It felt like everyone on the interwebs--YouTube, bloggers, even Tumblr--was freaking out about these new Revlon Lip Butters. They're supposed to be like a lipstick-lip balm hybrid, here's the PR copy:
- Buttery Balm + Shiny Color
- Buttery balm with beautiful shiny color to give you baby soft, healthy glowing lips
- 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 color with buttery shine
- Available in 20 luscious shades
I was in Target the other day, and I went to look for these. They were all sold out! Except for 3 shades, and I picked up the only wearable one for my skin tone, Tutti Frutti. The packaging is simple, with a sheerish plastic lid in a quilted pattern. The lip butter comes in a balm-esque twist-up tube that feels slightly retro. Overall I like the packaging. It's definitely more cute than elegant, but it feels sturdy enough.
Tutti Frutti is an orange with a hint of coral. I really like the formula. It goes on sheer--that swatch is VERY heavy--but you can build up the color to about medium opacity. It goes on like butter, with a really lovely texture, and has a lot of sheen. I feel like with a lot of 'hydrating' lipsticks, you don't really get that much moisture. But I can actually use this as a lip balm--in fact, if it wasn't straight-up orange, I'd just make these my new lip balms. I do like the orange, though. It feels fun and festive, it's definitely wearable (even for me, and I'm scared of color). I almost splurged on a MUFE lipstick in a similar color a while ago, and now I'm glad I didn't since I got this for $6.50. As far as wear-time goes, I get probably 2-3 hours of color from this before it fades away beyond recognition. The moisture lasts a little longer, maybe 4 hours. It fades evenly, which I love, and doesn't stain my lips. Oh, and as far as I can tell there's no smell or taste.
Here's the terrifying lip closeup.
Awkward Chic rating: A+. I really like these! I feel like they live up to the hype of color and moisture, and hopefully I can track down some more nude/pink colors to wear.