Deja vu? Nope, but close!
Yes, yes, yes…here is another Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter!
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter Red Velvet was one of the shades I wanted the most when I first caught wind of these bad boys.
The reason? I don’t wear red lipstick and prefer gloss, but I wanted to experiment with one. A pigmented lip butter seemed like a happy middle of the road, so I pounced on it.
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter Red Velvet Pictures
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter Red Velvet Ingredients
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter Red Velvet Swatches
Bare Lips for Reference
Natural Light Photos
√ Buttery balm
√ Shiny colour
√ Makes lips look healthy
? Boosts lips’ moisture by 156%
- Name: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter Red Velvet
- Colours Available in the Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter Collection: Peach Parfait, Red Velvet, Lollipop, Pink Truffle, Sugar Frosting, Raspberry Pie, Tutti Fruitti, Brown Sugar, Fig Jam, Candy Apple, Cotton Candy, Berry Smoothie, Cupcake, Gumdrop, Creamsicle, Cherry Tart, Strawberry Shortcake, Sugar Plum, Sweet Tart & Creme Brulee
- Amount: 2.55 g (0.09 oz.)
- What I Paid: $8.99 CAD (Yup, I paid full price before there was a sale on it!)
- Where to Buy: Well.ca, Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall, some Loblaws & select drugstores
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter Red Velvet Review
This red is deep and reminds me more of the kind you would wear around the fall and winter. In the summer, I picture people wearing brighter reds like cherries. But…since I was trying to specifically experiment with a deep red, that’s why I chose this shade.
Sadly, I didn’t fall in love with this colour because it’s too ‘serious’ for me. I was way more a fan of Lollipop because it looks lively and has this playfulness that brightens up your entire face. (In fact, the first time I wore it to work, right after I said, “Good morning!” to a co-worker, she immediately said, “That colour looks so good on you!” 😀 When you get an unsolicited compliment like that, you know it’s the real deal.)
But, I don’t think I’ll be rushing out to buy Candy Apple (which is the brighter red). Bright reds tend to make me look clownish. So I guess I’ll be sticking to bright pinks if I’m craving a red. :S I dunno…Any suggestions for a rich red you think would work with my yellow undertones?
Is It Moisturizing?
Yes, I found this as moisturizing as other Revlon Lip Butters. It feels nice and smooth going on your lips, but it’s not enough to replace a good lip balm.
It feels very comfortable on your lips and not dry like how some lipsticks can feel.
I love the finish – it’s shiny and catches the light. There’s no glitter or big chunks in it, so you get pure, wet shiny goodness! 🙂
I applied the Revlon Red Velvet ColorBurst Lip Butter straight from the tube, and it glided on easily and smoothly. However, with a colour that’s dark like this, you have to pay more attention to how you apply it, or it’ll look messy.
What Is the Wear Time?
If I didn’t eat, drink, or talk a lot, Red Velvet lasted me a good 3-4 hours. That’s very good, considering that this isn’t a lipstick and considering that most glossy lip products usually aren’t long-wearing anyway. I’m very happy with it, and I’ve found (so far) that the darker the Lip Butter is, the longer it seems to wear on me.
While I like the quilted pattern on the tube and how the tube itself corresponds to the actual shade inside, I’m not in love with the packaging.
Sometimes the cover is tricky to remove, and that’s because the base of the lip butter is so short. If that bottom part were taller, it would be a breeze to pull the lid off.
One thing I really like about the packaging? The clear window at the top. When I browse the Revlon Lip Butters in the store, it’s nice to be able to see the actual colour instead of just a computerized colour swatch.
Red Velvet doesn’t seem to be too hard to find, so you should have no problem getting your hands on it. Also, these Lip Butters are a permanent collection, so don’t worry if you can’t find it now. When they restock, you’ll get it. 🙂 Yay for good products not being discontinued fast, right?
Some people have expressed their wish that the Lip Butters would smell as delicious as their names. But I’m glad that they aren’t scented. I have a sensitive nose, and if a scent rubs it the wrong way, that’s a major deal-breaker for me, especially since lip products are worn close to your nose.
It’d be cute if they came out with a limited-edition set of the Lip Butters that are scented, but I’d prefer that the core collection remain as is. 🙂 (If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?)
Final Verdict: 7/10
While I liked the Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Red Velvet, it’s not a colour that I’ve found myself reaching for often. I find that bright pinks (that are close to red) do wonders for my complexion, but deep reds like this make me look tired for some reason.
Even though it wasn’t the best for me, I can see how this would look killer on someone else. So, if you like it, give it a try. You never know if you’ll be pleasantly surprised!
Did any of the Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter shades disappoint you? If so, which ones? If not, have you tried any colours that were out of your comfort zone?