Friday, 20 January 2012

Revlon Lip Butters: Worth the Hype?

For those of you based in the US, I’m a little late on the bandwagon here, but during my recent trip to LA, I managed to get my mitts on a selection of the new Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters. They’ve caused quite a stir online, and prove rather hard to track down in drugstores too, as many of the shades are continually sold out.

I thought I’d take a few snaps of the colours I’ve got and give my two penny’s worth in a little review so you all know what to expect when they hit the UK shores from March 14th.

Firstly, I love the packaging. There have been mixed feelings about the colour-coordinated, sheer plastic lipstick tubes online, but I’m a big fan. I think they are cute and fun, but still a little chic with the Chanel-esque quilted effect that Revlon are so fond of replicating. They also have clear caps, so you can see the product through the top, a great feature if you have a lot of lipstick and want to be able to see what’s what!

I have five of the 20 shades (from left) Cupcake, Strawberry Shortcake, Peach Parfait, Berry Smoothie and Lollipop.

The consistency is quite unique. They feel like a smooth balm to apply, but the pigmentation is that of a sheer lipstick. Having said that, some of the shades are more pigmented than others, some more akin to a standard lipstick, which is pretty impressive when you consider the super hydrating gel/balm like formulation.

A lot of the shades also have subtle shimmer in them which I wasn't expecting (Peach Parfait especially - it reminds me of a lipstick version of NARS' famous Orgasm blush)

Considering they contain mango, shea and coconut butter, I was expecting them to taste a little better, but surprisingly they aren’t particularly scented at all.

The staying power isn’t outstanding, but then again I don’t think you would expect it to be considering the formulation. The shade selection is fantastic, ranging from uber-pale pinks and lilacs, to darker browns and reds. My favourite shades are without a doubt Berry Smoothie and Lollipop (the latter having absolutely amazing colour payoff!)


The two minor downsides I have experienced with these are the fact that they tend to squish a little if you’re not careful (as the product is so soft, but comes in a lipstick packaging) and that the twist-up mechanism can tend to be a little temperamental (i.e. not twist down) This isn’t too much of a problem as you can carefully push the product back down, and it usually isn’t a consistent fault.

Overall, these are definitely worth the hype in my book. I would 100% recommend checking them out when they hit the high street in March. I would think they’ll be around the £6 mark (they are around $7 in the US) so they won’t break the bank either!

If you want more info on the Lip Butters, I’d recommend checking out my friend Ingrid (aka MisGlamorazzi)’s more in depth review on her YouTube channel
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  1. Ahh I can't wait for these to come out in the UK! Thanks for doing the swatches Fleur, I really want Strawberry Shortcake & Lollipop! xx

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  2. Revlon cosmetics are normally pretty good so maybe worth a try xoxo
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  3. Love the last shade and the packaging is really unique too!

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  4. can't wait to get these when they come to the UK!


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  5. Oh wow, I think I'll have to get my hands on these! I don't usually wear too much lipstick since I normally prefer a more glossy lip to a matte lip, but lipgloss is never as pigmented, so this looks like the perfect in-between :)

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  6. I think these look great- I will definitely be buying a few once they're available. As long as they are mositurising then I'm not too fussed about the colour payoff or lasting power- any little colour would be a bonus! They look absolutely lush on your lips! xx

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  7. These look lovely, perfect for those days where you want a slightly more subtle look!

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  8. so ridiculously excited for these!!

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  9. i'm really looking forward to their release, thanks for the review. i'm in love with the look of berry smoothie! also, your gradual smile in the lip photos is adorable!

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  10. These look gorgeous on you Fluer
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  11. I want one! I think I'll get Strawberry Shortcake, Peach Parfait and Berry Smoothie. Been excited for these for awhile now, and it's great to see them worn on lips, better idea of what they'll look like that just swatches!

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  12. March the 14th? I'm up for that. Thanks for giving us a timeframe - I wasn't sure whether these would come to the UK at all!

    I think £6 is pretty reasonable. I'll be investing in a few.

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  13. I fell in love with lollipop !!!

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  14. i cant wait to try these :D

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  15. I hope we'll get them too; they look fantastic! :)

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  16. I am so excited for these to come out in the UK! Thanks for doing the swatches Fleur, I really want Peach Parfait and Berry Smoothie! xx

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  17. Interesting! I hope they have them in Poland - I have to check them out! :)

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  18. I am so mad they are not available in Poland...! But oh well, I might have to go to UK to buy some (perfect excuse) ;)

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  19. Those shades are lovely! Especially strawberry shortcake, I can't wait to try these!

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  20. These look gorgeous, I want them ALL!

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  21. I've been thinking about getting those for a long time- the more reviews I see the more I'm convinced :)

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  22. Uff, it seems this would be the next thing to order. I think it will be a hard decision to decide which colors to order)

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  23. oooh! i really want to try these out!

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  24. Lot of hype about this product ! It needs to come to the uk!! http://stylecrazii.blogspot.com/

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  25. I have one in Pink Truffle! It is a beautiful nude-brown-pink color! I want to get Peach Parfait soooo soooo sooo badly!

