Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Cosmetics Review: Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter

The Product: Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter

The Review: I love a good bargain. Bargains make me happy. Kind of like unicorns make small children happy (I watched Despicable Me the other day. Don't judge). Anyway, this lip butter stuff is my new favorite bargain find. Unlike other lipcolors that claim to feel awesome on your lips but suck all the life out of them instead, this stuff actually does feel really, really nice without being drying. Plus, it provides just enough color to make your lips pop, but not enough that your coworkers can't stop staring at them. I bought the "Sugar Plum" color, which was one of the darkest-looking ones at Target. I can build it up pretty nicely, but it never looks dramatic. Maybe you can go semi-dramatic with some of the other colors, but I doubt it, because they're meant to be sheer. In other words, they're a great choice for looks like this:

Rachel McAdams is so adorable, I want to adopt her.
However, they don't have enough color for looks like this:

Megan Fox thinks your soul looks tasty.   
And now for the technical stuff: As I've basically stated above, these lip butters provide sheer-to-medium coverage and color. Their texture is rich and creamy without drying. Overall, I find mine to be quite long lasting and it doesn't transfer as much as other lipbalms do. Long-term, I haven't noticed any strange side-effects, and it does not dry out my lips. In addition, there is very little to no scent, which is great for those with sensitive noses. The only thing that I don't like is the packaging. I have to pull stupidly hard to remove the cap on mine, and it makes an audible noise. Not great for subtle retouching in a dead silent room... However, other than that, there's nothing else I dislike about this product. Drugstore bargain win!

Rated Beauty Grade: A

Price: Around $8

Where to Buy: Anywhere where Revlon products are sold, like Walgreens or Target




    Aaaanyway, I just wanted to say that I got one of these the other day (mine is Berry Smoothie, because I am pale as death and terrified of colors on my face looking stupid) and I totally agree with the grade A. Also, I think you must have gotten a weird one because mine doesn't have that cap issue. In fact, it fits perfects - won't fall off, but no weird pops. I do, however, dislike how the packaging looks. I think it looks like something out of a little kid's "My First Makeup" kit.

    1. Ahaha! It totally does!! I couldn't really put my finger on what I didn't like the packaging. Now, I'm realizing it's because it gives me 1st grade flashbacks. LOL! And I am so glad you don't have the same issue with the cap that I did. It gives me hope, because I plan on buying a bunch of the other colors and didn't want to deal with 5 lip butters with obnoxious caps. :)

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