Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss ~ Papaya, Strawberry, Rosegold, Peony, Crystal Lilac ~ Swatches, Pics, Review

As much as I would like to fill my pro kit with Chanel, Armani, and YSL lip glosses that is obviously not practical or feasible. Because of this I’ve had the pleasure of exploring more drugstore options. Even though these are far more accessible to me than high end brands I still ended up doing my shopping online. I’m crazy I know! I swear if I try to go shopping in person I am far too critical and end up coming home with nothing. I purchased these online at They are are great online Canadian drugstore with fast and free shipping and considering the price of gas these days it’s a wonderful option to save me driving into town. Plus I’m a hopeless homebody!

A pop of weightless colour 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 colour 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 

I am very pleased with my selections. I tried to select a nice range of shades. They contain varying levels of beautiful fine shimmer and pigmentation is quite nice with the exception of Peony which I found a bit sheerer than I was hoping for.
Click to enlarge and see beautiful shimmers!

Lip swatches:
Papaya is a juicy coral with very fine micro shimmer.
Strawberry is a shimmering bright strawberry (of course) pink.
Rosegold is shimmering gold brown with hints of rose.

Peony is a sheer light peach pink with shimmer. Sorry this is out of focus but it closest in lighting to the other lip swatches.

Crystal Lilac is a gorgeous light mauve pink with iridescent lilac shimmer.

Since the packaging is so reminiscent of Chanel Glossimers I found myself thinking of some similar shades and thought I’d swatch them for you. While the packaging is similar the wands are not. The Revlon Colorburst wand is more of a flat applicator like the Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss. The finish is very similar to Glossimers but with a lighter feel and hence shorter lasting time.
Chanel swatches are on the left and comparing Revlon gloss swatch on the right.

Overall I am very happy with the Revlon Colorburst lip glosses. I can see myself picking up more shades for both my kit as well as personal use.


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  • Phyrra
    May 15, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    I like Papaya!

  • Martha
    May 15, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    I was wondering about the similarities to Glossimers. Great swatches!

  • delicate hummingbird.
    May 15, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    great swatches & lip swatches! i like them all!

  • Vicki - aka- LVMAKEUP
    May 15, 2012 at 8:29 PM

    I like Revlon clip glosses, they are very nice and inexpensive!! Great swatches

  • Aleya Bamdad
    May 15, 2012 at 10:17 PM

    They’re such easy colors to wear.

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample
    May 15, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    Papaya, Rosegold, and Peony are stunning! I’ve been meaning to check out these glosses but now, definitely making a stop tonight to get a few of these!

  • lola seicento
    May 15, 2012 at 10:36 PM

    Fantastic swatches!! I just ran up to CVS to see them, and wouldn’t you know it there was one Crystal Lilac left and some savage had already opened it and tried it!! I really wish they would have the wisdom to just make testers– because the customers tai it upon themselves to do it! Orchid #012 looked lovely as well!

  • lizzybee
    May 16, 2012 at 10:58 PM

    Thank you for this piece and swatches; I have had many of these glosses for a while now. I was never a “gloss” gal so I wasn’t familiar with the product. I found myself to be so disappointed in these, and I guess I’m still not a gloss person. They ran all over the outside of my mouth, and I didn’t think the “shine” was worth the price. Is that what glossimers are like for that price? Just wondering … guess I better stick with lipsticks. xoxo Beth in Pgh 😉

  • PerilouslyPale
    May 16, 2012 at 11:29 PM

    lizzybee I didn’t experience any bleeding outside my mouth with these but I haven’t wore them much. They are for my pro kit so not something I have in my stash to wear daily. Glossimers last longer than these as I mentioned in my review. They have a bit thicker (yet still not sticky) consistency that give them a more cushiony feel and longer wear time. I’ve never had them run outside my lips. There are so many new beautiful, glossy sheer lipstick formulas out now that you could easily stick with just lipstick for a variety of looks.

  • Beauty Salons
    June 13, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    This is a great review on Revlon’s colorburst lipgloss. I really like more when you start with the comparison on Chanel’s… Very nice.. I love them all but I have some faves on the set and that would be : Revlon’s Crystal Lilac, Peony and Rosegold.. 🙂

  • Marisa Anderson
    February 24, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    Strawberry and Papaya are gorgeous colors. Really like the shimmer they have. Thanks for all the lovely color swatches.
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