I told you this was one red lipstick. It’s also obnoxiously, unabashedly in-your-face.
On my arm, it swatches cool, with slight blue undertones. On my lips, however, it almost pulls warm. I think the best description for Fire & Ice (at least one me) is a bright, true tomato-red.
The formula is very thin, and glides smoothly and weightlessly across my lips. I was surprised to see dry bits form on my lips as the day wore on, especially since it didn’t feel drying at all.
One coat lip swatch. It’s a little bit frightening to me, but in the best way possible:
Outdoor lighting to better show the brightness of the red:
I’ve seen several reviews that call this red too red and unwearable, and I can see where they’re coming from. There’s a difference between a classic, confident red; and then this…fire-engine red that screams “I’m red! I’m red! Wheeee!”
Do I think this is unwearable and overly loud? Oh, absolutely. But I can’t seem to get enough of it.
If you’re looking for a wearable red, let me turn you around, and steer you in the Ellis Red direction. Fire & Ice is a lot of things, but wearable is not one of them. Honestly, I don’t see myself wearing this lipstick too much in public, but I love how fun and bright it looks.
As I said before, the packaging immediately caught my eye as I was on one of my routine CVS strolls. I like Revlon’s usual, minimalist lip packaging, but every now and then, it doesn’t hurt to see something like this:
Just look at that crimped, silver tube with the gold band round the middle! Extra props for the “R” adorning the top, and the squiggly “Revlon” label.
Thumbs up for
A pigmented, no-holds-barred red in gorgeous vintage packaging. The price isn’t bad either.
Thumbs down for
Not-so-wearable-ness. Although if you love lipstick and unique lip colors as much as I do, you’ll probably love this one too.
Overall, I think this is more of a novelty red than anything else, and it really depends on what you feel comfortable wearing. I got this on sale, which made it more than worth it for me, but I believe the normal retail price is around $9.
Revlon Fire & Ice lipstick earns a ladle-full of love from this crazy lipstick lady, but what do the rest of you think? Would you wear this, or is it too bold?