Swatches, Comparison: Revlon Black with Envy
Ever since Revlon gave us a sneak peek at Black with Envy, I've been obsessed with tracking it down - and that's exactly how Revlon describes this shade. Obsessed. Tagging along in the Backstage Revealed Display is Fashion's Night Pout Colorburst Lipstick created by Gucci Westman. An ultra-exclusive nude that was available only at Bone & Rags with a donation during Fashion's Night Out.
Are you ready for Black with Envy?
Black with Envy is a black-based, gunmetal metallic with hints of silver and teal micro-shimmer. The blue-green shimmer is more visible in direct sunlight - it doesn't have that green sheen famously known in Black Pearl.
Application & Formula. Black with Envy has a metallic finish, but I found the application and formula easy to work with minimal brush stroke marks. If you encounter any problems, just be sure to apply in a steady, straight motion.
I've included two different looks above - two and three coat* coverage (*coats listed on image). If you're looking for more of a Black Pearl alternative, I would highly recommend layering with two coats only. With three coats, the black-base shines through and is much darker compared to Chanel.
Black with Envy has a deeper base color compared to Chanel's version, as you can see. The depth diminishes the teal shimmer from having a green tint like Black Pearl.
Revlon Black with Envy Nail Enamel and Fashion's Night Pout Lipstick is available from April to May for a limited time only. The retail cost is $4.99 and $8.99, and you can find them at Ulta, Kmart, Heb, Wegmans and other stores that carries Revlon cosmetics.
What do you think of Revlon's Black with Envy? Is it a good enough alternative to pass for Black Pearl? Have you spotted it in your area?
Posted by Steph at 10:36:am
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Carol said on Apr 5th, 2011 7:00 pm
Hi Steph, Thanks to you, I got this color. You are right, it's not an exact Chanel dupe, but for the price point, it's dupe enough for me! : )
Bonnie said on Mar 4th, 2012 10:28 am
Found it at Ocean State Job Lot for $1.47. Don't ya just love a bargain. I love it. Perfect for Glamberts!