Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Revlon Cotton Candy ColorBurst Lip Butter
Revlon Cotton Candy ColorBurst Lip Butter

Revlon Cotton Candy ColorBurst Lip Butter

Revlon Cotton Candy ColorBurst Lip Butter ($7.49 for 0.09 oz.) is soft, light-medium pink with subtle cool undertones and golden shimmer. The golden shimmer warms it up, which minimizes the cool tones of the blue-based pink base. Chanel Charme has a similar pink color but doesn’t have the golden shimmer. Guerlain Rose Innocent is a bit lighter, more opaque, and doesn’t have any gold shimmer. MAC Fabby has more mauve in its base color. MAC Behave Yourself has a similar base color, perhaps a little more lilac.

This color is semi-sheer with the color giving lips a slightly pink tint with a┬áhealthy┬ádose of golden shimmer and sheen. This is the kind of coverage I would expect based on how Revlon described the Lip Butter formula. The consistency is creamy with a fair amount of slip, so it glides onto lips easily but will move around a bit–with a lighter shade like this, you may see lines if you press your lips together. It also contributes to a shorter wear time of under two hours. It is a more moisturizing formula, and it is nicely hydrating for a lipstick formula–it just doesn’t replace lip balm!

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Cotton Candy

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The real downside to products with as much slip and creaminess as the Lip Butters is the wear time--and while some of the shades have been better than others, this shade really wore off quickly. If you don't mind reapplying often, it's worth checking out!

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

4.5/5

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Revlon Cotton Candy ColorBurst Lip Butter
Revlon Cotton Candy ColorBurst Lip Butter

Revlon Cotton Candy ColorBurst Lip Butter
Revlon Cotton Candy ColorBurst Lip Butter

Revlon Cotton Candy ColorBurst Lip Butter
Revlon Cotton Candy ColorBurst Lip Butter

Revlon Cotton Candy ColorBurst Lip Butter
Revlon Cotton Candy ColorBurst Lip Butter

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Chanel Charme has a similar pink color but doesn't have the golden shimmer. Guerlain Rose Innocent is a bit lighter, more opaque, and doesn't have any gold shimmer. MAC Fabby has more mauve in its base color. MAC Behave Yourself has a similar base color, perhaps a little more lilac.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Tom Ford Titanium Smoke Eyeshadow Palette, Burberry Trench Eyeshadow, Tarina Tarino Spark of Envy Eyeliner, Urban Decay El Dorado Liquid Eyeliner. I don't remember the cheek color!

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36 thoughts on “Revlon Cotton Candy ColorBurst Lip Butter Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Awaiting the launch of these in India! I really like the teal liner you’ve been wearing lately, could you please share the brand/shade?

  2. Loving your eye makeup here!

  3. Amber

    This is a great tame “my lips but better” colour!

  4. sarah

    i have the sweet tart shade, and love it! usually i just stick to chapstick for my lips, and it’s just pink enough to wear it stands out more than usual :)

    also, love your eye makeup!

  5. Avatar of Christina Christina

    Wow, I just love your eye makeup. You look great, as always!

  6. Hmm, I have several other shades, and I think I get at least 3 hours wear with them? I love these, but it’s definitely true that some shades perform better than others. Glad I gave this one a miss!

  7. joyce

    Your reviews and pics are so handy – I wanted to buy Cotton Candy but peeking at it in the tube made me wonder if it might be too pale or frosty. I didn’t realize it had golden shimmer, I’ll definitely pick this up now! I love the Lip Butters.

  8. Avatar of Cat Cat

    Your whole look looks great here!

  9. Saffy

    I love the Lip Butters, they are especially perfect in the winter when regular lipstick feels too drying.

  10. Avatar of Angelina Angelina

    Gosh you are so beautiful, Christine!! I love this look the eye make up and lip butter everything looks gorgeous together! Every time I see you use the tom ford titanium smoke palette, It makes me want it, lol! thanks for the review !:)

  11. nitnot

    I’d love to know your whole look here :)

  12. I use this one the most actually out of all the lip butter I have as it gives a hint of something there and the duechrom is really noticeable on my lips. But my lips a fairly pigmented naturally so this is a nice compliment to them.

    I’ve actually made a dent in the bullet from so much use. lol

  13. aurora

    Love this colour. Christina, you look so fresh and lovely as usual.

  14. Avatar of Amanda Amanda

    Hey Christine :) is there a scent to this?

  15. candy

    I own this and love it! I’m NW15 fyi, and it looks great on me, like a subtle bubble gum pink.

  16. Avatar of Terra terra

    I like these but I don’t understand the extreme hype ^_^. Almost all products get SEVERE scrutiny but when it’s so highly raved about people overlook obvious problems. I have the shade Lollipop and I applied it in the car, walked around the mall for 30 minutes when I got back into the car it looked like a lipstain….These do NOT have staying power…I can’t justify paying 8 dollars for a colored lipbalm that doesn’t last:P They are okay but I’d rather not collect every color and just save my money for some Jack Black or Fresh Sugar:) And you look stunning in the photo:)

  17. Orly

    GGGGGGGGAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT BLUSH ARE YOU WEARING!? ITS FLUFFIN’ AMAZING!!!!!!

  18. Avatar of Rachel Rachel

    Christine, what are the longest lasting lipsticks and lip glosses you have come across?

    • Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armanis, Guerlain Rouge G, Cle de Peau Extra Silky, Cle de Peau Lipgloss, MAC Lipglass, Giorgio Armani Gloss d’Armani

  19. Honeybumblebee

    I haven’t bought a bad one yet. I have ten of the lip butters and love them all. I plan on getting them all :)

  20. I was *thisclose* to buying this color today. Glad I skipped it. I did buy the Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in Very Cherry upon your recommendation. I’ve found that, while it applies smoothly, it dries up a bit on my lips. I’ll exfoliate, moisturize and try again later.

  21. this is one of my fav lip butters! i can pair it with dark AND neutral eyes!

  22. Avatar of Megan Megan

    I love these Revlon Lip Butters… I have 3 or 4 and they feel nice on and give a good color payoff.

  23. Avril

    For Canadians, Revlon lip butters are on sale for $4.50 – $5.50 at Shoppers.

  24. Kastehelmi

    I love that your eye makeup uses fun colors but is still subtle, very pretty! I might try a similar look sometime. As for the Cotton Candy, it’s just too pale and sheer for my tastes. I own and love most of the Revlon Lip Butters: Fig Jam, Red Velvet, Candy Apple, Cherry Tart, Berry Smoothie, Lollipop, Pink Truffle, Tutti Frutti and Peach Parfait–the last of which I don’t wear much since it’s almost invisible on my lips…Wish Macaroon were sold in the USA, looks like the perfect color!

    Wish I could have let you swatch all of mine before using them, I don’t have the courage to swatch for everyone…Love your blog Christine, keep up the fabulousness!

  25. welp, that’s sheer, but cute! i like

  26. juliyaa

    this color seems very sheer, will it show up a bit better if you applied a little bit of concealer under?

  27. Avatar of Hannah Hannah

    I wonder how this would work over a lip stain. Give the lips the needed moisture while adding shimmer & a hint of color. Thanks for reviewing, I’ll have to pick it up.

  28. Avatar of artemis artemis

    it’s kinda sheer and it settles but looks pretty from afar