Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Review & Swatches ♡ Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters

Unlike every other review that I have posted on this blog so far, today's post isn't going to be completely positive. As much as I love telling you guys about my favourite products, I also think it is important to share products with you that I haven't enjoyed as much. 

That leads me onto today's review. I want to share my opinions on the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters. If you've been watching YouTube and reading blogs for a few years, you will know about the hype surrounding this product. So many beauty bloggers and vloggers adore these lip butters, but I want to tell you guys why i'm not a huge fan of these. 

My first peeve with this product, is the amount of shimmer that they contain. Personally, I prefer lipsticks that have a creamy consistency, and do not contain any shimmers. I'm not sure if it is just the particular shades that I have, but they are packed full of shimmers. If I look closely at my lips while I am wearing one of these, my lips look like a disco ball! I simply cannot stand that amount of shimmer being on my lips, as it just looks and feels gritty.

I also dislike the way they feel on my lips. The formula is just so thick, which is definitely not helped by the shimmers that they contain. I find these to be pretty uncomfortable to wear, as I feel like I have just spread a thick balm over my lips. Also, I that I find that they melt very easily.

Another issue I have with this product, is the price. These retail for $21.95, for 2.55g. This places them at the higher price range of the drugstore, which I wouldn't mind if I adored the product. For a product that I do not love, I do not want to be paying that much!

Moving onto the positives, I really enjoy the quilted packaging. They are housed in semi-translucent coloured packaging, which matches the shade of the actual lipstick. There is also a clear window at the top of the case, which allows you to see the actual lipstick shade. This would be extremely helpful for anyone who has a large collection. 

I also like the shade range offered. There are 20 different shades, ranging from light nudes to bold reds. Even though I am not a huge fan on the shimmery formula, I do have to commend Revlon on their extensive shade range. It is much more impressive than the majority of drugstore lipstick ranges.

I own three shades of the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters; 025 Peach Parfait, 050 Berry Smoothie, and 090 Sweet Tart. Peach Parfait is a peachy brown colour filled with chunky shimmers, Berry Smoothie is a medium pink berry colour, and Sweet Tart is a bright warm pink shade. These lip butters have an extremely faint sweet scent, which fades after application.

L-R: Peach Parfait, Berry Smoothie & Sweet Tart
Swatches were taken with three swipes of each lip butter.

Some neutral aspects of this product, are the lasting power and pigmentation. Personally, I do not wear these very often, but I do recall them lasting a few hours on my lips. They do wear off with eating or drinking, so reapplying is necessary. Also, for being a balmy consistency, they do have decent pigmentation. They certainly aren't as pigmented as a lipstick, but I would say that they offer more colour payoff than a tinted lipbalm. 

Overall, i'm on the fence about the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters. I adore the wide colour range and packaging, but i'm not too impressed by the actual formula. I wouldn't recommend these to my readers, unless you prefer shimmery lipsticks. If you do own this product, i'd love to hear what you think about it!

Eila xo

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All products were purchased with my own money.


  1. I have a few of these and do really like them and the formula! The colours are gorgeous too. I'm always hesitant to buy more though because of the price. I really don't think they're worth $21.95 considering they're a drugstore product!

    Angela | The Sunday Chapter

    1. I'm glad you like them, wish I felt the same way! ♡

  2. Great posts. These are so expensive though, for a drugstore product.

    Evi //

  3. I have a few of these and I don't really like them which sucks because they are quite pricey!
    I feel like they dry my lips out a lot!
    But the shades are always so pretty and I love the packaging!
    xo Holly xo


  4. I feel like its so hard to get good value products in australia because everything costs more here than in the usa and uk. It just makes it a little bit harder to be happy with the hype products featured by beauty bloggers! :(

    1. I totally agree with you! I wish our makeup was the same price as American makeup! ♡

  5. I own six or seven of these and I love them all to death. However I did buy mine on special so I got three for the price of one. Wouldn't have bought it for full price!

    1. Oh thats good that you love them! Yeah definitely don't think they're worth full price ♡