Tuesday, April 19, 2016

LIPSTICKS - Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters

PSA: Rite-Aid is currently having 75% off their Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters making them $1.99 and even better if you have a coupon! I highly suggest you dear readers go check out your local Rite Aid to see if there are any left if you've been wanting to try them!

L to R: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters in Fig Jam, Candy Apple, Berry Smoothie, Sorbet, Lollipop.

Just wanted to get that out there before moving further :) Don't these look stunning all lined up together?

These are sheer, moisturizing lipsticks, perfect for the makeup novice since you can build up the color. They will never be too in-your-face and is a great way to experiment with different colors for the first time. Depending on how pigmented your lips are naturally, the shades will vary wildly from different people. Your natural lip shade will peek through due to the sheerness of these Lip Butters. The actual intensity of the color is much lower than what you see in the bullet.

I bought my first Lip Butter in the shade Berry Smoothie a good while ago. On me, there was nothing really special about it. It was a nice shade to wear in professional settings, it was moisturizing, and the packaging was cute.

Windows at the top of each cap showing the shade.
L to R: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters in Fig Jam, Candy Apple, Berry Smoothie, Sorbet, Lollipop.

Later on, Revlon started discontinuing some shades in this line, so I was able to pick up Fig Jam at Big Lots for under $2. I hear this is a favorite among my fellow olive-toned beauties.

Then last week, I saw that Rite Aid was putting all of the remaining permanent shades on clearance for 75% off. With a mere $1.99 price tag, I had to get three more: Candy Apple, Sorbet, & Lollipop. I also happened to have $1 off coupons with me, so even better!

L to R: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters in Fig Jam, Candy Apple, Berry Smoothie, Sorbet, Lollipop

I'm not sure if the entire line of Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters is slated to be discontinued by the end of the year. I still see the entire line marked at regular price at CVS, Target, Walgreens, and the usual online outlets. It could just be Rite Aid as a whole getting new shipments. I wonder if anyone can verify this?

Labels at the bottom.
L to R: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters in Fig Jam, Candy Apple, Berry Smoothie, Sorbet, Lollipop

I've swatched the shades in my collection on my arm and my lips. I've also linked to where they are available at the top of each shade.

L to R (two swipes): Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters in Fig Jam, Candy Apple, Berry Smoothie, Sorbet, Lollipop

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter 030 Fig Jam (Discontinued)

I think of this as the most conventional color of the bunch. It's a bit of a cinnamon color on my lips. It looks very natural on me like a dark nude. It gives a polished look and it's one step up from wearing a plain lip balm.
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter 030 Fig Jam (Discontinued)
This shade is great if for those days when you feel like you want to wear something on your lips but can't decide on what color. I know I sometimes don't feel like doing the whole nine yards when it comes to getting ready for the day. I would reach for a shade like Fig Jam to make myself look a little more polished. These are the types of shades I was drawn to when I first started wearing lipstick.

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter 035 Candy Apple

Now we're getting into a little more colorful territory. On me, this is a nice orangey red that makes my face look more vibrant. I think it compliments my rosy blush very well.
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter 035 Candy Apple
I think this would be a lovely option for anyone who wants to start wearing red lipstick but can't commit to the fire-engine red just yet.

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter 050 Berry Smoothie
Ah, my first Lip Butter. Berry Smoothie is definitely a MLBB shade for me, even more than Fig Jam. My lips are naturally pink so this shade just adds a teeny tiny bit of a berry tone to them. Berry Smoothie doesn't make me look as pale as Fig Jam did.
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter 050 Berry Smoothie
This wears like a tinted lip balm on me.

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter 053 Sorbet

Sorbet is very similar to Berry Smoothie except it leans more pink. But definitely a wearable one. I love this color for Spring.
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter 053 Sorbet

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter 075 Lollipop
Lollipop is the most vivid of the bunch. It's a fuchsia orchid shade with a tiny bit of blue iridescent shimmer in it. It's not at all garish on me. This one is veering into "real lipstick" territory as it is quite pigmented.
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter 075 Lollipop
I think this would be more suitable for anyone who loves fuchsia lips but want a more hydrating option than conventional lipsticks.

As the name states, the formula is quite buttery and smooth. The bolder shades leave a light stain but nothing too outrageous. Due to the moisturizing aspect, it can wear off quicker than a conventional lipstick. It doesn't really bother me since I expect to reapply non-longwearing lipsticks a couple times throughout the day. Aside from Fig Jam, the rest of the shades had some shimmer in them but nothing that was annoying and chunky.

I LOVE THE PACKAGING! I usually don't give product packaging much thought unless it's really impractical or otherworldly all-kinds-of-lovely. The quilted cap is so adorable and I love how each one is color-coordinated with the shade inside. I like the window at the top of the cap but I could wouldn't mind if it wasn't there since I would first use the cap color as a reference.

Some beauty bloggers complained that the base of the product wasn't wide enough to grip. It doesn't really bother me, but I'll just have to be a little more careful with it than with most lipsticks.

Taking into account the buttery consistency of these, I would have to say my favorite is my OG Berry Smoothie. It's a matter of personal preference, but if I would want to be wearing a more natural shade if I already know it'll wear off pretty easily. For bolder colors, I them in the form of regular creme finishes or even matte finishes to prolong the wear.

Of my newer additions, I'd have to say that Lollipop is the star. I love how beautifully vibrant the color is, but I would have to keep a closer eye on it if I were to wear it out for an entire day. I anticipate that it will not wear off as subtly as shades like Fig Jam and Berry Smoothie.

Is It Worth Your While?: 
If you're on a lipstick kick like I am, then definitely check these out! These would make wonderful transition products for anyone who wants to go from wearing only lip balm to lipstick. These would also be excellent options for anyone who thinks regular lipsticks are overly drying. These will also be great if you just love variety in your collection, like me!

Do you own any of the Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters? What is your favorite shade? Let me know in the comments below!

Other Products Used for Today's Look:
  • FACE
    • Maybelline Fit Me 120 Classic Ivory
    • Stila Stay All Day Concealer 05 Hue 
    • Essence Silky Touch Blush Babydoll
  • EYES
    • Jordana Best Lash Extreme Mascara 301 Black
    • Jordana Fabuliner Black
    • Urban Decay Primer Potion
    • Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons: Totally Fetch, Almond Truffle, Dark Truffle, Divinity

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