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There's one beauty product that is my absolute weakness and that is lipstick. I love looking at all the different shades and their creative names that make them so appealing (sad, I know). Admittedly, at the moment my lipstick collection is very excessive, but there's no thing as a girl with too much lipstick right?...well, so I keep telling myself! After seeing all the hype surrounding these revlon lip butters from beauty bloggers and beauty gurus on YouTube, I took myself over to the Revlon stand the next time I went shopping. I'm so glad I did! At first I picked up just one to try out; this was called 'Strawberry Shortcake' which is a light pink shade. Eventually I went on to buy 'Creme Brûlée' which is a nude, and 'tutti fruitti' a gorgeous orangey coral shade. First of all, I love the packaging of the lip butters. The lid for the lipstick is plastic and has a quilted pattern on it, as shown above in the picture above. All the packaging are different colours to represent the shade that they are, which is really useful when picking out your lipstick as you know what colour it is straight away. The shades range from nudes to pinks to corals to reds. With 20 to choose from, a really good shade range in my opinion, with equally great names! In my opinion these lip butters are the prefect cross between a lipstick and a lip balm. The great thing about them are that the colour is build-able and can be anything from a sheer subtle cover of colour to a medium splash of colour. I find this useful as I prefer to wear a more subtle lip in the day to a more colourful, dramatic lip at night. Even the bright reds and oranges can be used as a sheer balm for day time wear. Another great thing about them being similar to a lip balm is that as well as looking good on the lips they also feel good too - the best of both worlds! They contain hydrating mango, she and coconut butter which helps moisturise the lips. These really are a pleasure to use. They glide onto the lips like butter (hence the name) creating a gorgeous subtle shine. I picked mine up for £7.99 from Boots and I would definitely recommend them for any lippy lovers out there! I definitely intend to buy some more shades, 'Candy Apple' being top of my list! Well done Revlon! 5 stars from me.
I watched lots of YouTube beauty guru raved about this lip product and decided to try myself one day,so I went to boots and went to reckon section and there are lots of colour selection under the lip butter collection,which are always a bonus,because I have olive skin tone I find it hard to find the right lip colour, and I like to use something that really moisturising on my lip, as I tend to have dry lip on winter time,the revlon lip butter recently came out with winter/autumn colour, this lip butter is very pigmented, I'm tend to build it up the colour using my finger. Revlon lip butter is a must have in my bag wherever I go. I would really recommend this to all the girls that wanted to try new lip product. I would definitely repurchased this again and buy this in all colours. Definitely value for money.
I am a self-confessed lipstick whore. I just can't help myself; it's a compulsion and a disease. But I have to say this product stands out for me and at least one of the colours would feature in my top 5 products of all time, which is high praise indeed. The first thing I have to day about this product is that I absolutely love it! I love the colour range, I love the packaging and I love the texture, so let's break this down a little bit further. My favourite thing about this product is how easy and hassle free the application is, they are absolutely brilliant for use on the go. I always have at least one three of these in my handbag at all times. (I know you're thinking I'm crazy, but you never know when you're going to need some lipstick, it's my go to if I'm feeling crap). I, of course, had to buy 6, because who doesn't need 6 more lipsticks? I bought one of every sort of colour, a very dark fuchsia Pink (raspberry pie), a nude (Crème Brulee), an orange (tutti frutti), a plum (Sugar Plum), a light girly pink (Sweet Tart) and finally a red (Wild Watermelon). I can honestly say I love and wear every colour. All of them can be used as a wash of colour on the lips, or built up for a highly pigmented dramatic look. These were clearly designed with hydration in mind, and for me, this is a massive bonus. They wear well, and don't end up patchy when fading, I recently took my selection on holiday and they were perfect. They are a lipstick that feels like a lip balm, and they can provide a real whack of colour. Finally the packaging is lovely; the outer packaging is done in a quilted effect with frosted plastic as a sleeve and a stainless steel tube inside. It feels high end. I love it. I just love this product and everything about it 5 stars from me.
