Yep, me again. I decided to be ambitious and swatch all six, yes SIX, of the Revlon Colorburst lip butters in my possession. Why so many you ask? B/c they’re freaking awesome!!!
Simply packaged and reasonably priced, these bad boys are great for those interested in trying out color (I’m looking at YOU Ms. Celeste) but don’t want to spend a fortune on finding the right shades for fear of looking like a toddler who smeared their face w/ something designed to make them look jaundiced.
The texture is buttery and smooth and the color payoff is actually quite impressive for a lip butter (other lip butters I’ve tried are a bit more sheer). Wear time is also pretty decent at 2-3 hours for me even if I have a cup of coffee and talk a lot (and holy god do I have to talk a lot at work sometimes!). The other plus for me has been that my lips are left soft and not at all dried once it’s worn off.
I think the thing I like about them is how they feel on my lips. Some lip products can feel almost suffocating or w/ a feel making it glaringly apparent that I have something coating my lips. This really does feel more like a lip balm w/ a touch of slip, but the comfort of a lip hugging balm. Those scent sensitive also shouldn’t be scared away, as whatever scent there might is very minor and doesn’t linger. I also wouldn’t be terribly concerned should you not have a mirror handy for reapplication (i.e. these might be pretty handy for touch ups in a drunken haze).
Pink Truffle: I personally consider this a pretty good MLBB (my lips but better) shade, but from what I understand, maybe not for all the ladies. It wears as a warmer, pink-y brown. I’m so partial to this one I *may* have worn it on interviews (shhhh! anyone reading this from work, I really mean for “supplier and customer visits”)
Sweet Tart: This one leans a touch cool and definitely brighter, but not too bright where people at work might look at you funny wondering why you suddenly decided DayGlo pink would be a *good* look to sport at an automotive engineering facility.
Lollipop: Ok, now this one might be a little much for your work-a-day gal. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a lovely color, but you’ll definitely want to blot this one a few times if you decide to wear it in to the office. Well, unless you’re me, then you might do it anyways to make your predominantly male co-workers JUST a touch squeamish that you have lady bits (yeah, I’m THAT woman). This one’s a nice bright fuchsia w/ an iridescent blue/purple shimmer that kind of reminds me of MAC’s Show Orchid and is something I rocked a lot on the weekends or night’s out in the summer. LOVE!
Raspberry Pie: A juicy, glossy darkened raspberry shade that works pretty great in the fall for that deep berry lip that you KNOW you want to try, but don’t want to wind up looking like Twilight reject.
Candy Apple: In the tube it looks a little scary and bright and orange-y, but not so on the lip! I think this might actually work well for those wanting to try a a bright, red lip, but are scared of being the woman you pass on the street and think, “Oh hai, Bozo!” I’d call this one a sheer, neutral, shiny (but not blindingly glossy) red.
Red Velvet: Yup ANOTHER red. B/c lord knows I need ANOTHER red lip product like I need a hole in the head. This lovely is warmer and deeper than Candy Apple and definitely a bit more opaque. Red Velvet was completely an appropriate name for this shade!
I bought all of the above (except for Pink Truffle and Lollipop which I’d picked up earlier this year) at ULTA last week. They have a buy one, get one half off special until tomorrow (11/30) on these in-store and online for a whopping…wait for it……$7.49/tube! Not bad, eh?
What are you waiting for??? Go out and grab some of your very own NOW!!!
Be sure to let me know which of my swatches have teased your wallet open! :-)