Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters
Hey all! How we livin’? I’ve been keeping an eye on the Happy HAULidays Giveaway, and I must say, I’m mondo-impressed at the dedication some of y’all have! There’s still plenty of time to enter if you haven’t already, so hop on over and give it a look-see!
Lots of silence on my part here on the ol’ blag, but you know I have the same old excuses. Work, school, etc-a-blah. Don’t feel bad, though. I haven’t even had the time to do my laundry, much less blog anything. Stanky. I do have quite a pile of things to swatch and review, and I expect I’ll be able to start working on that once the semester is over, in a few weeks. But for now, as I have a little bit of time before work and nothing major to do beyond put some uniform-like clothing on, I’ll show you my mini-collection of Revlon Lip Butters!
Read more and view swatches below the cut!
These were purchased at Rite Aid on a BOGOHALF sale, regularly priced at $7.49 each (0.09oz). As an added bonus, I got six bucks in “register rewards”, which I then flipped on a Christmas gift for a certain somebody. See, this purchase wasn’t just for me – I’m giving, dammit. Not that I’m giving any of these, mind you. Mine all mine. I managed to pick up shades Cupcake, Creme Brulee, Cherry Tart, and Peach Parfait. I didn’t even make it home before I busted into Peach Parfait, which I knew was going to be my favourite from swatches I had seen online. We’ll get to swatches in a bit.
These lip butters come packaged as lipsticks generally would be, with an extra long cap and a little window at the top of the cap, so you can peek in and see just what colour you’re reaching for. The caps themselves coordinate rather beautifully with the shade of the lip butter itself, however, right down to the finish. The cap on Cupcake is a straight up pink without shimmer, whereas the cap on Peach Parfait mimics the butter’s heavy golden shimmer. I reckon that’s kinda nice. My one complaint about the packaging is the fact that the caps are bloody difficult to remove. There is very little gripping space at the bottom for removal, due to the fact that the cap covers nearly all of the stick. Couple that with a very tight fit, and you’ve got problems. Make for absolute certain that your lip butter is twisted all the way down before recapping, else you stand the chance of completely demolishing it on next opening.
Another issue that some may have is the high-shine, fingerprint-nabbing finish inside. This doesn’t bother me so much, but I know I won’t be leaving this behind at a crime scene, should I ever decide to go on a murderin’ rampage. Tis the season for homicidal rages!
Some folk call these lipsticks. Others say they’re tinted lip balms. And other crazy folk say that Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters are a strange fusion between the two. I’m more inclined to think of them as a blend of the two, as they don’t offer as much slip as a lip balm, but more than slip than a lipstick. As far as moisturization goes, these aren’t half bad. Not as richly moisturizing as I like, but they will definitely keep your lips in good shape if you have to forgo balm for a more put-together look.
Revlon Lip Butters offer a nice semi-sheer coverage, with Peach Parfait offering the best colour punch, as well as the most interesting, frosty finish. Cherry Tart also boasts some level of frostiness, but this isn’t its big selling point for me – I quite like it because it’s a great red for people who are scared of red. Creme Brulee is a nice, soft, barely-there nude, and Cupcake is very unassuming, wearable soft pink.
Lasting power on these aren’t particularly great. At work, where I do quite a lot of talking, I only managed to squeeze about an hour and a half to two hours out of a single application. On the plus side, they fade well and evenly, and the semi-sheer nature of the shades make it easy to apply on the fly without a mirror. This works just fine for me, but will cause extreme annoyance for some.
I shall attempt to do some decent lip swatches. It’s my first time – please be gentle.
As a balm junkie, and someone who doesn’t really go for lipstick, I must say that quite like these lip butters. They are a nice enough blend of colour and moisturization, and the packaging – although mildly annoying – is rather cute. I can’t say as I think these are worth seven-fifty to me, especially considering the wear-time. The price I paid (about $5.60 each) is about the most I’d be willing to fork out, so my collection will only grow when they go BOGOHALF or better. But if there is one that I would pay full price for, it’s definitely Peach Parfait. I love me some frosts, and I adore this shade.
What about you? Have you tried Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters yet? What did you think of ’em?