Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick Sultry Samba

3.14.2015

Better late than never. I am so glad I picked up this beautiful matte lipstick on sale.
You see, I have been interested in matte lipsticks for some time now despite my usual preference for lipsticks. But, the doubts - matte lipsticks might look aging on me and dry up my poor lips! So I didn't want to spend too much on something I wasn't sure that I'd get much use out of.

After trying Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick Sultry Samba, I even feel encouraged to wear matte shades on my lips more often. Maybe I worried for nothing, or we now live in a better world where we can get quality matte lipsticks at affordable price.
It seems intense brighter colors tend to look more beautiful in matte finish, too. Maybe this makeup game is about the balance more than anything.


Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Sultry Samba
Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick Sultry Samba



Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Sultry Samba
Sultry Samba is a part of the Revlon summer collection of last year, Rio Rush by Gucci Westman.
It is supposedly a limited edition but still available online.


Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Sultry Samba swatch
Sultry Samba is a beautiful hot pink with a hint of plum. 
It is bright but easily wearable for many different skintones.


Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Sultry Samba swatch
It glides on the lips and feels super light.
Coverage is sheer to medium and definitely buildable.
The color lasts on me forever leaving a pretty stain behind (it withstood a Thai curry dinner).
Judging from this beautiful comparison swatch I found online, Sultry Samba looks quite similar to Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Viva.
More importantly, my lips stay comfortable and flake free. Much better than some of those glossy sheer lipsticks, I say!


An overall look with Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Sultry Samba
Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Sultry Samba FOTD
*Other Makeup Items Used For This Look*
Chanel Eyeshadow Vega (discontinued. Chanel needs to repromote this ASAP.)


I think Revlon Super Lustrous Matte (or even their Matte Balm) might be as good as Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet, but how would I know for sure until I compare them, right?
Something like La Romanesque looks perfect for that comparison. Just saying.






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    1. It is still avail, often on sale, too! :)

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  2. So pretty, Lena! I tend to prefer bold colors in a matte finish because, as you say, it gives a sense of balance. I do sometimes wear bright colors in satin or shiny finishes, but when I do, I feel like the color and the finish are competing for attention.

    If you'll allow me to enable you, La Romanesque is a gorgeous color, and I think it would really suit you. :)

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    1. Also, I just listened to your "Air on the G String" performance and it's absolutely wonderful. It makes me nostalgic, too, because my father is a classical guitarist and he played a lot of Bach when I was growing up!

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    2. Thank you!
      I understand what you're saying. For example, I really adore the color of Revlon Fire & Ice lipstick but can't really put it off because of its finish. And I am totally enabled for La Romanesque. ;p I even want the matching polish. Ah..

      Thank you so much for taking time to listen my song. I knew your father is a musician but didn't know he plays the classical guitar! Isn't Bach so beautiful? There is this effortless and serene beauty to it. Me and my partner kind of commercialized(?) it since not everybody appreciates full bel canto. ;)

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  3. I really like the Super Lustrous range but I've never tried the matte ones. It's a lovely colour Lena, very pretty on you!

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    1. Thank you. :)
      Revlon SL mattes are quite nice! I'd recommend the red colors. They are really gorgeous and comparable to MAC, I think. :)

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  4. That is super pretty. I haven't tried any Revlon mattes. I was lusting after Chanel's La Romanesque and if you're saying they are similar, I might have to try and find Samba!

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    1. Thanks, Agata. :)
      Actually Sultry Samba seems to be similar to Chanel La Viva, which is still available (it is from the last year collection, though). I'd love to compare the formulations. Plus La Ramanesque is gorgeous. ;)

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  5. You look great with these intensely blue-based shades! I second that: you need La Romaneseque! It's THE lipstick for me this season :)

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    1. Thank you, Sunny :)
      I've been thinking about La Romaesque ever since you featured it on your blog. I wasn't really sure about the matte finish itself, which is why I was hesitated. Now I can't wait to get my hands on it!

