I had been reading so much about the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters on overseas blogs. The raves have been outstanding! These have been hailed from everything from the best lipsticks ever to the best tinted lip balms. Quite a large contrast there don’t you think?
Well ladies, the Revlon Lip Butters are finally here in Malaysia so we can work out for ourselves if they are really all that! 😀 I spotted these only at Watson’s pharmacies for now retailing at a pocket friendly RM25 each (I found out they are S$15.90 in Singapore – quite a bit more pricey after conversion!). I looked in a couple more pharmacies but didn’t see them – I’m told they are only officially due here in March 2012, so I guess Watson’s got a special preview or something 🙂
I have here 3 colours in different ends of the colour spectrum to try out. Barring the red one, the other 2 are quite a challenge but I intentionally picked up Strawberry Shortcake (pale pink) because I wanted to challenge myself to wear something out of my comfort zone! 😀
This post just serves as notification and a preview for now. I didn’t have time to try them out properly yet so I can’t bring you a proper review.
Left to Right: 070 Cherry Tart, 080 Strawberry Shortcake, 030 Fig Jam
These Lip Butters from Revlon are a balm-lipstick hybrid. Moisturizing lipsticks with medium pigmented colour and a light balmy feel on the lips. They have even been compared to the Dior Addict Iconic Lipsticks which is really saying something. I’ll try to bring a comparison post some time 🙂
Here in Malaysia, we will get 8 shades and I quickly tested them at the counter to see which ones appealed to me, and what the colours actually looked like on the skin as opposed to a computer colour swatch. You will just have to rely on my linguistic observations and descriptions, since I don’t have swatch photos 🙂
020 Brown Sugar – A nude brown tone that swatched on my skin very light (I wasn’t attracted to this because it just looked like glossy lipbalm on)
025 Peach Parfait – A shimmery sheer peach (I wasn’t attracted to this because the shimmer was chunky, the colour was sheer and the texture did not feel as smooth as the other colours)
030 Fig Jam – A deep brown that applies sheer and on lips turns into a sheer berry. A surprise colour choice and one I have been liking!
070 Cherry Tart – A bright cherry red that applies more pigmented than the others with a balmy texture and noticeable shimmer
075 Lollipop – A grape shade that like Cherry Tart applies more pigmented than the others and has no noticeable shimmer. Texture is balmy.
080 Strawberry Shortcake – A sheer pale pink that applies semi pigmented and is a very fresh girly shade on the lips. Texture is balmy with no noticeable shimmer
085 Sugar Plum – A deep plum shade that applies semi pigmented and has no noticeable shimmer, with similar balmy texture.
096 Macaroon – A deep red with balmy texture and semi pigmented colour. The colour is quite close to Cherry Tart but a little deeper.
Based on early observations, I noticed that some colours have noticeable shimmer in them which come off a little chunky and the texture of the lipstick feels a bit gritty. Peach Parfait gets a lot of raves and I was interested in it but it looked washed out against my skin and the gritty shimmer put me off it so I’d likely never get it.
I also noticed that some colours are more sheer than others – Brown Sugar, Fig Jam and Peach Parfait apply like a tinted lipbalm. The rest apply like a balmy moisturizing lipstick so take your pick accordingly.
I will bring a proper review soon but with the long weekend ahead here in Malaysia, I thought you’d better have a heads up so you can all descend on Watson’s and clean them off their Lip Butters, like a cloud of locusts 😉
Are you planning to pick up a Revlon Lip Butter? Which colour are you eyeing? Have you too been swayed by all the raves about the Revlon Lip Butters from overseas? 😀
Update: Review on Strawberry Shortcake and Fig Jam and what I think of the Lip Butters here.
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters come in 8 shades in Malaysia Price: RM25 Availability: Watson’s Personal Stores now and all leading pharmacies and Revlon counters from March 2012