Are you made for Fire & Ice? A Red Lipstick Comparison ft. Revlon Fire & Ice

Revlon Fire & Ice is said to be the perfect universally flattering red lipstick. So I decided to compare it to the other reds in my collection.

Revlon Fire & Ice

I picked up Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire & Ice with the vintage Revlon logo, which was recently released with the Limited Edition Fire & Ice Collection. I am supposedly on a ban but I couldn’t resist. No will power lol… but how could I pass this up, Revlon’s famous Red with the original logo? Hello, Collector’s Item.

Revlon Fire & Ice is said to be the perfect universally flattering red lipstick, and a classic. So I decided to compare it to the other reds in my collection… which in my opinion are all universally flattering as well.

Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in Fire & Ice is a bright classic red creme with a hint of fuchsia under certain lighting. It can be applied sheer or built up. The Super Lustrous formula is very moisturizing and long lasting.

Revlon Colorburst lipstick in Coral is a bright tomato red creme with orange undertones. It is pretty sheer but buildable, and also very moisturizing and long lasting.

NYX Round lipstick in Eros is an extremely bright fire engine red creme with orange undertones. Completely opaque with a few strokes and not for the faint of heart.

MAC Ruby Woo is a classic matte red with blue undertones. A favorite of MUA’s to use on models for the runway, and a cult favorite of women all over. Best when used with a liner and applied opaque. I find the formula to be a bit drying, however it is still gorgeous! This is super long lasting, in fact it sometimes leaves a stain.

Wet n’ Wild Megalast lipstick in Stoplight Red is a classic blue-based red with a satin finish. It is said to be a dupe for MAC Ruby Woo but as you can see it is not an exact match. Besides the two having different finishes, Ruby Woo is a tad darker. Stoplight Red is opaque in a few coats and long lasting. This is definitely a classic shade of red, think Marilyn Monroe.

MAC Viva Glam Cyndi is a sheer, coral-toned red with a lustre finish. It is a little buildable but not much, and requires frequent reapplication.

After doing swatches for this post, I realized that I am all set in the red lipstick department. I have a nice little collection ranging from muted, to classic to daring. I also have a set of red glosses including MAC Russian Red lipglass, so that’s it for me. I am definitely on a red ban until further notice.

Wearing Revlon Super Lustrous l/s in Fire & Ice… Zoya Envy on my nails.

The new ad is a reinvention of the famous 1952 Fire & Ice Revlon one which featured Dorian Leigh (left)… the new queen of the spotlight is Jessica Biel (right). The collection boasts three sets of  lipsticks and polishes with matching namesakes Siren, Temptress and Demure… and a set featuring nail polish in All Fired Up and the legendary Fire & Ice. The collection also features Revlon’s Signature Logo, which I love. Check it out when you get a chance, but don’t wait too long as all of the items except for Fire & Ice are limited edition. Fire & Ice remains a part of the permanent collection.

Do you own Fire & Ice? What is your favorite red lipstick?

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19 Responses

  1. I can’t get enough of a red lippie and now you have sent me on the hunt in drugstores for this Fire & Ice. Thanks for sharing swatch comparisons and I love how it looks on you with that hint of pink in it. Very pretty.

    1. Thanks girl. I used to shy away from reds but now I can't get enough either. A red lip is so bold and sexy. You definitely want Fire & Ice in your collection if you're a red lippie lover.

  2. I actually own the Stoplight Red. I'm also a huge fan of the Color Sensational Very Cherry. Its bold…and will stay on my lips after a Margarita…or three.

    1. Don't you just love Stoplight Red? That Very Cherry sounds like something I need in my life but I must stick to my ban. I will not let you enable me! lol

  3. I have never really gotten into red lipstaicks. These are gorg! I might have to step out of my shell and just start using them. You wear red so well

  4. No will power? Shame on you! But I think it was worth breaking the ban just for this. It's a lovely red. I love red lipsticks but I don't tend to go all the way with the red. Sigh, I should be brave!

    1. Yes, be brave. Be very brave! lol. My will power sucks but I am trying hard to stick to this ban as I have waaaay too many untouched products that I need to show some love.

  5. I don’t own Fire and Ice now, but I did back in the 90s, and it was THE red lipstick even back then. I love the original logo – it looks really stylish. They should go back to that on all of their packaging, especially since everyone’s gaga for retro these days.

    1. I’ve been under a rock when it comes to Fire & Ice, but I am glad that I discovered it’s greatness now. I totally agree, Revlon needs to go back to their original packaging. It looks so sleek and chic.

  6. I love Ruby Woo by MAC but I agree with it drying you out. Im definitely going to try Fire & Ice. You never steer me wrong!

  7. I’ve been wearing fire and ice now since 2010 and it’s just classic…it’s regal and refined and should be in everyone’s purse!

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