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  6. This is a lovely pink color, Lena! looks really nice on you ^^
    I love Revlon matte balm,they belong to my fave matte lipsticks ever and with such affordable price, you can't just not love it :)
    I still prefer moist / glossy lipsticks over matte ones though but for some shades, matte finish just look better imo ^^

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    1. Thank you, Pamela. :)
      Maybe I should take a look at some of Revlon matte balms, too! I kind of dismissed them after I got disappointed by their lacquer balm.
      I am just like you and still prefer sheer glossy lipsticks (or pigmented lip gloss), but now it seems I have more options especially for brighter colors. :)

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  7. Gorgeous shade! I'm a huge sucker for pinks like this. It looks lovely on you :) Revlon make some amazing lip products - and at a generally affordable price point too.

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    1. Thank you!
      I respect Revlon products especially for their lip stuff and foundations! :D I admit that I haven't paid much attention to them, though. I guess I was taken with L'Oreal's dupes for a while. ;-)

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  8. I really like Revlon mattes. They're actually decently comfortable on the lips. Cool pinks are definitely your color, Lena :-)

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    1. I still have a few Revlon mattes with matte tubes (mostly red colors), and they are great, too. Lighter colors didn't perform as well, or it is how I remember them.
      I'm glad this color and formula work for me. I've wanted a bright matte pink forever. :)

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  9. Ooh, this is my kind of shade! The texture sounds perfect too. Looks lovely on you :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Thanks! This would be a lovely color on you as well, Jen!

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  10. i'm a big fan of mattes (but i found the revlon matte balms to be inconsistent why you applied them. esp that super purple one) and this one looks really great. there's something a little bit more edgy about a bold color + a matte finish so i know what you're getting at with that point.
    jenn

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    1. I've just started to embrace bold colors. It is great to find out matte finish is a nice ways to wear bright ones. I wonder if the color intensity and the kind of pigment affect texture and finish of a lipstick. Not just Revlon, it is difficult to expect consistency even from a same range these days. -_-a

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  11. A perfect Lena shade! So pretty on you! Revlon makes great lipstick I think! I love mattes-I find they stay put better on me.

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    1. It is a perfect Tracy shade, too! <3 I used to almost exclusively buy Revlon lippies from drugstores. I've been buying more L'Oreals lately. Looks like I've missing out quite a bit. ;)

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  12. I love a matte lipstick, though I usually prefer darker shades. This pink one looks great on you anyway, so I should give it a Go!

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    1. Dark velvery lips are so chic and mysterious! Now I know how good these matte lipsticks have gotten good, I will definitely give dark colors a shot in fall and winter. :)

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  13. It's such a gorgeous shade! And the formula is amazing too if your lip stay so comfortable! :) xx
    Gyudy's Notes Of Beauty

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    1. Yes. It feels amazing on and stays put! I'm quite impressed myself. :)

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  14. I like that it's not a flat, one-dimensional matte! That slight dewy finish gives your lips a really nice definition! :) Pretty girly happy pink, too. I like!

    What kind of Thai curry did you have? :D

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    1. You're right, Jaa. I think I like it a lot because this lipstick has such a flexible coverage. It definitely isn't like the MAC retro mattes.

      I had a massaman curry dish (love potatoes)! Thai cusine is one of my favorites. :)

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  15. Beautiful, Lena! It looks lightweight, for a matte! I love mattes *_* I agree that a bolder, brighter shade adds balance; I also think that a matte red lip can look less intense than a creamy one. It IS about balance, as you said.

    As for mattes...can I suugest the NARS pure matte line? :D My fave!

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    1. Thank you, Larie. :)
      I think you're right! I like the few other Revlon mattes I own, but Sultry Samba seems to be lighter and sheer adhearing better on lips, too.
      I was looking at their semi-matte range actually, but pure matte is better, I suppose? Will definitely look into it. Thanks for the rec! :)

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  16. That looks gorgeous! Exactly the type of colors of lipsticks that I like! It's nice that it looks like it has a bit of sheen. I'm not a huge fan of really matte lip colors.

    Raincouver Beauty

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    1. Yeah, I can only do really matte ones once in a while (MAC Ruby Woo, for example). I think it is also the strong lighting that I use for pictures, but you're right. this is not one of those super matte lipsticks. Easy to work with, too. :)

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  17. This is such a fluorescent color, like it!

