You know how the blogs and mags have been raving over the Revlon Colorbust Lip Butters? As usual, they just made their way to The Tropics here in Singapore over the last 2 months or so. Late.
I picked one up at Watson’s in a safe shade that I know I’d wear. They retail at S$15.90 (US$12.70) per pop, so do wait for the 15 – 20% off or 3-for-2 sales that come along every other month or so.
It’s only US$6.50 – US$7.50 each in the US where it’s made
Those available in Singapore, off the top of my head, are:
- Sugar Plum
- Cherry Tart
- Strawberry Shortcake
- Peach Parfait
- Fig Jam
- Brown Sugar
They’re housed in cheap, textured plastic cases with a see-through window at the top. Nothing fancy schmancy. The outer casing matches the lip butter shade within.
That’s the list of ingredients, in case anyone’s interested. According to the Revlon US website, it’s supposed to be:
– Hydrating mango, shea and coconut butter formula boosts lip moisture by 156%
– Pampering gel formula provides super charged hydration and glides on lips buttery smooth
– Sheer to medium colour with buttery shine
Contents are worth 0.09 oz, 2.55 g. Pretty standard size if you ask me.
Peach Parfait swatches out to be a lovely sheer peachy-pink shade slightly on the warmer side. It’s slightly buildable in intensity as shown above. The top swatch shows just 1 layer, with the bottom very heavily swatched. It’s slightly glossy and not sure if you can tell in the photo, but there are very fine shiny mica particles that catch the light and glitter at angles. Nothing too bling but pretty subtle.
While I love the shade on my lips, which gives it a very fresh and pretty healthy, natural flushed look, I hate the formula.
Sorry but I just can’t share the love that’s going around for the Revlon Lip Butters. It’s slightly drying on my lips, as well as being slightly gritty (probably owing to the glitter). Although it’s supposed to be fragranced, I can’t smell anything, which is good. The texture on my lips feels like a balm and slightly thick, which isn’t bad. But I feel it does nothing for me.
If you’re looking for more “WOW”formulas that have great moisturising properties, do check out 2 of my favourite Indie companies that do the best lip tints/gloss ever. Epically Epic (just US$3.50 each!) and Ophelia’s Apothecary (US$6.75 – US$8.50, pricier, so wait for a sale ;)).
Revlon Lip Butter – I say NAY.
~*Item reviewed was purchased by me*~