Thursday, September 20, 2012

Revlon Lip Butters Rave

L to R: Strawberry Shortcake, Lollipop,
Berry Smoothie, Candy Apple
Hi all! In an attempt to bring you more posts, I've finally come the the obvious conclusion that I needed to expand my blogging subject matter. Sooooo, I've decided to expand to more of a lifestyle overview. You know, food, fashion, beauty: all the fun things in life.
So, without further adiue, my first beauty rave:

Meet the Revlon Lip Butters. These little babies are a godsend. I am absolutely smitten. I know. I know. I'm late to the game... actually, I fell in love with these when they first came out. I just hadn't decided to take the leap into beauty/lifestyle blogging. I thought it was appropriate for these to be one of my first reviews/raves simply because I love them so so so much.

Revlon calls these beauties "buttery balm" with "shiny color" and claim that "94% of women felts lips were softer, smother, and instantly hydrated." I find myself to be one of those 94%. Even though these are packaged like lipsticks, they fall in the wonderful category of balms. They are luxuriously hydrating and smooth, with a nice, light pop of color to freshen up your look. These are extremely wearable, as the color is soft, but buildable. I've noticed that some of the more vibrant colors even leave a nice soft stain on the lips after the gloss has worn away.

When I first started coveting these gems, there were 12 shades to choose from. Luckily (I'm sure thanks to their amazing rave reviews) there are now an
amazing 20 colors to choose from. Yippee! This just means I get to keep expanding my collection! Today, I have 4 of the original colors to share with you. I have swatched them both on my hand, and lips to help give an idea of how they wear.
L to R: Strawberry Shortcake, Lollipop,
Berry Smoothie, Candy Apple

L to R: Strawberry Shortcake, Lollipop,
Berry Smoothie, Candy Apple
Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry Shortcake
Revlon Lip Butter in Lollipop

Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie
Berry Smoothie

Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple
Candy Apple (applied once)
Candy Apple (Built Up)
Bare lips for comparison 
Pigmentation: 9/10 Sheer, but nicely buildable.
Texture: 8.5/10 I adore how slick and smooth this butter is, but it may be too slick for some.
Longevity: 7/10 Because it is so soft, it does fade rather quickly, as do many butters/balms, however, the brighter shades do tend to leave a nice subtle shade.
Application6/10 These go on quite smoothly, but a light touch is required, as these are quite soft and tend to squish easily.
Packaging: 7.5/10 I LOVE how these look. They are color coded, and even have clear windows at the top to easily identify which is which. However, they are not the most practical. It is very nice not having to dip your finger in a jar (not to mention way more sanitary) but these are so soft, they tend to get pressed flat back into the tube... or off to the side.
Overall7.6/10 I adore these for what they are: comfortable lipsticks to throw on and keep in my purse throughout the day. They are easy to wear, but are not bulletproof, and will not stick to your face all day long: remember to bring it with you. If you are the kind of girl who likes things that are easy to wear, and feel great, these are for you.

Where to buy: Ulta $7.49

DisclaimerAll products mentioned on this site were purchased by myself unless otherwise stated. I am not affiliated with any brand or company, nor do I receive any payment for my posts unless stated. Any, and all, opinions voiced on this blog are my own. I attempt to deliver honest and thoughtful opinions on all subjects. 

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