I’ve long heard much ado about a beloved drugstore lipstick shade, part of Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick line. As you might already know, I’m talking about Cherries In The Snow. I first read about it on Lipglossiping, but since then it seems like I’ve heard it referenced by everyone and their mom (literally: on my way to AOTB this weekend, my troupemate Lyra told me it’s her mom’s favorite). It makes sense– it’s been around since the 50’s, and was apparently a preferred shade of Marilyn Monroe’s. So, you know, I had to try it.
When I finally opened the tube, I was surprised at how bright it was! Having swatched a few of the Maybelline Vivids, but not yet having worked up the courage to actually wear them out of the house, I was a bit worried that this would be more of the same. But I screwed up my courage and wore it twice this weekend, figuring if there was ever a place to wear loud makeup, it’s a bellydance convention, right?
All told, I actually found it very easy to wear, and even moderately hydrating. The color is halfway between raspberry and hot pink, and the formula has a flawless, smooth cream finish that has surprising longevity. It also stains like a mother. I used makeup wipes to get my makeup off, and the next morning, my lips were the exact shade of pink they get after a long makeout session. I shall therefore call the stain phase “flustered pink.”
I found it very flattering on my skin tone, and if you’re neutral cool to warm, it’ll probably look nice on you, too. I would not recommend it or ruddy skin tones.
Anyhow, my husband actually complimented me on it, which is high, high praise. I may have to wear it more often!