The much awaited Revlon Colorburst lip butters have finally launched in India! Today I’m reviewing a gorgeous cherry red shade from this range – Cherry Tart!
Price : Rs 600 for 2.55 g
What Revlon says about the Colorburst lip butters :
- Buttery Balm + Shiny Color
- Buttery balm with beautiful shiny color to give you baby soft, healthy glowing lips94% of women felt lips were softer, smoother, and instantly hydrated.
- Hydrating mango, shea and coconut butter formula boosts lip moisture by 156%
- Pampering gel formula provides super charged hydration and glides on lips buttery smooth
- Sheer to medium colour with buttery shine
- Available in 20 luscious shades
My take on the Product
Revlon Colorburst lip butters come in a colorful packaging with a silver tube and a colored plastic cap which has the same pattern as the Colorburst lipsticks. I like the fact that caps are colored, it makes it very easy to identify and locate shades if you own more than one. But the one thing that I absolutely hate about this packaging is that the cap is too long and the black base which you hold to open the product hardly has any room for hold. This makes it a little difficult to open which can be very annoying.
The product itself is buttery soft and glides like butter on the lips. The texture is absolutely delightful to use! The pigmentation is somewhere between a tinted lip balm and a lipstick, making it wearable for almost any occasion/time of the day. The color is just right to not look as bright as a lipstick but gives enough coverage to even out pigmentation. Single swipe gives sheer color and 2 swipes gives more intense color and a lovely glossy finish. I love the juicy finish of this product, it gives such that luscious, healthy look to the lips that I always crave for in my lip products. It is very hydrating, I could feel that on the lips right from the first application. When the color wore off, my lips felt plumped and healthy. The unexfoliated dry bits on the lips had softened and came off easily giving absolutely smooth and hydrated lips. I absolutely love the cushion-y gel like feel of the formula – its feels so comfortable and luxurious on the lips.
Cherry Tart was one of the most pigmented shades from this range and it wore for about 4 hours on me. By the 4th hour, the gloss has worn off mostly and only about 50% of the color was left. I did have snacks and drinks during these 4 hours and the color wore off only marginally during the meals. It has a slightly staining quality which makes it stay on well but its not heavily staining. The color does not settle into lip lines. Formula-wise, I love the Revlon Colorburst lip butter!
It has a very faint vanilla fragrance which is only detectable when you sniff the tube directly. I don’t detect any scent when I actually apply it on my lips.
Is it worth Rs 600 ?
If I had not known the price it retailed for abroad, I would have said Hell Yes! But knowing the fact that these sell for $7-$8 in the US, I still think these are really good. I don’t think these can be compared to tinted lip balms. The tint, hydration and staying power offered by these lip butters is much superior to say what you would get from Nivea fruity shine lip balm. These actually remind me of high end sheer lipsticks like Clarins Joli Rouge and Shiseido Perfect Rouge Tender Sheer lipsticks.
Having said that, I still feel they are expensive because you get only 2.55 g of product which would get used up very quickly considering these are sheer+buttery and would need reapplication.
The shade Cherry Tart is a beautiful blue based red with minute shimmer which is imperceptible on the lips. The shade would look lovely on all skin tones and if you’re shy of wearing reds, this is a fantastic shade to try out! The sheerness and slight translucency makes it very wearable, even for work wear. It is one of the most unique reds in my stash and I can see myself easily repurchasing this one! In single swipe, it gives me just the right amount of color which I can wear everyday and another swipe makes the color a little more intense, but still less intense than a full powered red lipstick. I’d highly recommend this shade from this range, I’m partial to reds but I think this would just look lovely on everyone!
The GOOD about Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Cherry Tart :
- Colored packaging – makes shades easy to locate
- Soft buttery texture
- Good pigmentation
- Luxurious, hydrating feel
- Makes lips soft and smooth
- Decent staying power
- Non-gritty shimmer
- Diminishes fine lines of the lips
- Gives a plumped, juicy look
- Very faint scent, taste-free
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Cherry Tart :
- Packaging can be difficult to open ; may loosen up over time
- Overpriced in India compared to prices elsewhere
Cherry Tart is a lovely blue based red with minute shimmer. The color gives a beautiful juicy red color the lips while the shimmer is barely visible. It stays on well and is subtle enough for everyday wear. Superb hydration, lovely buttery texture and the just the right amount of color and shine makes this extremely wearable and a delight to use! Even though these are priced much higher in India compared to other countries, I still think these are worth a try!
Rating : 4.5/5 (-0.25 for the high price tag, -0.25 for the packaging)
Available at Revlon counters at Lifestyle stores across India.
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