An Ode To Revlon Lip Butters...

Saturday, August 10, 2013

I'm pretty sure that everyone and their mother have heard of Revlon Lip Butters by now. If you don't have at least one in your beauty collection already then I suggest you head to your nearest stockist immediately and rectify this, because they are pretty wonderful. Sitting halfway between a balm and a lipstick, "butter" really is the perfect word to describe the unique consistency - the formula contains mango, shea and coconut butter, resulting in a product that is soft and moisturising on the lips. Wear time is much longer than a regular balm, and although not quite as long as a true lipstick, it's super easy to reapply these even without a mirror. Pigmentation seems to vary from shade to shade, but is generally impressive and can be built up to your desired opacity. They cost £7.99 and are available everywhere, from Superdrug and Boots to Tesco, so they're really easy to get your hands on. Though if you're a big fan, it's definitely worth waiting for a 3 for 2 offer which seem to run pretty much constantly.

Pictured top to bottomCandy Apple is a vibrant true red that is perfect with a flick of black liner for a retro look. I love wearing this when I want a bright red lip but don't want to look too "done up" - the moisturising, balmy texture makes it feel more casual than a regular lippie. Raspberry Pie is a true raspberry colour - a rich, deep pink that gives a bold splash of surprisingly wearable colour. Berry Smoothie is probably my most used of the five. Ever so slightly darker than my actual lip colour, it's that "my lips but better" shade that everyone seems to covet, and is absolutely ideal for everyday wear. Sweet Tart is a girly, fun cool-toned pink. Bright without being garish, it gives a lovely feminine finish on the lips and seems to suit pretty much anyone - ideal for those who usually shy away from pinks. Lastly, Peach Parfait, which was my very first Lip Butter purchase. I find this much more sheer than the rest, and the slight sparkle that runs through it gives it an almost gritty texture, but I think I'll always have a soft spot for the subtle peachy finish it gives - you never forget your first love, right?!

Are you a fan of Revlon Lip Butters? What are your favourite shades?

20 comments

  1. These look nice, I've never used any but I've heard so many different reviews I couldn't decide if I should buy it! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

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  2. I love the lip butters so much, my favourite always changes but at the moment it's Sweet Tart! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  3. Oh man I looove the look of raspberry pie! I really want to get one but I can't seem to find the colours that I like in my local boots! :(

    Claire | Shining Like Silver xx

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  4. These really are great! I love how creamy they are, and they do last quite long.

    My favourite shade is Truffle. It's a light pink that isn't too intimidating and is perfect for wearing during the day.

    Sej || whatwouldgracekellysay.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  5. Sweet Tarte is definitely my favourite, though I do love candy apple in the winter :)
    a href="http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/">http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/>/a>

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  6. tThey don't sell them where I live, but I am considering getting Candy Apple online, it's such a nice shade! :D

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  7. Candy Apple and Peach Parfait look incredible!

    Fusels

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  8. I loooove these Lip Butters - I really need to pick up more!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

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  9. I have all of these except Sweet Tart ! I love Candy Apple for an easy bright lip, and Berry Smoothie lives in my purse for a no fuss lipcolour ! I adore the lip butters, so easy to work with ! Great post

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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  10. I adore these so much! My favourites and Creme Brule, which gives me that "my lips but better" look and Raspberry Pie! xx

    ferdies-place.blogspot.com

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  11. Oh, I love them! I'm still on the look out for two of the new shades Juicy Papaya and Pink Lemonade xx

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  12. I only own Candy Apple so far but I'm definitely looking to buy more. They're lovely products and I personally think that they're worth the hype.
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  13. Gorgeous picture! Love how you swatches them :) I used to love these but have gone off theme lately... I prefer something a little bit long wearing now.


    Sarah | More Than Adored

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  14. I really do like them, but I can't help thinking they're totally over hyped?! they're just glorified lip balms essentially xx

    www.missmakeupmagpie.com

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  15. Oh I love these! My favs are Peach Parfait and Candy Apple I think :) x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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  16. I love the lip butters, juicy papaya is my number one - a light peach, perfect for everyday wear xx

    lillies and lipbalm

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  17. LOVE the lip butters. So much. Really cool photo as well! (Can I stop gushing? Hahah)

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  18. Peach parfait is amaaazing.

    -Megan x
    http://blooms-of-beauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. I am not a real fan but I 'like' them! I have worn peach parfait a lot when I first got it, still, my go to lipstick when I am in a rush or when I want something more natural with a nice glossy finish / Claire xxx

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  20. i love the revlon lip butters! no surprises there, i think everyone does but they really are worth the hype. i have mostly the same shades as you although i shouldn't have bought berry smoothie as i've found it's a bit too dark for my lips and looks a bit too brown for me. but peach parfait and candy apple are definite favourites of mine.

    little henry lee

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