Back To School: Revlon Lip Butter Review

Still on the lip products! I have a little mixed review about this product(unfortunately). If there is a product that I think is TERRIBLE, I probably will probably not make a post and review it, unless I do a post about products I regret buying or something. But since this is more of a “mixed” review…I decided to make a post about it. PLUS, it’s a product that gets hyped up a lot, or it WAS raved about back when it first came out.

WHAT IS IT
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter.  The claims they make: “Buttery Balm + Shiny Colour, Buttery balm with beautiful shiny colour to give you baby soft, healthy glowing lips, 94% of women felt lips were softer, smoother, and instantly hydrated”. So in other words, it’s supposed to be a hydrating lipstick kind of product. There are a lot of claims that it is supposed to be like a balm, because it’s “so hydrating”. There are a great range of colours, I believe just over 20 colours, which is QUITE the range in my opinion. It ranges from nudes to darks. It may be considered on the pricey side for a drugstore product, but drugstore products have definitely gone up in price. I’ve seen these range from $8.50-$11.00 (CDN).

MY EXPERIENCE
When I first heard that they had released this product I was crazy about getting one for myself to try out. It was INCREDIBLY hard to find it at stores..some stores hadn’t started carrying it, other stores were getting sold out of it. The shade that I bought was Raspberry Pie – a dark pink-red/berry colour;it’s just a bit darker than my natural lip colour, and more pink. It’s a really nice colour, and it goes on opaquely. The reason I was lured into the hype was because it was a lip butter, as I mentioned in the post before, I don’t like lipsticks because they tend to dry out my lips. So I thought, it’s almost like a lip balm…but with more colour to it. I bought it, swatched it on my hand, absolutely loved it, put it on my lips, and err… Well, it didn’t apply  very evenly AT ALL in my opinion. The colour certainly showed up well, so that’s a good thing. It DID NOT make my lips smoother, or softer. It didn’t really “hydrate” them EITHER. It just dried out my lips — it just felt like lipstick…but it was a bit more shinier than lipstick. I considered maybe trying another colour, I feel like the nude/lighter colours would be more shinier and go on more smoothly than a darker colour, but I wasn’t willing to pay $10 for a product that I was going to get little use of/be disappointed with. I also feel like there isn’t very much product in it, I don’t know if that’s just something I think, or if others think that too.

WOULD I RECOMMEND THIS?
Well…the packaging is nice, I thought it was ‘classy’ looking. This product has worked for MANY people, considering how many people rave about it, but on this blog, I talk about MY experience with things. If you have naturally dry lips, I would NOT recommend this product at all. Since I wasn’t very happy with the one I bought, I wouldn’t buy another one. In saying that though, I don’t like to let products go to waste and I try to use them up, unless they’re just BAD for my health or something like that. So the way I make this product work is just by applying a moisturizing lip balm underneath, and then applying the lip butter over top. Sometimes I don’t want such a harsh colour to show on my lips, so I just dab the lip butter, kind of like packing the colour INTO my lips, but lightly. So I would recommend this product if you’re willing to put a lip balm underneath or something, but for straight use, it just didn’t work for me and made my lips dry and crack.

SWATCH COMING SOON. 

Back To School – Maybelline Baby Lips Review

Hello all!

It’s nearing back to school season for MANY of you(although I know that some of you have already started school again for the new year). For those that are still soaking up the last bit of your vacation, you’re probably anxious to go back to school shopping, whether it be for a new wardrobe, school supplies, or makeup and other beauty products! I thought I would start up with reviewing some of my favourite, affordable makeup products, this way you can get a perspective on certain products BEFORE you consider buying them! 🙂

So as you can tell from the title, I will be reviewing a product by Maybelline called BABY LIPS. I have a disclaimer on my blog, please remember that it applies for all reviews as well. Normally, I would have a photo(taken by me) of the product, but unfortunately you’ll have to wait for that this time. 

