Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter review (complete with swatches) and how to remove your nail polish “on the go”
So I know I am about seven million years behind when it comes to the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters, but I got some a couple of weeks ago and thought I would toss in my two cents.
I was certainly on the fence about this product given the reviews I had seen. Some people love them and can’t live without them and others thought they weren’t worth all the hype. With a $10-$11 price tag at local drug stores, I had decided not to gamble…until I found them on sale. I saw them sitting there for $4.99 and couldn’t resist the temptation. So I picked up two!
Peach Parfait and Gumdrop:
First, let’s look at the swatches so we can give my comments and thoughts some context.
Peach parfait lip butters by Revlon have a nice peachy pink base with gold flecks of glitter in it. It is smooth, creamy and glides on easy. I found it gave the lips a nice summery sheen…but given that my lips naturally are a bit dark, I found that I had to apply quite a lot of product to build it up and get the colour pay off I was looking for. Don’t expect a coral/orange look like you might have seen in the ads featuring Emma Stone, I don’t find that it is pigmented enough to give you that look. (Perhaps if you are very fair skinned with pale lips…or maybe if you were to use a concealer/lip erase before application you can achieve that look.)
Gumdrop is a soft lilac shade that is milky, but sheer. Again, I found you had to put several coats on to get the colour pigmentation to show up and when I finally built it up…I didn’t find this colour all that flattering on me. It seemed to blend into my natural lip colour too much and wash me out. (You can really see what I mean in the “natural light” swatch above.) I can absolutely see this colour being beautiful on other people though.
All in all the lip butters are just what they are advertised as. They are a hydrating, glossy lip colour with more pigmentation than a regular gloss. They are less drying that your standard lipstick, but I also feel they have less staying power. For me, I don’t see myself picking up any more at their regular price tag…but if I were to catch them on sale again, I would certainly snoop through and see if I could find 1 or 2 other shades.
I also grabbed another product to go along with the purchase of my lip butters that I believe is worth a mention. It was Nail Polish Remover pads by LA COLORS. I figured these would be a great addition to my purse…for those days when your manicure starts to chip and you wish you could take off your lacquer. I am one of those people that once they start to chip, I can’t help but…”help them along” and I end up fidgeting with them all day. So this screamed to me!
You get 32 pads in each plastic case and drug stores carry them for under $2. (I think I paid about $1.70 before taxes) They also come in different fruit scents so if you find peach a turn off, don’t worry – you have options. 🙂 (They come in lemon, strawberry, pear, grape, melon and peach.)
The pads are super thin and very moist. I was able to use one pad to remove the polish from all 10 nails. Depending on how many coats you have, you might need to use more than one.
*Please ignore my nails, they were stained yellow by a polish about 6-7 weeks ago and I have been too lazy to do anything about it. I just keep my nails painted while they grow out.*
These nail polish remover pads certainly got the job done, and are great to tuck away in your purse – just be conscious of when you are going to pull them out and use them. I found them very greasy and messy. The remover would pick up the polish and then sort of spread a very diluted version of your polish all over everything else. So make sure you either have a kleenex or napkin nearby to wipe off the excess, or are in a bathroom and can give your hands a quick wash afterwards. But honestly, for the price tag, I’m very happy I got this and have no doubt that I will put them to good use!
Well, I hope you enjoyed my mini drugstore haul even if I’m behind the curve on this one. The way I see it though, the world always needs more swatches! ❤
Thanks for reading!
This entry was posted on May 7, 2012 by Shannon @ Eyemasq. It was filed under All Other Swatches, Makeup, Nails, Reviews and was tagged with Gumdrop Lip Butter, Gumdrop Lip Butter swatches, Gumdrop swatch on lips, Gumdrop swatch with flash, Gumdrop swatch with indoor lighting, Gumdrop swatch with natural light, How to remove your nail polish on the go, hydrating lipstick, LA Colors, nail polish remover pads, Peach Parfair swatch with indoor lighting, Peach Parfait Lip Butter, Peach Parfait Lip Butter swatches, Peach Parfait Swatch on lips, Peach Parfait swatch with flash, Peach Parfait swatch with natural light, pigmented lip gloss, Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter, Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter review, Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Swatches on lips, Revlon Lip Butter swatches.