I know that reviews and swatches have been all over blogger this week with the much anticipated arrival of Revlon's Lip Butters. I'm sure you've heard, but they are a high-bred between a lipstick and a lip balm. As many people were, I was particularly excited about the release of these but the reason may be slightly different to most.
As a beauty blogger this seems like a massive taboo, but, I hate, hate, hate lipstick and lipgloss. I find them unbearably sticky and have never found one that has suited me. However I do love lip balm, so much so that I have a special make up bag stuffed full of them, as well as ones tactically dotted around the flat so I am never more than 10 steps away from one. When I heard of Revlon Lip Butters I thought it might just be close enough to a lip balm for me to be able to use it without instantly wiping it off.
After checking my local boots for almost a week, I finally found them today. I guessed I wasn't the only one after these either as the display had a fair few people almost running up to them and looking through all the colours. Moi? Run? No, no. More of a gentle trot really..
Unfortunatly there was only two testers of any of the products, a bright pink and a dark plum. The U.K has only got 14 of the 20 colours which America has and judging by the range I think we have the middles of the range colours, where as America has the more extreme colours. I opted for Sugar Frosting as it's the most subtle shade of the 14. As a bit of a lipstick-phobe I thought it would be the best colour for me.
Its a very gentle pink, which well, looks like pink frosting! (or icing!) At first glance you can see that it's a sheer colour rather than a matte.
The packaging itself is fairly pretty, a quilted effect on the outside with a silver metal tube inside. The packaging makes it square instead of a circle on the outside which is different but I do like it, it stands out a Lip Butter and not a lipstick which if you did have lipsticks and butters together you would be able to see your lip butter first.
So did it pass my test? Yes, yes it did! Its such a lovely subtle wearable shade and most importantly (well, to me at any rate!) it's not sticky! It feels and looks very sheer, which even though it won't last particularly long on your lips, I love!
So, at long last, I've finally found a sort-of lipstick that I can wear! Although I do love the product, there is one thing that slightly puts me off buying it a variety of different colours, and that's the price. At £7.99 a pop, they are a little bit too close to £10 for me. But they are currently (as well as all other make up) on offer in Boots under a 3 for 2 promotion they are running. I think I am going to purchase another darker pink colour and then see if I ever get through two!
Have you tried the Lip Butters? If so do you like, love or hate them?