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    1. Thanks! It is bright and eye-catching but also wearable. :)

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  18. Gosh, this looks amazing on you! I wasn't too sure about it when I just saw it in the tube but it looks very flattering on you.

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    1. Thank you, Valentine. :)
      I guess it has a lot to do with the light sheer nature of the color. It gives a good coverage but still manages to look natural. I don't think I'd like it as much it it was fully opaque.

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  19. Matte formulations definitely seem much better and less heavy and drying these days. This vibrant shade looks amazing on you Lena!

    It's such a bummer that you lost your makeup bag along with your P & J blotting case :( I'm not sure if they make it anymore as I've shopped around for a backup to mine and had no luck. You might be pulling out your hot pink Baggu more if that bag law goes into effect in NYC.

    Have a marvelous week!

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    1. Thank you, Rowena. :) It is a happy discovery for me. I actually bought another affordable matte lipstick in bright orange red, and it is good quality as well.

      Now I have a different P & J makeup bag with Tatcha blotting papers, so I feel less sore..LOL
      Are you saying we will have the bag law in effect soon, too? I like the idea but find it inconvenient since I reuse plastic bags all the time. ;-/

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  20. This shade is sooo gorgeous! Despite revlon being such a hit in the lip product section I don't own a single revlon lipstick! I really need to give their lippies a shot! Such a fan of these blue toned pinks...just dying over here! It looks fantastic on you!

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    1. Thanks, Sharlynn. :)
      You should definitely try Revlon SL lipsticks. They have at least 4 different finishes, too.
      Hope you can still find the shade over there. Revlon often put an LE shade in the core collections, so it's possible. I mean, I found mine a year later. :)

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  21. Nice! It makes me happy to hear people like our Thai food! :D

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    1. My mom is also a big fan. She makes sure she visits Thailand at least once a year. ;)

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  22. Your post reminds me when Sultry Samba first came out last summer, I waited and waited for it to be on sale so I can picked it up (I mean, I am not going to pay 10 when it usually drops to 3-4 during promotion)but I think it just never did and got sold out(and I think CVS hasn't been rolling out good promotion since last summer)...

    Anyway, I have tried one of Revlon's matte lipstick (Stormy Pink, it was a thing waxy mess) and kind of hated it but everybody raved about the other ones in the matte formula (strawberry suede, if Kate/Driveller and Lisa Eldridge like it, the formula must be really good).

    Btw, I have picked up the LE L'Oreal Matte Lip Cream (one in orange red another one in a hot pink like Sultry Samba)and the formula is surprisingly comfortable and non-drying, and somehow the color doesn't look trashy/aging either...I am pretty impressed.

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    1. Now you got me interested in those L'Oreal LEs. I didn't know about them! I don't know if you shop online for drugstore things, but Sultry Samba is certainly available at drugstore.com or other sites (on sale, too). Just in case..;)

      I actually had those two Revlen mattes you mentioned. I totally agree with you on Stormy Pink being not good. Mine was quite crumbly for some reason. Strawberry Suede wears a lot better and is a beautiful color for sure, but it looked too warm on me, so I purged it a couple months ago (did I make a mistake..???) I also love Really Red and In The Red - very very good quality.
      I just ordered the Chanel so we will find out how they compare. :)

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  23. This is truly beautiful on you, Lena! Love you in hot pink lipstick, and I second Jaa - love that this one isn't flat matte and has a bit of sheerness to it. Truly lovely!

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    1. Thank you, Kristen! :)
      It does feel lighter on top of being a bit sheer compared to the Revlon mattes I've tried before, which isn't a bad thing for me at all! It still packs a ton of pigment. ;)

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  24. I have this one too and I agree, it's pretty! High-end pretty! :-) Love the color on you, it really brings your face to live.

    P.S.: I tried following you on Twitter but it says I'm blocked...

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    1. Hi Melissa, thanks for the compliment!
      I don't remember blocking anyone recently, and honestly don't have a recolection blocking your account. Possible I was offended by your tweets (or so I thought ) at some point? Anyway, sorry about that. What is your twitter handle? Let me take a look. :)

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  25. That's gorgeous on you Lena!

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