Rivaj UK is a UK registered brand with production houses in different companies. Their products are easily available in Pakistan. Eye Love Makeup is the official retailer of this brand. Today I would share my thoughts about two of their Color Fusion lipsticks.
Rivaj UK Color Fusion Lipsticks
Ingredients: polybutylene, bees wax, microcrystalline wax, Vaseline, lanolin oil, paraffin oil, methyl/propyk paraben, pearl (mica)
Available in 30 shades
|Rivaj UK Color Fusion Lipsticks|
|Rivaj UK Color Fusion Lipsticks - Shade no. 4|
|Rivaj UK Color Fusion Lipsticks - Shade no. 29|
|Rivaj UK Color Fusion Lipsticks (swatch)|
|Rivaj UK Color Fusion Lipsticks - Shade no. 4 (applied)|
|Rivaj UK Color Fusion Lipsticks - Shade no. 29 (applied)|
First of all, there isn’t any description about this lipstick on Rivaj UK’s website so I absolutely knew nothing about it except for the shades I chose. It comes in 30 shades which is a pretty good color range to choose from.
These lipsticks have a luster finish (resembling MAC luster lipsticks) with semi-opaque color coverage. The shades don’t have any names, I have shade 04 and 29 which appear quite similar at first glance; you must’ve noticed that in the photos. Indeed, both these shades are very flattering.
Shade 04 is a soft pink with a hint of peach. I don’t own any shade similar to this. When I first swatched it, it didn’t show up well. It slid smoothly over my lips because of all the oils in its ingredients but the color didn’t show up quite well. So, I had to warm up the lipstick on the back of my hand by swiping it three to four times. When I wore it again, it showed up with a subtle sheeny finish. The color translates as a pale pink on my lips which makes it perfect to be worn with dark/smokey eyes.
Shade 29 is pinker with warmth to it. In my opinion, this shade is a more universal shade of pink compared to shade 04 which might make you appear washed out if you’re fair. Same was the case with this lipstick, had to warm up and apply. This too has a semi-gloss finish. Even though, both these lipsticks belong to the same line, they differ in one context – smell. Shade 04 has a coconut-y smell with no weird taste while on the other hand, shade 29 smells and tastes like plastic or crayons which definitely put me off.
These lipsticks wear decently; up to two hours without eating/drinking. With a lip liner underneath, you can stretch the wear time to three hours maximum. Luster finish lipsticks usually don’t last much so I don’t blame them. Despite having a moisturizing formula, luster lipsticks tend to be drying; same is the case with these. It appears that they would be perfect for dry lips or winter but ironically they aren’t. In the beginning, it’s all gloss and shine but after an hour it subdues and sets into a semi-matte finish. After the second hour, it starts to accumulate around the edges and rim of the lips which will highlight dryness.
I have no issues with the packaging. It’s light but sturdy. Let’s talk about the best part now – the price. Are you kidding me? Each lipstick costs PKR 135 which is unbelievable. Yes, it has its issues but for the price it’s fairly good. For someone who is new to makeup or wants to try some good pocket-friendly lipsticks, this is definitely one of them.
You might like it if…
- You are into luster finish lipsticks (you like semi-gloss shine).
- You are on a tight budget.
- You are satisfied with the shade range.
- You want a lipstick that gives a semi-opaque coverage.
- You expect a long wear.
- You find it setting into clumps while fading.
- You notice them drying out your lips.
- You find some of these lipsticks to have a plastic-y taste/odor.
You can purchase these online from Rivaj UK’s official retailer – Eye Love Makeup. Rivaj UK is also available at superstores across Pakistan.