A few weeks ago, I mentioned on Instagram that Shopper’s was having a sale on Revlon lipsticks. Of course I had to pick up a few (or more than a few…) to round out my collection. Ever since picking up Sweet Tart and Strawberry Shortcake earlier this year, I have really fallen in love with the formula. Ranging from barely there nudes, to deep berries, there is something for everyone. The lip butters, as the name would suggest, are creamy and hydrating. Many of the shades are only lightly pigmented making them perfect for every day, while others like Raspberry Pie are quite rich in pigment (which might be a problem, but I’ll get to that later).
As you can tell from the swatches, these are all quite sheer with one swipe, but they are also build-able for a more opaque look.Strawberry Shortcake is my favourite for those days when I just want to keep everything quite neutral and natural. Sweet Tart has a bit more pink to it, but it’s still quite light, so it’s great for those who don’t like their pink lipstick to be too bright or fussy.
Sorbet is next on the spectrum. Though Sweet Tart and Sorbet may look quite similar, there are tiny differences that make them unique. Sorbet is a deeper pink with more of a berry tone to it. Another good one for every day, but with a bit more punch. Lollipop is a beautiful berry fuchsia. I think it would be perfect for the transition between summer and fall, but still great in summer too.
Raspberry Pie is definitely the most pigmented of the collection. I discovered this beautiful berry last fall and really fell head-over-heels for it. It’s dark, but not vampy, which I love. In most lighting and skin tones, it stays true to its true berry shade, but it can also look more like a pinky-red too, which is always pretty. The only downside is that because it’s so creamy, it’s not the easiest to apply. I find it works best if you dab it on for a more sheer look, or if you apply it with a lip brush to keep it from smudging. Candy Apple is my least favourite of the bunch. I love a good red, but I need my reds to be pigmented. This is quite sheer and really doesn’t look that great on me. I have seen it on look gorgeous on others though, so don’t take my opinion as the only one.
Overall, I love these lip butters. They are creamy, slightly sheer but build-able and perfect for days when I just need a quick application of lip colour.
Are you a fan of the Revlon Lip Butters? Which is your favourite?