Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Products I Love: Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter

     I've always loved trying new beauty products and because of this I rarely re-buy or buy multiples of anything, however over the past year I have become a wee bit obsessed with Revlon Lip Butters. I know they claim to be tinted balms, but I feel like a better description would be that they are a sheer, moisturizing lipstick. My collection of them quickly grew from two to six and there are still colors I am itching to try.

I'm a sucker for pretty packaging. I love the quilted cases that match the lip butter's color. These have also NEVER popped open in my bag. An important quality, I think.
Colors l to r: Raspberry Pie, Tutti Frutti, Peach Parfait, Berry Smoothie, Cherry Tart, Lollipop
Starting with no lip color just for comparison's sake. This is my "no make-up" make-up for days when I don't need a flawless face, but I still want to look put together.
First up is Tutti Frutti. It's a fun orange color. I typically only wear this during the spring and summer. Not my go-to shade, but it's fun to mix things up now and then. It's also a great way to try out an orange lip. It's not so full on as a lipstick.
Here's Peach Parfait. I've never been into nude lips, but sometimes I do want something more natural.
Similar to Peach Parfait is this one- Berry Smoothie. Again, more on the natural side, but it's just a bit deeper and more rosey.
This color is Cherry Tart. It's a great way to do a more understated red since it's sheer. If you are afraid of red lips, try this!
Here's another color I typically reserve for spring and summer. It's Lollipop and it's a super fun hot pink/fuschia color.
This is one of my favorites. It's Raspberry Pie. It's certainly the most pigmented of the ones that I have. It's a deep berry color and I love wearing it with a simple face (like today) to inject some glamor into things.
     All of them feel heavenly on my lips. They definitely aren't longwearing, but I usually reserve these for around the house days or for times when I'm just running out for quick errands or for days when I'm not wearing foundation and a true opaque lip color would look heavy and out of place. They run about $7-$8 a piece, so they aren't going to break the bank. Even better if you can wait until the store is running a buy one get one sale on Revlon products. I also love that they come in a HUGE range of colors- over 20! I can easily through on my "no make-up" make-up and change up my entire look just by switching out the lip color. Wanting something warm and fun? Tutti frutti. Wanting to feel light and pretty? Peach parfait. Retro? Cherry tart. Glam? Raspberry pie. A little more edgy? Lollipop.

     I almost never have a totally naked face, even for just hanging out at home. I just always feel better when I have a small bit of glamor going on. Do you use Revlon's lip butters or something similar? Want to see how I do make "no make-up" make-up?

1 comment:

  1. Every one of these hues looks beautiful on you (and may I just add, you have such a sweet, gorgeous smile). I agree, the packaging on these lip butters is delightful. The diamond pattern gives them a bit of an old-school look that would put them right at home on a classic vanity.

    ♥ Jessica

    *PS* Thank you very much for your comment on my nail polish post from last year. So true, we often think of non-reds/pinks/peach polishes as being a relatively modern invention, but I've seen ads from as early as the 1930s that included blue and black, so it doesn't surprise me that a lovely shade of gold already existed in the 50s. It would be awesome to find an ad (if one existed) featuring that pretty vintage gold polish.