Product Type: Revlon makeup
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Pucker Those Buttered Up Lips
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter
Member Name: cazkins
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter
Advantages: Attractive packaging, easy to apply with slanted edge, initially softens lips, wide shade range
Disadvantages: Doesn't leave my lips moisturised for very long, quite pricey
I love getting freebies, and I love lipsticks and glosses and balms, so getting a free lip butter was the best thing I've had in the post for a while! I actually won this online as a full-sized freebie, which was a great way to try it because unfortunately, I don't think it's one I would have been too happy to pay for.
Revlon is a popular and well-established brand in cosmetics, though not one I tend to buy as often as others. They're ever expanding range now includes these, 'Colour Burst Lip Butters', which I think is a very tempting name! They're aimed to be more than just a lipstick by almost combining a lip balm and a colour, a concept that is good in theory. The product is described as being a 'buttery balm with beautiful shiny colour to give you baby soft, healthy glowing lips', and there are probably not many women that don't want that. I tend to like my face to be natural and opt for understated colours, preferring a healthy look over too much fake colour and chemicals.
This comes in a lipstick sized tube with a pinky peach coloured 'lid' that covers most of the tube. It actually looked like soft, bendable plastic when I first saw it, with a criss-cross design across the front and back. It's just deceptive because it is hard plastic, so it's durable and safe to keep in your bag without being damaged. It looks a little different from the norm but not overly so, being neat and smart enough to use and feel sophisticated rather than tacky. The only issue to the 'lid' being almost the whole size of the tube is that it's a little trickier to get off by holding the small black base at the bottom, though that's only a minor problem.
To use, simply twist the black base to move the lipstick/butter up. It looks elegant with the silver tub and slanted end, and the slant also makes it easier to apply and smooth over your lips. It has a slightly sweet smell which I like, and which almost reminds me of a body lotion I use, not that I find this particularly off-putting.
The product claims to increase lip moisture by 156% through its combination of mango, shea and coconut butter. The 'pampering gel formula provides super charged hydration', so much so that 94% of women in a study found lips were 'softer smoother, and instantly hydrated'. I'm going to say that it depends on how many women were asked, the condition of your lips and how moisturised you like them as to how you rate this. I have a bit of a Vaseline addiction, always feeling the need to keep my lips soft and moisturised, and I was expecting this lip butter to take care of this for me whilst adding some colour.
Whilst I found it very easy to apply and glide over my lips, the initial softening qualities seemed short-lasting. At first, there was a hint of colour, 'pink truffle', that looked natural and noticeable with a slight shine. My lips looked healthy and felt smooth. However, it didn't take long before I noticed I needed to reapply it, finding my lips were a bit dry and the colour faded.
I do like the design, the name, the initial smoothing and moisturising properties, the range of shades (there are 20 to choose from) and the ease of application. However, I think it's very expensive, especially when it doesn't seem to last very long at all for me. Would I recommend? I guess everyone will be different, but I'm not sure I would at this price unless money isn't much of an issue. I was disappointed and glad I hadn't paid for it as there are cheaper alternatives that last longer, even if you need to apply a bit of lip balm first.
Sells for £7.99 (Boots)
Summary: Good in theory, but expensive for something that didn't butter up my lips for long enough