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A few weeks ago, I stopped at Walgreens for something that likely had NOTHING to do with makeup, but I ended up with a few new goodies, anyway. Of the new products I picked up, I was most excited to try the Revlon Color Charge SuperLustrous Lipstick and Lip Powder palette.
This is a new, limited edition collection you can find also at CVS and Target.
The Lip Powder Palette retails for $10.99 (at Walgreens), and the lipstick was approximately $8.29 (I can’t find the Color Charge Barely Pink on the Walgreens site, but that’s how much the SuperLustrous lipsticks retail for there!)
Here are swatches of the lipstick I picked up, Barely Pink (horizontal swatch) and the Lip Powder palette I got, in High Fever:
Here’s Barely Pink on its own, on my lips:
Barely Pink is a nice, pinky neutral for my skin tone. And it provides a good base to amp up with some of the Lip Powder colors. I get decent, all morning-long wear from this lipstick.
Here, I added the purple iridescent powder (at the top of the palette) to the outside of my lips, and the light pink shimmer in the center blended out, with Barely Pink as my base. My eye shadow was lime green and purple, and this complimented nicely.
The day the Philadelphia Eagles won the Superbowl, I showed my team spirit with a base of Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Junkie, topped with the silver lip powder in the center of my lower lip, blended out:
Very cool effect!
I found the powders to work well over lipstick when using my finger to apply them.
I didn’t find any extended wear with the lip powders added on top. I was happy with the wear I got, especially for a nude lipstick as a base for most of the looks I’ve done so far. I also like that you can build the powders up, and use them over other lippies in your collection. Makes the palette versatile!
I worried I’d regret my purchase, based on other experiences I’ve had with lip powders, but the fact that these are designed to PAIR with a lipstick makes them an actual tool in your lippie drawer, vs. a gimmick you’ll toss in a couple months. You can buy one Color Charge Lipstick, but have a ton of different combinations with one of the lip powder palettes.
In reality, I paid $18 something for drugstore lips – but again, there’s variety in the looks I can create, so it didn’t feel like a waste. There’s even lip liners in the collection if you want to amp it up even more.
I really want to find the other Lip Powder palette in Peach Pucker. I should have gotten it when I got High Fever.
Have you seen the Color Charge goodies out and about?! Picked any up?!