Let me preface this with the fact that I am NOT a bold lipstick/gloss girl. Still, I couldn’t resist giving this classic Revlon shade that dates back to the 1950s a try, that being Cherries in the Snow! Since I did not get Love Goddess from the MAC Marilyn Monroe collection and read that this was a good dupe (let’s be real here: Love Goddess is the dupe; it came after), I decided to get this shade from Meijer during a 40% off all Revlon products sale. For $3.60, I could risk possibly not liking it!
I almost always wear nude or pink shades on my lips for a few reasons:
*Less risk of bleeding
*I’m usually drinking something
*Kissing my hubby
*My hubby isn’t a fan of bright colors on my lips (not that I have to listen to him of course).
*I haven’t found my perfect bold shade: could Cherries in the Snow be it?
Cherries in the Snow is a pinky red shade, and will lean toward either depending on the wearer’s skin type/color. I paired it with Revlon Colorstay lip liner in Rose, and actually quite liked the result!
Application: Since I am a novice in the bright lipstick department, I swiped this on my lips and evened it out with a lip brush. Since this color is so bright, it would have been better for me to use a balm underneath. It is cooling off here, and my lips are getting dry.
Feel: I was impressed! For drugstore lipstick, this felt quite soft and creamy.
Convenience and packaging: Pretty standard here- it comes in a black and gold tube, and you can see the lipstick through the top to get an idea of color.
Staying Power: Very good! This lasted for hours through eating, drinking, and talking.
Price: $3.60 at Meijer this week (40% off). Regular price is in the $6-$7 range at most drugstores and convenience stores.
Original Cherries in the Snow advertisement from 1953
I can see why this lipstick has withstood the fast overturn in the cosmetic industry. It’s red; it’s pink; no, it’s raspberry. It is all of those colors in different lights, angles, or skin tones. If you’re a chicken with bold lipstick like I am, this is a great color to start with because it truly is flattering!