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. 

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NOTD: June 25 – colour blocking nails pink&yellow

The weather was looking nice so I decided to change up my nails, the sun was showing so I picked yellow….and pink was just a random choice. I usually would never wear yellow on my nails(or well ALL my nails), just not the yellow type of girl, and I’m not a “fan” of pink nail polish…so why not put them together? 😛 Colour blocking colours has been a trend that’s been “in” for quite some time, as well as the whole accent nail trend. Why not give it a go if you haven’t already? 🙂 

Products I Used:

  • Wanna Be Your Sunshine – Essence (sold at Shopper’s Drug Mart in Canada). They are small bottles, 7mL and only $1.49 so I figured why not – and from my experience, Essence nail polishes seemingly happen to be of quite decent quality, so don’t always judge quality by the price. This colour has gold shimmer in it that’s hard to see with this picture, but in the sunlight it really stands out.
  • Bubblegum Pink – Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear. I have had this colour lying around for some time, it’s a very Barbie pink colour in my opinion, kind of a blue toned pink. This colour has silver shimmer throughout, this shimmer tends to stand out and be visible in the sunlight, I think the shimmer really adds to the colour, makes it less dull looking.

NOTD: June 23 – Coral Nails with Dots

I really didn’t want to take off my zebra nails, they still hadn’t chipped! But it’s rather unusual for me to keep the same nail polish on for more than say, 3 days? Just because I like change. Hehe. Soooo, since it’s summer (although the weather surely seems to disagree with that) I wanted to do something “bright” and “summer-y” . So here are some coral nails with white dots at the tips. These are rather simple, but sometimes it’s nice to have SOMETHING going on rather than keeping it plain. 🙂 

Products Used:

  • H&M Nail Polish in the colour CITY – this is my first H&M nail polish, so far I like it, good consistency and opacity.
  • White by NYX