Monday, 30 April 2012
Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butters
I'm a bit late to the party on this one! As a matter of principle I was trying to hold off on buying Revlon Lip Butters until I was in NYC in August. You see, they retail for a whopping €10-€12 here as opposed to the equivalent of €5 in the States. However, Boots had a recent 3-for-2 offer across all cosmetics so, I relented a picked one up to satisfy my curiosity and to see what all the hype was about.
I chose the shade Lollipop, a bright fuchsia with distinct purple undertones and some violet micro-shimmer. A lot of the collection seems to be made up of pale, heavily-frosted shades and, to be honest, I find them all vile!
Lollipop, however, is a really wearable bright. It freshens up my look for work without making me feel overly made-up and, because it is a lip balm first and foremost, it's really comfortable to wear throughout the day.
Oh, and how could I forget to mention the pigmentation! The payoff of these babies are like no other balm, lipgloss of butter I have ever tried. It's medium-sheer to begin with but, can be built-up to deliver a really bright, opaque punch of colour. What's not to love?
In fact, I loved it so much I went and got another! Again, it was 3-for-2 and I technically got it as my free item when stocking up on some essentials. This time I went with the shade Berry Smoothie.
It's a real my-lips-but-better shade and is perfect for work. It's creamy, shimmer-less and a tad sheerer than Lollipop which is perfect for daytime.
My ultimate gripe with these is the minuscule amount of product you get. For €5, I could let this slide but, when you're paying close to the price of a MAC lipstick for a glorified lip balm, it really doesn't sit well with me. I'll definitely be picking more of these up come August but, I just can't justify the prices on Irish soil.