Revolution is a brand I used to really get excited about. They’d launch a new product twice a month and there would always be a massive buzz around the launches. Nowadays they launch multiple products per brand (Rev Pro, I Heart, Obsession, Skincare etc) every week and there’s a lot of duplication of products, formulas and shades. I’ve given up trying to keep up with new launches especially as I’d found the quality of their products deteriorated considerably this year. Don’t get me wrong, I still purchase Revolution products but I don’t tend to buy their new launches unless I’ve read some unbiased reviews beforehand to try and figure out if I’ll just end up disappointed. One launch that did catch my eye was the I Heart Revolution Vinyl Cherry Liquid Lipsticks at £4 each.
As soon as I saw the packaging, it was obvious Revolution we’re trying to copy Lime Crime with their Wet Cherry Lip Gloss; which is a product I love. I have two shades of the Lime Crime glosses in Naked Cherry and Extra Poppin’.
The packaging of the Lime Crime Wet Cherry glosses is clear, with a pink lid and metallic writing. The Revolution Vinyl Cherry Liquid Lipsticks have frosted plastic tubes, pink lids with Cherry logos and metallic writing.
There is a massive difference between them though and that’s finish. The Lime Crime Wet Cherry formula is a super shiny lipgloss, and the Revolution Vinyl Cherry formula is a liquid lipstick?
“Lips will be poppin’ and smell like sweet cherries thanks to the Vinyl Cherry Liquid Lipstick collection. The first ever I Heart Revolution liquid lipsticks packed with pigment.
8 cherry-picked shades, from Cherry Bakewell a dusty pink, to classic red Maraschino and nearly-neon Sour Cherry. A range of colours perfect for a sassy daytime look or statement look-at-me vibe.”
From the swatches I’ve seen, the formulas don’t look remotely comparable but I’m going to buy a couple of the Revolution shades to do a comparison as I’m really intrigued.
The Lime Crime glosses are £16 each so if they were a dupe, it’d be £12 saving but from what I’ve seen online so far, the formulas look to be completely different.