Regular readers/viewers will know how much I was dying to get my hands on the Revlon Lip Butters. I bought the L’Oreal Caresse to put me on (comparison to come) but they are finally here in the UK and although they aren’t entirely what i was expecting they did not disappoint.
I picked up 3 shades in America and another when out shopping today – you can’t have an uneven number of anything, right? I believe only one from my collection is a US exclusive and that’s Red Velvet. I’m pleased (for us brits) to say it’s not my favourite though. I’ve been wearing a lot of pink lately and Strawberry Shortcake and Sweet Tart both appealed as daytime pastels. Lollipop, however will almost certainly be relegated to nights out for me. They all delivered so much more colour pay off than I had anticipated. I expected them to be a sheer wash more like a tinted balm. The buttery name just suggested balm to me… am I the only one? Well they are bone-fide lipsticks my friends so if that’s not your thing I suggest you look elsewhere. There are of course the bolder and more tame within the range but for the most part the pigmentation is strong but the formula feel moisturising and I like it. That’s obviously what Revlon were inferring and I missed entirely.
For a full shade list outlining the UK/US availability click here
Although they are not tinted balms longevity wise they act like them so don’t hold your breath for kiss proof colour here. You will be reapplying within 2 hours (maximum) and you will need to be checking for smudges with the brighter shades throughout the day. That being said I think I will still get a lot of wear out of these and potentially add to my collection. They feel nourishing and no matter what time of year my lips appreciate some love.
So.. the moment of truth, which is the winner? Why Lollipop of course! It’s the first one I tried on and I fell in love instantly. A beautiful, bright, glossy fuchsia that I just know will be my summer staple.
I know most of you will own at least one of these by now so.. what’s your favourite?
Revlon Lip Butters can be purchased from Boots (link) for £7.99
*currently part of the 3 for 2 offer*