Frugal Friday – Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter

 While I pride myself on being a unique individual the majority of the time, when it comes to good makeup, especially a good lipstick, I’m an admitted Sheeple.  A mix sheep and people, the term “Sheeple”  designates people  unable to think for themselves. Followers. Those with no cognitive abilities of their own. Sheeple tend to accept and take statements at face value, especially if it is cited in mainstream media. By doing so, Sheeple undermine their own individuality and may willingly give up their rights. 

Nearly every beauty blogger on the planet has raved about Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters so like a good Sheeple, when they FINALLY arrived at my local Rite Aid, I dutifully bought a few to try. Lemme tell ‘ya a secret beauties, when THAT many bloggers give outstanding reviews, they are usually right. So is the case with Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters–they’re THAT good. What’s all the hoopla about? Well, for starters they come in 20 shades!

  • Tutti Frutti – A bright coral
  • CupcakeA light pink with a blue-base
  • Cotton CandyA sheer pale pink
  • GumdropA lilac shade with a slight shimmer
  • Berry SmoothieA medium pink with hints of purple
  • Cherry Tart – A sheer warm red
  • LollipopA bold fuchsia 
  • Strawberry ShortcakeA medium-toned pink – very wearable
  • Creme BruleeA light tan
  • Peach ParfaitA shimmery peach
  • Pink TruffleA browned rose
  • Red VelvetA smooth brick red
  • Sugar PlumA plummy pink
  • CreamsicleA very pale, creamy tan
  • Brown SugarA soft pinkish brown
  • Fig JamA rich dark brown
  • Sugar FrostingPale beige pink with shimmer
  • Candy AppleA bright red
  • Raspberry PieAn opaque fuchsia color

All the colors are so yummy it was hard to choose but the clear top helps you see the shade. Speaking of packaging, Revlon’s Lip Butters are housed in a plastic translucent tube with a quilted pattern on them. The tube itself is silver and reminds me of a department store brand, Clinique perhaps? Anyone?  I chose only two, Berry Smoothie and Peach Parfait and after wearing them for a week I want more. When I purchased mine they were BOGOH (buy one get one half off) so I think I paid $11.25 for two–not bad huh? They retail anywhere from $7-8 each.

What appeals to me about these lipsticks is that while they feel as moisturizing as a balm, they are pigmented enough to show some real color on the lips. They are NOT a tinted lip balm. I even get a slight stain effect from Berry Smoothie if I use it all day. And… they’re not sticky! Yay!  They have good shine, feel very smooth and are easy to apply, plus they’re cheap, cheap!! Lasting power is somewhere in between a lipstick and a gloss. I honestly haven’t found a drugstore lipstick I like better in a long, long time. I’m sorry I don’t have pictures to share–my internet connection has been wonky and I’ve been visiting friends just to get these posts up! Trust me, there are PLENTY of pics out there–just google Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters.

PROS:

  • large color selection–pinks, coral, nudes, reds–brights to neutrals
  • the texture is super smooth and like the name, buttery
  • soothing ingredients—coconut, mango, jojoba oils and shea butter
  • non-sticky, non-drying
  • good pigmentation–on my pale lips, these leave behind a slight stain
  • nice shine
  • packaging–color matched to the shade and I like the clear top so you can actually see the shade

CONS:

  •  ?? Can you think of any?

Overall Thoughts: sometimes the Sheeple are right to follow the trends! I’m very impressed with Revlon’s Colorburst Lip Butters and am looking forward to picking up several more shades on my next trip to the drugstore. In fact, I’m going to make a special trip just for these….in…the…..SNOW!!

Prime Beauty Grade: A                 what’s not to like?  Go forth Sheeple, follow the trend and baaaaaah some Colorburst Lip Butters now!!!

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Comments

  1. I’m glad to have your opinion these! I went to the store to pick up a few myself and the selection was so picked over! I need to preserver and wait to get the colors I want.

  2. I love these! Berry Smoothie is my new favorite. LOL, every time I buy one its my new favorite!

  3. I have two of these but I haven’t tried them yet because they need photographed lol
    this is inspiring me to light a fire under my butt!!

  4. I love these! I wear Strawberry Shortcake all the time. I only have two but I’m primed to get more!

  5. Mamavalveeta03 says

    I haven’t been able to find them yet and it’s driving me NUTS!! Everyone is raving about them, and I can’t get my hands on them. I may have to order, sight unseen!!

  6. Jennifer Ryder says

    Thanks for your descriptions of the colors. I started out with Berry Smoothie, Sugar Plum, Raspberry Pie, and Peach Parfait. The one I grab the most is Sugar Plum. Last week I was in one of my local CVS stores and noticed they had a full display of the lip butters. I went to check out their clearance section and found SIX lip butters marked down to $1.55, so how could I not bring them home with me??? I bought all six – Tutti Fruitti, Cotton Candy, Creamsicle, Sweet Tart, Sugar Frosting, and Fig Jam. I did check out a couple of other CVS’s close by but none of them had the lip butters marked down.

  7. Cindy thanks for the color descriptions. It helped me make my purchase. I received my first four yesterday, tried them on today, and immediately ordered another 4. I absolutely love them. I hadn’t seen them in stores yet, either, so I finally just ordered them from drugstore.com.

    My favorite is Berry Smoothie (already ordered a backup). I also adore Raspberry Pie and Lollipop. Sweet Tart is a bit candy-colored for me, but I’ll try applying more sheerly. The ones I ordered a couple hours ago were Peach Parfait, Sugar Plum, and Strawberry Shortcake. LOVE!

    • Berry Smoothie is my fav too, I wore it today! I just picked up Strawberry Shortcake and Tutti Fruitty yesterday 🙂 These are the best drugstore lipsticks in ages!