Product Review: Revlon Lip Butters (+swatches).
I’ll try not to make this an in-depth review of these just because- let’s be honest, there are hundreds of reviews out there on these right now. I am going to give my personal insight and mention some things that I do like about these Lip Butters and give full-on descriptions on the shades that I got so far. Thus being said- without regret, I am proud to say that I jumped on the Revlon Lip Butter Craze/Buzz that has been going around our beauty community for the past 2 months or so. It took me a while to give into these Lip Butters for various of reasons: 1.) I could barely find any in my local drugstores or there were few shades left on display that I didn’t care for. 2.) The price. I found it hard to come around paying $8 for a drugstore lipstick/ tinted lip balm. 3.) I have way tooo many lipsticks & lip products in general- I knew it wasn’t necessary for me to purchase more.
Things took an unexpected turn on a given Sunday- when I went to Bed, Bath & Beyond with my mom (and there’s a Harmon section/dept. that carries drugstore items for a very reasonable/ discounted price) & saw that they actually had a full display of these bad girls waiting for me to fawn over them. I was excited to see that they actually had a wider selection of colors than they had at the drugstores that I usually go to… but what excited me the most was that they were on sale for $5.79. So, of course I jumped on the opportunity to try a couple of their shades out. I had previously seen reviews and swatches from several beauty gurus and already had in mind which shades to invest in (that would obviously interest me and match/go with my daily looks). So I picked up three different shades:
Brown Sugar: a nude beige with a sheer caramel finish.
Berry Smoothie: a neutral subtle pink, with a slight golden mauve undertone.
Candy Apple: a bright, deep coral-opalescent red.
I wanted to get one color of each category (nude, pink, red) to try these lip butters out and to see how I would like them with my daily looks and to be honest with you, I was in love with these. They really did go on smooth and felt buttery on my lips (in a very good way) and the color pay-off was that of a regular lipstick. Candy Apple wore longer than most of the red lipsticks that I own and looked great paired with lipliner! Berry Smoothie was one of the initial colors that I wanted to get because it was in most of the reviews that I read prior to purchasing these and it was described as being a very wearable pink- which it is! It looks so natural with my lip color and I am absolutely in love with the glossy finish it has as well. The color that surprised me the most was Brown Sugar only because I was afraid that it was going to look a little too brown on me, but I’m glad that it had a nice lustre texture (finish) to it and it complemented my neutral eyes very well.
The other night I went out with my sister because we were initially going to go get some ice cream at Rite Aid, but ended up buying beauty products instead. I came across some of the other colors that I wanted to try that weren’t offered at Harmon (BB&B) and I was excited to see that they actually had “Lollipop,” the first color that I actually wanted to get as a lip butter. The only difference with this purchase was that each lip butter was retailed at it’s original price (~$7.49) & I had to bring myself to fork over $22 for 3 lipsticks… but it was totally worth it at the end because I was very pleased with the shades that I chose and like to think of these lip butters as a useful investment in my makeup collection. I went with 2 more pinks and one more red:
Sweet Tart: a neon pink with slight golden/coral undertone.
Lollipop: a sheer hot pink with a blue undertone (or duochrome).
Red Velvet: A deep crimson- velvet red.
Overall, I must say that I am truly satisfied with my lip butter purchases and can see why they’re a big deal now. They glide on smooth, make your lips feel soft, the color payoff is impressive, they don’t smell or taste funny- the formula in general is just great and very moisturizing for your lips. On another note- I also like the packaging because it is very sleek and cute; I love how the caps correspond with each color that you get. I love the amount of product that you get in each lip butter (which almost justifies the price you’re paying). I would definitely repurchase more in different shades and hope that they keep coming out with different colors! Sorry that this actually turned out longer than I expected it to be! I hope this was helpful! :)
Can we just talk about how exciting this is?! Not only does this palette come with a Bronzer, 2 Blushes, 2 Luminizers, but a Concealer as well! I need to go to my nearest Sephora to see if they have this in stock to see how well it swatches! Eeeep!
2011 Favorites: Makeup Edition.
Primer: Bare Minerals’ Prime Time Oil-Free Primer
Concealer: Benefit’s Erase Paste in no.2
Foundation: MAC Studio Fix in NC 25
Pressed Powder: Maybelline’s Dream Matte Pressed Powder in Medium 2.5
Loose Mineral Powder: Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear Loose Powder in Buff Beige
Bronzer: Physician’s Formula Healthy Wear Pressed Bronzer in Light
Blush: ELF’s Studio Line Blush in Tickled Pink
Highlight: Terra Bronzer in Light (some unknown Italian Brand, well to me at least)
Eye Primer: Urban Decay’s Primer Potion (original)
Base/Cream Shadow: MAC’s Paint Pot in Painterly
Eyeshadow Brand: Urban Decay
Favorite Single Eyeshadow: Revlon’s Matte Eyeshadow in Peach Sorbet
Favorite Eye Palette: Urban Decay’s NAKED Palette
Eyeliner: Bare Mineral’s Big & Bright Eyeliner in Intense Black
Mascara: MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Smoky Lash Mascara in 01 Black
Chapstick: Lip Smacker’s Dr. Pepper Chapstick
Lip Gloss: Too Faced’s Mood Swing Lip Gloss in Pink
Lipstick: MAC Viva Glam Cyndi
Lip Liner/Pencil: Milani’s Lip Flash in Hot Flash
Makeup Remover: Clinique’s Take The Day Off Makeup Remover
Face Wash: Biore’s Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser
Toner: Clinique’s Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion
Moisturizer: Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
Acne: Patricia Wexler’s Acnostat Overnight Repair Lotion & Neutrogena’s Oil-Free Stress Control 3 in 1 Hydrating Acne Treatment.
Fragrance: Givenchy’s Ange Ou Demon & Victoria’s Secret SLT Noir Tease.
Shampoo: Pantene Pro-V Shampoo (Curly Hair) Dry to Moisturized
Conditioner: Herbal Essences Hydralicious Self-Targeting Conditioner
Hair Treatment: Proclaim Olive Oil Glossing Polish
Hair Spray: Herbal Essences Toussle Me Softly Spray Gel (?)
Shower Gel: Bath & Body Work’s Paris Amour Shower Gel
Lotion: Johnson & Johnson Stress Relief Lavender Lotion & Bath Body Works Country Chic.
Well, I guess this sums up some of my favorite makeup and beauty products of this year! Feel free to do repost and do your own version. I’m curious to see your favorites for this year as well! :) <3
GIVEAWAY! Win a FREE MAC Eye Shadow or Lipstick of your Choice!
Yes, you heard (read) that right. You can win a MAC Eye Shadow or Lipstick of your choice (up to a $15 USD value). I know I have been delaying my giveaways for the past week & to be quite honest, I was rather busy & figuring what to give out as well. Anywho, let’s cut to the chase and let me tell you how you can enter to win:
- You must be following me.
- Submit a Holiday FOTD or Look. It can be inspired, copied, original, etc. I’m looking for something creative, bright and festive. Have fun with it!
- Along with your FOTD, submit a list of products used.
- Lastly, the name of the shade of MAC eyeshadow or lipstick desired.
All entries & submissions must be entered by December 24th, 11:59pm PST. I will pick a winner on Christmas! So good luck & break out those brushes ladies!
I should also add that all entries will be published on my blog as well- unless otherwise noted.
xoxo, Cynthia :)
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