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REVLON COLORBURST LIP BUTTER IN MACAROON 096

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter is a hybrid of lip balm and lipstick.  The beauty blogosphere has been buzzing about Revlon Lip Butters so when I saw them in Hong Kong last month, I needed to see what the hype was all about.  I swatched the 10 available shades in Hong Kong and chose 2 to come home with me – Macaroon 096 and Pink Truffle 001.  I had already picked Lollipop prior to swatching, but was sad to see that this shade wasn’t available.  Revlon Lip Butters are not yet released in Australia but that’s what ebay is for.

(UPDATE : Check out my Revlon Lip Butter swatches of Cotton Candy, Lollipop, Sweet Tart, Tutti Frutti and Peach Parfait)

Revlon Lip Butter swatches

Packaging : 5/10
Because my brain is bamboozled by this lipstick and lip balm hybrid, I cannot decide whether I like the packaging or not.  I mean, it’s not luxe but it’s not el cheapo.  I have to sit on the fence for this one.

Shade : 8/10
I wonder why they named this shade Macaroon because it doesn’t remind me of macaroons nor macarons…but it’s a semi-sheer maroon shade with gold microshimmer.  It adds a nice pop of colour on lips without being an attention-seeking red lippy.  It’s definitely suitable for all occasions.

Scent/Taste : 9/10
There is a faint vanilla scent when I put it right near my nasal passages and sniff it; but otherwise, I can’t detect it.

Formula : 6.5/10
I had read a number of reviews about how these Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters weren’t that hydrating and buttery smooth so I was well prepped – in terms of expectation but also with priming lips prior to application.  Definitely not suitable when my lips are flaking out!

For my lips, I need 3-4 swipes before I am happy with the colour uniformity as it applies rather patchy-like.  But good thing is that it can be applied directly from the tube and it doesn’t bleed.

Performance : 7/10
Staying power isn’t the greatest but then again, I’ve been eating a lot of snacks these days and drinking lots of iced green tea so that doesn’t help.  It fades quite well.

Total = 35.5 /50

Honestly speaking, I don’t see what the big fuss is all about with Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters.  As a lip balm, it doesn’t work very well because it doesn’t heal my cracked lips and can actually dry out my lips if I wear it without primer.  As a lipstick, it needs to improve it’s formula so that I don’t have to swipe multiple times to achieve colour uniformity.

But nevertheless, I am rather fond of this Macaroon shade with its enticing gold microshimmer.  Do I regret not buying a few more shades?  Nah, not really!

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Swatches

Revlon Lip Butter Macaroon, Pink Truffle

If you want to see how Pink Truffle looks on my lips, then head over to my other beauty blog.

Pout ‘n’ Pose

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Have you bought or are you thinking of buying any Revlon Lip Butters?  Let me know what you think of them.

LIP PRODUCTS HAUL : LIPSTICKS & LIP GLOSSES COMING SOON ON LIP STALKER

Hello Lippie-Loving Ladies!  Mucho apologies for being MIA for so long but I am back with plenty of lip products and I cannot wait to show you all of them.  Here’s a small selection of the lip products which will be featured on Lip Stalker in the next few months.

Hong Kong Lip Haul

As you already know, I went to Hong Kong and I had a huge make-up haul and here are the lip products I bought :-

Peripera Kiss Tint in #3, Tony Moly Petite Bnny Gloss Bar in 04, Holika Holika Heart Ful Moisture Lipstick in Candy Red, Revlon Colourburst Lip Butters in Macaroon 096 and Pink Truffle 001, Maybelline Lip Smooth Colour & Care in Raspberry and Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick in Comedia 74.

PR Samples

Australis, Arbonne, NVEY ECO, VANI-T

I am fortunate to get PR samples for my other beauty blog and any lip products that get sent to me get featured here :-
Australis Colour Inject Mineral Lipsticks in Hustle and Hula, NVEY ECO Organic Lipstick in 363, Arbonne Lipstick in Strawberry, VANI-T Krush Minerals Lip Definer in Lust and VANI-T Krush Minerals Lip Crayon.

