If you’ve been a part of Shaunyland for a long time now, you’d know that the Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya (pictured above) was one of the first ever makeup products I purchased… and I hated it. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the colour to death (at this time, I was just starting my orange lipstick obsession which I’m fortunately, still obsessed by). However, I found the buttery formula tacky and gloopy; the bullet would melt all the time and it was a total shambles. Fast forward nine months and I decided it was time I gave them another shot after hearing the hype for them start up again, and I am in love.
Let’s talk about the orange offering, Juicy Papaya (swatch number one). To this day, I’m still not totally happy with it but I’ve deemed it as a bad egg so I’m not blaming Mr. Revlon. As you can see from the swatch pictured above, the colour is vibrant when packed onto the lips. It is, however, rather natural to look at when on the lips making you feel all young and cheery, and it fits the orange trend this spring.
I adore pink lipstick so Sweet Tart (swatch number two) was naturally going to be tucked away in my stash. Not only is this Barbie pink beautiful to look at in the bullet, but it’s also incredibly flattering on the lips. If the sight of the bullet scares you, fear not. The colour looks totally naturally when applied as both a thin layer and a thick layer. If you haven’t tried it yet then you must; a perfect spring colour once again.
Last but not least is my ultimate favourite: Berry Smoothie (swatch number three). For a long while after I bought this, I was wearing this baby to school every single day of the week because of it’s moisturising and generally gorgeous qualities. Lots of layers can produce a dark, dusky pink on the lips (a personal favourite) and a light swish will give you the perfect injection of the good old cliche, “your lips but better”.
Formula wise, I prefer these to any other tinted balms out there. As well as being wonderfully pigmented and being available in a wide range of colours, the moisturising quality of them is fantastic and it honestly feels like you’re applying a balm from a pot every time you swipe one across your lips. Dry lip bearers out there will love these for their hydrating qualities and because pre-lipstick exfoliation isn’t required.