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  26. I saw these on Ingrid's channel on youtube and am sooo looking forward to these coming here, I hate lipgloss and love lip balm but these look like they have the perfect amount of colour and soft moisturiser in them! So excited!

    xx

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  27. I have 3 of your 5 and I love them all! You've tempted me to look into Berry Smoothie as well. Amazing review, I agree with you!

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  28. Can't wait to try these out! Roll on March :-)

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  29. I CANNOT wait to try these, they look lovely
    Carissa xx

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  30. Berry Smoothie is my favorite :)

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  31. This might be a veryy strange message: but I like your lips, they look really healthy! Haha!

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  32. Thank you so much for posting this. I've been wondering when they're getting released in the UK for ages. It was also really helpful seeing them on the lips!
    Kirstie x
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  33. Peach Parfait is appealing to me in an unnatural way. I wanna get my hands on this! ;)
    Love,
    Nathalie x

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  34. pretty colours xx

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  35. these are definitely one of my favorite lip products ever!!

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  36. have seen these all over US based blogs and youtube channels and literally cannot wait to get some for myself!
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  37. I can't wait until they come out her in the UK! Really want to try them. I find revlon lip products are all great and amazing colour selection!
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  38. I've been lusting over these for ages! The colours you picked are lovely. I can't wait for them to come out here xx

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  39. Berry Smoothie is one of my favorites! It's such a pretty natural berry color! If you get a chance you have to try Creamsicle it's the prettiest peachy nude color!!

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  40. Definitely going to get the pale pinky and peachy ones- they look gorgeous! Your lips are always in such great condition- what lip balm do you recommend? Xx

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  41. I really want to try these! I'm so bad for picking my lip when I'm nervous which means lipstick usually looks awful so these could be my saviour! X

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  42. no doubt Berry Smoothie and Lollipop look the best on you!!! love your review <3
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  43. I want one!

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  44. i really want the peach one, it looks just so natural and pretty :)
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  45. I can't wait till the come to the UK! They'll be so great for the summer :)

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  46. Hmmmm . . . here in Germany Revlon is disappearing. That is kind of lame, since I liked Revlon.

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  47. I can't wait for them to come out over here, hate the Uk at times, we get everything so late :/

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  48. Love how you take photos of the colours on your lips!

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  49. So excited for these to come out over here!! I didn't realise they were going to be available from march! This has made my day :D Will definitely be getting myself a few of these when they come out, especially berry smoothie and lollipop! what gorgeous colours! xxx

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  50. I love the choice of colours they have! Can't wait for them to come out in England! I'd love it if you could check out my new blog - whatrebeccasaid.blogspot.com ! xxxx

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  51. I really really want to get my hands on them!
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  52. I hope they come to New Zealand soon. I really want peach parfait and red velvet!!
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  53. Wow these look great, I didn't imagine them to be so pigmented! Peach Parfait is my fav! Can't wait to get my hands on some!

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  54. I might try and get one of these!

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  55. Thanks for the review! I think BerrySmoothy is my favorite, it reminds me a lot of Chanel's rouge coco in Rubanesque, definitely will try to get my hands on that one!

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  56. Can't wait to try these! They look great!

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  58. I am so excited! I know, there has been so much hype, but clearly they are an innovative range that offers wonders to the 'tad bit dry' lip :D! Exciting stuff, great review x

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  59. March 14th is in my diary..cannot wait to get my hands on them :)

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  60. After all this US hype with these butters i had to mail Revlon to find out if & when they'd be released here! Looking forward to the peach parfait!

    After seeing your swatches - i cannot wait !! xx

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  62. Beautiful products! 'Cupcake' is my favourite shade :)

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  63. I need Lollipop! I would've normally gone for strawberry shortcake, but seeing it on the lips, it's got to be lollipop! Loves the colour names as well!

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  64. I hope they'll be available in Poland:)

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  65. I've been meaning to pick some of these up. You're review is definitely motivating me to go pick one up. I especially like strawberry shortcake and peach parfait.

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  66. I have strawberry shortcake and absolutely love it!
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  67. Hi Fleur Love your blog! Have you tried out the new Avon Shine attract lipstick's yet? It would be great to have a comparison with the Revlon lip butters. I bought the Avon lipstick in Rose bouquet and few weeks ago and love it. It has a hydrating gel outer and a colour core and feels lovely on my lips but would be nice to get a comparison from someone we has tried the lip butters.

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  68. Mega Fxy - I adore the shine attract lipsticks! I expected the outer gel to be very lipglossy (if you know what I mean) with my hair constantly stuck to it but they're totally amazing. I have the Rose Bouquet already but have ordered a couple of other shades as well.x

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  70. I think that Berry Smothie looks the best on you! :)
    Too bad that we don't have any Revlon products here in Hungary. :(

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  71. I hate these I have pink truffle and the minute I applied it the lipstick snapped of a waste of 7.99

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