Greetings from the misty, nighttime streets of a mysterious village, my fellow rogues!
If you’ll recall from last time, Magcarryn was regaling us with tales of her recent adventures in a lost temple. When she finished telling us about the sparkly, shiny treasures, however, she motioned for us to follow her outside, where we wouldn’t be overheard…
Once we were strolling (stealthily, of course) through the misty streets, she revealed an additional adventure she’d been through in the catacombs below that temple…an adventure involving misty passageways, chilling winds and blood-red lipgloss…
Yes indeed! Magcarryn’s adventures with Revlon’s recently-revamped lipgloss line were not over yet! Speaking of vamps, the gloss she still wanted to tell us about (in whispers) is Raisin Rage, the sparkle free, deoxygenated-blood-red member of the group.
Despite the slightly zany name, Raisin Rage is a properly bloody, vampy burgundy gloss. You can apply it thickly for that ‘just feasted on the blood of the innocent’ look, or sheerly for a gorgeously understated hint-of-vampiric-seductress look. At either thickness, it’s non-sticky, doesn’t travel, and lasts about as long as its sparklier cousins: that is, three to four hours.
The gloss is, for all intents and purposes, unscented and flavourless. There is a slight, sweet scent, that reminds me a bit of my old Lancôme Juicy Tube in (ha ha) Raisin. I could be imagining this, but either way, there’s nothing to disrupt your senses (or those bloodhound-like minotaurs) here.
The packaging is eminently functional – the flocked doe foot applicator does what it’s supposed to do, and the tube is sturdy and won’t leak in your kitbag. Unless you beat orcs to death with it, but I doubt that’s covered under Revlon’s customer/warranty stuff. Don’t blame me, though, if the paladin and/or cleric start looking askance at you when they see what looks like a vial full of blood in your bag. Honestly, those guys…
The gloss is neither hydrating nor drying, really, although if I were forced at drider-point to choose I’d say it’s slightly hydrating. Either that or it keeps the moisture in – a good thing whichever way you look at it. It does get a little tacky towards the end of wear, but this doesn’t generally bother me, as by that point you’re looking to put more on anyway which will slick things back up!
A lip swatch was requested, and after much trial and error with the camera, here it is! This is the gloss applied sheerly (the way I like to wear it normally). It’s worth noting that my normal lips have almost zero pigment, so this gloss is actually working quite hard!
Have you tried any of these glosses? Or feasted on the blood of the innocent, perhaps? Wait, probably don’t admit to that last one…
**heads up!** Turns out there’s a lipstick to match, that looks mighty fetching on deeper skintones! If you’d like a swatch, The Makeup Train has you covered!
The verdict: Like it’s sparkly friends, this gloss is versatile, comfortable, buildable and relatively long wearing. Very much worth checking out if you’re looking for an affordable way to try different kinds of burgundy looks, or feeling like you need to vamp it up a bit!
The practicalities: Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Glosses cost NZD ~28.oo / USD 7.99 for 3.8 mL/0.13 fl. oz, are permanent, and may be acquired from Farmers in Middle Earth and chemists/drugstores etc the world over.
Until next time, fellow adventurers, don’t forget to check for traps!
I am an adventuring rogue, not a mercenary for hire, and as such, all opinions expressed here are my own, based on a genuine fondness for/interest in this product. If you have any queries or suggestions, please do not hesitate to pin your parchment to the board (contact me) at thepaintedrogue [at] gmail [dot] com., or use the contact form provided!