Revlon Sultry Samba Super Lustrous Lipstick Review

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I remember the first time I tried the Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick line. I was so impressed by the formula I hauled a ton of them! I never thought in a million years that I would come across one that I didn’t like. However, the day has come. I can’t believe how disappointing the Rio Rush lipsticks are!

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The disappointment came quite early with Sultry Samba. I had a feeling when I swatched it that it wasn’t going to be anything like the Super Lustrous lipsticks I’ve tried before. Boy was I right! It was stiff, dry and lacked pigmentation. I was shocked how many swipes it took to get a good swatch of Sultry Samba. Especially since it looks like such a bright and intense color.

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I was hoping that Sultry Samba would wear a lot better than it swatched but it didn’t. Sultry Samba is a bright fuchsia with subtle purple undertones and a matte finish. It applied pretty patchy and clumped up into little bits during application. I didn’t find the formula to be drying but it was very unforgiving on my dry lips. It clung to dry patches and settled in to lip lines a bit. Sultry Samba lasted around 4 hours before beginning to fade and leaving a patchy stain behind. It was such a disaster from start to finish!┬áSultry Samba is nothing like the creamy, pigmented goodness I’ve grown to love from the Super Lustrous line. If you stumble across Sultry Samba at your local drugstore I suggest running far, far away! There’s quite a few bright pink lipsticks in the Super Lustrous line that perform much better. I don’t recommend Sultry Samba at all.

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  • _ChelC_

    Thank you for this! Sultry Samba was on my list for my next drugstore beauty haul. I loved the color but I’m so glad I read this first. I’m surprised and disappointed that this doesn’t live up to the quality of Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick line.

    • fancie

      You’re welcome! I was very surprised too. I love the Super Lustrous lipsticks so I didn’t even think twice about picking this up. I still can’t believe how it turned out. Very disappointing!