Revlon Lip Butters: Fail

by - Friday, December 14, 2012

I really wanted to like these. So many people rave about them and even now months after their release they're still all over blogs, but I'm just failing to see what's so fantastic about them. What's going on people? I feel like I've been swindled! It's not often I'll be negative in my reviews, I usually research the things I buy and so have a pretty good idea what I'm getting. Even though I'd read plenty of rave reviews on these, one of the things I didn't expect was that there would be such a measly amount of product in the tube, I don't think I've seen one review mention how there's only half the amount of product that you'd normally get in a lipstick. Because of the balmy nature of these you need to reapply often too so they get used up really quickly- for these reasons the Revlon Lip Butters are not worth the hype for me. They're ok and I do use the two I have, but am far from ready to run out and buy the whole collection because I just don't think they're worth it.

Revlon Lip Butters cost £7.99 which I think most of us would agree is pretty pricey for a highsteet lipstick (or glorified lip balm in this case). Even when you do pay this sort of price for a lip product, you get between 3.5 and 4g of product which would last for months of daily use and topups. The Revlon Lip Butters contain just 2.55g of product, so basically what you're paying for is a bit of quilted plastic packaging. Seeing as these are more expensive than most highstreet lipsticks, I'd have thought there would be at least the standard amount of product in them. I'm quite surprised that these get raved about, if anything I'd think at  almost £8 for 2.55g of product people would be complaining not singing their praises?

Pigmentation-wise I think this collection is a pretty mixed bag from the swatches I've seen, some are really quite pigmented like Raspberry Pie and have the opacity of a lipstick. Others like Creme Brulee are much more sheer, and look just like a lip balm. I think the darker, more pigmented colours give you much more bang for your buck although I still don't think the price is justifiable. If Creme Brulee would have been three or four pounds and I could have used it more freely without thinking I was going to use the whole thing up in a week, maybe I'd have liked it better. It's a subtle nude and I quite like how it looks on, but the finish isn't much more than a lipgloss/balm. I think a lot of people loved the idea that these were suppose to be moisturising, but I don't find they hydrate my lips and all and actually leave them feeling quite sticky.

Overall, they're ok products. Had they been cheaper or more long wearing maybe I'd have loved them as much as everyone else, but £7.99 on a lip product that would be gone in a week if I topped up regularly doesn't seem worth it to me. If I bought more of these it would definitely be in the more pigmented shades because I do like Raspberry Pie, but I'm in no rush for more at the moment. I think there are a lot better lip products on the market, if I'd have known how unimpressed I'd be with these I'd have saved the £16 I spent on them and took myself off to Mac for a new lipstick instead. 

Am I missing something? If you're a fan please fill me in, what's the hype all about?!

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  1. I don't understand the hype with these either, as you said they are very over priced, i also found that more product ended up around the bullet then anywere else and they only lasted a very small amount of time on my lips before i felt the need to apply again. xx

  2. I really like them because they're so subtle - definitely agree about the measly size though. I've never used up a whole lipstick in my life but I've got through almost all of a lip butter in three months. I won't pay £7.99 for a new one, but I'd consider it if they had a discount or 3 for 2 offer on :) xx

  3. I feel like the lip butters are OKAY, and just OKAY. You get some colour and some moisture for fairly cheap. Beyond that there really isn't anything special about them. To be fair, I also don't reapply it multiple times per day.

  4. I have one in Raspberry Pie as it seemed to have the most colour pay off out of them all, I agree that the sheer ones aren't nothing special but I love the one I have now it's getting more use out of my MAC one. you don't get much product although I've never finished a lipstick before so I imagine it would still last quite a while xxxx

  5. I have to agree with you, not on the fact of the size. I honestly didn't even notice. I have two pink ones and I guess maybe there's shimmer or something in it, but they're not smooth. Kind of rough. I don't like it but maybe I'l like a glossy red one.

  6. Good to know I am not the only one that doesn't absolutely love these. For some reason I had the notion that it would actually be more balm than lipstick. So that was disappointing for me. I did not even realize (until reading your post) that there was less product in the tube when compared to other lipsticks. :-(

  7. I am in love with these although I don't think they are the best thing out there, they do work great for me. I am one that likes more of a hint of color most days so these do that for me while moisturizing.

  8. Great review I wan't to try them!

  9. Okay, so I'll try to explain the reason why I do like them. The thing is, yes the price sucks, but CVS here in the US had a sale that was buy one get one half off and the original one was like 4$ so basically for 6$USD I got two of them. I own several and I still love them - I have very dry lips so any kind of lipstick looks a mess on me and goes away fast leaving marks between the ridges and giving me the dreaded ring on the inner lip. These are literally buttery, make my lips soft, cover any issues with dryness flakes, and give me just a hint of color without looking like I slathered on lipstick. I wear them everyday to work, interviews, class - everyday activities not events. I think you don't like them b/c you are looking for different things in a lipstick, I want a bit of a stain, softness, and nothing opaque. Did this help at all explain it haha ? I think you should look at them as a balm rather than a lipstick.

    Miranda M. Pretty Squared

  10. I'm stopping in with Saturday Morning Coffee Hop--I'm a CoverGirl fan, so I've never used these---sorry your experience was not so good =(

  11. Well that's too bad! I've bought so many lipsticks/stains etc., and it always seems that the few I find I like are always discontinued at some point. It's a never ending cycle lol. Test out new colors, find it and love it, run out and go to buy more, but it's no longer available.

    Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party :)


  12. Revlon has been my favourite brand and I have tried their lotions rather than lip colours but I have already heard a lot about this product but never tried it . It's actually a bit pricey if it becomes a holiday choice .
    Found your blog through Aloha fair , I'm a new follower :)
    Noor @Noor's Place

  13. I love Revlon, and I must say I really like that red color, the nude one isn't so much for me but still I do like the sparkle in both of them. Great for the holidays!


    Danielle Faith

    PS: I am your newest follower from @Home Take 2's blog hop!

  14. I really like the colour of raspberry pie but I do think £7.99 is pricey for a high street lipstick, especially given what you've said about them. I'd definitely rather save and buy a higher end one I think! xx

  15. Hi! New follower, I found you via The Social Mix Blog Hop. I bought one of these too in the shade Cream Brulee and I didn't see what all the hype was either. I do think it's an okay product, but nothing I will be repurchasing.

  16. I am visiting from the weekend blog walk. I would not pay that kind of money for a lipstick with so little in it. I really do like the nude but I am in agreement with you that a lip balm can have the same affect. Actually I use Perfectly Posh Lip Shot Lip Gloss that has a very similar color.
    I am your newest follower

  17. I only have one in the shade 'pink truffle' and I love the shade but the longevity is quite poor

  18. I'm not going to lie... I purchased the Creme Brulee shade right after these came out because I needed a good nude shade. On me, it is super metallic-y and shimmery. Someone at work actually told me that it looked like I made out with the tin man. Needless to say, it hasn't been worn since.

    Anestazia @ Eccentric Delirium

  19. I love these but I agree a little pricey and I don't feel it's last very long. Loving your blog!

    New follower.


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