Hey everyone! Hope you’re all doing well.
Today’s post is going to be a review and swatch of my Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart. The Lip Butter range has proven to be very popular over the last few years so… Let’s have a chat about if it’s worth all of that hype, shall we?
Okay, so… Let’s start off with the packaging of the Lip Butter. I have to say, although it’s sleek and sturdy, the price doesn’t really justify it for me.
I mean, Revlon’s prices are pretty high up there in the price bracket in terms of drugstore makeup, and if you were to compare their packaging to L’Oreal there’s very little contest.
I’m not saying that I hate the packaging… I just think that Revlon could have spiced it up a bit more!
As for the price, each Lip Butter is £7.99 each, although Revlon often have 3 for 2 offers going on and things like that.
As for the actual product, the amount you get is quite disappointing. The picture above shows the amount that you get if you were to fully wind up the lipstick – plus a little bit extra, as I have used it a couple of times.
Now onto the formula!
These lip products are marketed as being lip butters, which obviously gives the impression that they’d feel balmy and silky on the lips and be really nourishing.
But to be honest… If that’s what you’re looking for I’m not sure these are for you!
I find them to have quite a sticky and tacky texture to them which can cling to dry patches easily – I definitely wouldn’t reach for this to replace a lip balm – and the range is quite inconsistent, as some of the shades are super sheer and some are pretty opaque.
And me being me didn’t try the product on my lips before I bought it, so I was blissfully unaware of the formula until I got home and by that time there was no chance to return it!
The consistency is very glossy and gives a gorgeous sheen, so if you don’t like to wear matte lip products this may be something that interests you. I also do like the fact that Sweet Tart is a bright pop of colour for when I’m wearing quite subtle makeup, but being a slave to neutral colours I don’t get much use out of it.
Packaging: 3/5 (sturdy, but cheap looking – come on Revlon!)
Consistency: 3/5 (not as buttery as I think you’d expect… Can be quite sticky but have a beautiful sheen)
Colour selection: 4/5 (a really broad colour range, although the formula can be inconsistent)
Overall quality: 3/5
Recommended?: Even though I was a bit disappointed at the consistency I do love the colour range and how easy these lip butters are to wear! There’s a gorgeous colour selection and they give a beautiful glossy sheen.
Worth the hype?: I do like these lip butters, but I’m not sure that they’re worth all of the online attention! I would say yes – unless you’re looking for something to really nourish the lips, in which case I’d say stick with a tinted balm.
You can purchase Sweet Tart here!
Have you tried the Revlon Lip Butters? What are your thoughts on them?
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