January 31, 2012

Review: Revlon Lip Butters

By now, you've probably seen the gorgeous ad with Emma Stone wearing Revlon's Lip Butter in Peach Parfait {which sadly was the only color I couldn't find in stores during my search}.  There are a ton of reviews of this product online but I thought I'd go ahead and share my thoughts. 

{First Thoughts}
Each lipstick comes in an adorable quilted case colored to match the actual product.  For the most part, the colors were spot on and I also liked that you could see the color from the top of the tube.

 {Colors Reviewed From Left To Right}

 {Photo Without Flash}
The consistency of Revoln's Lip Butters are very similar to Bobbi Brown's Creamy Lip Color both of which go on like a thick, creamy chapstick.  I also loved that the colors were true to how they looked in the tube.  For the most part, they all had buildable depth especially some of the darker colors.  

{Photo With Flash}
For reference, I actually think this photo with flash captures the colors best. Creamsicle is a very light and creamy nude that looked horrible on me.  It might look better during the summer time or layered over a brighter color.  Overall opinion is that it wasn't my favorite.  Creme Brulee is a pretty brown/pink nude that is very easy to wear.  Two of my favorite colors that I tried are Strawberry Shortcake and Sweet Tart.  Both are pinks that work really well with my coloring {fair with yellow undertones, tans easily} and are good for everyday if I want something a little fun.  Next up is Berry Smoothie which is a light berry that I think could work for anyone.  It's a great everyday color to have on hand to make your natural lip color look a little more polished.  The next four colors were on the darker end of the spectrum.  Lollipop is a blue based fushia pink with shimmer in it that reminded me of Barbie.  Raspberry Pie is a bold, dark pink but it would look great with flawless skin and  simple eye makeup.  Candy Apple is a orange based red {which works better for me} and Cherry Tart is a blue based red that had some shimmer in it.  

Overall, I thought this was a great product at a really affordable price {$6.50-$7.50 depending where you buy from} which is great because you can experiment with colors you normally wouldn't.  I bought these at Walgreens where they were having buy one, get one 50% off so all 9 of these were almost the same price as buying a single Tom Ford lipstick!  My favorite lipsticks of all time are still Tom Ford and Bobbi Brown's Creamy Lip Color but I think Revlon Lip Butters are very comparable in terms of color range and consistency.

Stay tuned for a Giveaway and another Valentine's Inspiration Board this week! XOXO


Olivia said...

The best lip balm/gloss ever is Cover Girl Lipslicks in "Daring" (SO old school!). It has the most perfect berry tint that looks great on everyone. Try it, I promise you wont be disappointed!


natasha {schue love} said...

Just bought Peach Parfait, not realizing that was the color used in the campaign and I love it! It really has a great consistency and wears well considering it's a lipstick! :)

Stacey said...

I really wish they would release these in the UK I really want to try one!



Pauline said...

Great review Nicole! I hope to pick these up when I'm in LA soon - they cost around $20 each here *rolls eyes!*

P.s I hope you will enter my first International Giveaway!
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Andrea Clare said...

I think strawberry Shortcake is the only one I was be interested in. I kind of stick to what I know


RosaLovesDC said...

I just got some myself, I got the candy apple and tutti frutti, love them!

cheryl denise said...

i haven't seen the ad yet, so thanks for posting about these. the name is simply alluring - i'm stopping by to pick up creme brulee tomorrow!

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Jennifer Belle said...

i've been curious about these...i like the creme brulee color!

Ann said...

I have the creme brûlée and love it!

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Sue said...

Love Peach Parfait!!