WHAT IS IT?
This product is a tinted lip balm, it ACTUALLY shows colour on your lips, they also have clear ones as well, for those that don’t want a tint to their lips. I have been using BABY LIPS for quite some time now, basically since they came out with them. It claims to give 8 hours of moisture to your lips, and I completely agree with the claim. It applies to your lips very smoothly, and KEEPS your lips hydrated for an extended period of time. It also includes SPF 20, which is PERFECT for the summer, and all year round. This is available at almost any drugstore, I’ve seen the price ranging anywhere from $4-$8(Canadian). It comes in a variety of shades, I believe there are 6 in total, 2 clear ones and 4 tinted ones. The tinted ones are Pink Punch(barbie pink tint), Cherry Me(light cherry red tint), Grape Vine(purple-y tint, nothing too outrageous though), and Peach Kiss(peach-nude tint). The clear ones are Quenched and Peppermint. Also, the packaging is super colourful, fun, and adorable(simple though), so if you’re a sucker for packaging, you’ll love it!

 
MY EXPERIENCE.
I believe I purchased my first one(Pink Punch) in Fall 2011. Pink Punch smells like, well, fruit punch! And it gives off a barbie pink tint to your lips. It’s a perfect colour for spring and summer. The second one that I purchased was in the colour Cherry Me, I think I’ve abused that one! It surprised me that I went for Cherry Me because normally I don’t like anything with cherry scents, it just reminds me of  flavoured medicine or some kind of flavoured cough syrup, I mainly bought it for the colour but the scent grew on me. It gives the most perfect light red tint to your lips, enhances your natural lip colour. After wearing it for a few days you will actually notice that your lips look and feel a lot healthier. I bought that one just at the beginning of this year, and I’m almost out of it, it is my favourite one out of the bunch! It is definitely my most used lip balm, apart from my EOS lip balm(a review for this will be coming shortly). Basically, I love it!

WHY  I RECOMMEND THIS.
For school makeup, it’s best to keep it toned down(especially since some schools do have rules about makeup), but if you’re brave enough to do something fun and crazy with your makeup, by all means go ahead. This product is fairly affordable, and it can last you a long time. Application is smooth, it has shine but it doesn’t have a greasy look to it, and it keeps your lips smooth and soft. Personally, I don’t really like wearing lipsticks because they tend to dry out my lips quite easily, and the colour is usually too ‘opaque’ for my liking, for everyday wear. I’m not much of a lipgloss girl anymore either, I just don’t like the feeling of the sticky(even if it doesn’t feel sticky, maybe it’s a psychological thing haha), glossiness on my lips. I am all about tinted lip balms – they provide both moisture AND colour(whether it be a different colour or enhancing your own lip colour), it’s the best of both worlds. So if you were ever hesitant on purchasing this product, hesitate no longer, go get you some! 🙂

*Have questions? Feel free to leave them in the comments ! 🙂 *

quote of the day #4 – so true.

I found this lying around on the world of the interwebs..and felt like sharing it with you all. Why? Because it’s so true. Young people in our world are lacking confidence due to the media brainwashing them into thinking that they’re all supposed to be a certain way. You gotta be you, and the best you, you can be, ‘cuz YOU is amazing. 🙂 BEYOURSELF.
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nail polish obsessions tag.

QUESTIONS

1. What’s your favorite nail polish company?

  • Drugstore – Revlon
  • Non Drugstore – China Glaze/OPI

2. Glitter or no glitter?

  • It really depends since I hate taking glitter off, but I guess overall..I would say no glitter. But an accent nail with glitter is always nice.

3. OPI, China Glaze, or Essie?

  • China Glaze.

4. When do you change your nail polish?

  • Every 2-4 days 😛 

5. What’s your favorite color on your nails?

  • Probably some shade of blue or purple.

6. Darks or Brights?

  • Depends on the season! Maybe in between-y?

7. What are you wearing on your nails right this moment?

  • Revlon – IMPULSIVE

8. Matte Nails–In or Out?

  • Not my thing, regardless of the trend.

9. French Manicure?

  • Nah.

10. Favorite Winter/Summer Color?

  • Winter – Dark purple/blue or some sort of metallic colour.
  • Summer – Brighter colours, maybe pinks/bright blues/purples

go get some arm candy.

Arm candy is super trendy these days. Stacking bracelets of all sorts of varieties looks super fashionable. Mix and match, or have a specific colour theme, do what you want and it’ll look FABULOUS. Check these out for some ideas. 
***I DO NOT TAKE CREDIT FOR ANY OF THESE PICTURES FOR THEY ARE NOT MINE***

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give your nails a POP of colour.

Make a statement with a pop of colour on your nails! As you can see in this photo, Miley Cyrus’ outfit consists of toned down, nude colours, and then the bright blue nail polish just makes a statement with the brightness and contrast from the rest of what she’s wearing. 

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