Goodie Bags & Treats

So on the left, we have lip products I have won in giveaways or received in goodie bags.  And on the right, we have lip products which I treated myself to many moons ago, but never opened…yet!

 

Of course, if you are desperate to get swatches of any products, let me know and I will happily oblige.  Keep your eyes peeled for my Revlon Lip Butter review and swatch tomorrow!

READ MY LIPS : I’M SORRY

Lip Stalker would like to say, “I’m sorry!”

I’m sorry for neglecting this poor blog for the last couple of weeks.  I’m sorry for not making any lip art videos.  I’m sorry for not scheduling any blog posts while I am away on holiday.

Apologies aside, I promise that I will be back in mid-January 2012 with plenty of Lip Stalker shizz!

Fun Fact #1 :  The lip products I packed for my holiday are my two tubes of Lanolips and my Shu Uemura lippy.

Fun Fact #2 :  The lipstick I am wearing in this picture is FOA Forbidden Fruit.

I wish you all a Happy 2012!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

 

LIP STALKING #5 – SARAH COOK

On most Mondays, we will be Lip Stalking a lucky lady.  For your opportunity to feature you and your lips here, please read this.

Hope all you lovelies have had a lovely Christmas.  Today is Boxing Day and boy, we’re lip stalking another hottie!!!  It’s Sarah Cook…

NARS lip swatch, Carthage

Sarah says :

Ahhhhhh Nars Carthage… it was love at first sight. You were such a show off and everyone admired you… but I just knew that we were meant to be together. I mean all the indicators were there! I loved matte formulas; I was yet to have my first experience with a hot pink and you were so pretty… I like pretty things *wink*; and you loved to have fun and needed someone in good condition. PERFECT MATCH.
Oh and what fun we had together!! You really knew how to work a room! I was a bit shy at first… but you eased me in. And before I knew it, I was soaking up all the compliments at the party. You devil YOU!
But you do come at a price… AUD 48.00 to be exact. But you’re well worth it I’d say.

Sarah’s Bio

Editor over at Hip & Haute (hipnhaute.wordpress.com), marketing manager by day, seriously addicted to all things social media and CHEESE, ooh ooh and PINK! OOH LOOK SHINY THINGS! Mumma to a beautiful Red Siberian Husky and Ridgeback x German Shepard. Feed my obsession by following me on Instagram and Twitter (@hipandhaute)

 One word – WOW!

Lip Link Love #2

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Apologies ladies for the lack of lip swatches recently.  Things have been crazy hectic in Lip Stalker Land but let me assure you that I have plenty of beauties to show you.  Anyway, check out some of the luscious lip links circulating in the beauty blogosphere :-

1.  Here’s Adeline’s take on Two-Tone Lips.  Love it! {Through Beauty Eyes}

2.  With Christmas round the corner, here’s a tutorial for a festive lip.  {Beauty Swatch}

3.  Oooh, I need this Revlon lippy!  {Sunday Girl}

4.  Sick of the same old lip colours?  Then you have to check out Lime Crime.  {Miss Kitty Charms}

5.  Check out how many lipsticks Tegan has in her handbag!  I may or may not have more than that :P {Tegania’s Thoughts}

LIP STALKING #4 – ROSEMARY SLADE

On most Mondays, we will be Lip Stalking a lucky lady.  For your opportunity to feature you and your lips here, please read this.

Today we are lip stalking the beautiful Rosemary Slade and she has chosen the perfect shade for summer.  I’ll shut up and let the pictures do the talking…

Rosemary says :

This is a pic of my new favourite lipstick: INGLOT Slim Gel Lipstick in 40. My friend Sarah from Hip&Haute recommended this lipstick to me because I was actually looking for a shade that was similar to Butter London’s nail polish “trout pout”. I loved the beautiful pinkish-coral so much that I wanted to wear it on my lips!

I adore this lipstick, it’s such a perfect pretty coral. The pigment is amazing, it’s so creamy and I love the way it lights up my face and puts some colour in my cheeks.

