Wednesday, 14 March 2012

New Revlon Lip Butters in Strawberry Shortcake and Macaroon!

There has been unbelievable hype surrounding the UK release of Revlon's latest product, Colorburst Lip Butter, which I first spotted a few months ago in a couple of American magazines. Due to an accidental early on-line release from I was able to order two Lip Butters prior to their release, although I've only just received them today as I missed the delivery yesterday- boo! But rest assured, they're finally here!

Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake & Macaroon
I was a little bit concerned about relying on an on-line swatch when it came to picking the the shades, and indeed the actual products do look slightly different to the swatches provided by, but the difference is minimal and I can live with it! I went for Strawberry Shortcake as I like pale pinks, and Macaroon as it looked like the most mid-dark pink out of the bunch, and therefore like quite a natural shade.  

Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry Shortcake 
Strawberry Shortcake is slightly paler than I was expecting when applied, with a slight lilac undertone, but you can build up the colour or keep it fairly sheer depending on how many layers you apply, making it 'pinker' as you do so. The texture feels smooth like a balm while delivering quite a punchy pigment (I'd read that they would be very sheer, but they definitely deliver a good shot of colour with one swipe). They glide on easily and feel moisturising and not at all drying- which is great, considering the product title! :p 

Strawberry Shortcake swatch 
Macaroon is slightly darker than I was expecting, more of a reddy-gold-pink than a mid-dark pink, BUT I'm actually really glad I went for this shade as it's very flattering when applied and not too garish. One swipe gives a shiny red wash, and of course you can layer it to intensify the colour. I'm not usually one for daring lip colours but this is slowly converting me! 

And here's the swatch...

Macaroon swatch
Overall I'm very impressed and glad I got my order in so quickly! They're available to order on-line at and will be released in Boots stores over the next couple of weeks. 


Price: currently two for £10 at, £4.99 each at Superdrug stores.
Packaging: attractive; 'sheer' plastic denoting the Lip Butter colour inside.
Texture: moisturising, balm-like, slight glossy finish
Colour: medium-sheer, intensified with layering, long-lasting (I've had mine on for an hour and a half and so far so good!)
Scent: faint 'lipstick' scent, not overpowering at all.
Ease of use: easy to swipe on without a mirror! Balm tip is shaped to fit the lip.


  1. I ordered these colours too... apparently, macaroon is a limited edition for Uk market only... pretty pleased with that. :)

    1. Ooh, that's so cool, makes it feel even more special now! Haha :) I'm wearing Strawberry Shortcake at the moment and I love it, I've layered it on a bit more for a more intense baby pink colour xx

  2. OMG I'm sooo jealous that you have these, they look awesome :)

    1. I love them! I've already decided I want to buy a couple more shades when they're released in the shops :) xx


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