Revlon’s Colorburst Lip Butters have it all: the comfortable feel and moisture of a lip balm, the color of a lipstick, and the shine of a gloss. The Colorburst Lip Butters line has been a huge hit since it was first released and in an apparent answer to my wishes, Revlon has continued to released new colors, expanding the line.
*lots of pictures and swatches at the bottom*
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters are so named because they contain cocoa butter and shea butter, making them highly moisturizing and giving them a buttery texture. Revlon claims Lip Butters will boost your lips’ moisture by up to 156%. Lip Butters are housed in a traditional twist-up lipstick style tube in a square plastic case adorned with the familiar Colorburst quilted pattern. The outer case is colored to match the Lip Butter inside and is slightly translucent. Lip Butters also have a clear window at the top of the tube making the true color visible while the tube is still closed. For Summer 2013, Revlon has released four new, bright Lip Butter shades:
047 – Pink Lemonade is a sheer, light, blush pink creme.
027 – Juicy Papaya is a semi-sheer, light coral creme.
053 – Sorbet is a cool fushia-pink, semi-opaque creme shade.
063 – Wild Watermelon is a medium-toned, semi-opaque, cool red creme with a blueish undertone.
Ingredients: Polybutene, Bis Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate 2, Tridecyl Trimelitate, Octyldodecanol, Petrolatum, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Neopentyl Glycol Dithylhexanoate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Polyethylene, Ozokerite, Cetyl PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Hexyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl 4 Isostearate, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Zinc Ricinoleate, Squalane, Silica, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Synthetic Wax, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dimethicone/Bis Isobutyl PPG 20 Crosspolymer, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Tribehenin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Fragrance, BHT, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2 Hexanediol, May Contain (+/-):, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Carmine (CI 75470), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850)
I love Revlon’s Lip Butters, love, love, love them!! I’m definitely a huge fan of this whole lip balm + lipstick + gloss craze; I’m all about it. I’ve never liked the way lipstick feels and I’ve always worn lip balm. Usually I would apply a lot of balm and just barely dab on some lipstick over it. Now, I don’t have to. Another awesome aspect of Lip Butters is that they make bright, bold, or dark colors more wearable by making them more sheer than a full color, opaque lipstick, and by adding shine.
Lip Butters are housed in traditional, twist-up, lipstick style tube with a secure closure, which is compact and convenient for travel. The Lip Butter packaging is great; I like the quilted Colorburst design, and the colored exterior, which makes it easy to quickly pick out what color I want. The clear window at the end of the tube makes shopping for colors easier since you often can’t test out drugstore products before purchasing.
As for the individual colors, I really like all of them. Pink Lemonade is a nice, soft color, which is great for pairing with either a smoky, evening eye or a bright, colorful summer eye. It’s colorful enough to complement summer eyeshadow, but not so bright that it would compete. Juicy Papaya is a gorgeous coral, which is perfect for summer and can complete a beautiful monochromatic look: coral eyeshadow *like Coral Crush in the Too Faced Summer Eyes palette* or *Cherie Merie from the L’Oreal Infallible Summer 2013 collection,* a soft coral blush, and Juicy Papaya.
Sorbet and Wild Watermelon are the darker colors in the collection; they’re certainly much brighter and much more bold than the first two. I probably wouldn’t choose to wear them with eye makeup that’s very colorful or dark, but I’m also a little timid when it comes to colorful makeup. I’m more of a neutral girl :) Soo, if you wanna rock it, go for it! Sorbet is more of a cool pinky purple fushia tone that bears a striking resemblance to Sweet Tart from the permanent line. The primary difference is that Sweet Tart is a little lighter and much more sheer. Sorbet is much brighter and more full color, perfect for summertime. Wild Watermelon is a very cool-toned red. It’s actually, surprisingly, my favorite in the line. It’s that magical red with a cool blue undertone that can really make your teeth look whiter.
I really don’t like that Revlon’s Colorburst Lip Butters have petrolatum as a primary ingredient, but other than that I really love them. They provide just enough color, hydrate, and have a glossy finish. The packaging is convenient and compact, and they’re wonderfully wearable! $7.99 at Walgreens, Ulta; $6.49 at Target, Walmart
Have you tried any Lip Butters? Will you run out to get any of these new summer colors? If you wear a bright lip color, do you tone down the rest of your makeup? Let me know in the comments below :)
~ Fairly Girly