17 April 2012

{ Review + Swatches } Revlon Lip Butters

The Revlon Lip Butters have arrived on Australian soil! After months and months of beauty bloggers raving about this product, I was starting to wonder if the Lip Butters were even going to be released in Australia! I contacted a Revlon rep and was told they were going to release it in April 2012. I went to my local drugstores a couple of times in early April but walked out disappointed that they had not stocked them *impatience* LOL.

Couple of days ago my friend messaged me saying she had bought some lip butters which of course I was really excited about. I finally had the time recently to hunt them down! I went to 2 Priceline stores to find 'Strawberry Shortcake' which was the one I really wanted.

I ended up purchasing 4......... =.= (so much for trying not to spend).

An individual Lip Butter costs $21.95. What a freakin rip. I believe it's around $7 in the States...? The good news was that Priceline was having a sale! *throws confetti* BUY ONE GET ONE FREE! YEAHH! *limited time only- I think till Thursday*. So I only paid around $10 for each Lip Butter. I had to take advantage of this sale!

These Lip Butters contain mango, shea and coconut butter and claims to "boost lip moisture by 156%". (they don't smell like mango :( )


L-R: 065 Creamsicle, 095 Creme Brulee, 080 Strawberry Shortcake, 010 Raspberry Pie
Top Left: Creamsicle, Top Right: Creme Brulee
Bottom Left: Strawberry Shortcake, Bottom Right: Raspberry Pie

**UPDATED** Adding 070 Cherry Tart to my collection that was given to me by my bf's lovely sister! thankyouu ^.^

Colour Descriptions:
Creamsicle: Pale creamy nude
Creme Brulee: Nude with a brown undertone
Strawberry Shortcake: Cute bright baby pink
Raspberry Pie: Raspberry deep red (deeper raspberry-red colour in real life than in lip swatch)
Cherry Tart: Sheer juicy red with microglitters although not glittery on the lips (lip swatch above makes it look more orange than it actually is)

The colours are all pretty sheer but buildable although Raspberry Pie is pretty pigmented on first swipe. They apply smoothly although I recommend that you still moisturise your dry lips before application. It gives a nice healthy shine to the lips without it being too over-glossy and they are indeed hydrating and moisturising!

Creamsicle, Creme Brulee and Strawberry Shortcake are all pretty wearable. I LOVE my nudes and pinks! Cherry Tart builds up to such a pigmented true red colour. I surprisingly really like Raspberry Pie. It's such a beautiful bold colour and long lasting. If you lightly dab a tissue over Raspberry Pie it makes such a gorgeous matte raspberry red colour on your lips, like you've just stepped out from the snow! <3

  • hydrating and moisturising
  • buildable colour
  • pigmented
  • smooth application
  • pretty packaging

  • packaging is cheap- I feel like if I dropped it, the plastic cover would break :(
  • another packaging con- the silver lipstick bullet is not sturdy. If you hold the base of the lippy and move the silver case, it moves back and forth slightly. It moves back and forth when you apply the Lip Butter. Grr.
  • original retail price is EXPENSIVE!! Nearly or as much as Revlon's Super Lustrous and Colorburst Lipsticks
  • because it's so buttery and soft it can tend to melt and misshapen in the tube

I really don't want to be spending any more money but I have my eye on Lollipop and Sweet Tart ;)

What are your thoughts on Revlon Lip Butters? Overrated or do they live up to the hype?

xo Laura


  1. might have to get them now

  2. everything is more expensive in perth -_- But still wanna try them

  3. everything is generally more exp in australia :( you should definitely try it now since it's on sale!

  4. I really like your blog^^ So detailed :)
    Can't believe the Revlon Lip Butters are so expensive though...

    1. aww thanks so much!! :)yeah ridiculously expensive! =[

  5. Great picks! I like how you varied between nudes and pinks. They're about $10-$11 in Canada and at that price I think they're over rated..at $21 it's high way robbery! I do feel that they are a bit over rated. They don't last very long and yes they're moisturizing, but so are other less expensive tinted balms (like Burts Bees).

    1. yeah i reckon but at least it's 2 for 1 right now!

      thanks for your thoughts ^^

  6. I don't really like creamsicle or creme brulle because they really dried out my lips because of the glitters. You should really get the Lollipop and Sweet Tart. I love these two colors the most. Thank you so much for the review and swatches. If you have time, please check out my blog.

    1. really? i didn't find them to be too glittery though :S Thankyou for reading!! x