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Revlon Lip Butters: Review, Swatches, and Photos
I’m totally stoked to be doing this review for you. These Revlon Lip Butters have been raved about by every blogger known to (wo)man! I’m still in shock that I managed to grab 4 Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter on my last visit to CVS! Why you may ask? These lippies have been flying off the shelves, I actually had to do a drive around to three different CVS to grab some (haha). Yes, I am that committed to you all.
So, here’s the Overall Review (for the break down please keep reading):
4 Colors (out of 20 colors available):
(Left to Right: Strawberry Shortcake, Peach Parfait, Berry Smoothie, Creme Brulee)
My Thoughts on…
From the exterior, the packaging is has a cute design. It was a nice thought to make the caps different translucent colors, so its easier to find what color you may be looking for. The twisting of the lipstick upward for application was smooth (Tried it with one hand, it was easy).
The most upsetting part of the packaging was quite clear. The lower black portion has a really small area to hold on to. Making it difficult to pull the cap off. It shouldn’t be that difficult to get to the lipstick (lol). The twisting area is a shiny surface, making it easy to leave fingerprints and causing it to look “dirty.” Eek, last thing I want to do is to pull out my lipstick for retouch and show to the world how “gross” it looks. Eh well, I am O.C.D. with these things. Some of you guys might not find it a big deal.
The pigmentation is really good for a sheer-medium lip balm (as stated on Revlon.com). With 2 to 3 swipes, the pigmentation is just like a regular lipstick with a shiny sheen. I’ve actually tried wearing it all day without application to test out the longevity and the color lasted for 7 1/2 hours. Although by the last hour, it wasn’t as bright as first application, the color was still noticeable. The moisturization was great when first applied, it glide on easily. Oh…and to add a quick last PRO, I must say for it being lip balms, the color selection is AWESOME!
Sadly, I felt that it needed reapplicationto keep the hydration going. After about 4 hours it turns out that my lips began to feel waxy, and slightly sticky. It accentuated some dry/cracked area of my lips. I’m still satisfied with the look when it was first applied though.
Being a drugstore product, this isn’t cheap for lip butters AKA sheer color lip balm (at $7.49)! When compared to other drugstore brands that offers similar promise (color + hydration! Cough* Baby Lips Cough* ), I’m feeling like its over-priced at regular price. Only grab these when your local drugstores offers a DISCOUNT on Revlon products (Hint: no need to run there, they’re a permanent to the line).
(Left to Right: Strawberry Shortcake and Peach Parfait)
(Left to Right: Berry Smoothie and Creme Brulee)
Will you be getting these? If you already own some, what are your favorite colors?
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