Review of Revlon Lip Butters

Revlon Lip Butters

From left to right: Lollipop, Brown Sugar, and Sugar Plum

Look at them. Justtt look at ’em! Revlon Lip Butters come in a number of shades, many of which can be flattering on a wide variety of skin tones.  Missing form the bunch is Pink Truffle, one of my favorites from the line and a definite my-lip-color-but-better holy grail product.  I actually went to pick one up today, but I had already taken the photos.  You can find Pink Truffle here. Now for the review…

Revlon Lip Butters

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters

Positives

I am absolutely in love with this line. The texture, the smell, the color payoff…just perfect! First let me start with the smell.  It has a very subtle shea buttery type scent that you will hardly notice most of the time, and will probably like when you do pick up on it.  The texture is…well, buttery.  It’s smooth and moisturizing without feeling slippery the way these types of products often can.  It’s also got a really impressive color payoff that manages to give a gorgeous tint subtle enough to look naturally flattering, but bold enough to give good oompf!  Somehow the colors are so universally flattering they look like completely different shades on different skin tones.

Lollipop is a pretty bright blue-based pink that’s pretty sheer, but has an impressive build.  I use this for a bold lip paired with a simple cate eye and it makes me look like a barbie doll. So fun.  Love it!

Brown Sugar gives my lips the most beautiful bronze shimmer, and complements my skin tone in unspeakable ways! I almost exclusively use these in the summer months when I’m big on highlighter over blush.

Pink Truffle is a gorgeous my-lip-but-better that gives me a nice, warm flush.  I like it best in the spring and summer months, but again have used up so many tubes in the last year since I discovered these that it’s safe to say I’m a fan all year round.

Sugar Plum gives a beautiful plum flush that looks divine in the winter and fall, but also works in the summer when applied lightly. I have literally gone through almost 10 of these Sugar Plum bad boys in less than a year, and I de-potted the rest once I hit tube.  See below for proof.

Revlon Lip Butters

De-potted Sugar Plum

Negatives

No strong negatives come to mind.  Brown Sugar has gotten the least amount of use, mostly due to the fact that it leaves behind an annoying glitter residue on the lip.  I have, however, gone through two tubes already which should tell you its not much of a deal breaker.

 

Verdict

These are not longwearing colors, nor are they advised as such.  They are a beautiful cross between tinted lip balm and a satin lipstick.  I highly recommend them to everyone, but especially to those lipgloss and lip balm mavens who are wary of or inexperienced with lipsticks and looking to jump in!  That’s definitely where I was last year when I first picked these up, and I must say they were my gateway drug.

 

If you wanna see how I de-pot these and other lipsticks, let me know! What are your holy grail lip products?

 

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Spring Makeup Tutorial with a Bold Purple Pout!

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MAC’s Heroine has become one of my absolute faves!

Hey guys! So I am really excited about this tutorial because it includes a lipstick that I have been trying to get my hands on for ages…MAC’s Heroine.  I fell in love with this color when I was first introduced to MAC lipsticks, but at the time it was discontinued.  I quickly purchased Up the Amp and was perfectly content…until I saw that Heroine had returned for good.  I immediately purchased a tube of my own and quickly came to realize why this is one of their most sought after shades! I believe it is a beautiful alternative to Candy Yum Yum for darker skinned women like me who aren’t too comfortable with hot pink shades.  I absolutely love the pigmentation of this lipstick: it has the bright boldness of a neon lippie, but it is deep enough for deeper skin tones.  The minute I swatched it, I knew I had to do a look so here it is! I hope you all enjoy, and stay tuned for more spring makeup looks!  As always, feel free to let me know what you would like to see because I am working through requests now.

Spring Makeup Tutorial: Bright Purple Pout


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8q6mVV56rA

Face

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation, Cappuccino
Covergirl 3-in-1 Foundation, Tawny
L’Oreal True Match Concealer Crayon, Medium/Deep N6-7-8
Ben Nye Banana Powder
MAC Bronzer, Sun Power
LORAC Pro PaletteEspresso

Eyes

LORAC Pro Palette, Sable and Gold
L’Oreal Liquid Pencil Liner, Black
MAC Eyeshadow, Brown Script
Urban Decay Vice2 Palette, Betrayal
Laura Gellar Beauty Eyeliner Calligraphy Set, Classic Tip

Lips

LORAC Lip Liner, Purple
MAC Lipstick, Heroine

Brushes

Sigma Brushes

I hope you guys enjoyed! If you haven’t already, please check out my “The Skin I’m In” Pinterest board featuring dark skinned women, showcasing the beauty that is unique and special to us!

