Kate Spade’s Supercalifragilipstick! in the shade Bashful Blush is described as “a sheer nude” and retails for $24 (3.2 g/0.11 oz). It’s a creme formula (no shimmer) sheer brownish pink with a subtle glossy finish that would suit many women as a “my lips but better” type of color. The color is sheer but buildable.
The lipstick comes packaged in a lightweight golden tube with Supercalifragilipstick! and the Kate Spade logo embossed in pink, and compared to a Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick the Supercalifragilipstick! tube is both longer and wider.
To demonstrate, a Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick (cap and all) fits the opening of a Supercalifragilipstick! tube.
The Kate Spade lipstick has a spring release very similar to the operating mechanism of a retractable ballpoint pen. Simply press once to release the inner tube that contains the lipstick bullet. And press a second time to secure (or lock) the bullet into the cap again.
Here’s a photo of the lipstick in the locked position:
Here’s a photo of the lipstick in the unlocked position. The inner tube containing the bullet has been released and you can now pull the lipstick out.
“Pucker up” is written on the inner tube of the lipstick.
You can tell from just a glance that there’s less actual lipstick in the Kate Spade tube. A Revlon lipstick contains 0.15 (4.2 g) of product whereas a Kate Spade Supercalifragilipstick! contains 0.11 oz (3.2 g) of product.
As for the lipstick formula, I honestly don’t think there’s a significant difference between the feel of a Revlon Super Lustrous and a Kate Spade Supercalifragilipstick. Both apply smoothly and easily onto the lips. The Revlon lipstick feels a little creamier and has more slip on my lips. The Kate Spade feels a touch drier but has a slightly glossier finish. Neither lipstick is flavored but the Kate Spade has a slightly waxy scent whereas the Revlon has no scent at all. I don’t consider either lipstick particularly moisturizing and I get a couple of hours of wear out of each before I need to reapply.
I love the color of Bashful Blush but I don’t think it’s worth the $24 price tag. If Revlon came out with a similar color — maybe they already have one in their collection, I don’t know — I would jump on that in a heartbeat.