Hi Guys and Dolls!
Several months ago I was poking around the beauty section of my local CVS when I ran across this gem- one lonely tube of Revlon’s iconic Fire and Ice lipstick in a retro-looking tube! Now I was a little hesitant since my only memory of Revlon lipstick up to that point was of a hideous orange-coral “moon drops” lipstick my Grammy wore in the 90′s (this is also probably why I feared Coral for so long. it’s ok, I’m better now!). I love my Grammy, but that lipstick + matching nail polish traumatized me! However, something about that tube of Fire & Ice said “buy this now!”.
So I did.
Fire and Ice is just as the name implies: a color that is both warm and cool. What I would describe as a soft-1950′s red, fitting since this color originally launched in the 1952. When I first opened it up I was a little disappointed, It looked like it might for really orange on me. I soldiered ahead and tried it on and it’s a good thing, because I LOVE IT! I find this color quite flattering, and I love that I can wear it with all sorts of eye looks (though I don’t normally pair red with any kind of wild eye makeup). Because of the slight coolness of the shade I find that it doesn’t make my teeth yellow like most warm-toned lip colors tend to do (my coffee habit doesn’t exactly help). Because it rides both cool and warm I believe this to be a universally flattering bright red! This is a Marilyn Monroe Red! When I look at the tube I just want to get gussied up, paint my face, and watch Gentlemen Prefer Blondes! In fact I just might have myself a retro-movie night soon in this lippie’s honor!
So here’s the bad news- I haven’t seen this magical tube since. When I found it it was in a box with out a display. The good news is this lipstick shade/formula is part of Revlon’s regular Super Lustrious Lipstick line, and is available at most drugstores. If you’re interested in learning more about the history of this Iconic lipstick, check it out here.
The Formulaon this is great, not too dry, not too slippery, it reminds me a bit of MAC’s Amplified cream formula. It’s a cream lipstick, meaning no shimmer. It feels hydrating, almost like a lip balm. My favorite thing is there is no smell that I can detect (and you all know I hate weird/cheap lipstick smells! I really like it and recommend it if you’re looking for a soft-red!
Ready for swatches?
So what is your fave red shade?
What? Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick
How Much? Depends on the retailer, $4-$7
Where To Buy- Local Drugstores near you!
Tested On Animals: Nope!
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