Saturday, January 14, 2012
My Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters
On Friday Mr. Lovey and I stopped by Chinatown for some takeout. There was a Walgreens in nearby so I decided to stop in and see if I could find anything on my drugstore makeup wishlist. (My neighborhood's drugstores never have any exciting displays in stock). It was my lucky day! I found a selection of Revlon Colorburst Lip butters in the Revlon display and Mr. Lovey scouted out an even larger display with more colors (he knows the way to a dove's heart). I chose four colors to try: Cupcake, Strawberry Shortcake, Sugar Frosting, and Creme Brulee. True to my usual tendencies, these colors fall on the light end of the lip butter spectrum. Today I have a review and swatches of my shiny new lip butters.
I love the colorful translucent lipstick cases that the Revlon lip butters come in. They're so optimistic and bright; you can't help but feel happy with them in hand. They're practical too since they correspond to the color of the lip butter inside. The front and back of the lipstick tube have the Revlon crosshatch pattern, while the other two sides are smooth. I've never owned a Revlon lipstick before and was didn't know that the crosshatch pattern wasn't on all four sides.
The top of the lipstick tubes are clear, revealing the color of the lip butter inside. The colors on top look quite intense and bright. However, when worn the colors become sheer as seen in my swatches below.
When I swatched my four Revlon Colorburst lip butters below, I used at least two layers of lipstick. They are sheer in the swatches, however they do add visible color to the lips. Lately I've been favoring sheer lipsticks so these really hit the spot. Sugar frosting is a sheer pale pink. Cupcake is a very cool light pink. Strawberry Shortcake is more of a regular pink; however it still falls in the cool spectrum. I was surprised since from the color of the lip butter stick itself appears to be slightly warm. Creme Brulee is a light warm peachy nude. The finish of the Revlon lip butters are slightly shiny, but not nearly as much as a gloss. I like it because it's like having a sheer lipstick + hint of gloss in one product.
The texture of the Revlon lip butters are like a thick balm. They are slightly tacky in texture. They're not weightless, but they're still comfortable. They do a pretty good job of preventing my lips from drying out even though I wouldn't call them moisturizing. So far they haven't dried or caused peeling of my lips, which is great. The lasting power is quite good. Normally most lipsticks disappear on me (i.e. get eaten) quickly. These lip butters seem to last as long, if not longer, than normal lipsticks.
Overall, I'm a big fan of my Revlon Colorburst Lip butters. The colorful packaging, colors, and quality are wonderful, especially considering the price. I think the texture may not be as weightless as some higher end products, but it is a small sacrifice. I'm really glad I took the plunge with the Revlon lip butters. I've wanted a sheer lipstick for a while, but didn't want to invest in the pricier versions. I think this is one case where I would prefer to have a larger number of drugstore shades as opposed to one high end product! My only regret at this time is that I didn't try more shades. I'd love to add Cotton Candy, Peach Parfait, Sugar Plum, and Creamsicle to my collection.
Thanks for reading! Have you tried the Revlon lip butters yet? What are your favorite colors? Where do you stand on the drugstore vs. high end sheer lipstick debate?
P.S. You can find many more swatches on Planet Martha and Karlasugar