I have heard loads of great things about these lip butters and recently, I decided to pick up a few. I bought the Tutti Fruity shade which is a lovely orange, summery colour and I also got the Cherry Tart shade which is a more deeper red colour. They both are really nice and I am so glad that I decided to buy them. Application This lipstick is really easy to apply, they glide onto my lips quite easily and are shaped nicely to fit the curves in my lips. What I Thought I love these lipsticks. I own the Tutti Fruiti shade and also the Cherry Tart shade. They both are really pigmented and lovely colours. I find that these are a really easy lipstick to apply and they do not show any little imperfections that I have on my lips (like dry skin). Also the texture of these lipsticks is lovely, they feel quite creamy and silky on my lips and you can really feel the lip butter in them. They are not as drying as other lipsticks I have used recently. In fact they are so moisturising is that I don't need to wear lip balm before applying this and my lips are still in great shape. I have found that these lipsticks last ages between applying, they do not fade or rub off easily. Usually I get around 4-5 hours out of each application, unless I am eating a lot or drinking, then I need to re apply more frequently. Price and Availability You can buy this lip butter at any Revlon stand in chemists or supermarkets. I bought mine in Superdrug for around £8. I think that this was quite a fair price for this lipstick because it is really good quality and looks amazing on my lips. Overall I really liked this lippy, it gives lovely coverage on my lips and is super pigmented, also it is reasonably priced and the colours are amazing! Overall I would give this 5 out of 5 stars. *also on ciao under lorrainek90
Description: A combination of buttery balm and shiny color. They are supposed to make your lips baby soft, instantly hydrated, smoother whilst giving them the shiny color. 94% of women felt lips were softer, smoother, and instantly hydrated. It contains shea and coconut butter. Price Tag: around £7.99 in Boots or 799 points (watch out for deals 2 for 3) and £7.99 in Superdrug Colors Owned: Sugar Frosting, Tutti Frutti, Peach Parfait, Berry Smoothie, Candy Apple, Strawberry Shortcake Review: It is not a bad product, that is why it is getting 3 stars from me. For the drugstore product it is more on a pricey side, so I expected the lip butter would have a better staying on power and was disappointed when it did not last on me even for an hour. These are definitely more moisturizing than a normal lipstick, but if you are a dry lips girl, they are not such a good substitute for a lip balm. The color range is good, but please bear in mind that the color pay-off is not that great, so you will need to re-apply every few hours. In America, they keep introducing new colors depending on the season, whereas in the UK you will only find the standard set of colors in shops. The packaging of the product is rather disappointing. I like the fact that the cap is the same color as the actual lipstick, makes it easier to pick up the product from the drawer. But the mechanism itself is very poorly made, when you swirl the lipstick up. it practically ruined by Candy Apple. My favorite colors are Strawberry shortcake and Tutti Frutti, they are great for summer. I think I will only re-purchase them, when I run out.
Lipstick is my weakness. I feel it is a justified one as I wear no eye make-up - years of wearing heavy eyeliner during my teenage year was enough for me! I especially love red lipstick, it is an easy way to add polish and interest to an overall look. If I'm wearing all black (which I often do) and want to keep things from getting too gothic then red lipstick is a saviour for adding instant sophistication. I bought the colour candy apple which is a bright, perky and in my view a universally flattering red. I love the packaging, it mirrors the products colour and looks expensive and well made. --Results-- The lipstick glides onto the lips really evenly and is buildable in terms of colour - you can either wear it as a nice wash of colour or as a more bold statement red lip. The formula is super moisturising and sits nicely on the lips. However, if you are looking for staying power then this lipstick does not cut it. It will transfer onto cups and food and so forth as well as the colour fading over time - you really have to be dedicated in re-applying this lipstick! On its own it will last around 2 hours so think of it more as a balm - if you want the great colour you will have to re-apply! I think this is a great lipstick for young girls just starting to experiment with make up as you really can't go wrong in terms of application and it can still look natural and effortless. It would also be a good product for someone who wants to wear red lipstick but is not ready for full on pillar box red lips and wants something more subtle but still noticeable. --Conclusion-- I am in two minds about this product - on one hand I love the buildable, moisturising colour. On the other hand it just does not last either on the lips or in the bullet as it wears down so quickly. It is more of a glorified colour lip balm than a lipstick. I would probably only purchase this again if it was on offer or as a part of a deal. The lipstick currently retails in Boots for £7.99 (price correct at time of writing) which is comparable in price to other drugstore lipsticks which would last longer. For this reason I have given it a middling 3 stars as a part of me wants to love it but because of the downsides I mentioned I just can't!
