Today I bring you part two of my review of the Revlon Fire & Ice™ collection. Yesterday I talked about the nail polish and today I'm talking about the lipstick.
Remember my PR quote from yesterday?
"In 1952, Revlon launched its iconic color collection Fire & Ice™, with matching lips and fingertips in a bold, fiery red. This fall, Revlon brings back its Fire & Ice™ collection for today’s woman – who is as bold, confident, and glamorous as ever."
I believe that the lipstick may NOT be the best part of the collection.
Red lipstick is one of my favorite things in the whole world (next to taupe eyeshadow) but this red. This Revlon Fire & Ice lipstick is a bit tooooooo red, even for my taste.
Let's first examine the press for the Revlon Fire & Ice™ collection shall we?
First off Revlon Chose Jessica Biel for their "Iconic" model. In 1952 Revlon used the beautiful model Dorian Leigh.
Is she not beautiful? I love her eyebrows. And while the photo quality isn't as crisp I think she looks completely glamorous.
Now let's turn to Miss Biel. It's not her fault that they photoshopped her to death. I'm sure she is quite beautiful despite the dead behind the eyes look that they shopped onto her face. But glamarous? No. She's "Girl Next Door" pretty. She's not glamorous. Glamorous is Dita Von Teese. Glamorous is Iman, Glamorous is...heck...even Kate Hudson...when Rachael Zoe dresses her. But this ad? It actually scares me. It's her eyes and unholy perfection to her skin and lips. It's the strange Tron like blue background it's...well...a hot mess.
OK. On to the lipstick itself.
Revlon Fire & Ice lipstick is RED
|OMG could my inner arm be WHITER? Jeesh I need some sun!|
Fire Engine red is prettier than this color.
This is almost neon red.
|Sorry for the messy application.|
It's not tomato because it doesn't have orange, but it also does not have blue...although the picture of the lip swatch looks a tad blue on me. It's pure red.
It's not a red for everyone. Trust me. There are probably only a few that can pull off this color without looking like a 1980's prostitute. I am NOT one of those women.
The formula is creamy and the wear time is decent although I must say I only wore this around the house because I really didn't think it was fitting to go grocery shopping...perhaps I was wrong...but I'll take that risk.
Do you NEED this? Um...it's very very red...and as much as I love red lipstick. and I really do, I cannot recommend THIS Revlon red. Oh and Revlon? If you are reading this? Ease up on the Photoshop. I hardly recognize Jessica Biel or Halle Berry any more.