Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter lipstick review

So Revlon dropped off a not so little pakkie for me the other day. Haters, you ready to hate me even more? Here we go…

Smarties, Jelly Tots, cupcakes, a petit four… Where does a girl begin?!

Oh! There also happened to be some of Revlon’s best-selling ColorBurst Lip Butter lip colours in there too:

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter lipstick, R115 a pop.

Upon spotting Revlon’s box o’ evil, my boyfriend didn’t hesitate to make a play for the chocolate cupcake but this wasn’t going to happen. I wanted to wait until the sun came up so I could snap a decent photo. Thus, he went into a miserable sulk which resulted in a convo that ran a little like this…

Me: OMG! How on earth am I not going to eat this all at once?! I’m going to end up a total whale…
Mike: What do you mean ‘end up’?
Me: I’m not quite getting it though… what does Revlon Lip Butter have to do with a mountain of sugar?
Mike: Isn’t it obvious?! Butter equals fat. You know, like how your ass is going to look after you eat all that… (pout, pout, sulk, sulk..)

Needless to say, darling Mike didn’t get his cupcake and may or may not have had a lollipop flung at him in such a way that it narrowly missed gouging out one of his eyes… And merrily, I soon made the connection after looking at the press release. As it turns out, Revlon’s Lip Butters have names inspired by the dessert menu. Check it out:

Ooh la la bietse…

The lippies themselves, however, aren’t scented like their names, but they do contain an array of yummy nourishing ingredients; think mango, shea and coconut butter. This makes for a nice, hydrating formula that glides across your lips.

Now check out my swatches; I was given two shades to play with, the aforementioned Red Velvet and Creme Brulee:

Red Velvet on the left, Creme Brulee on the right. See how they glisten?

Personally, I find that Revlon’s Lip Butters aren’t as ‘balmy’ or ‘sheer’ as another new balm-type lippie, L’Oreal Rouge Caresse, but this gives it a lot more staying power. As much as I adore Rouge Caresse, it tends to slide off my lips and disappear within an hour whereas the darker Lip Butters are very pigmented and really do stick around. You might also be more of a Lip Butter girl if you don’t like scented or flavoured lippies; the Lip Butters have no real discernible scent or taste and Rouge Caresse is just the opposite. Another plus in Revlon’s favour? They’ve got a much bigger selection of colours to choose from.

So, have you tried Revlon’s new lippie? (I think it’s the nicest lipstick line they’ve brought out in ages). If so, let me know your thoughts.

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