After seeing dozens of reviews about this online I decided to buy a couple from my local Boots. He are my thoughts. Packing These butters come in a lipstick style container, which starts with a shiny sliver (metal) tube and a black twister at the bottom. There is also a plastic cap that goes on the top and is the colour of the lip product inside this is translucent. Colour I have candy apple (a red) and sugar frosting (light pink), and the colours here are very sheer. These can be built up if you want more of a colour but it generally remains sheer. This does not stain the lips at all and once the butter has worn off the colour is gone. Formulation This is very butter like, but is not particulary moisturising and actually after a couple of applications this can make your lips uncomfortable. This does not have an awful lot of staying power either, and due to the texture of the lip butter a lipcote not cannot be worn. One drink or meal and this has worn off. Despite the delicious sounding names these have no scent or taste what so ever. Pricing and Availability As with most Revlon products this can be bought as most Boots and Superdrugs and also a number of stores online. This cost me £7.99 at the time and I feel this is fairly expensive. As the butter is not particularly moisturising and does not add any real colour I do not feel this is worth it. Also the product goes down very quickly I wore one of the butters everyday for about two weeks and it is more than half gone. This is due to there being very little product supplied and also the fact that it has to be replaced so many times throughout the day. The product had the potential and it is such a shame that it isn't. I guess it is just not for my lip type.
I am an active lurker when it comes to watching youtube videos online of the latest makeup and cosmetics, I love watching what people buy as if i like the look of it and its available around my area, then I like to go out and try things for myself. The latest thing i bought from a recommendation was two Revlon 'Lip Butters'. I bought these as the girls on youtube looked great with them on and they seemed good for the price. They are priced at £7.99 each but i bought them on special offer at Boots when they had a 3 for the price of 2 promotion on. I picked two up in the colours I liked the most and then the third item I got was a blush which will be reviewed in a separate review. The two colours I purchased were; 'Cotton Candy' and 'Sweet tart', I swatched all the colours available on my hands and after a long time pondering which ones to get, I bought them and tried them as soon as I was home. So what makes them different from your average lip product? Well they contain hydrating mango, shea and a coconut butter formula which help to keep lips hydrated and they are very smooth to apply hence the name lip 'butter'. They keep lips hydrated for a few hours even when reapplying, unlike other lipsticks that can sometimes dry out your lips. I personally really like the look of these both on and off the lips. On the lips they are semi opaque, so not as bright as they look before you put them on, but i like that as its not over the top and is good for a daytime lip colour or a less in your face lip. They seems to last a good couple of hours before needing to be reapplied, but do transfer quickly onto things such as glasses when having a drink which is annoying. The packaging of the lip butters is also really nice. the lipstick is in a metal silver tube and covered with a semi see through lid which corresponds to the colour of the stick inside so its easy to decipher whats what. I do really like these and plan to get more once I have the money to buy some, they would be perfect for summer just to add a pop of colour to the face. I bought them at Boots, but they are also available at Super drug or anywhere that actively stocks Revlon products, and of course online too.
Revlon is one of my favorite beauty brands so i did not hesitate to buy and try this new lip butter. But I am upset to say I am not too sure what all the fuss is about, I can not find anything overly special about it in fact i think it is one of their weakest products. The Revlon lip butter comes in the same type of tube as a standard lipstick does, it is a chrome colour with black twistable bottom which has the product brand in white written on it. The lid colour matches the colour of the lipstick, so in my case it is a bright pink colour, but it can be bought in lots of different colours and shades. I was very excited when I bought it as in the past Revlon products have been fantastic for me but I was so disappointed when I got it home and sat down at my make up table. I took the lid off and the first thing I noticed was the lid felt very plasticy and cheap not something you would expect from Revlon. The next thing that came to me was the gorgeous smell it was giving off, it smelt of vanilla, a fragrance I love, so first impression was very good for me. I loved the colour of the stick of lip butted but when applying it to my lips I found it it was no where near as pigmented as it should be and took quite a few coats to build a decent colour out of it. When applying it did go on very smoothly and felt like I was applying lip balm rather than a lip stick, which I thought was rather nice as I could feel it was keeping my lips nicely hydrated. I was not top impressed with the lip butter as i was upset the colour was not the one it advertised, but I did like the way it felt soft when applying and through out the day. As I had expected once I applied it, it was terrible for staying power, the softness lasted a very long time but the colour did not, I spent my whole day re-applying it to make sure I had a nice colour on my lips. I was very disappointed with this as I do not have the time through out the day to keep checking my lipstick to check the colour is still visible. Overall, i would not recommend this product, for £7.99 it is not brilliant value for money as I feel it felt more like a tinted lip balm rather than lipstick and it certainly did not have the colourburst it advertised. If you are searching for a coloured lipstick that lasts all day this is certainly like me not for you, but if you are looking for something that keeps your lips hydrated with a hint of colour then by all means go ahead and try this.
