Buy This, Not That: Revlon ColorBurst Gloss In Strawberry
While perusing through my March issue of Allure, I became quite obsessed with a watermelon gloss that was worn by a model. Turns out this gloss is the newest color from the Dior Addict Ultra Gloss collection, called Pink Veil. Since today had turned into a snow day for me and work was cancelled (albeit there was no snow actually sticking to the roads…technicality here in the Pacific Northwest) I decided to high-tail it up to Sephora to check out this gloss in person.
Walking into Sephora, I stayed on course, dodging a friendly salesperson and a pack of tweens (who were also reaping the rewards of a day full of semi-sticky snow) and made it to the Dior display and was relieved that I had the aisle completely to myself. After finding the gloss and a tester gloss stick, I started lacquering up my lips. I l.o.v.e.d loved the color. Did I love the $27 price tag? no. Did I love that I really rarely wear gloss and the last thing that I needed was another lip color? no…because I really wanted to buy it. But, the frugal mini-me on my shoulder reminded me that sooo many drugstore brands have fantastic products out and growing color palettes. So, before I could splurge, I had to hit up my drugstore.
Walking into Fred Meyer (think Super Target, not as fun), I high-tailed it to the cosmetic section, dodging several senior citizens and a man wearing one too many pieces of camo. After less than a minute checking out the displays from Maybelline, L’Oreal, and CoverGirl, I noticed a display from Revlon full of glosses…and one that looked almost identical to the Dior Ultra Addict gloss. Wait, what’s this? A $3 off coupon? Sold.
The Revlon gloss I bought is part of a new collection called, ColorBurst and the color I matched to the Dior Pink Veil gloss, was called Strawberry. Now, I’ve worn enough glosses in my day not to rave about the longevity of either of these glosses. Dior promises a featherweight formula “flash-plumping”, “spotlight shine” and Revlon claims their gloss will give you a weightless feel with 5x more shine than patent leather (is that a good thing?). But, in all honesty, I’ll be happy if either gloss lasts more than 2 hours.
What I am over the moon about is that I saved $19 buy buying the Revlon gloss ($27 for Dior and $8 for Revlon)…but, really I saved $22 thanks to my $3 off coupon. The power of frugality…not quite priceless, but pretty close.