Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Swatches- ALL 20 Shades!

Left to right: Cupcake (055), Cotton Candy (045), Gumdrop (060),  & Strawberry Shortcake (080)

Cupcake: Sheer blue pink
Cotton Candy: pale sheer cool pink with gold pearl 
Gumdrop: pale sheer lilac to lavender
Strawberry Shortcake: bright bubblegum pink.
Left to right: Sweet Tart (090), Lollipop (075), Raspberry Pie (010), Berry Smoothie (050)

Sweet Tart: bright cool toned pink
Lollipop: fuchsia pink with blue pearl
Raspberry Pie: pinky fuchsia
Berry Smoothie: cool rosy pink with pink pearl.
Left to right: Sugar Plum (085), Pink Truffle (001), Sugar Frosting (005),  Crème Brûlée (095)

Sugar Plum: muted brown pink
Pink Truffle: muted brown pink with a touch of mauve
Sugar Frosting: sheer cool blue pink with pink pearl
Crème Brûlée: sheer warm nude
Left to right: Creamsicle (065), Peach Parfait (025),  Tutti Frutti (015), Candy Apple (035)

Creamsicle: super sheer warm pinky nude
Peach Parfait: warm peachy rose with gold pearl
Tutti Frutti: sheer true clean orange
Candy Apple: bright warm red
Left to right: Cherry Tart (070), Red Velvet (040), Fig Jam (030), Brown Sugar (020)

Cherry Tart: warm cherry red with pearl
Red Velvet: deep blue-based red
Fig Jam: nude caramel brown
Brown Sugar: warm nude pinkish brown with pearl
Left to right: Pink Lemonade (047) and Sorbet (053). 
These are two of the newest shades that I added in after initially posting all of the swatches.

Pink Lemonade: is a neutral light pink
Sorbet: is a vibrant mid-tone pink

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters are lusciously comfortable, wonderfully moisturizing, stunningly gorgeous lipstick & lip balm hybrids that are nothing short of FABULOUS!!  There is not a bad color in the bunch, and though I am a cool leaning NC 20-25 I happily wear all 20 colors! Click here for my full review, and here for additional pictures of all 20. The pictures are all high resolution- so be sure to click on each one for a more detailed view.

SHINY COLOR + BUTTERY BALM 94% of women felt lips were softer smoother and instantly hydrated. Available in 20 irresistible shades.

- Hydrating mango, shea and coconut butter formula boosts lip moisture by 156%
- Pampering gel formula provides super charged hydration and glides on lips buttery smooth
- Sheer to medium colour with buttery shine
- Available in 20 luscious shades

Overall assessment: Fantastic luscious buildable lip color at an affordable price. What's not to love!

Available from Walgreens and other drugstores (Affiliate Link).
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  1. I used to have a couple of these (my mom stole mine!) & one from L'Oreal. The Revlon ones reminded me of Dior Addict Lipstick. It's kind of funny how all the drug store brands are starting to copy the high end brands :) Not a bad thing at all. I have 2 Maybelline 24 hr Tattoo Eyeshadows. I actually use it more than my Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill eyeshadow.

    1. I LOVE THESE!!! They are like Dior Addict Lipsticks! They also remind me of the Chanel Coco Shines.

      It is funny how the drugstore brands are really throwing their hats in the ring and giving the Couture lines a run for their money. However, it does make a degree of sense since many of the drugstore lines are the parent companies to the Couture lines. Since L'Oreal owns Armani, Shu Uemura, Lancôme, Maybelline (to name a few) it's not surprising that they would employ the same technologies when making their low-end products. I have heard other people say that they reach for their Maybelline 24 hr Tattoo Eyeshadows over their Armani Eyes to Kill as well. It's such a smart marketing strategy for them-- they can capture even more market share by reeling high end make-up fiends back into the drugstore to buy their lower end products as well. I definitely thing the Lip Butters are a game changer for Revlon. I can't even remember the last time that I looked at Revlon products before this launch.

    2. Yea, I bought one Coco Shine but did not like it as much, so gave it to my mom. I have not bought another one. After all these came out, I don't see the point anymore?!

      I never paid attention to drug store brands before but after these came out and the Maybelline eye shadows, I went to so many drug stores looking for it! After I finished my Chanel mascara, I wanted to try a drug store brand...I honestly can't tell the difference. Right now I am using the Maybelline Illegal Lengths mascara and I am pretty happy w/it. I did play around with some make up at Chantecaille and the SA used their mascara...I loved it! But it was $70!! I can't picture spending that much when mascara goes bad within 3 months I believe...rather buy a skincare item w/that $70!

    3. I only have two Coco Shines- Boy and Royallieu. I like the formula, but at that price point there are plenty of other options. Truthfully, the Revlon Lip Butters have caused a significant paradigm shift in my attitude about spending a small fortune on a single lip product. So I totally agree with you-- this new trend of drug store brands stepping up has been a real game changer. Don't get me wrong I still love Chanel Glossimers, but am now WAY more selective when I purchase.

