Thursday, 24 September 2015

Throwback Thursday | Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter Lipsticks

One of the saddest days in cosmetics history was when I discovered, quite by accident, that Revlon had discontinued their Lip Butter lipstick range in Australia.

Why, Revlon?! Why did you do this to me? I was going to make like a Pokémon Master and get them all!

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter Lipsticks
The prettiest pretties of them all.

I had thought that the Lip Butter lipsticks were a cult item, but apparently not, because their range was deleted to make way for the newer, more stylish Ultra HD lipsticks. Even so, I have half a dozen of these to show you today, so you're going to get my thoughts on them as you would with any other product review.

Delicious creamy and wonderfully smooth, the Revlon Lip Butters were the kind of sumptuous lipsticks that you really didn't mind forking out a slightly more premium price for. Their diamond pattern on the casing, all grouped within colour families... they were cute, kinda preppy-looking and they delivered on pigment, shine and comfort.

I have six of these gorgeous little darlings to reminisce with you about today, so let's get cracking!

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters - swatches
Crème Brulee | This is a semi-sheer, nude brown. I bought it thinking that it was more golden than it really was, and it makes for a nude that is relatively close to my skin tone. It's because of this that it's a low maintenance shade, as I don't need to worry too much about eating when I apply it.
Wearing Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in "Crème Brulee"
Raspberry Pie | This shade a deep, glossy, berry-toned pink -- truly a raspberry shade! Its application could be slightly uneven at times, so it paid to layer it and even it out. It's a shade that I imagine would've been flattering on the majority of skin tones.
Wearing Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in "Raspberry Pie"
Invite Only | You may remember from this post that this shade is nowhere near as opaque as it looks in the tube. It's an incredibly sheer icy blue with blue shimmer that is very wearable. I couldn't ever locate it on the Revlon website; it was one of those odd little gems that you'd need to find by accident.
Wearing Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in "Invite Only'
Tutti Frutti | Oranges usually aren't my cup of tea, but I saw this in a reduced to clear bin at Myer and decided to snap it up anyway! It applies more evenly and opaque than many of the other shades of my collection, but I haven't really had much opportunity to use it. It looks more coral in the tube than when applied.
Wearing Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in "Tutti Frutti"
Provocative | Like Invite Only, this was a shade that looked jewel-toned but was actually quite sheer once applied. It's a delightful lavender-purple with blue shimmer that provided lips with a slightly glittery yet wearable tint. I've never been able to see this on the Revlon site either.
Wearing Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in "Provocative"
Candy Apple | I feel like this is a true red that can be worn semi-sheer or built up to a more glossy, opaque finish. It's a really great kind of low-maintenance red, for those days when you don't want a red that's big and bold and in your face.
Wearing Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in "Candy Apple"
The thing that I have really enjoyed about the Lip Butters was how they gave really great pigmentation whilst feeling like a lip balm. I very rarely feel like I need to exfoliate my lips beforehand, and only if my lips were drier than the Sahara would patches show up. They weren't cheap, by any means -- I think they were around $21 or $22 -- and I wonder if the Ultra HD line, which seems to have taken over, are better. They're more expensive than the Lip Butters were, so I'd hope so!

I'm disappointed that this line was discontinued, as it was one that I always liked to have a look at whenever I visited Priceline or Chemist Warehouse. I'd planned to add more berries and pinks to my collection in the future, so it's a little sad that I've missed out (let it be known, though, that my wallet is perfectly fine with it).

Do you have any Lip Butters in your own collection? Have you tried the newer Ultra HD lipsticks? Let me know in the comments!


  1. I have mine in a vanity case and always forget about them, I really need to use them more xx

    Alice Anne // Annie Writes Beauty

    1. Ooh, you should! I can't wait to break mine out more now that spring is here! xo