Friday, 6 April 2012

Revlon Lip Butters - My Picks

The world and his Uncle have heard all about these new lip butters on the market, right? Manys the Beauty Blogger that clutched her bosom in anticipation of them crossing the pond and I was right there with them.

Although all shades didn't make the trip, the gorgeous Adrienne from The Sunday Girl has helpfully swatched every one that did. By the by, if you don't follow Adrienne already, hop to it - her photos are some of the quirkiest, well thought out pics that I've yet to see online and are always a joy to behold. Check out her individual posts on the lip butters to see what I mean. 

Anywho, finding myself in Boots (happy accident) I spotted that they have a 3 for 2 on at the minute on these babies. They're €11.42 each, so €22.84 for 3 is not to be sniffed at. Wanna see my picks?

These are honestly the only shades I was really drawn to, despite fearing for my poor purse following Adrienne's swatch fest. They're a mix between a lipstick and a balm and, while I like them, I have to admit I'm a little dissapointed. I thought they'd be softer, more moisturising but no such luck. The colour pay off is great for what is essentially a lip balm but they're just not doing it for me. While they are buttery and comfortable on your kisser, the colour seems to clump slightly, which gives an uneven finish and bleeds easily from the lips. 

Lollipop is a bright Summer pink, Peach Parfait (my favourite) is a light peach with gold shimmer throughout & Candy Apple should really be called Candy Orange, it's a bright corally orange with red undertones.

Now all is not lost, they are fairly decent as daytime shades to pop in your purse. I did only buy 3 and won't be purchasing any more from this line but if the popularity of Revlon Lip Butters is anything to go by we can expect to see the formula reworked and improved several times over by other brands looking to cash in on its success. (Avon's Shine Attract or L'Oreal Caresse Sheer, anyone?)

What do we think? Have you picked up one or three yet?

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