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Preen.me VIP: Laura Gellar Beauty Spring 2014 Collection

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Hey guys! So I’ve already told you all that I am a fan of Preen.me, here, and so I was more than ecstatic when they reached out to me to try some products from Laura Geller beauty as part of the Preen.me VIP program.  The set, which includes products from the Laura Geller Beauty Spring 2014 Collection, includes some very beautiful eyeshadows and the most long wearing liquid eyeliners I have tried in a long time…if not ever.  I swatched one of the liquid liners from the Calligraphy set before I went to bed, and when I woke up it was still there.  Though it had smudged a tiny bit during the night, I’m not a still sleeper, the intensity and color had withstood the test of time.  Without further ado, here is the video!

 

Face

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation, Cappuccino
Covergirl 3-in-1 Foundation, Tawny
L’Oreal True Match Concealer Crayon, Medium/Deep N6-7-8
Ben Nye Banana Powder
MAC Bronzer, Sun Power
LORAC Pro PaletteEspresso

 

Eyes

LORAC Behind the Scenes Eye Primer
Laura Gellar Beauty, Sandy Lagoon
LORAC Pro Palette, Sable
L’Oreal Liquid Pencil Liner, Black
MAC Eyeshadow, Brown Script
Laura Gellar Beauty, Classic Calligraphy Pen and Slanted Calligraphy Pen

Lips

MAC Lipstick, Taupe

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All the goodies I received, courtesy of Preen.me and Laura Gellar Beauty!

 

I really hope you all enjoyed! I had so much fun and I know I will get a lot of use out of this collection.  Be sure to stay tuned for more videos to see the rest of these products in action!

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Smokey Cat Eye for a Valentine’s Night Out

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Hey guys! I know it has been a while and I have seriously missed blogging so much! I am so happy to finally be able to get this post up, because I loved this look and I think it will work for a lot of you regardless of skin tone and eye color! I got to use a to of my favorite products, but also threw in some new products that I am really enjoying.  Milani’s Sangria lipstick, MAC’s Beautymarked and MAC’s Cranberry eyeshadows are among the newer products that I got to play with for this tutorial, and I have to say I’m sold!  Want to see them in action? Here’s the video:

 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anQdmHRYhUs

Face

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation, Cappuccino
Covergirl 3-in-1 Foundation, Tawny
L’Oreal True Match Concealer Crayon, Medium/Deep N6-7-8
Ben Nye Banana Powder
MAC Bronzer, Sun Power
LORAC Pro PaletteEspresso

 

Eyes

Maybelline Color Tattoo, Pomegranate Punk
LORAC Pro Palette, Sable
L’Oreal Liquid Pencil Liner, Black
MAC Eyeshadow, Brown Script
MAC Eyeshadow, Beautymarked
MAC Eyeshadow, Cranberry

Lips

MAC Lipstick, Double Shot
Milani Lip Liner, Sugar Plum
Milani Lipstick, Sangria
NYX Lipliner, Never

Brushes

Sigma Brushes

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I usually (pretty much always) prefer and go for the nude lip, but I actually really love the way Sangria works with the eyeshadows I used. Yay, for trying (and most importantly, liking) new things! I hope you all will try this look out.  You can swap out the eyeshadow colors to give this sultry smokey cat eye a different effect every time.

I hope you enjoyed the video and had an amazing Valentine’s Day no matter who you spent it with!

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Valentines Day Makeup Tutorial for a Night Out

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Hey guys! So I know that it’s been a little bit, or at least it feels like it, but I wanted to come back with a bag! Here is the first of my Valentine’s Day Makeup tutorials and I could not be more excited to get this uploaded.  This look is super easy to achieve, and is quick to boot.  I have also provided 3 different lip options that will dramatically change the look from soft and pretty, to bold and bright, and finally to dark and intense with a blackened red lip.  I had so much fun with this look, so I hope you all with have as much fun watching!

 

Face

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation, Cappuccino
Covergirl 3-in-1 Foundation, Tawny
L’Oreal True Match Concealer Crayon, Medium/Deep N6-7-8
Ben Nye Banana Powder
MAC Bronzer, Sun Power
LORAC Pro PaletteEspresso

Here’s the Video!


http://youtu.be/RwGfhZNUnEk

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Eyes

MAC Eyeshadow, Beauty Marked
Smashbox Gel Liner, Deep Black
LORAC Pro Palette, Sable
L’Oreal Liquid Pencil Liner, Black
MAC Eyeshadow, Brown Script
Jessie’s Girl Eye Dust, Flambe

Lips

Lime Crime Velvetine, Red Velvet
Revlon, Black Cherry
MAC, Taupe

Brushes

Sigma Brushes

This time I decided to do three different lip options to show how versatile this eye makeup look is! I hope you enjoy, and let me know if you like seeing options like this in makeup tutorials! I hope you enjoyed the first of my Valentine’s Day Makeup Tutorials, be sure to stay tuned for more!

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