Apr 12, 2012

Trend Alert: Revlon Lip Butters

Hi girls!
I am really excited about this review! I know a product is not supposed to be a "trend" but these fulfill the term "trend"!

This review is going to be positive, even though I find some cons.


The shades i'll be reviewing is Creme Brulee,Cherry Tart, Candy Apple and Strawberry Shortcake.

General?
These are labeled as "Lip Butters", it's true but it depends on how you see things. It's an amazing sheer (depending on the shade), moisturizing lipstick, but as "lip balm/butter/conditioner" is not the best out there. All of them have a sheen, no one is matte, but the shimmer is not really noticeable on the lips (except the cherry tart). They just look glossy. I think of them as sheer lipsticks for everyday.

Shades?
There is a big variety of shades from nudes (creme brulee,creamsicle) pinks (cupcake,strawberry shortcake), berries and reds (cherry tart,candy apple, red velvet) with different tones and hues.

 Lasting Power?
Their lasting power is not that great either. You have to apply several times throughout the day, but i don't mind since almost nothing lasts on my lips.

Moisture & Finish?
These work like a bb lip product (my term :P). They provide color and softness all in one.I wouldn't say they work as lip balms/conditioners that well (still loving my oriflame pure lipbalm), but you just don't need to apply balm before using them. That is good.
Due to the moisture they provide, the finish which is not matte, but shimmery(and frosty in some of them like creme brulee) doesn't sit on the cracks/wrinkles of the lips but looks like you are wearing a lip polish (like sleek's lip polish).

Texture?
The texture is great, really creamy and soft. The only thing you should be careful is when you twist it out too much, when you twist it back it might melt slightly. That's how creamy it is.Another thing is that they are by NO MEANS sticky.

So lets see the shades.The two first pictures are taken in natural light while the third is with indoor light
(L-R) Creme Brulee/Cherry Tart/Candy Apple/Strawberry Shortcake





Creme brulee: Beige/peach toned nude with a frosty finish.
Strawberry Shortcake: Blue based light-bubblegum pink with shimmer.



I know these two look very similar, but they have a huge difference. The left (Candy Apple) is warm toned and more of an orange red shade, while the right one (Cherry Tart) is pink/blue based.
The candy apple one is much more pigmented while the cherry tart has a more obvious shimmer.
I love them both and to my surprise, the candy apple shade looked great on me, even if i have really pink undertones. I would say it's a neutral/balanced warm red color (if that makes sense!)

Where to find?
They are still not widely available in Europe. They have launched in UK but i'm not sure about other european countries. I got mine from ebay at a reasonable price.

Bottom line: I would repurchase more of these. I recommend them if you want a lip product sheer and fresh looking with moisturizing properties and a pop of colour.

Have you tried them? 

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  3. Candy Apple and Strawberry Shortcake look sooo pretty! I haven't tried them yet and because of the variety I have a hard time choosing which shade to try first! lol!!

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