THE PRODUCT While this looks like a regular lipstick, it is actually more like a lip balm. Revlon say that this contains mango, shea and coconut butter which helps the lip butter to glide on, and help hydrate lips. THE TUBE AND LIP BUTTER This comes in a tube, and again just looks like lipstick. The stick is a little thinner than a lipstick would be - and I think you would need to be careful when applying this as the thinner size means that it could break off more easily if you were a little over-zealous or if the stick was on the warm size. I would consider putting this into the fridge beforehand if I was going to be going out for the night and using this. The lid of the lip butter is made of plastic and I do think this looks a bit on the cheap side. A metallic lid would look far nicer and do the actual product more justice. SHADES AVAILABLE There are 20 different colours of Lip Butter available. The amount of shades you can buy in this range is one of the best things about it; I really do think you'd be hard pressed to find one that you didn't like. With names such as Raspberry Pie, Creme Brulee, Red Velvet, Brown Sugar, and Pink Lemonade, these are available in varying shades of pink, red and purple, along with more peachy, natural/brown shades. I did have to stand in Boots for quite a long time while I tried to make my mind up about which one to buy. The one I plumped for was Watermelon, which is a dark pinkish red. APPLICATION AND LONGEVITY Revlon recommend applying these to clean, dry lips. I would exfoliate my lips before using these, and they glide on. They just feel like you are applying lip balm, and you would not be able to tell the difference. Because this is like a lip balm, it needs to be reapplied every so often. The colour is less pigmented than a lipstick, and so I find that I don't necessarily need a mirror in order to apply it so I don't look like a clown. Similarly, it doesn't 'bleed' or end up on your teeth. Repeated application will gradually build the colour up, and after an entire night of use, the colour looked fantastic by the end. Unlike when I wear lipstick or lip stain, my lips don't feel dry. I was also able to go out for a meal and drinks wearing this, and it did not come off my lips at all. It doesn't feel sticky like gloss either. OTHER I find lipstick and some lip glosses too bright/conspicuous to wear in the office, so these lip butters are perfect for work as some shades are more subtles, and not too obvious. PRICE These cost around £7.99 each. This isn't a price I can afford very often but I would say that they are worth it. WOULD I RECOMMEND THESE? I would recommend Revlon Lip Butter for people like me who aren't big fans of lipstick but still want some colour and/or to make a statement with their lip colour. For me, it has been lovely to find a product that doesn't dry my lips out, and I am going to enjoy experimenting with different shades and perhaps treating myself to a different colour each payday. While my very strict budget does mean that the price makes me wince a little, for a lot of people these won't seem especially expensive. Nice colours, a large range of shades, no stickiness - I can't fault this product at all.
I'm not much of a lipstick wearer to be honest. I don't really think it suits me as I have really small lips, but also I've always found them really drying and just not good for my lips at all. however, when I saw the Revlon lip butters, and all the rave reviews on beauty blogs etc. I thought I'd give them a go as they seemed like they'd be much more moisturising. They can be picked up in Boots for £7.99, but I got mine when it was on offer for around £5, I don't think I'd have paid £7.99 for it. The packaging is nice and looks good quality and quite expensive. The base of the stick is black shiny plastic and the lid is made of semi-transparent coloured plastic, dependant on the shade you choose, as you should be able to see from the above picture. I chose the shade 'Cotton Candy' so the lid is a brightish pink colour. The lip butter is really easy to apply straight from the stick, it goes on really smoothly and evenly giving a lovely coverage. It feels really moisturising which I was so pleased about as I hate drying lip products and the horrible look they give. The colour is quite sheer but buildable so you can have it more opaque if you want. It has a subtle shimmer to it that helps make the lips look really moist and plump. I actually love the look this gives me after just one layer, I find it's subtle enough that I don't feel self-conscious about it drawing attention to my lips but gives a kind of 'polished' makeup look which I like. I love the colour I chose too, it's not as bright a pink as it looks but it still gives a definite pop of pink. Without eating and drinking it lasts around 2 hours before I can feel and see it start to fade. I don't think this is too bad as lipsticks and glosses go but obviously it's no good if you want something that's going to stay on all day, it does need reapplying often. Overall I do like this lip butter, it definitely leaves my lips feeling moisturised and it looks lovely, but I'm not sure I'd pay full price for it considering how often I have to reapply.
