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?

Love, Dovey.

P.S. You can find many more swatches on Planet Martha and Karlasugar

26 comments:

  1. YAY for posting these!!!! i am going to post my review this wknd ( I hope! ) and i chose all different shades from you, so now we can see most of the shade range! My favorites are Peach Parfait,Sweet Tart, and Candy Apple!
    Great review as always, so nice of Mr. Dovey to find the larger display!

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    1. AH! I'm so excited for your review!! I'm definitely going to go back and scrounge for more shades so I'd love to see your take on them too :)

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  2. LIP BUTTERS! :D I'm not much of a lipstick girl, but when it comes to sheer and moisturizing formulas...I'm all for it! I like how they're very glossy as well! The feeling on the lips is so nice.

    I've gathered quite a collection since they've been released~ but so far my favorite is Berry Smoothie!

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    1. I'm really glad I found them too--- I'll have to take a look at Berry smoothie next time I get to a display!

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    1. Me too- It's a very staple type color

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  4. I really hope these come to uk soon, I really want to try them x

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    1. I hope your find them soon!

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  5. Strawberry Shortcake is my favorite one. I also like Tutti Frutti, a bright sheer orange.

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    1. I'm wearing Strawberry shortcake now! It's such a pretty pink :)

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  6. Yay you found them! I experienced a "Paradox of Choice" situation when these were first released and gravitated toward the neutral Crème Brûlée because it's a safety zone color. Cupcake looks awesome, though! I wouldn't have thought that such a cool pink would be so sheer and wearable!

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. There's nothing wrong with going for a safe color :) Creme Brulee was at the top of my list too because of both the color and name (yum). The others were on the spot choices that happened to tag along! I'm surprised that I was able to wear cupcake since it is quite cool.

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  7. I love Revlon Lip Butters! Strawberry Shortcake is one of my favourites, but if you want some more pigmented shades try Sugar Plum and Berry Smoothie.

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    1. I was drawn to sugar plum too after seeing swatches. It's hard to tell exactly what they will look like from looking at the colors in the store alone.

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  8. i have creme brûlée and I love it! It's one of my favorite lip products for the winter time

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    1. I remember seeing it on your blog! It definitely is a color that I think you would go for :)

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  9. Lovely post! I unfortunately am not a Revlon lip butters fan. I thought it was the colors I picked so I bought SIX of them LOL I think it's the formula for me. I love the pigmentation but the formula makes my lips peel horribly. Sugar frosting was the worst. Very gritty and bleah.

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    1. Oh my! I know what you mean about lip peeling. If that happens, products are really no-gos. I'm really hoping that I don't find one day that these make my lips peel because I really like them.

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  10. I'm not sure I will purchase any of these because of my pigmented lips, but they do seem promising. Great post, Dovey. :)

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    1. Good point--- I don't know how they would look on more pigmented lips. Mine can be quite bright pink sometimes and the colors seem to show up quite well. I'd love to hear what your experience is if you ever decide to try them!

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  11. I adore your photography! Love Lip Butters

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    1. Thank you LauraJean! It makes me happy to hear that :)

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  12. I only tried one Lip Butter (Berry Smoothie) so far. I want to get more, but now they are sold out everywhere I go. I love Berry Smoothie, it's easy to apply and gives a nice sheen of colour for day to day wear.
    I think Revlon makes amazing lipsticks, but they haven't been able to replace some of my favourite hot pink lipsticks from MAC (like Pink Nouveau & Chatterbox)........yet!
    I love all your pics !

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  13. So helpful of Mr. Dovey to scout out more shades for you ;)I prefer the brighter shades myself, like Red Velvet and Sweet Tart, oh and Candy Apple. But I find the lighter shades easy to use and you don't have to look in a mirror to apply them (handy for on the go!). I agree, they feel nice on lips but aren't exactly pumping them full or moisture. No matter, though. I enjoy them as well!

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  14. Cupcake is such a lovely shade! I have heard nothing but good things about these. Thank you for the great swatches & cute blog!! :)

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  15. Wow, these are very sheer. Don't know if it would be a good investment for me.

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