Revlon Lip Butter in 'Candy Apple', £7.99.
I've waited for the 'hype' to die down a bit before posting this, but as a beauty blogger I feel it would be wrong of me not to contribute my two cents about the overall product range and a more indepth review of 'Candy Apple'.
I should have taken it as a sign not to buy after I'd been in to swatch these at least four times before I finally caved and purchased (on the Boots 3 for 2 so it's not that bad). The bright colours all seemed very average in my opinion there was nothing exciting or forward- thinking about the available shades, considering I'm normally pulled into to the brights first I soon surpassed these to take a look at the nudes, more tuned- down shades that I've been trying more of this spring. However the brown- toned glazed finishes on the majority of them, or chunky glitter running through them, or the light pink shades being very 'ala Nivea Lip Care' and realistically, just too pale to ever be wearable, put me off a purchase. None of the shades seem quite right and very old fashioned.
They looked fairly appealing on blog posts I've read but never seemed to live up to it in real life, drawn onto my hand. I really wanted to like them, a soft balmy formula in a lipstick form, the term 'lip butter' instantly sounds appealing!
I'm underwhelmed if I am honest. I cannot speak for all of the shades but my 'Candy Apple' is the worst kind of red (in my opinion), a tomato red that first applies far too muted to produce an odd, muted colour. I find the level of shine in the formula mixed with a red just doesn't sit well with me generally, and really has to be worked to reach it's full bright pigment.
It wears fairly well, longer than a gloss,similar to any standard thick lip balm or chapstick.
I do like the balm- like qualities of them however, they are comfortable to wear and do feel like their acting as a 'shield' between your lips and the outside world. They are so smooth and thick, and those factors are two I really like and are definite pros!
When a product has so much hype and anticipation for release, I really think it's important to take a step back and formulate an opinion for yourself, and whether or not the product really is for you. Perhaps I'm still stuck in my ways, aways flocking to pigmented, bold & exciting colours. However lately I am so aware that I've been steering past matte formulas (previously my chosen finish) and have moved in favour for gloss finishes...so I half expected these to be right up my alley. FYI I have drifted past the L'Oreal counter to take a look at the new 'Caresse' range, and I am slightly wary of purchasing these, maybe this 'type' of lip product just isn't for me! There, I've said it!
What has been your experience of Revlon Lip Butters so far? Are you disappointed by the shades as much as me?