Right. Womenfolk, you know what I mean. You're feeling low, you've put on a pound or two, work sucks, the house is a mess and you need a haircut. There is but one temporary cure. Shopping! Except I hate shopping. I really do. And when you've piled on some pounds (particularly when its attributable to the contraceptive pill rather than a change in your eating habits, which makes losing it a soul-destroying battle), buying clothes is one of the most demoralising, upsetting things you can do. All the same, I decided to give it a try in the interests of trying to cheer myself up a while back. All I managed was to realise that I no longer contain the "girl gene", I hate modern fashion and I love cosmetics - there were sales on them everywhere in January so rather than make myself borderline suicidal over the spatial differences between my backside and a pair of size 10 River Island jeans, I treated myself to some new beauty products whilst they were going cheap. Well, cheaper. ***REVLON COLORBURST LIP BUTTERS*** One of my purchases was this lovely lip product, which I picked up under the influences of a whim and a glass of red wine whilst reconvening with Mr Rarr (sole purchase: one pair of socks) at Café Rouge. On offer for the princely sum of five English pounds, this normally retails at £7.99. My personal choice was Berry Smoothie, a rich pink that isn't too girlie and light but isn't a bold, in your face colour. Revlon Lip Butters are available in 20 shades and contain mango, shea butter and coconut butter, which claims to be able to boost lip moisture by 156%. The base formula is apparently a gel with a buttery shine and sheer to medium colour. The butters come packaged as you would expect a lipstick - a twist up tube within a lidded case. In this instance the packaging is quite cute - a textured case with a representation of the colour of each shade which is semi-opaque clips on to a black base with Revlon branding. You can just see the silver butter casing and twist mechanism through this. One thing I would say is that the base is much narrower than with most lipsticks, which sometimes makes it hard to pop the lid off as you have little to grasp on to. ***WHAT'S IT LIKE?*** I really like this product. When Max Factor launched a similar product - a sheer-to-medium type coverage with a nourishing, caring formula for those among us who don't want the obvious finish of true lipstick or maybe would like the benefit of a balm but with some colour - I loved it and still use it. But that has a limited shade range and I was hell-bent on treating myself so I'm really pleased I tried this on a whim - I usually don't use Revlon products so this might have passed me by otherwise. To apply, this is smooth. It glides on and doesn't feel remotely greasy. It feels like a high-quality balm but it leaves a healthy amount of colour. It doesn't quite look like a lipstick and it doesn't look overly shiny, but feels soothing and nourishing on the lips and offers a notable but quite natural colour. If you are not bold enough for a full on lipstick finish this could be your answer. I've been having massive problems with chapped lips this winter - it would seem that I have a natural reaction to stress of chewing my lips also - so I have been using a lot of moisturising lip products but having also recently changed my hair colour I am enjoying experimenting with new make up looks as well. This ticks both boxes - the colour is notable enough to be flattering and balance colours between hair, eyes and skin etc but also it is helping my chapped lips. It doesn't have the lasting staying power that a lipstick might boast, but the stick itself is lasting well and I don't mind reapplying when I get both colour and care against the winter elements. Now, the interesting thing I have come to realise in recent days is that when I use this consistently, even though it doesn't claim that it will, my lips don't just feel better but look notably fuller. I'm having a bit of a low at the moment and have been beating myself up about my appearance quite a bit but the interesting thing is that this lip butter has made my lips look fuller than plumping products ever have. They look smooth and feel great and this can sooth even serious cracks - not cure completely, but reduce the chapped skin that come with them and make me more inclined to forget they are there. And dare I say it, but suddenly realising how beneficial this is not only as a beauty product but also to make lips feel full and beautiful - I'm actually starting to feel attractive and even edging towards sexy again. I may not be rivaling Angelina Jolie but I feel pretty damn good about my pout when I'm wearing this and the subtlety of the colour coverage means you can just finish a look without pushing it over the top. I love the plumping effect this has and will definitely be buying again when my current buy finally runs out. Due to the light feeling of the formula, I would suggest that this has the moisturising qualities that you need in winter but could also be slicked on briefly in summer and not feel sticky or cloying. It's a lovely product with no nasty taste when you bite your lips and I can't believe how understated Revlon have been about the marketing - this is a fantastic product and for me it outperforms my beloved Max Factor equivalent. Look gorgeous and care for your skin at the same time - perfect. On top of that the packaging is beyond cute - I love the diamond pattern to the tube and although the lid can be a bit sticky to take off due to the narrow base, it looks great and I love the semi-opaque representation of your shade. It's distinctive and stands out without being brash - a bit like the product inside it. Perfect, Revlon, just keep on doing it!
