Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire & Ice – Review and Swatch
So i’m sure a lot of you know the history: Fire & Ice was released by Revlon in 1952 with a glorious advertisement flourish of an “Ooop!” faced Dorian Leigh. It was hailed as a bold, bright power packed lippie.
To be honest, I wouldn’t have purchased this lipstick if I hadn’t read that it was a MAC Lady Danger dupe. Being that my LD tube is seriously showing some wear, I figured a cheap dupe wouldn’t hurt to have on hand. But did Fire & Ice…fizzle out? (~snort~ Okay, i’m sorry that was really corny!)
I made the unfortunate mistake of purchasing Fire & Ice at CVS for $8.99 USD. You can find it much cheaper other places (Under $6 USD SHIPPED at Amazon!) But, that’s not the source of my regret.
I’ll tell you right off the bat that I haaaaaaaaaaated the way this color looked on me. Nothing like Lady D (more on that later.) So my gut instinct was to return it…except I didn’t bother to take the receipt when I bought it.
So I head over to CVS in the hopes of getting store credit (which their website advertises for opened or unopened beauty products, when there is no receipt.) Madam Curmudgeon-face rude tells me I need a receipt and it must be unopened. I offer to show her the spot on the website where it states otherwise and she rudely turns me down and calls out, “Next in line!” Pfff. Well I never. Safe to say that’s the last time I stray away from ULTA when it comes to my drugstore makeup. Oh well, you win some you lose some.
So, it was rather difficult to accurately photograph the lipstick bullet (see the top of the post.) I think I managed a pretty successful representation … which is more than I can say for Revlon.
So the big obvious answer to the question, is Fire & Ice a Lady Danger dupe? Short of it? No. Absolutely not. I do not think that Fire & Ice is even REMOTELY close to being a Lady Danger dupe.
I can see why, from the official images one might think they would be close. The official shot for F&I certainly resembles the Lady Danger swatch more than the Fire & Ice swatch. But even if we eliminate Lady D….Fire & Ice, to me, doesn’t really read true to the promo images.
I originally took this shot with the intentions of showing off the non-dupeness of F&I, but I think it also accurately depicts the pigmentation of this lipstick.
As you can see, Fire & Ice lost a lot more color upon being rubbed.
Fire & Ice is a creme formula lipstick. It shows in the application: it glides on really smoothly. The bullet does feel a bit softer than some of my other lippies, but nothing terrible. Overall a smooth, even lippie.
The below is 2 hours of wear, after no eating and only light water drinking. Nooooooot great.
This is definitely one of my makeup “Misses.” I don’t like the color (too blue, too pinky-berry in some lights). I don’t particularly care for the wear. It’s not what I was expecting. For the price I paid, I would have rather saved up and gotten a second Lady D. It’s a shame, because i’ve loved seeing Fire & Ice on other people’s lips…just not my own.
Color Accuracy: 5/10
Overall: 64.4% (D-)
I’m going to go apologize to my Lady Danger for cheating on her now.