Sunday 29 April 2012

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters - Review

L-R: Raspberry Pie, Tutti Fruiti, Candy Apple, Cotton Candy, Berry Smoothie, Cupcake, Gumdrop, Lollipop, Strawberry Shortcake, Sweet Tart

The much hyped about Revlon Lip Butters finally started to make their way to Australian shores at the beginning of April. Naturally I had to get some, however I was not paying the Australian retail price of $21.95 each. I turned to eBay and purchased mine for a more reasonable price of $13.00 each.

I ended up purchasing 10 different shades. All up their is 20 shades available with a good variety of reds, pinks, plums and nudes.

Some of the shades are more pigmented than others. The more pigmented I have found to be the longest lasting. With some leaving a nice stain behind. I would get around 2 - 3 hours wear from these compared to around 1/2 - 1 hours wear with the more sheer shades. When first applied they are shiny but this is the first to go after some wearing time.

L-R: Raspberry Pie, Tutti Fruiti, Candy Apple, Cotton Candy, Berry Smoothie
L-R: Raspberry Pie, Tutti Fruiti, Candy Apple, Cotton Candy, Berry Smoothie

  • 010 Raspberry Pie - Bright rose pink

  • 015 Tutti Fruiti - Sheer orange

  • 035 Candy Apple - Warm red

  • 045 Cotton Candy - Sheer, cool pink

  • 050 Berry Smoothie - Sheer rose pink

L-R: Cupcake, Gumdrop, Lollipop, Strawberry Shortcake, Sweet Tart

L-R: Cupcake, Gumdrop, Lollipop, Strawberry Shortcake, Sweet Tart

  • 055 Cupcake - Sheer, blue based pink

  • 060 Gumdrop - Sheer, pale purple

  • 075 Lollipop - Bright, violet pink

  • 080 Strawberry Shortcake - Bright, bubblegum pink

  • 090 Sweet Tart - Bright, cool pink

Sorry about my colour descriptions - there is only so many ways you can say it is pink :) The swatches will give you the best idea of the colour.

Overall I really like the Lip Butters. They are a really easy lip product to wear. I love a pop of colour on my lips but sometimes traditional lipstick is too high maintenance and that's when these are perfect. I like how these aren't drying on my lips though they aren't as moisturising as a traditional lip balm. The do feel very buttery and smooth on the lips when applied though.

To me these are a more affordable version of Chanel Rouge Coco Shines and YSL Volupte Sheer Candy lipsticks.

There are a couple of downsides to the Lip Butters though. The price is an obvious one and this is coming from someone who does not hesitate to hand over $50 for a Chanel lipstick. I feel $21.95 is a bit steep for what the product is, especially when the USA is paying under $8.00 each.

Some of the paler shades are really frosty and some don't even show up on the lips. The other thing is they melt and break super easily. Just a little bit of warmth and they start to melt - I think they will need to be refrigerated during summer.

Overall they are a product that I really like and would repurchase in the future. I think Revlon has done a great job with the Lip Butters and have filled a gap in the market. Personally my favourites are Lollipop, Sweet Tart and Cotton Candy.

Have you purchased any Lip Butters? What do you think of them?


  1. I have five (Pink truffle, cherry tart, berry smoothie, peach parfait and sugar plum). Love them all, and I'm actually on my second pink truffle! :)

    Great pigmentation and they feel so moisturising! Great review!

  2. I have a few myself, and while I love them, the price is so depressing! Why do we have to pay SO much more! A little increase, I'd be okay with, but this! It's crazy!

    Either way, you got gorgeous colours, and I'm jealous haha :)

  3. So far I only have Creme Brule, but this post has definitely made me want to try more! Living in Canada these are around $6 each.. You could think of doing a beauty swap to save $$, just a suggestion! Love your blog, just discovered it through Instagram's #31daysofbeautymay :) xx


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