Shades purchased: Berry Smoothie and Candy Apple. Overall: The perfect balance between colour, gloss and moisture, all for a reasonable £7.99. Packaging: Very sleek, with a quilted plastic cover, corresponding to the lip butter colour. The base itself is black, with a silver twist-up tube. I really like the fact that the tube clicks back into place once you've twisted it down, to avoid any accidental twisting whilst in your bag. The lid also clicks into place so you know your lippie is secure! Texture: Literally melts onto your lips and does actually feel like butter. There is a good amount of slip to the product, meaning it adds enough moisture without being overly glossy. It doesn't cake up like regular lipsticks can do, as it doesn't have that heavy wax base. Colour payoff: Very good from both shades. They can be applied quickly for a sheer wash of colour, or built up for that lipstick look. Berry Smoothie is a lovely mid-tone pink, perfect for a complexion pick me up as it has cool blue undertones. Candy Apple is a slightly-orange red. It's not over the top or too dramatic, but is a modern twist on the classic red lip. Durability: As you'd expect from a balm cross lip colour, you can't get through a meal or a couple of drinks without the need to touch up. However, the product wears off evenly, without leaving that unsightly line around your lips. Bonus. The lip butters are in credibly comfortable to wear. Overall, whether you're looking for a quick flash or a more dramatic colour, why not give a Revlon Lip Butter a shot?
I like to wear lip balms as my lips can get quite dry and I also need a bit of colour on my lips as I look to plain without it. For these reasons, I bought one of the Colourburst Lip Butters by Revlon. What does the product do? The product is a buttery lip balm which has been created using Shea Butter, Coconut Butter and Mango Butter. It hydrates the lips deeply leaving them softer and smoother, and also boosts the lips moisture levels by a very specific 156%. It also gives the lips a splash of colour and 94% of those who use it apparently said their lips were immediately softer, smoothed and hydrated. Available Shades There are a few different shades available and most of them are pinks, purples and reds. They have really lovely names like Gumdrop, Cherry Tart, Strawberry Shortcake and Sugar Plum. I chose Sweet Tart which is a pretty bright pink shade. Packaging and Price The product is packaged in the same way as a lipstick would be. It is contained with a silver metallic tube and which has a black Revlon part at the bottom which you twist in order to access more of the product. The lid is pink and it has diamond shapes over it and it is really pretty, especially for a lip balm. The product costs around £6 and it can be bought from stores like Superdrug and Boots, large supermarkets and also from a range of online websites. Application and Performance The product has a very creamy consistency. It is really smooth and as you apply it to the lips, it glides easily across the skin without pulling or dragging. It does have a similar consistency to a normal balm but I think it is a little bit more creamy. Despite the product being in colourful packaging, it doesn't really have an aroma to it or any taste which is a bit of a shame in a product of this type. I was expecting something a little bit fruity but I got over it, haha! The product does instantly make the lips feel hydrated and much softer just as promised. It removes feeling of dryness and tightness, and it makes my lips feel much more comfortable. The colour is sheer but it is definitely there and the product does make the lips look pretty. The colour comes onto the lips as soon as you apply the product. It has a lovely sheen to it which isn't too glossy but is still pretty. The colour stays on the lips, even when eating or drinking, although you do need to reapply the product for colour reasons. You don't however need to apply the product for hydration reasons and it does leave my lips feeling soft for a long time. Conclusion All in all, I do really like this product and it does leave my lips feeling soft and comfortable. It also has the benefit of adding a splash of pretty colour to my lips which is fairly long lasting. There are plenty of colours to choose from so there should be one to please everyone. It's a nice little piece of make up to carry around with you during the day for a quick fix up.
