Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter — 015 Tutti Frutti Review

Color Burst Lip Butter by Revlon is a 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. 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 colour with buttery shine.

Revlon’s Lip Butters are definitely not new and if you usually follow any makeup review blogs or beauty gurus on youtube, you’ve probably already heard and seen a bunch of reviews on them. What was all the hype about for this product? It was a lip product that was supposed to have the moisturizing properties of a lip balm, but also the pigmentation of a lipstick. Did it live up to all the hype it has received?

I usually don’t use lipstick everyday, but I do use it from time to time. I usually just apply it before I leave the house and I don’t reapply throughout the day. I just don’t have time to keep finding a mirror to reapply it, you know? Plus they usually make my lips dry so I’d need to put lip gloss over it. So I need something that’s convenient and quick. Since Lip Butter isn’t completely opaque like lip sticks are supposed to be, it seems like a good choice.

If it’s a bit sheer then it’s like I’m just applying a bit of lip tint instead. No worries about getting color outside of my lips. Also, if it’s moisturizing then I don’t have to apply two things.

I picked Tutti Frutti since I usually pick orange-coral colours. I would’ve picked Peach Parfait, but when I went to swatch it, I see a lot of glitter in the product which I’m not a big fan of. I’m not sure if it’d leave a bunch on my lips after it dries up so I settled for Tutti Frutti. I was actually pretty afraid of getting this colour since it’s super orange in the tube. When I swatched it though it was much more sheer. I also checked out some pictures online and it wasn’t as bright as the tube. Actually, it’s pretty much the kind of colour I would go for. When I apply it as I would a chapstick though, it was pretty orange on my lips. Since my lips are pretty pigmented it appears more orange than I would like.

Since it’s a lip balm x lip stick in one, it’s not as moisturizing as I assumed it would be. It’s more moisturizing than most lip sticks I own, but it’s not enough for me to completely skip applying a lip balm underneath or lip gloss over it. If I just need to repply for a bit of colour, then it’s fine. If my lips are getting really dry, it would not be a good idea to throw this on top. It leaves a tint on the lips even after the product starts disappearing as the day goes by.

All in all, it’s not a bad product. If you want to add some colour to your lips without the hassle of lipstick, I think it’d be a good option, especially since it leaves a tint on the lips so you don’t have to constantly reapply. Plus, it’s very affordable. It can add a bit of moisture if you’re really in need of some and don’t have anything else on hand. I probably wouldn’t hype it up in the moisture department as much as it claims though since it can’t beat applying actual lip balm.


Lancôme La Base Pro Review

For gorgeous, picture-perfect makeup like a pro, this primer promises a smooth, radiant, canvas for a flawless makeup look. Lancôme’s exclusive Elasto-Smooth™ technology refines skin’s texture and diffuses light to visibly reduce imperfections with a satiny-soft finish. Makeup glides on effortlessly and color stays truer and more vibrant for that right-off-the-runway, air-brushed look that lasts until you take it off. Oil-free.

La Base Pro was, I think, one of the first primers I started using. It is silicon-based, but I don’t find my skin reacting badly to silicon-based products. Since it is silicon-based, it gives a very smooth surface for makeup to be applied upon.

I did find that makeup was much easier to apply once I started using La Base Pro. If I found that a foundation was a bit hard to apply, I would switch to this primer to see if it helped. It did help my makeup stay on longer also, but I have combination skin which means there are parts of my face that gets oily quickly. La Base Pro didn’t really help keep the oils at bay in those areas. I didn’t notice it reducing size of imperfections nor diffuse light, but since it gives your face a smooth canvas, your foundation should help hide those imperfections better LOL.

Watch out how much you squeeze out because a little goes a long way. It applies very smoothly and feels almost like you’re just applying a watery gel onto your face. Seriously, give your face a feel after you apply it to your face. I don’t even know how to describe it because it feels so soft that it’s almost unreal. Too much though might feel like you have a thin film on your face instead.

The bottle for it is very heavy, which makes it feel expensive. I wish it was an air pump instead so it gets every last bit of product, but I know some people dislike air pumps.

Overall, pretty good product and I wouldn’t mind repurchasing again in the future.

$46CAD / 25mL