Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Papaya is a gorgeous coral, with fine gold shimmer. This line of lipgloss is described as “Lips that shine with killer colour. This weightless gloss makes lips pop with 5X more shine than patent leather.”
I don’t know if it lives up to the claim of 5x more shine than patent leather (those things are pretty darn shiny already!), but it does give the lips a gorgeous shine. Papaya looks very coral in the tube, but when worn on my lips, it looks more pink than in the tube, possibly because my natural lip colour is bringing out the pink in the shade. The gold shimmer is really subtle, so if you are weary of having a sparkle-fest on your lips (like me), it actually looks more like a creme finish, unless you really stare at it and look for the shimmer. When I saw the colour I immediately thought of MAC ‘s Star Quality, but Papaya is much more coral in comparison, and with shimmer (Star Quality is a creme finish). The formula is non-sticky, which is a great surprise. It takes a couple runs to get even colours, but it glides on the lips easily, without much pooling in the lines. It wore for close to 4 hours on its own. It does not feel drying at all, but after 4 hours, I find the skin on my lips peeling (maybe it’s just me?), which is weird since my lips feel really moisturized the whole time.
I love the packaging, especially the argyle pattern on the top! It makes the lipgloss look like it’s expensive stuff! The applicator is different from any other lipglosses I’ve seen. It’s like a doe-foot applicator, but its flat on both sides (see picture if I am not making sense!). It doesn’t really make it any easier or harder to apply, I find. The lipgloss does have a weird scent, an almost artificial plastic-y smell, but it has a slightly minty taste. But according to Temptalia, the scent does disappear after having the tube open for a couple months (I have only had this tube for less than a week, so I am eagerly waiting for it to be longer so the scent disappear!)
Bottom line: If you are looking for a lipgloss for summer on a budget, and don’t mind a slight scent to it, then you might want to check out Papaya!
Lasting Power: 8.5/10
Product: Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Papaya (0.20 oz)
Where to Buy: Local drugstores, Walmart