I tend to wear lipsticks or lip stains on a daily basis and due to this I have tried many different brands, despite this I always find they can be quite drying on the lips and don't always leave the lips in the best condition. So when Revlon released their new lip butters a few months ago I decided to pick up a few to see where they were in fact long lasting, but with the consistency of a balm. ==~~What is it?~~== This is a lip butter by Revlon. Essentially it is a lipstick come lip balm. The Revlon lip butters are meant to have the same pigmentation and colour choice of that of a lipstick, along with the longevity of these, yet with a consistency of a balm making it both non drying and nourishing to wear. ==~~Price and Availability~~== When purchasing these lip butters I actually thought they were priced a little expensively. As Revlon is more of a high end drugstore range I was not expecting them to be cheap, though I did find that at £7.99 they seemed to be overpriced. Revlon products, along with these lip butters are now available in numerous places. They can be purchased in the likes of Boots and Superdrug along with their online stores, though along with these places they can also be picked up from some larger supermarkets such as that of Sainsbury's and Asda. ==~~Colour variations~~== I was very impressed with the colour range on offer for these lip butters. I was in a fairly large Boots store when I purchased these, so smaller stores may have slightly less stock/ range. There are a few soft brown nude colours including the colour of 'Creme brulee' ranging to baby, powdering pinks such as that of 'Sugar Frosting' to brighter pinks, oranges and red such as 'Tutti Frutti' and 'Candy Apple. I personally chose Candy Apple and Tutti Frutti as these were the brightest and vivid colours and I thought that these colours would really test the longevity of these lip balms; Tutti Frutti being a bright coral orange and Candy Apple being a bright red. ==~~Packaging~~== When it comes to buying beauty products I personally find the packaging to be very important and in my mind can often sway a decision. I am glad to say that I really like the packaging of these lip butters and the bright colours of them definitely stand out on my make up bag. They have a full side lid in which the colour of the lid matches the colour of the lipstick, for example the colour tutti frutti had an orange lid and Candy Apple a red one. I also liked how the lids had a slightly transparent look to it and also had a quilted design to it which made it look a little more expensive. The packaging seems to be very sturdy, I have accidently dropped mine on several occasions and neither has the packaging cracked nor has the lid came off, so I was very happy with that. ==~~Applying the lip butter~~== These lip butters are really lovely to apply; they are extremely smooth and silky. Personally, I don't think they are balm texture as I do find them to be a little softer than lip balms to apply, yet at the same time have the depth/ thickness of a lipstick to apply. It glided across my lips very easily and I was pleased to find that the lip butters were in fact much pigmented so I found no need to go back over the lip butter. ==~~Results~~== I was very pleased with the results of this lip butter having just applied it. I decided to apply the Candy Apple colour, which was slightly brighter than I had expected it to be and seemed to be very well pigmented. The colour itself seemed to be a medium red colour, yet at the same time was quite bright, despite it being quite bright due to it not being a matte finish it did not look too much for a daytime look. I really liked the finish the lip butter had, it had a slight gloss finish to it, which felt really light and smooth on the lips but not at all sticky of gloopy like some lip glosses can do. It also seemed to have very slight flecks of glitter/ sparkle which seemed to be red or iridescent in colour which seemed to add a little more depth to the lip colour and again helped to give it this glossy finish. Unfortunately I found that these lip butters did not last all day on the lips and seemed to only last an hour or so before I need to reapply it. After an hour or so my lips were left with a pale red stain to them, however around the lip line of my lips the Candy Apple still looked a very vivid red which I really did not like as it looked like I had dodgy lip liner on which meant that I had to reapply the lip butter. After wearing these lip butters I did not find my lips to be any more nourished, although they did have a balm like texture when wearing them and they did not feel anywhere near as drying as a lipstick, I was disappointed to find that they hadn't really moisturised my lips and they did not feel any softer or smoother after using these lip butters. ==~~Overall~~== Overall I have not been thoroughly impressed with these lip butters. Personally I believe they are a little overpriced as effectively they are a coloured lip balm and although they do have very pigmentation, the longevity of the lip butter is very poor. I was also disappointed to find that my lips were not any softer or smoother after wearing these lip butters and for this reason they definitely do not have the same effectiveness of a lip balm. I really loved the feel of these lip butters when applying them and wearing them, I only wished these nourishing qualities affected my lips in some days. I also love the pigmentation of these lip balms; you only need a very small amount for the true colour. The colour of Candy Apple was a perfect for a daytime red and the fact that it was not at all drying made it very easy to wear. Overall I am not too sure whether I would buy these again, although the variety of the colours is lovely and the pigmentation is great, I unfortunately do not believe they are worth the hype and felt that if they had lasted a little longer or had been a little expensive then they would have been much better value for money.