All the rage on the beauty interwebs, the Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters have finally made their way here.
Available at Watsons at S$15.90, they can also be found at John Little and Metro. I expect to see them at more locations – a Revlon BA told me they’d probably be made permanent!
From top to bottom, left to right: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters in Brown Sugar, Peach Parfait, Fig Jam, Cherry Tart, Lollipop, Strawberry Shortcake, Sugar Plum and Macaroon (Macaroon is exclusive to the UK market but somehow made it here).
They’re touted as hydrating slicks of colour but swatching them made me sceptical. While they’re very nicely sheeny-shiny and have evenness of colour, they have a slight – sticky – resistance which made me wonder about their moisturising abilities. Sure enough, they feel somewhat tacky on the lips…much like how your lips would feel after some time, with a lipgloss layered over a lipstick. These butter balms certainly do not hydrate the lips.
Even so, I’m glad I bought a few – despite their ‘balm’ label, they are pigmented and have a pretty shine. They are also very easy to wear, in that they glide on smoothly, depositing even colour. I suppose a true lip salve beneath them would alleviate the hydration problem. The packaging with the coloured waffle-print caps is quite pleasant too. I’ll review these if I find the time.
As with several US drugstore brands, we do not receive the full range – we currently only have 8 out of the 20 shades that are available. For swatches of the complete range, do visit Karla Sugar.
Named after sweet treats, these have the candied tones of dessert hues and unfortunately, the stickiness of confectionery too. If you don’t mind this, do explore the varied colours. Have fun picking out a shade for yourself! ;)
Image source: Revlon