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A Study in Pink: Revlon Lip Butters

Monday, 17 November 2014
Left to Right: Sorbet, Strawberry Shortcake, Sweet Tart and Raspberry Pie.
I know everyone already knows about these Revlon Lip Butters and a vast majority love them too but I just couldn't skip over these while I was reviewing my favourite products. I have noticed that I only seem to have collected the brighter, richer pink shades and if you know my tastes in cosmetics that will make total sense. For this reason, I figured it might be nice to provide a really close comparison of the pinks in this wonderful range.

Side Note: I’m a hopeless BBC Sherlock fan so I just couldn't resist naming this post after the BBC pilot. To prove my obsession, here is a picture of me knocking on Sherlock's door. Please ignore the fact that I look like a total tourist, complete with my Harry Potter Studios goodies bag.

Told you... Obsessed!
If you haven’t already heard about these, they are a really moisturising, smooth textured lipstick, thus the name lip butters. They are sheerer than most formulas but still offers a really good colour pay off. I love them too because they are really easy and low maintenance to apply. If I am in hurry in the morning I don’t have to bother with a lip brush or sometimes even a mirror. I just whip them on and I’m out the door. They don’t last particularly well and won’t survive a meal but that is fairly typical for such a light moisturising lipstick. I never pay full price for these though because Priceline and the Chemist Warehouse often has them on sale, where you can pick them up for as cheap as half price. Usually they retail for $21.95, which is still a very fair price considering the quality but I’d still wait for a sale. That money is better off buying you two for the price of one!

Without further ado, I will give you the run down on some of my favourite pink lipsticks that spend a large portion of their time rattling around in my handbag as my go to lip colour. I have four all up ranging from a light bubblegum pink to a deep raspberry.
Left to right: Strawberry Shortcake, Sweet Tart, Sorbet and Raspberry Pie (aren't they the cutest names?)
080 Strawberry Shortcake
This is a really nice cool/blue toned frosty baby pink. I find this works really well on a more natural, lighter makeup day. It would also look gorgeous with a cool tone more intense winged or smokey eye where you don’t want to go too overboard with your lips. 

090 Sweet Tart
This brighter, more intense pink is as adorable as it’s name. I had to seriously downsize my go to makeup on my Contiki trip earlier this year and basically took three lipsticks with me: a pink, a red and a nude. This is the pink that made the cut and I never got sick of wearing it day after day. It is really flattering but doesn’t come off as too bright so it isn’t like the fuchsias that some people are afraid to try out. Basically it is a gorgeous everyday bright pink which works in so many different ways. I often reach for this one too when I want to just make a nude lipstick just a tinsy bit rosier. It is by far my favourite out of the four pink lip butters I have.

053 Sorbet
This is a much brighter pink again which is approaching hot pink/fuschia territory. All of these are still very cool toned but this one is the deepest richest true pink of them all. It’s the kind of colour you would wear with very natural makeup on the rest of your features for balance or alternatively you can use it very lightly on your lips with a clear gloss or balm to add a little colour, which I often do.

010 Raspberry Pie
This is my nightime raspberry because it is a much darker and richer plum tone. In saying that, it only looks so dark because of my super light skin. If you have olive or tanned skin, this could totally work as a day colour especially if you balance it with a relatively simple eye and cheek.

So what do you think of the Revlon Lip Butters? I’m sure a lot of you out there have at least one and I would love to hear about your favourite shades. Not everyone has a pink lipstick addiction like I do and there are tons of other great colours in the range.
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