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Thursday, 7 November 2013

Glossy Vampy Lips | Revlon Evening Opulence Lipgloss in 'Embellished'


So I happened to be strolling on by the Revlon stand the other week.  I'm never normally one for buying lip glosses - lipsticks tend to tickle my impulse-buying fancy much more - but I took one look at this beauty from Revlon's new range and knew it had to make its way in to my collection! Revlon have bought out a new trio of glosses as part of the 'Evening Opulence' collection and the shade 'Embellished' really did catch my eye.  I've been quite partial to a 'vampy' lip of late - I'm drawn to deep berry shades and dark, wine coloured reds and this gloss seemed like the perfect counterpart to my new lip colour preference! 

The colour is simply stunning.  It looks somewhat different when swatched as it does in the tube - as you can clearly see from the photographs above.  In the tube, it appears much more purple toned, but when swatched on the hands and lips appears much more of a wine tinted burgundy red. Right up my street. The flecks of purple and red glitter make it just that little bit special and add to it's festive appeal (yep - now it's November I can officially throw Christmas out there!)   It's slightly sheer, so it will look different depending on what lipstick you decide to pop on underneath (if any at all) - I find it darkens any plum colours slightly and adds extra depth and dimension to a berry lip.  It's ever so slightly 'vampy' whilst still being completely wearable.  As for consistency,  I do find it ever so slightly sticky, but then again, I find most glosses annoying to wear and I wouldn't say it's overly thick or gloopy.  I also don't find the glittery flecks gritty in any way.  I also have to admit that I'm a sucker for Revlon's packaging - their quilted lids really do appeal to my packaging preferences (such a marketer's dream aren't I?) and the long, doe foot applicator makes for a swift, easy application.

I've recently invested in Mac's 'Dark Side' and have been wearing Collection's Deluxe Lipstick in 'Prohibition' (post on that here) almost constantly the past few weeks, and a slick of this on top adds the perfect finishing touch.  The lip swatches above show what the gloss looks like layered on top of 'Prohibiton' (this is also the lip look I'm wearing in my current Twitter pic, if you're interested) and completely on it's own.  Some might prefer wearing it on it's own - it's much more toned down without a lipstick underneath yet still makes a bit of a statement - although I much prefer it layered over my trusty lippies!  Even if you don't want to go for a full on glossy look, it looks lovely when simply dabbed on and creates a much more natural finish and 'just bitten' kind of look to the lips.  Overall, I'm glad I bought this little beauty. The flecks of glitter simply make it for me and I really love the effect it gives. I reckon it will be creeping into my handbag for nights out over the festive season! You can have a nosey at the 'Evening Opulence' collection here, and the glosses retail for £7.99 - not bad for a good quality, nicely pigmented gloss!

Have you tried Revlon's lipglosses? Are you loving dark reds as much as me?!

46 comments:

  1. I'm not a huge lipgloss wearer either but this looks amazing,

    theglamaddict.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. noo im certainly not. I don't actually mind this one too much! Sliiightly sticky but I can put up with it for the amazing colour :) stunning! x

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  2. Wow, this isn't my kind of shade at all, but it's so shimmery, glossy and seductive that I just HAVE to have it. Beautiful! Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. haha tempting isn't it!? I fell in love instantly! xx

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  3. Woah that looks gorgeous! So perfect for winter and the festive season!
    Daisie Petals
    x

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  4. Ah this is such a goregous shade! Defo going to look out for it + your photography is amazing as always too :) x

    http://theressomethingaboutalice.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aw thankyou so much Alice :) I'm definitely noticing the winter lighting now - having to amp up the brightness on my camera no end - so that's great to hear! It's a stunning shade - i love the glittery-bits! xx

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  5. What an amazing colour, looks great on you. I love these Revlon lip glosses, such great quality!

    Jo ★ | A Little Pop Of Coral

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  6. It looks so beaut alone and over lipstick, love the shine!

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  7. Oh wow this is the first I've seen this and I now NEED it. Looks so beautiful on you x
    Joannaloves

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  8. Oh my this is beautiful! I'm very tempted to buy both this and the Collection lipstick! They look gorgeous xxx

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  9. Wow, this really looks stunning. I think I might have to get it, even if I'm not a fan of lip glosses :)

    sparklewithlaughter.blogspot.com

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  10. This is such a gorgeous colour, it looks lovely on you! It's a little out of my comfort zone, but I do want to try some darker colours :)xo

    http://901lovely.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. The colour looks stunning on you. The pictures really do look amazing and make me want to buy the product hehe! I have seen this shade on the revlon counters but i'm not too sure whether i am brave enough to sport this dark vampy colour...let alone the glossiness of it!

