Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Drugstore Cowgirl: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter

For those of you who follow my blog, you’ll remember I only recently rediscovered the treasure troves of the drugstore beauty aisles (Shameful.  I know.)  Don’t worry, I’m making up for lost time.  My latest love affair is with Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter ($7.49).  It’s incredibly creamy, hydrating, and has surprisingly strong staying power.  It has a nice shine to it too, but doesn’t have the annoying thick, sticky consistency of gloss.

There are twenty different shades ranging from sheer to medium coverage. I bought Sugar Plum, Red Velvet, and Raspberry Pie.  I ended up giving Raspberry Pie, an opaque bright berry, to Maria since it was much brighter than anticipated.   Maria was in front of the mirror applying Raspberry Pie while I read her the product description on, “Buttery balm with beautiful shiny color to give you baby soft, healthy glowing lips 94% of women felt lips were softer, smoother, and instantly hydrated.”

She rubbed her bright berry lips together, nodded her head in the mirror, and then rubbed her lips together again, “It’s true! I’m definitely part of the 94%!” (By the way this is the first time in history Maria has ever admitted to being part of the majority.) I grabbed Sugar Plum first.  It’s a dusty mauve and definitely more sheer than the other two.  It’s perfect as a day lipstick or for when I’m rocking an aggressive smokey eye. Red Velvet… Oh, Red Velvet… Just as the name implies… Pure red deliciousness. I refuse to call this a lip butter. It deposits too much gorgeous pigment to be labeled a butter.  I mean, I get it.   It has mango, shea and coconut butters, which in essence makes it a treatment. But it just feels wrong.  Instead, I am going to call it  an insanely moisturizing lipstick that lasts for several hours.  Oh, I time-tested it.  Don’t think I didn’t put that Red Velvet  through the wringer.   Not only did it last for hours, but it lived through me sipping through a Starbucks cap, chatting, and drinking several bottles of water. And another thing… The colors blend beautifully with each other.  So go crazy and buy every shade because in essence you’re buying hundreds of lipstick combinations.

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