Raspberry is easily the most popular shade in the Colourstay lipstick range here in Sabah. I fell in love with it when it was first released months ago but it was completely sold out at the Watsons’ outlet I was at. And the next outlet. And the next. Aaaand the next.
It took me 2 weeks to finally track down a tube at the tiny Watsons’ outlet near my place. The sales boy remembered seeing a tube in the storeroom and came out with the very last tube of Raspberry in stock. Lesson of the day, girls: Always make friends with your local sales staff. Enough has been said about the Colourburst lipstick range so I am just going to focus on the shade alone.
Raspberry looks exactly as its name suggests. It’s a dark pinkish red which looks great against darker skin tones. What really kills it for me though is that Revlon somehow managed to work in that hint of purple which dark raspberries have, making this a true raspberry shade. It is actually a lot more raspberry-er in real life but it has been so cloudy lately, all of my pictures are getting messed up.
My only grouse is that I have either picked up a faulty tube or the formula is waaay too soft for our warm Malaysian weather. The tube keeps doing a Tower of Pisa on me and I swear that you can actually see this melting before your eyes on some days.
Revlon Colourburst lipsticks retail for RM39 but they go on sale quite often for RM32.90.