Friday, 29 June 2012

Review and Swatches: Revlon Lip Butters

Revlon released the Lip Butters in Australia this past April. These lip products are marketed as being hydrating, with light to medium coverage. There are 20 shades available in a range of colours, of which I currently have eight.

Red Velvet, Lollipop, Raspberry Pie, Candy Apple, Tutti Frutti, Sweet Tart, Strawberry Shortcake, Cotton Candy

The four darker shades I own are Red Velvet, Lollipop, Raspberry Pie and Candy Apple. Lollipop is the only colour of these four that has shimmer, with very fine blue/violet glitter. 


I love the fact that the packaging matches the colour of the product. This makes it really easy to find the one you're looking for, and it looks pretty!


The top of the packaging is clear so you can see the colour from above. This would be helpful if you stored these standing up. 

Red Velvet, Lollipop, Raspberry Pie, Candy Apple

The pigmentation of these is really good, especially the darker colours which have coverage comparable to lipstick. 

Red Velvet, Lollipop, Raspberry Pie, Candy Apple


The four lighter shades I have are Tutti Frutti, Sweet Tart, Strawberry Shortcake and Cotton Candy. Cotton Candy has very fine gold glitter.


These feel moisturising on the lips and leave a glossy sheen, so you don't even need lipgloss. I also apply these without lip liner, though you could use it if you prefer. 


The downside to this product is the shorter wear time compared to a lipstick. The lighter, less pigmented shades wear off after about an hour and a half, where as the darker shades (like Red Velvet) have a longer wear time of 2-3 hours.

Tutti Frutti, Sweet Tart, Strawberry Shortcake, Cotton Candy

In the swatch, Tutti Frutti looks very orange, but on the lips it translates to a lovely sheerer orange coral.  

Tutti Frutti, Sweet Tart, Strawberry Shortcake, Cotton Candy

This photo shows how much each Lip Butter winds up. The Lip Butters have 2.55g of product, which is less than most lipsticks. MAC Lipsticks for example, have 3g of product.

Another downside is the high price in comparison to the US and the UK. These retail for AUD$21.95, but I've seen them for around $18.50 in discount chemists. When they first launched, they were buy one get one free at some retailers. In the US, these retail for USD$7.49 but can be found even cheaper when discounted. In the UK, they retail for UK£7.99 (around AUD$12). 

Despite their annoyingly high Australian price tag, I think these are definitely work checking out. The shorter wear time may not be for some, but due to their moisturising consistency and easy application I don't mind. You don't need a lipliner or lipgloss with these, which may help overcome the price.

Do you own any Revlon Lip Butters? Which is your favourite or most worn? What do you think of the Australian price tag?

4 comments:

  1. Seriously dont get me started on how expensive our makeup is here! its crazy! u have convinced me to check these out :)
    http://allthingsbeautybytiarni.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. I know the prices are ridiculous! They are definitely worth checking out :)

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  2. Oh wow the price hike is unbelieveable. Seems like they would almost be cheaper to buy online and have shipped here, which is so silly!

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    1. Definitely would be cheaper! Pity about the shipping costs :(

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