Sultry Samba, along with Carnival Spirit (coral orange in the shine formula)were two of the four lipsticks from Revlon Summer 2014 collection (done by Gucci Westman). I planned to get the two as soon as I saw them (as I have a hoard-them all policy with Revlon's coral/orange/bright pink). I waited and waited for the CVS sale (6.99 a piece with a few extra bucks) to come along...and it never did.
So many months later, the shade got added to the permanent line up (that usually just makes thing less desirable for me). Having read Lena's review, I decided to just grab it during a 40% off sale at Rite Aid.
Sultry Samba is a bright hot pink. Compared to my first/only other Revlon matte pink lipstick Stormy Pink(tossed soon after the review), Sultry Samba is brighter, juicier, less pasty (in terms of color and finish).
The blush analog of this would be Photoready Cream Blush in Flush, as they share the punchy tone and sorbet like sheer-matte finish.
L'Oreal Matte Gloss Fuchsia Amnesia, Sultry Samba, Lip Butter Sorbet, Sweet Heart (balm stain), Sweet Tart (the one I swatched was the light-medium Pink from Almay but I insist they are the same thing) and Essence Colour Crush.
Sultry Samba (a layer or two/sorry for the flakes) While the stick is somewhat hard and each layer yield a sheer, frosted layer of color. I have read several reviews that dismissed the formula as "too sheer", but I personally found (more like I agree with Lena) that the lighter intensity goes very well with the color. It's bold, flattering without being over-the-top.
I like how the texture is still continuous enough (it doesn't crumb into little pieces, get patchy or smear/slip like other cone-y mattes)to cover the whole lip, in a very even layer of tint. The formula is rather weightless and doesn't feel like it's there. In a way, it feels better than many other Revlon Super Lustrous lipsticks in creme finish.
Opacity can be reached if you go over the lips a few more times. The lipstick layers well (without getting gunky) and still wears rather comfortably. It just looks extra purple because my lips are...purply. Lasting power is very good as the dry formula stains a little and doesn't travel as I drink.
Overall: I think I kind of love it (I didn't want to remove it and hop to another lipstick after taking swatch pictures). I am sad that this is one of the last gems by Gucci Westman (who left Revlon this past April. No wonder the recent releases are so out of whack).
I think these are apple blossom. The fruit is growing right now.