Well a big song and dance was made when the Revlon Lip Butters made their way to UK shores, wasn’t there! The Beauty Blogger hype parade came into town! After seeing the US peeps go on about them I promised myself I wouldn’t give into pressure, but sure enough I began trying to scout them out! Silly Anna! It wasn’t easy, these little sticks of lip balm are difficult to come across, and if the drugstore does have them then 9 times out of 10 you’ll have only 6 colours to choose from. In the end I found a small display and picked up the shades Strawberry Shortcake and Peach Parfait.
For those of you who have been living under a rock I’ll quickly explain. The Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butters are a mix between a lipbalm and a lipstick, designed to add colour to the lips while stilling being moisturising. There are 14 shades available (20 in the US and Canada) and they retail for £7.99. The actual appearance of the them is pretty impressive, encased in a quilted tube matching the colour of the product, it’s a nice idea. But that isn’t where my problem lies.
Firstly I’d say the shade range disappointing especially for nude lip lovers like me. Although the swatches on the Boots website makes it look like there are quite a few pale lip offerings from the swatches I have seen on blogs there isn’t really one particular colour that floats my boat. Also a fair few of them have a frosty finish, which is something that really doesn’t appeal – the shade that I got Peach Parfait, is crammed with golden glitter. I found the formula of them to be surprising. I thought they would have a lot of slip on the lips and be super balmy and moisturising, but I’ve found the Lip Butters to be more on the thick side and not be particularly moisturising. However this does mean that they last quite well on the lips, about 2-3 hours which is good for a glorified lip balm.
These won’t go completely unused in my collection, the shade Strawberry Shortcakes makes a nice Summer bright, but they aren’t going to be squireling their way into my lip product must-haves anytime soon. What are your thoughts on the Revlon lip butters? Are you an avid collector, or just bemused and confused purchaser like myself? Let me know!