Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters
(retail: $7.49 each, 0.09 oz)
If you caught my original review of the new Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters (I reviewed the shade Red Velvet, which you can see here), you know that I'm in love (be sure to read that review to find out why). In fact, I can't remember the last drugstore lip color collection I was this crazy about. So crazy, in fact, that I went right back to Rite Aid to buy two additional shades immediately after my review of Red Velvet.
I was initially going to show you those two additional shades, but then I actually received three other shades from Revlon recently, so now I can show you FIVE shades (in addition to Red Velvet)! I also received official info including a listing of every shade in the range (a few of you asked if I had that info, so I'm very happy to now be able to share that with you!).
New Revlon ColorBurst™ Lip Butter is a softening, smoothing and instantly hydrating** balm for baby soft lips in 20 mouth-watering shiny shades. Each delicious shade contains hydrating properties that decrease the need for constant reapplication -- giving more time to flaunt vibrant lip color. In a study conducted by Revlon, 94%** of women saw a difference in their moisturization!
- Pampering gel formula glides on lips butter smooth and instantly hydrates* lips
- 94%** of women saw a difference in their lip moisturization
- Medium coverage with a high shine finish
- Mango Butter, Shea Butter and Coconut Butter naturally boost lip moisture
- Gives balm-like feel to lips, making lips feel soothed, pampered and conditioned
- Naturally fragrant with Vanilla Absolute
20 delicious shades:
January 2012, drug and mass retailers nationwide and on Revlon.com
And now, on to the swatches!
Left to right: Brown Sugar, Sugar Plum, Lollipop, Sweet Tart, Strawberry Shortcake
Brown Sugar has the most visible amount of shimmer when looking at it in the tube, but on the lips it is not frosty--the shimmer is visible but it's not over-the-top. For me, this is a very wearable champagne-tan shimmer:
At the risk of sounding dramatic, Sugar Plum rocked my world. Looking at it in the tube, I was scared that this medium-toned mauve might have too much purple it in for my skintone. But no! This is a Your Lips But Better shade that I would describe as a mauve-ish-brownish-berry. If you're a low-key gal who wants beautiful, subtle (but not too subtle) lip color, I think Sugar Plum might be your best best:
Lollipop, lollipop, oh lolli lolli lolli... Sorry, I can't stop singing that song when I wear this color! This is actually one of the shades that I purchased for myself and boy am I glad I stepped out of my comfort zone for this one. I love this bright fuchsia with blue undertones. This and Brown Sugar have the most visible shimmer of the five shades in this post, and Lollipop just makes me...happy:
Sweet Tart was an unexpected surprise. Usually when I see peachy-corals like this, I immediately assume they're going to look too opaque and chalky on my lips. But remember: these are lip butters. They have such a beautiful consistency that makes them glide on the lips and almost appear gel-like. No weird chalkiness, no caking and no settling into fine lines. This is actually one of the very few peachy-corals that work for me. In fact, Sweet Tart is one of those shades that seems to brighten up my entire face when I put it on:
And last but not least, we have Strawberry Shortcake. This is the other shade that I purchased myself (once again, jumping far, far out of my comfort zone!). Again, when I see a shade that looks this light in the tube, I immediately think that it's going to look chalky and strange when applied to my lips. So I was extremely happy to find that, just like Sweet Tart, this color has a gel-like quality to it that prevents it from looking chalky or cakey. I still can't quite pull off light pinks, but this is probably as good as it gets for me. If you love light pink lip colors, I think this one's a must-have:
As we all know, Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters are now available in counter-displays at various Rite Aid locations across the country. I have also heard from readers who have spotted the counter display at both CVS and Walgreens recently, so if you haven't found this collection in your area yet, keep looking! As per the official info from Revlon that I featured at the top of this post, Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters will be available everywhere by January 2012.
For my detailed review, including my thoughts on texture, fragrance, staying power, etc., click here.
Do you own any Revlon ColorBurst Lip Colors? If so, are you as pleased with them as I am? What shades do you own? I'd love to hear from you!