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Holiday Lip Idea: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Gloss in Bordeaux

bordeaux - face I’ve been super into not-quite lipsticks lately, so expect a barrage of reviews over the next few days. It’s a bit perfect, really, if you’re on the look-out for a great holiday lips, since I have been experimenting with darker shades. 🙂 Today, I have Revlon ColorBurst Lip Gloss in Bordeaux up for review, which I got on sale last Sunday.

A pop of weightless color with vivid, mirror-like shine. Outshines everything but you!

  • Micro-crystal formula for 5X the shine of patent leather
  • Plush applicator shaped to curves of your lips for smooth, even application of colour
  • ColorBurst’s Elasticolor™ technology for rich color with a weightless feel
  • Moisturizers and anti-oxidants such as sweet almond oil and vitamin E conditions and improves lip texture
  • Available in 15 vibrant, on-trend shades

Revlon ColorBurst LipGloss in Bordeaux

Bordeaux is a really pretty shade. I talked about “Bordeaux,” as in the color, a few entries back, when I reviewed the Prestigious Bordeaux Eye and Cheek Palette from the shu uemura x Karl Lagerfeld collection. It is, essentially, a wine red with a hint of brown. Revlon has interpreted the color with a more pinky purple tint to it than what I have in my head, like the browns that should be part of Bordeaux have taken the back seat.

Revlon ColorBurst LipGloss in Bordeaux Swatch

Still, though, it’s a pretty enough color. I think it’s an understated statement color—a friendly shade that has a dramatic enough pop.

As for formulation, I like it better than the Liquid Lipsticks (LLs) because it wears more comfortably on the lips. There’s a typical lip gloss-induced slight stickiness, but nothing like the tackiness I experienced wearing the LLs. Texture upon application is a bit tacky, but it’s easier to apply than the LLs, in terms of staying within the lines.

Revlon ColorBurst LipGloss in Applicator

The applicator is similar to a doe-foot applicator, but the shape is closer to a paddle.

Revlon ColorBurst LipGloss in Bordeaux

De-zombify yourself! Quickly!

There is nothing exceptional about the wear; I think the highlight for this product really is the vibrancy of the shades and the lightweightedness of the formula. It’s really comfortable to wear! It is also neither drying nor hydrating. It’s great to wear out if you don’t mind reapplying.

VERDICT: Great gloss find if you’re a fan of colors!
Will I purchase again? Yes!
How much? Php 545 or $ 7.49 for 0.20 fl. oz. Bought for Php 300 at the Watsons sale.
Where to buy? Revlon counters in drugstores (Watsons) or department stores (SM).


  1. Hi loff! If I’m on the lookout for really buttery, kind of sheer, natural looking lip color. What would you recommend? (And would you believe, Revlon Lip Butter in sugar plum is out of stock so far in all the places I’ve visited here in Seattle. What.)

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