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Revlon Strawberry Shortcake ColorBurst Lip Butter

Revlon Strawberry Shortcake ColorBurst Lip Butter
Revlon Strawberry Shortcake ColorBurst Lip Butter

Revlon Strawberry Shortcake ColorBurst Lip Butter

Revlon Strawberry Shortcake ColorBurst Lip Butter ($7.49 for 0.09 oz.) is a blue-based cotton candy pink with silvery-white shimmer. MAC Enchantee is lighter and less blue-based. MAC Dress It Up is slightly less blue-based. MAC Behave Yourself is just a tinge pinker. MAC All Styled Up is similar but doesn’t have shimmer.

It has a slightly milky/creamy texture so you may see lines if you press your lips together. The color is rather opaque, even though it’s supposed to be sheer to medium in regards to color coverage. For those who were interested in the Lip Butter range for sheerer color, this shade may not be the right pick for you. If you very lightly tap it on and add a little balm, you may be able to get the sheer color you’re looking for. The formula is unscented.

It has a very creamy consistency that makes it easy to apply, because it glides right on, but there’s a fair amount of slip. The biggest downside to having as much slip as this product is that it does have a tendency to wear off easily (this shade lasted two and a half hours on me), but it is a more moisturizing formula.  With lighter colors like this, the added slip can make it more difficult to get an even layer of color, because it tends to bunch up on itself or streak, which is why you’ll see a point deduction in the texture category.

9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
82%
Total

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Hourglass Gpysy Duo, Urban Decay Naked Palette, 2-3 eyeliners (probably Tarina Tarantino), whatever mascara I was testing at the time, Chanel Dragon Rouge Allure Laque, Guerlain Ginny Lipstick, Cle de Peau #2 Lipgloss, Benefit Sugarbomb, Korres Natural Blush, Guerlain Parure de Nuit, Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation, and Guerlain Les Voilettes Mineral Powder. I typically take MAC’s travel-sized cleanser with me and whatever moisturizer I’m testing.

— Christine

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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 ($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 healthy dose 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!

Cotton Candy
Cotton Candy
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #125

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  I’m trying to be REALLY good and not buy anything additional to review until I’m through my backlog unless absolutely necessary!
  • Weekend plans:  Going through all the photos/swatches I’ve done and getting them ready to include in reviews.
  • Favorite childhood movie?:   Cinderella

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This week’s Mellan photo…


Trying to teach Mellan the names of his toys… until he starts throwing toys at me.

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