Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Revlon Lip Butters in Tutti Frutti and Creme Brulee (& Revlon lip butter collection)
I don't even know how it happened, so don't ask. One minute I had my very first Revlon lip butter at a sale price of $15, the next minute I was the proud owner of 7. When they first arrived in Australia with a disgusting $21.95 price tag I promised myself I wouldn't purchase a single one but a good sale sucks me in big time.
I was at Priceline (what's new?) and spotted this gorgeous little gift set for $15 on the shelf. When I got to the checkout it was actually only $10 and I nearly died of a heart attack. Now do you see why I added two more lip butters to my collection? They were only $2.50 each instead of a whopping $21.95. Oh my gosh.
Additionally, it contained Tutti Frutti, the gorgeous tangerine shade I had been interested in since I first saw all the overseas reviews yet hadn't managed to find on sale. There was no way on Earth I was going to walk past this bargain.
I'll start with Creme Brulee, a shade I'd not ever noticed due to its pale and unflattering nature. I gravitate to brighter pink and red based tones and rarely take an interest in the really pale brown based shades. Still, when I opened this up I truly thought that it had potential. When swatched it was a pretty cream colour that wasn't too opaque and therefore I felt would give a gorgeous nude, shiny look to the lips. Instead it was a little too pale and made me look a little corpse like. The shimmer present was also a problem, making it far too frosty to be flattering, instead looking childish and fake. It's a shame this didn't work out as well as I had hoped, however all things considered it's not actually that bad and I would much prefer to wear this over the shade Gumdrop or Brown Sugar.
Then comes Tutti Frutti, a stunning wearable orange shade that for someone like myself who rarely braves the purple and orange lip shades managed to wear it confidently with ease. I thought it would be a similar shade to the Revlon Balm Stain in Rendezvous however Tutti Frutti was a much darker more pumpkin kind of shade that was also a lot less neon. To my delight it contained no shimmer or glitter and was instead just pure colour. It has a very soft and creamy appearance and wears well. Tutti Frutti was quite pigmented and two coats on the lips left an opaque finish.
As is the case with all the other Revlon lip butters I own, they are relatively moisturising and reasonably long wearing. Because they are a hybrid of both lipsticks and lip balms, they embody both the good and bad qualities of both. This means that they aren't quite as pigmented as a lipstick but more so than a balm. They aren't as drying as a lipstick but less moisturising than a balm. Their wear time, as predicted, is longer than a balm but not as long as a lipstick. In my opinion they are the most perfect balance of both and would be suitable for anyone of any age.
I had a strange problem with the red shade Wild Watermelon whereby when it wore off it would leave a ring of colour around the edge of the lips and no colour in the middle. I was pleased to find that neither Creme Brulee or Tutti Frutti had this issue.
In terms of the packaging, I don't need to go into too much depth about how great I think these are. I love the colour coded quilted packaging and the silver bullet. I think it looks classy and quite high end. I also love that the top of the cap is completely clear so that looking from above when you are sifting through your collection you can easily identify the shade you want.
These lip butters are very soft and as a result aren't very good for carrying around in your handbag. As soon as they get slightly warm they start to melt and reshape.
I love my Revlon Lip Butters and couldn't recommend them enough, however I wouldn't suggest that you pay full price for them when there are so many opportunities around the place to get them on sale.