Monday, December 19, 2011

Review: Revlon Lip Butters Swatches Part 1

Revlon Lip Butters, everyone has heard about them by now. They are in between a chapstick and a lipstick, the perfect balance between colour and moisture. I love them because my lips get cracked and dry when I attempt to wear most lipsticks. I am one of those people who reapplies chapstick (my top choice is Blistex Lip Medex in stick form) all day long in the winter, that's how dry my lips are. These are a great substitute for lipstick for me. They come in a huge variety of colours and now can be found in Canada and the US pretty readily.

I went crazy when I first heard that we got these in Canada in late November. I spotted them at my local Shoppers Drug Mart for $15.99 CAD a piece, what a rip off! Since I am in downtown Toronto, getting to another Shoppers is like a 5 minute walk to the corner, so off I went. I went to another Shoppers and the price there was $10.99, what a difference! I ended up picking up three that day and my love affair began and my collection got larger and larger. Throughout the coming weeks, I picked up a couple during a Shoppers Drug Mart Bonus Redemption (free lipsticks!), some from and some more during the Rexall BOGO lipstick sale, I have 14 out of the 20 now. I will be bringing you this review in two parts (because I have that many to go through).

The Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters are packaged much like the Revlon Colorburst, they have the quilted design on the front, very cute for drugstore. I heard the Colorburst lipstick line is being discontinued, which would be a shame because I love their lipsticks as well.

The top of the packaging is handy because you can see the colour through the top lid, making it easier to choose which ones to pick when shopping. I know the Shoppers around here have testers of 3/20 colours, so you have no idea what you are getting inside otherwise. As you can tell the Colorburst lipsticks had a opaque top, so you couldn't see through it.

My only real issue with the packaging is the lip "butter" itself is so soft and it smooshes very easily when you use it, all my mine look like this on the inside. It gets on the inside rim and on the outside as well. I would definitely not suggest keeping these anywhere warm, they will just melt into nothing.

Another beef I have is the terminology of this product, which many other bloggers have brought up, when I think of "butter" I think nourishing, moisturizing, with some sort of agent to protect my lips, usually in the form of a pot. These lip butters aren't really "butters" at all, although it is a cute name. I always wear a lipbalm underneath these as well if I can remember because although they are moist, they aren't moisturizing enough for me on their own.

Here are my bare lips with nothing on them. They are moderately pigmented.

We will start this review out with my favourite lip butter of the bunch, Lollipop. This is a bright pink fuchsia colour, very pigmented.

Pink Truffle, you'd think it would be pink, but this one comes off quite brown/pink on me. Not my favourite out of the bunch of sure. More of a subtle, everyday colour.

Strawberry Shortcake is a really nice pale pink, probably my favourite pink out of the collection.

Candy Apple is a bright red orange. It's very pigmented and definitely more on the lipstick side than the chapstick. I love this colour for the winter.

Cherry Tart is much like Candy Apple but it's more on the cooler side with blue undertones. Also very pigmented.

Raspberry Pie is a pinky red, very pigmented as well. With this one, Candy Apple and Cherry Tart you definitely need a mirror to put on, or else you will get it all over your lips.

Creamsicle, although very light in the tube on me comes off as just a nude. If you are medium-dark skinned this will just wash you out and make you look dead. This definitely has an orange tint to it.

Which Revlon Lip Butters did you pick up and which are your favourite?


FunkyCrew said... Best Blogger Tips

these were def cheaper in Pharmaplus - I paid $10 something with taxes in during the BOGO sale

Shoppers is a f*cking rip off!

Angie | said... Best Blogger Tips

these colours are so pretty! i like the sheerness with pigmentation. thanks for the swatches

Harshleen@BeautyTidbits said... Best Blogger Tips

I love these too! Lollipop and cherry tart look great on your lips!

Stephanie Gauthier-Bujold said... Best Blogger Tips

I hope they bring them in the UK soon, other wise I will ask my mum to buy me some! But I wasn't aware they were so expensive! Ouch!

kellyyes said... Best Blogger Tips

woo! good job on the pictures! it looks better. i still havent tried these lip butters. i am just going to save up for more expensive versions ha. plus i dont really wear lip products all that much to buy so many of the colors...

Dyna said... Best Blogger Tips

thank you sooo much for this review. These are unavailable in my country so far so this allows me to lust over them before they get here xD

Bailey said... Best Blogger Tips

$15 is a crazy price. They were $10.99 at my Shopper's. I picked up one more (Gumdrop) I did see that Shopper's had more to choose from than Well/ca did. So far, Gumdrop and Peach Pafait have been my most used.

Donna said... Best Blogger Tips

"If you are medium-dark skinned this will just wash you out and make you look dead."

You are right about that, this one is the only one I have out of the ones you reviewed and I hate it. It does make me look like a corpse! I love all the other ones I got though and I see some others here I will have to pick up. My favorite of your swatches is Pink Truffle, but I also want Cherry Tart, and Raspberry Pie. Thanks for the swatches and I'll be on the lookout for your next post on these.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I got Creamsicle and Strawberry Shortcake over the weekend and I love them! :)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice collection you got going! :)
I love these. I just finally got Red Velvet from since they were $8.99. Still hurts, because I think I paid $5.99 for them in California.

tiffyama said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm loving Berry Smoothie!!! I have Cherry Tart and Cupcake as well...but I want more! XD

Jen said... Best Blogger Tips

gorgeous! i cant wait till these get released here. I love the bolder ones, im not one for bright colours but they look so good on your lip swatches!

Eden-Avalon said... Best Blogger Tips

When I first saw these, they reminded me of the MAC Sheen Supremes. They seem less pigmented but also a little less thick and gooey.

Donna said... Best Blogger Tips

i think candy apple is gorgeous! im soo picking that one up. great swatches! :)

BeautyAndTheBrute said... Best Blogger Tips

i bought these when they first came out and barely am trying them out - they are quite moisturizing! :) love the swatches - I need to pick up a few more colors after seeing your swatches!

Živa said... Best Blogger Tips

Amazing lip swatches! I'm so excited about these lip butters, I want them so badly. Hopefully they make their way into Europe soon. <3 :)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

I love these too! Love the texture and the moisture! It is like the lipstick for lipgloss/balm girls! :) xoxo

meredith said... Best Blogger Tips

I have a couple of these and have only tried Raspberry pie. I have to say you MUST use a mirror to apply these.

I am not in love with the lip butters. I like them but....they don't necessarily provide any extra moisture-I too was thrown off by the 'butter' title.

Great post-Kudos for posting the different shades on your lips.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the Candy Apple color-- thanks for the swatches, these are so helpful. What kind of camera do you use? I am starting a blog and I have a terrible time taking decent pics-- all I have is my iphone camera right now...

Johanna said... Best Blogger Tips

Raspwery pie is the best way to make up i've ever seen before..

MakeupLover21 said... Best Blogger Tips

Great swatches! Those are very pretty colors. I love Revlon's lipstick :) And the lighting in your shots is good.

JennaRose said... Best Blogger Tips

Just bought Rasberry Pie, $1.95 @ CVS. Phoenix, Az. Love it:) 75-50% off select cosmetics. I want more, 5 for$10, heck yes:)