Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Review, Swatches, Photos
Revlon has successfully created a hybrid lipstick/lip balm with their new ColorBurst Lip Butter. Bring together a great formula, an inexpensive price tag, and rather nice packaging and you have the new Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter.
I thought these were limited edition but they are actually joining Revlon’s general catalog for 2012 so no worries if you can’t find them right away. I was a bit confused as I assumed their were nine shades but reports from readers and makeup forums has the number at 19-20 shades. Yay for variety. Unfortunately I was only able to locate nine shades and ended up purchasing six since those were the shades I liked the best.
The packaging is a lightweight, weaved translucent plastic. In some cases I’d probably call it cheap but somehow, someway it works and it comes across rather slick and pretty. Although the lighter packaging might be a bit troublesome if you drop it on a bathroom floor or concrete as it could potentially crack so just be careful.
Swivel the tube to reveal a slanted, flat top lip butter, balm, or lipstick…I use all three of these words because that pretty much references the formula here. The formula is a hybrid for me as it has the balm-y, heavier texture of a lip balm, the slick, moisturizing feel of a lip butter, and the pigmentation and color pay off of a lipstick. It’s three great products in one single tube. Multitasking a product is difficult and I don’t think Revlon intentionally went into the marketing behind these as a multitasking product but they ended up becoming just that for me.
I find these glide onto lips easily and have a beautiful moisturizing feel with a long wearing formula. They aren’t super shiny but have a touch of a glossy finish to give lips a nice, completed look sans lipgloss. Pigmentation is amazing here as well as it is a full color lip product so if you’re expecting sheer you won’t be getting it with these.
The colors I got were (listed in their swatch order)
- Cherry Tart (bright cherry red)
- Fig Jam (chocolate-y brown)
- Red Velvet (Rich, warm velvety maroon red)
- Candy Apple (reddish orange)
- Berry Smoothie (mauve-y berry)
- Pink Truffle (dusky pink)
I think the term “lip butter” can be easily underestimated here because you’re probably going into the purchase thinking of a sheer hint of color and maybe a bit of a moisturizing lip treatment but Revlon takes the definition to new levels with a full color lip product, plenty of hydration, a great range of colors, and a budget friendly price tag (I got mine for $5.79 plus hauled during a sale so I paid full price for one and 50% off for the second shade).
I do think you might express some disappointment on some level if you go into a purchase assuming it’s a lightweight lip product however you might just be pleasantly surprised after use.
One thing that does deserve mentioning is my lips were a bit dry the past few days and I had a little flaky skin action going on and I didn’t get a good glide here. The product looked patchy and just bad all around so I highly suggest buffing with a lip scrub prior to use or a hot, wet washcloth to remove flaky skin on your lips. Outside of that I found they wore long, strong, and beautifully!
If you’re expecting a simple balm, don’t look for it in this but if you’re wanting a full fledged lip product that does a whole lot of everything, you’ll be ever so pleased you purchased these.
Muse Approval for purchase!
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Available now at drugstores.
This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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