      Like you, drug store brands were TOTALLY off of my radar, but the Lip Butters changed all of that for me. I want to take a closer look at the new Revlon Colorburst eye shadow quads as well.

      I agree 100% about mascara. Right now I have a couple in rotation: Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash & MAC Zoom Fast Black Lash. I didn't set out to buy either-- both were full sized products included in sets, and I probably never would have purchased either separately. Not because I don't like them, but because I don't like to spend much on mascara-- for just the reasons that you stated. Anything that has to be tossed that often can't cost too much in my book. I'm funny about mascara anyway, because I don't always wear it. Plus over the last year my eyes have become more sensitive-- sometimes super reactive to certain eye makeup formulations. In fact I have had several bouts of antibiotic eye drops to counter the effects of severely offending eyeshadows etc. So the idea of spending $70.00 on a the Chantecaille mascara or $49.00 on the Guerlain Noir G de Guerlain Mascara is just ridiculous for me (even if I money were no object- which is not the case). Next time I need to buy a mascara I'm definitely headed to the drug store instead of a the department store! I'm not surprised that you can't to tell the difference between the high and low end mascaras. I totally agree- I'd rather spend my money on a skincare product for $70. 00 than a mascara!!

    4. I had Boy too and almost bought Royallieu! but after I wasn't using Boy much I changed my mind. The color looked so pretty, it was hard for me to pass it up.

      I was just looking at the Revlon Colorburst quads last night! I want to get the bronze/gold colored one. I think I am done spending $57+ on Chanel quads. I have purchased 4 in total and 2 of them hardly get used. I think I just bought them because I thought I needed to have it since one was a limited edition and I went along w/the hype!

      I was the thinking the same thing w/the Guerlain mascara! It just seems rather silly to spend $50 on mascara. Speaking of Guerlain, have you seen pictures of their summer collection? One of the items interest me - golden glimmer powder but it's $70 and it looks as big as a plate. The rest of the collection I ignored since it was heavily focused on bronzers. I noticed Chanel and Dior will be doing the same for their summer collections. I'll be happy when this bronzing phase is over!

  2. Yeah, I know what you mean-- all of the limited edition releases create a really dangerous pattern of consumption-- you end up thinking that you "need" just about everything from the collection because of all of the hype, and half (or more) of it ends up collecting dust. It really ends up being a huge waste of money when they aren't things that you will actually use with some frequency. It's really good to know when to put the breaks on-- especially when you still owe money on a credit card for things that you aren't actually using! Good for you for being able to say no to Royallieu for that very reason. While I really love Royallieu, I haven't used it in a REALLY long time!

    The bronze/gold Revlon Colorburst quad is the same one that I want to get!! The cost is so good-- especially with all of the specials CVS, Rite Aid & Walgreens have-- not to mention Target's prices. I know just what you mean about spending $57.00 on Chanel quads! The last one that I bought was Topkapi from Chanel Byzance-- it's probably the highest quality Chanel Quad I have ever purchased, but even still I rarely reach for it. I also find that a lot of the Chanel eye shadows irritated my eyes- red bumps on my eyelids etc. I think that it's the fragrance or a combination of ingredients, but some have definitely caused me problems.

    I agree-- for me it's definitely very silly to spend $50.00-$70.00 for a mascara!! Do you mean the Spring or Summer Collection for Guerlain? I have looked at both and feel like you are talking about that gorgeous Cruel Gardenia Highlighter from the Spring Collection- am I completely off base?? Or do you mean The Summer Collection featuring all the gorgeous stuff by Emilio Pucci. All of it is so pretty, but I think I'm going to pass and try conserve some resources. I'd rather get something that I really really really want. I'm with you about wanting the bronzing phase to end. Just not for me!

    1. Yeah, when my mom saw all my Chanel qauds she said not to buy anymore because she said there was always 1 shade I would hardly ever use. She is right. She saw my Naked palette and said it was a much better deal and she loved it. She thought you could do more looks than w/a regular quad. Every time my parents would visit, she would use it. I ended up giving her mine! :)

      I have Topkapi too! I used it a LOT at first but haven't used it in 2 months though. I am trying to use other shadows too. Sometimes I do not like have too many choices. Do you ever get that way? I put some in a drawer and used 2-3 shades only. I just didn't want many options.

      Summer collection for Guerlain. It's not the Gardenia highlighter. I saw that a few times but passed on it but not I kind of want but I am out of luck. I saw some pics for the Pucci collection but it's another collection called Sun in the City. I see on your Blogroll you have Best Things in Beauty...if you go there and search under "golden glimmer" it will be the first hit on the results. I am passing on the Pucci collection too, esp the blush/bronzer...I heard some dept. stores already have a waiting list for it!

