Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire & Ice – Review and Swatch

Revlon Fire & Ice

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!)

Generic Information:

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.

Color Accuracy:

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.

Official Revlon Fire & Ice Image

My Swatches (Top: Fire & Ice, Bottom: Lady Danger)

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.

Rubbed Swatches (Top: Fire and Ice, Bottom: Lady Danger)

As you can see, Fire & Ice lost a lot more color upon being rubbed.

Bare Lips

Revlon Fire & Ice on Lips


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.

1 Hour Later

2 Hours Later


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.

Value: 4/5

Color Accuracy: 5/10

Pigmentation: 6/10

Application: 9/10

Wear: 5/10

Overall: 64.4% (D-)

I’m going to go apologize to my Lady Danger for cheating on her now.

<3 EA

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16 Responses to Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire & Ice – Review and Swatch

  1. adrienne says:

    I have this and didn’t think it wore particularly well either…oddly I associate this shade with summer even though I didn’t wear it in summer :| i’m an odd duck what can I say! x
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  2. Nancy says:

    I have never tried either of these, but from the swatches alone, I know I would like LD more. The color is more vibrant.
    Thanks for the comparison!
    Nancy recently posted..Murakami Haruki

  3. Hahah, I’m sure Lady Danger will forgive you. I find Revlon very hit or miss but nowhere near as crappy as L’Oreal’s lipsticks
    Meredith Jessica recently posted..The Bitch is Back – Disco Fever Look!

  4. Larie says:

    I am not a huge fan of drugstore lippies, in general. I’m not a huge fan of this formula – it’s *too creamy* and feels weird to me. This one looks way more orange on me, though!
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  5. I can’t believe that someone called Fire & Ice a Lady Danger dupe… o.0 so not the same or even similar color. I like the color and I think I’ve never seen such a pinkish color on your lips! Do you think it can look more orange on other lips?! You could use that lipstick almost as a rouge :D or is it too creamy?
    ねこちゃん recently posted..Urban Alices & Snow Whites

  6. Stacey says:

    This looks kind of berry on you! I really like Fire & Ice but it looks really different on me.
    Sorry to hear about the rude CVS sales lady, I can’t believe she cut you off like that. Boo!
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  7. Sara Hassan says:

    Aww.. I don’t think I would have went for this shade. I am mostly attracted towards pinks and nudes (you must know that :D ) It’s a miss for me too! :)
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  8. This reminded me that I bought Fire & Ice months ago and still have not used it. Thank you for your honest review :)
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  9. What the HECK! The stock photo looks nothing like the real product. And not at all a Lady Danger dupe! Looks so pink, nothing like what I thought it would be. o_O
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  10. kristie says:

    Fire & Ice is definitely fiery! However it does lean a bit blue tone as you’ve mentioned. It’s really too bad the wear is not great. CVS return policy is really bad. They keep on saying you can try the product and if unhappy, you can return. It’s a lie. How can you try something if it’s never been opened. I feel your pain.

  11. Shame it didn’t work for you! :(

  12. Lip Stalker says:

    Oh no….wore off so easily!!! But its a gorgeous colour though! Maybe try lip primer under it??
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  13. corallista says:

    I really like the color but the wear time is too bad!
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  14. Citrine says:

    Back in Thanksgiving I made the mistake of paying 5 bucks for a bottle of nail polish (when they are supposed to print out 4 extra bucks afterward…and didn’t) I felt a little…cheated out/ashamed (of myself, since I never ever paid over a buck for their nail polish!) but I ended up keeping it, because I reckon it was still a pretty bottle and that I have probably cheated out CVS far more times than the other way around.

    Anyway, I would never pay 9 bucks for the super lustrous lipstick though, as I absolutely hate the formula.
    Citrine recently posted..Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Lipstick in Plum Shine

  15. Diane says:

    great pigmentation! i like how it faded away.. lovely

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