The packaging is pretty average, it's encased in plastic and the bottom portion of the lipstick is the same color as the actual shade. I think the Revlon lip butters look much more nicer and I would rather dish out my money on those then these ultimate suede lipsticks. Nevertheless, I bought 'Private Viewing' any way and lets just say that if your going to spend $10.96 on a drugstore product you want to be impressed or at least enjoy your experience using it. Sadly that was not the case for me. I'm disappointed because I do enjoy Revlon products and this was somewhat of a miss for me.
The problem lies in the formulation; at first when you apply the lip stick goes on with such ease. It's smooth, velvety and kind of wet, it's no where as creamy as the butters but it still feels nice. The color is beautiful and overall it seems like a nice product however, within 5 minutes you notice the smooth texture start to dry and tighten your lips. When I first tried this lipstick I thought it was because my lips were severely chapped so I wasn't too worried although it did look nasty on. When I tried it later on my lips were in better condition but the same thing happened. A couple minutes after applying my lips were so cracked, every fine line was visible and it just felt like my lips had been plastered, not a great feeling.
While typing this review I wanted to try it out again; I only had my Baby Lips on which I wiped off and I applied this Revlon Lipstick. When I applied this product directly on top of chapstick it didn't do much. When my lips were moisturized for a bit and then I applied this I noticed that it lasted a bit longer without getting dry but ultimately it still did happen. Right now my lips look matte and they feel tight the smoothness has disappeared. While I think having your lips moisturized and scrubbed is a good idea, I don't think it changes the overall effect of the lipstick. In the end my experience was the same and for that reason I would not purchase another one. I don't hate it, but It's disappointing to see that it doesn't live up the my expectations.
- Amazing color selection
- Decent packaging
-Good for a stain (Will dry matte and the color will stay although the feeling isn't too pleasant I would suggest adding a gloss over top to add a bit of moisture)
- Not every moisturizing or hydrating
-Makes lips feel plastered and tight very fast
* I had applied Baby lips when doing my makeup and my lips were still visibly hydrated when I took this picture*
*..and this is the horrendous after pick, I look so sick! Although drying didn't visibly occur right away I still felt the velvety texture disappear*
UPDATE: I would suggest adding a clear chapstick on top instead of underneath the lipstick, it works way better, I have watched videos on Youtube and many people have mixed opinions. While it dries out some find it uncomfortable while other's do not. At least I found a way to wear with it being bearble hah. It's so beautiful though, such a shame? I'm curious to know if anyone has had similar experiences as me. If you have tried this out let me know what you think. Will you be trying out Revlon's newest addition ?