Sweet Pink: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Cupcake

So the online beauty world has been aflutter about these new Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters.  I can’t think of the last time I have used a Revlon product but I have heard so many great things about the brand that when I heard about these I new I had to pick one up.

Basically what these lip butters are are pigmented lip balms that moisturize your lips but add some fabulous colour as well.

From Revlon:

  •  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

So with 11 colours available it was hard to choose just one but I went for the pinkest one I could find and that was 055 Cupcake.  (All the shades are named after yummy treats by the way).  I’m going to get into the colour in a second but first I want to talk about the packaging.

The tubes for these are similar to their ColorBurst lipsticks which I personally haven’t tried but have heard great things about. The tube lid is in the colour of the shade and has the quilted design on two sides and the other two are just frosted.  My favourite part is the top because it’s clear so you can actually see the colour that you are buying (no surprises in store here!).

As for the actual tube, they remind me a lot of the MAC Pro Longwear lipcremes, where the product is flat and angled and the tube is long.

Now for the colour, Cupcake is a pale blue-based pink.  When I think of lip butters pigmentation doesn’t often come to mind, but these are very pigmented.  They are honestly like a lipstick but moisturizing at the same time.  YSL also makes something similar but their Volupte Sheer Candy products, I find, are not very pigmented at all and kind of a waste in my opinion.

This colour in particular is getting a lot of comparisons to MAC’s Viva Glam Gaga I because they are both blue-based baby pinks.  I find that MAC’s is more pigmented and pinker than the Revlon version, but if you didn’t get Viva Glam Gaga I the first time around and are looking for a dupe, give these a try. (By the way, for the holidays, MAC is offering Lady Gaga’s two Viva Glam shades in a collectable gift bag).

MAC Viva Glam Gaga (left) with Revlon's ColorBurst Lip Butter in Cupcake (right)

Top: MAC Viva Glam Gaga Bottom: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Cupcake

So my final thoughts?  So far, so good.  I really like the colour, the consistency, and the fact that these leave my lips feeling hydrated.  There are a ton of colours to choose from, some more pigmented than others, but totally something for everyone.

I got mine at the Real Canadian Superstore for $8.99 with a two dollar off coupon and no tax (they had a no tax day on Saturday, December 3, 2011) so it only cost me $6.99.  I have seen these at Wal-Mart and Zellers too but the prices vary per store.  I believe they are $7.98 at Wal-Mart, at Zellers they were in the nine dollar range.

Have you tried the Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters?  What were your thoughts?  Leave me a comment below!