    2. Yeah, I think that your mom has a good point about buying eyeshadow quads (from any line, really). I have had a couple Chanel quads that had 4 great colors-- Topkapi is one and the other was a long ago discontinued quad that looks like it was a predecessor to the Dune quad (but it was much much better). The Naked Palette definitely offers many many more options, but I felt like there was too much glitter fall-out on me with Naked1, but I haven't tried Naked2.

      I know what you mean by having so many eyeshadow options-- it can be overwhelming. I deputed my MAC & MAKE UP FOR EVER shadows, and having them in a big palette makes accessing and using them easier.

      Oh! That Guerlain highlighter-- I did see that the day that Charlestongirl posted it-- it's really gorgeous! I just don't want to spend $70.00 on it! I'm not surprised that the Pucci collection has a waiting list-- I'm sure that collection will sell out fast. I'll pass as well!

    3. That's the reason I gave the palette to my mom - too much glitter for me! For some reason, I have not a strong desire to buy the Naked2...worried it will have just as much glitter.

      Yea, I am not so sure I want that highlighter just cause of the price! I am sure it will last awhile but still...I feel like I could find something similar for a lot cheaper.

    4. I love the colors in the Naked palettes, but I am not at all a fan of glitter fall out-- that's a deal breaker for me. If I have to use a sticky primer to try to get something to adhere-- then I don't want to deal with it. I didn't even bother swatching Naked2- because I just assumed it would do the same thing on me that Naked1 did. I will probably eventually swatch it to see if I like it, but truthfully I have so many shadows in my stash that I don't need it. For some reason I never really got on the UD bandwagon. I love that the line is cruelty free and vegan, but none of the products rock my world.

      I'm stilling willing to spend $70.00 on a single high end makeup item, but I'm WAY more selective now. It has to be something that I am MADLY in love with and that I will use all of the time (something that will be used enough to hit the pan and then some)-- otherwise it will be a waste for me.

    5. Same here, I never caught on with UD. I tried the primer potion but prefer my NARS so much more!

      I saw the $70 golden glimmer powder today and passed on it. Too much glitter for me. It was pretty but I would be afraid to over do it and the glitter stood out too much for my taste. My wallet was happy :) I'm w/you - I have to be truly in love with it to be willing to spend $70 or more.

    6. I hear you! Clearly we are in the minority here because of the popularity of UD, and devotees would say we are crazy!

      I'm relieved to hear that you passed on the golden glimmer powder-- I won't even go look at it now. I prefer glow to glitter any day! Looks like we both saved $70.00!! At that price point there are so many other things that one can buy!

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  6. Very nice blog and thanks for all the swatches of the 20 shades! Took me a while to find a blog with both comments on the colour AND swatches. Although it would've been nice if there were also some indication of just how sheer each shade is, or whether the pigmentation is richer. Anyhow, superb blog, and thanks again! :)

    1. Thank you, I am glad that you find this so helpful. The colors are quite true to my swatches, and the darker colors are much more pigmented with closer to opaque coverage than the lighter shades. All of the colors are buildable, but the richer and darker colors build to full coverage very quickly!

  7. ireally loved " Creamsicle " (':
    but do you think it will nice on my medium-dark skin ? My lips are also a bit brown o:

    1. Hi!! Creamsicle is quite sheer. I suspect that it will probably translate to a very sheer nude on you. I don't think that it will add much in the way of color, but will probably translate to a whisper of color with shine. If you are looking for greater pigmentation you might be disappointed. I am a cool-toned light-med Olive toned skin, and I don't get much color from this shade. If I build it up with multiple passes it never achieves much more than a light nude with a slight warm pink/peach cast. I think that you might have to look at it in person to determine whether it is a hot or miss for you. You might take a look at Peach Parfait as well- because that one will yield more color. Thanks for stopping by! :)

  8. These are great swatches! I see a few that I need to try!

    1. Hi Amber, Thanks- I am glad that you find these swatches helpful. It was about time that I reshot these swatches! It was also great reswatching because it reignited my love of Lip Butters, and got me using them again! I love that they are on sale so often-- that certainly makes the desire to buy multiples easier to justify! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! :-)

  9. Thank you for these!! I was hunting a dupe for NARS's Carthage and I think I may've found one in Sorbet! :)

    1. Hi Anna! My pleasure! I'm so glad that my swatches may have helped you find an affordable dupe for NARS Carthage! I love these Lip Butters, and Sorbet is a real beauty! :-)

  10. I personally adore Pink Lemonade; it's great for my hideously red pigmented lips and it brightens and lifts them right up. They look so much nicer and more like I wish they'd look all the time! The slight blue tone (without being cold) is also perfect for preventing yellow looking teeth, a common problem with pink colour! I just have to pick up Peach Parfait, next. :)

    1. Hi Pixie! Pink Lemonade is actually one of my very favorite shades! I can definitely see how it would lighten up your naturally pigmented lips! Peach Parfait is definitely worth having as well– it is such a gorgeous shade! :)


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