4.22.2013

Review & Swatches: Spring 2013 Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters


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Today, I'm excited to share all of the Spring 2013 Revlon Lip Butters. For the Allure Beauty Blogger Awards, Revlon sent us a box full of their new products. I was able to try these out right before they hit stores and I have been dying to talk about them! If you want to see my submission for challenge 2 click here.

Included in this post is a full review and swatches of each shade, including: Pink Lemonade, Juicy Papaya, Sorbet and Wild Watermelon.

What it claims: A buttery lip product that will provide shine and hydration. Revlon also reports, "94% of women felt lips were softer, smoother and instantly hydrated."-from the Revlon website

Formulation: I bought Revlon's lip butters when they first launched a couple of years ago. Back then, the consistency was similar to room temperature butter. It easily glided onto your lips and was a bit slick. This new line appears to be reformulated. I was talking to Angie from Vanity Rouge about these and she put it perfectly, that they are more like cold butter now. I could not agree more. While they still slide right on, the stick itself is more sturdy. 

Packaging: No change here! The lip butters sitll come in the classic quilted tube with a window at the top revealing the color.

Cost: $6.50-$8, denpending on the drugstore. While I was sent my collection, I have spotted them at CVS and Target.

Overall Impressions: I am much happier with the new formulation. I like how these feel on my lips better. I think they are less greasy and have improved lasting power. It's as if they "stick" to your lips (they're not sticky, though!). The color will last about 1-2 hours. I do not feel they are as hydrating as a lip balm but I have little need to apply a balm along with them. 

I don't think they could have picked a better shades, than these, to add to their collection. I love all of them! Application is easy. The colors are well pigmented and provide shine. I think these are great for the woman who wants an easy one-step lip product with a wash of color. I noticed the lighter shades need about 4 swipes to get color payoff, while the deeper shades require 2.


Pink Lemondae is a light pink with peach undertones. On me, it appears as a nude. It softens my natural lip pigment slightly. If you have very pigmented lips I would skip Pink Lemonade. If not, this color should look beautiful on you. Particularly on fair complected gals!


Juicy Papaya is next lightest shade. It is a light orange that is perfect for spring. It perks up my lips and provides a natural glow. I lean towards orange shades and I feel this one compliments my skin tone well. 


Sorbet is my absolute favorite of the bunch. I would describe it as Barbie pink. It also has a bit of a fuscia undertone. It looks amazing with Revlon's Super Lustrous lip gloss in Pink Pop.


Wild Watermelon is a pink with red undertones. It is the most red of the collection. It falls somwhere in between pink and red on the spectrum. I think this shade is perfect for someone who wants to try a red lip but isn't ready to fully commit to a fire engine red.

On to the swatches!


What did you think about this collection?