Friday, March 14, 2014

REVLON COLORBURST LIP BUTTERS | THE PINKS

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Hello, beauties! If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, then you may remember that last month I splurged on 13 (yes, 13!) Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters when CVS was running a "buy one, get one half off" special. These babies have been out for awhile, but I always assumed them to be glorified tinted lip balms. Recently, I've been obsessed with Revlon's other lip products, so I finally decided to do a bit of research on the lip butters, and, my, how wrong I was! Immediately, I knew that I had to have these in my collections, and there are so many gorgy colors that I went on a full-on spree!

Since then, I've had loads of time to play with them and am ready to give my full report! As there are so many shades, I've decided to break the collection into four reviews of the different color families: pinks, berries, reds, and nudes. Each post will consist of reviews of each shade and a natural light lip swatch. If I decide to go crazy and purchase the rest of the shades, I'll edit them into these posts and announce the edits via social media.

Today, we're starting with the pinks! I'm a huge fan of pink makeup, and most of my lippies are some shade of pink, so I knew that pink would feature heavily in my lip butter purchases. Obviously, my instincts were dead on! I ended up grabbing five different pinks and they are all beautiful! Before we get started, I'll give you a general overview of what I think about the collection as a whole, so let's get to it!

Overall, I think the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters are some of the best lip products on the market. They are intensely hydrating and aren't lacking for pigment like tinted lip balms. These are a great alternative to heavier lipsticks, but with similar color payoffs and only slightly smaller wear times. The colors are infinitely buildable, and the darker colors do leave a slight stain which gives it even more value. Hydrating for colder months, and lightweight for warmer months, this line is the ultimate in drugstore lip products!  A bit of caution, DO NOT leave these somewhere warm as they WILL melt! Not even in your pockets, ladies! Now, onto the pinks!

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• 055 Cupcake
Cupcake is an adorable cool-toned baby pink with an underlying hint of blue. This is one of the sheerer of the series, so will be perfect for women who aren't huge fans of over the top shades. It's also easy to slick on and go without much fuss. There is no shimmer and it doesn't settle terribly in fine lines, so it's wearable for all ages! This would be a great color to wear come Easter Sunday for moms, daughters, and grandmas!

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• 080 Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry Shortcake is a cute, neutral, muted Barbie pink. This is also fairly sheer and fuss free, so another perfect grab and go pick to throw in your bag. It glides on easily and doesn't settle in fine lines, so it's great for pink lovers of any generation. And without any shimmer, it's great for every day looks. I imagine it will get a nice workout this spring alongside other pastel looks.

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• 045 Cotton Candy
Cotton Candy is a warmer-toned version of Cupcake (though, I realize it looks the same as Strawberry Shortcake in the swatch). Another baby pink, Cotton Candy boasts a slightly metallic sheen from gold micro glitters (again, hard to see with the swatch, but is much more obvious in person). These are incredibly tiny, so don't worry about feeling glitter when you rub your lips together. Even with the shimmer, it's still really wearable, but it may be something older women want to stay away from in favor of Strawberry Shortcake or Cupcake. There is no line settling, and it's nice and sheer, so apply away! Cotton Candy is going to be great for youthful, summer looks and really warms up the face!

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• 090 Sweet Tart
Sweet Tart is a hot candy pink reminiscent of sugary sweets on a summer's day! This color is absolutely gorgeous and will be a perfect shade for these warmer months! While there is no line settling or glitter, it is more opaque, so you'll probably want to whip our your handy dandy mirror before giving this one a swipe. It's also a bit heavier feeling and builds better that the other three, and has a more typical lipstick feel. It's still hydrating, but the weight is something to take note of if you are looking for a lighter lip product!

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• 053 Sorbet
Sorbet is a deeper, more vibrant version of Sweet Tart, and almost veers into berry territory, but not quite! This is my favorite of the pinks as I love a good, bright shaded pout! I can't get enough of it! It does feel a bit more like a traditional lipstick, but it keeps my lips silky smooth, which is why it's superior in my mind. Sorbet is fabulously creamy and builds up so beautifully. Because of the darker pigment, you'll definitely want a mirror and a steady hand. Sorbet will be a great summer to fall transition shade. Though, knowing me, I'll have had to repurchase this shade five times before then!

In the end, all five colors are beautiful and will be fab for spring and summer, though I lean more towards the darker shades personally. Of the lighter lippies, I'd recommend Cotton Candy as the mandatory purchase, and of the two darker shades, obviously I'd choose Sorbet! The Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters retail for $8.29 and are part of the permanent collection.

Do you own any of the pink Lip Butters? Which shade is your favorite?

Stay gorgeous, peaches!
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  1. These sound amazing!! Love the look of Cotton Candy the best! Now following you lovely! xx

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    1. I absolutely adore this collection. Revlon has knocked it out of the park, I'd say! Thanks for the follow, dahling! xx

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  2. I love the Revlon Lip Butters. Sweet Tart is my favorite one for summer. Have you tried Red Velvet at all? That's my favorite all-around one!

    Great post :)

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    1. Sweet Tart is so lush! I can totally see why it is your go-to summer color. I have tried Red Velvet and it will be featured in the upcoming review of the reds. (Spoilers: I love it!) xx

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  3. Sorbet is my favourite, just because I love a darker colour. I also think the packaging is gorgeous xxxx



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    1. Sorbet is a beauty! And Revlon really did do a fantastic job with the packaging. It's so cute, and I love that the top is clear so you can get a real look at the product before buying. xx

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  4. sweet hart & sorbet look gorgeous! The lip butters are a good thing to splurge on :) love them!

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    1. I definitely agree with you that lip butters are a good thing to splurge on. Just wish I hadn't dragged my feet on them for so long as I've clearly been missing out! xx

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  5. I just got sorbet and sweet tart the other day, so excited to try them out now after seeing the swatches :) I think i will have to pick up the other pink ones now :)

    Hannah Heartss xxx

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    1. You are going to absolutely fall in love with them, and I imagine you'll get loads of use out of them during these warmer months! I definitely agree that you should snap up the other pink ones, too. They'll be perfect for spring! xx

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    1. They really are! Revlon knocked these out of the park! xx

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  7. I would find it quite hard to choose bewteen those shades, they are so all pretty x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

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    1. That's why I ended up buying all five! I just couldn't decide and knew I'd end up going back for them anyway. So pretty! xx

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  8. Sobert and Sweet Tart are gorgeous colours!
    Loved this post :)

    Sian | Sian Marie Beauty
    xo

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    1. They are, aren't they? I'm so glad you enjoyed the post! Stay tuned for the posts on the other lip butters. xx

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  9. Sweet Tart is my FAVOURITE lipstick ever. I am in love with Lip Butters and own way more than what is healthy. The other day I even bought a GREEN one. What even?!

    Kirsten | kirstenlearns.com

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    1. I can totally see why Sweet Tart is your favorite! It is an absolutely stunning color. And is there really such thing as too many lip butters? I'm not sure that there is! Haha! I would totally buy one in green. What did you get? xx

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  10. I like Sweet Tart! Totally loving the Revlon Lip Butters, I have Peach Parfait which is a shimmery coral. I need to buy more!

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  11. I'm obsessed with Strawberry Shortcake and Sorbet - both in my make-up bag at all times! I also have Raspberry Pie but it melted in my bag last summer so I have to apply it with a lip brush now haha!

    Sweet Tart is next on my wish list... :)

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