rich and moisturizing. "The blue undertones in this color make my teeth look really white," she said. She also reported that it lasted through an entire work day, even after eating a piece of cake. It's definitely worth keeping in your purse: if any member of your girl gang experiences a red lip emergency, you'll have this versatile shade on standby.
But what each woman was especially surprised by was the Love Is On lipstick's scent. "It smells like a sweet, fruity sorbet!" gushed our deep-toned reviewer. Revlon actually worked with a perfumer to fragrance the lipstick with an aroma inspired by Cleopatra's ancient Egyptian love potions. Rose petals, peach, soft woods, and white musk add extra appeal to this alluring product. And if someone leans in for a kiss while you're wearing it, trust us, they'll smell it!
Read on to see Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Love Is On swatched on three different skin tones.