    Thank you for sharing~ Have a lovely day <3

    *- YingcBeauty-*
    X x X x X

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  12. That colour looks simply stunning on you! <3
    xoxo

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  13. I use to hate lipgloss, but I've got more and more into it. I need to pick this up! Looks stunning! xx

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  14. What a beautiful shade! Need to search this stat x

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  15. This colour is amazing!! :)

    egtx3.blogspot.co.uk
    xo

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  16. Oh this is gorgeous, such a fab party colour too!
    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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  17. Oh wow i am running out and picking up this little beauty tomorrow haha x

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  18. This is such a gorgeous colour and looks great alone and over lipstick! I always worry having really dark hair then going for a darker lip colour. Bit too vampy? Haha, but this looks stunning xxx

    -Sarah Speaks

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  19. this lipgloss is gorgeous, i was chatting to you on twitter the other night on how much i love pinks but i may just pick this up for the winter season! you suit any lippie colours Beth, stop it!;-)

    lovely post, i enjoyed reading!
    zofia xo
    littlemisspradaxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. Oh my! This is stunning! I love a vampy lip!

    Amypriddle.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. This is such a vampy lip! Looks fab with your complexion!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  22. This is an amazing color against your skintone! "Snow White" came to mind.

    à la foliee

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  23. I rarely wear lip glosses, like you, but wow is that a gorgeous color! Even alone it still has the vampy fall look. Considering it isn't too pricey, I think I'll have to pick it up next time I'm out. Thanks for your review!
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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  24. Nice color, very chic.
    x
    www.makeupbynora.blogspot.fr

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  25. I'm not a lipgloss fan but this is so gorgeous, love the colour x

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  26. This looks so nice on you. God I wish i could pull of a dark vampy lip as well as you do Beth!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  27. I don't normally go for glossy lips but that shade is amazing! Soo nice. xx

    Gemma // DuggyDimples

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  28. I think it looks lovely over the lipstick and on its own as well! I never reach for darker lip glosses, but reading this has made me want to at least try it out! I wonder how it would look over my MAC Rebel lipstick.. xx

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  29. This really suits your skin tone & hair. I love the packaging and the colour looks gorgeous xx




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  30. What a beautiful colour Beth, oh you have made me want to buy a lip gloss which nobody has ever done....ever! :P
    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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  31. Oh wow, that's an amazing colour! I love it!
    Perfect for A/W - will definitely be getting this (:

    Yuen @ The Craziest Paradigm - a 'lil bit of rust & stardust

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  32. I've been eying this up in Boots the past couple of weeks but never been brave enough to actually go for it, it looks amazing on you hun! xx

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  33. I love this shade. Very festive! The lipstick adds that extra definition but it still looks good without it. Will be purchasing!

    Mary

    popgoesfashion.com

    xx

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  34. What a nice gloss! Perfect for Autumn/Winter. I also like how you can wear it a few different ways depending on your taste. This beauty will be making it's way into my shopping bag the next time I am at the drugstore! Thanks for the review!

    Hilary | MakeupbyHilary.com x

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  35. This is such a gorgeous lipgloss, it looks amazing over lipstick. Suits you too xxx
    Life of Verity

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  36. The colour of this is absolutely gorgeous, it really suits you!

    Natalie xx
    Youralmostalice

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  37. This colour is gorgeous! I might have to have a spend..
    Love the photos too:)

    http://soapandrose.blogspot.co.uk/ xx

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  38. this colour looks gorgeous, really suits you. I've noticed that Revlon lipgloss' can be quite sticky. Love the colour a lot though!

    Claudia xx

    Beauty and the Chic

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  39. I'm not a regular lip gloss wearer - I find it messy & often too sticky. This colour is gorgeous & looks really pretty on you
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  40. This is such a beautiful shade - perfect for this time of year! xx

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  41. I was going to buy this! Its such a gorgeous colour!

    http://www.daenabe.blogspot.com

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