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Rejoice! The Revlon Lip Butter Wait is Over …
Fri, 13 April 2012 11:12AM
With a slew of new lipsticks on counters now, from the highly pigmented to variations on cult classics and the ultra-glossy, we’re not spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting the perfect shade and formulation for all of our lippie needs – right, Primpettes? But every now and then, we come across a new gem, a lip product that’s a little out of the ordinary, and that makes even the most jaded beauty junkies squeal with delight.
Introducing …the highly anticipated Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters, $21.95 each, which, I have been informed, have just hit stores now. Two words: Woo hoo!
And – ta da! – here they are:
Let me explain why I’m so jumping-out-of-my-skin excited…
First of all, these beauties are the best of both worlds. They’re pigmented enough to appeal to seasoned lipstick wearers, yet subtle enough for a weekend outing (or those looking to take their first foray into lipstick). Plus, the sheer-to-medium coverage is easily buildable, so you can control the intensity you want at any given time.
Then there’s the über-moisturising formula. It’s no wonder, considering they’re infused with a lip-lickingly delicious combination of coconut, mango and shea butter. Plus they’re rich in vitamins and antioxidants so as to soothe dry and cracked lips. The gel-like formula glides on like a dream, all soft and – you guessed it – buttery.
As for mileage, they last approximately 2 ½ hours before you need to touch up. But, IMO, when touching up is this much fun, who cares how often you do it!
My top picks: for those who fancy a fuchsia, Sweet Tart is a glossy candy pink, while for the perfect red, look no further Cherry Tart – it gives you just enough high-shine and colour oomph to work back perfectly to a slick of black liner. Fig Jam caters for lovers of a deep mocha and, once blended, settles to a gorgeous reddish-brown.
However, if you’re looking for more of your everyday office-appropriate shades, we’re turning to Oscar de la Renta’s A/W ’12 show as inspiration, where makeup guru and Revlon’s Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman used the lip butters for a playful yet feminine beauty look. Lips were painted with Creamsicle, a barely-there peach, Sugar Frosting, a pretty pearlescent pink and Crème Brulee, a creamy nude.
Note how the wearable orangey-coral shade complements her pastel makeup palette and glossy copper hair. Gorge.
And lastly, I’m just a little bit in love with the tube. Call me lazy, but the shades are an almost identical match to the embossed case, making it a perfect to hold against your ensemble if you’re looking to go matchy-matchy. Or even to find your favourite shade in the jumble of all 746 of your lipsticks.
As you can tell Primpettes, I’m more than just a little excited. So is Yaz. Are you?
Will you be rushing out to buy one?
Got a shade you would like to try?
Posted by: Hayley Bennett