This is my first ever INGLOT lipstick, and I’m in love <3

Definitely an everyday indulgence. Just wearing it makes me feel like I’m spoiling myself.

The RRP is only $27.00, absolutely worth it!

Pout ‘n’ Pose

Inglot lipstick swatch

Rosemary’s Bio

I’m the Editor of Modern Hair+Beauty and Luxury Weddings Magazines, I write for Modern Wedding and sometimes style fashion shoots as well. I’m a girly girl: completely addicted to makeup and fashion. I have a serious caffeine, sugar and shopping addiction and am prone to regular McDonalds cravings. I couldn’t live without my iPhone, and I love baking! You can find my beauty blog at http://www.lashesandlattes.com

 Stunning gal with stunning lips!  Get me to the nearest INGLOT store!

TWO TONE LIPS : LIP ART TUTORIAL

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What type of lip art do you create when you have bad lighting and 5 minutes to film before your camera battery dies?  Two tone lips!!  It isn’t my best lip art but I do kinda like it.  I was inspired by the Cheryl Cole coral top and purple flares she sported on her first day at X Factor USA before she got the sack.  If you’re confused about what I am talking about – just Google it!  Enough yapping and enjoy…

 

Lip products featured are Elizabeth Arden Advanced Lip-Fix Cream, Missha Creamy Matte Lip Rouge OR01, Arbonne Lipstick in Vintage Rose, Lanolips Lip Ointment with Colour SPF 15 in Sunshine and Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lip Gloss in Doug.

Concealer is Shu Uemura Mark Cealer (which I believe is now discontinued…*cries*)

YSL ROUGE PUR COUTURE GOLDEN LUSTRE FUCHSIA SYMBOLE 110 – REVIEW & SWATCH

A while ago, I reviewed YSL Rouge Volupte Orange Shiver and today, please give a warm welcome to another lipstick from the  YSL collection – YSL Rouge Pur Couture Golden Lustre Fuchsia Symbole 110.

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Breathtaking, luxe packaging.  The lipstick is encased in a gold rectangular case with beautifully embossed YSL.  Eye-catching and irresistible.  And that’s before we even get onto the lipstick itself!!

Fuchsia Symbole is a bright pink which simply pops on any skin tone.  But be careful if your teeth aren’t bright white because this shade can make them appear more yellow.

During application, I noticed a rose scent (strangely similar to a Lancome mascara I own) but once on the lips, this scent fades.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Golden Lustre isn’t as creamy as YSL Rouge Volupte but it has a lovely sheen satin finish.  Doesn’t dry out the lips and because I love bringing it out to reapply, I haven’t got much of an idea about the lasting power.

Will I be buying more from the range?  Heck, yes!!!

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Golden Lustre Fuchsia Symbole 110 Swatch

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Golden Lustre Fuchsia Symbole

Pout ‘n’ Pose

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 Have you tried YSL lipsticks before?  What is your favourite lip colour?

Lip Link Love #1

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There’s a lot of lip love in the blogosphere so I thought it would be great for me to share some lip link love.

1.  What does your lipstick shape say about you?  Apparently, I’m a Power Woman!!  If only that were true!! {lipglossiping}

2.  Fellow Aussie blogger, Priyanka, got her lips onto some Revlon Lip Butters and she shares her first impressions.  They are definitely on my Lip Lust List!  {twinxntrax}

3.  Speaking of Revlon, find out which lippy didn’t impress Eden-Avalon.  {Sudo Beautify}

4.  Like the sound of a Naughty Lip Crayon?  Check out this Jane Iredale swatch from my favourite lip beauty blogger, Akisa.  {beautyswatch}

5.  I found a new beauty blog to read this week and I subscribed after seeing all the lip products in this haulage!  {The Mustard Jumper}

6.  These 2 lovely ladies prove that I need the soon-to-be-discontinued Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Dragon in my life!!!  {Miss Makeup Lover 1 & Dempeaux}

Do you have any great lip reads this week?  Feel free to share in the comments.