The newly released Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter (pictured is Tutti Frutti) is a lipstick-lip balm-in-one that
is packed with contains some natural emollients such as jojoba oil, coconut oil, shea butter, mango butter and vitamin E. The whole range includes 20 shades, each housed in a matte translucent plastic lid and a clear window on top (which might stop some irresponsible soul from opening up/testing them). Each tube contains 0.09oz/2.55g of products, around 63% of a normal tube of lipstick. There was a fairly strong vanilla fragrance the first time I opened the (tightly shut) lid, but the scent becomes negligible after the third use.
The texture of Revlon lip butter is very soft (that I already nicked it three times within a week) and buttery (in a slightly tacky, dead-skin magnet, Elmer glue stick kind of way). The delicate texture is well accommodated by the tube design, which leaves no space for the balm stick to wobble (something that happened to all of my Colorburst Lipsticks).
Tutti Frutti is a semi-sheer, warm orange (probably the most yellow-toned orange I am comfortable wearing) that becomes pretty bold with just a bit of layering. Sometime Tutti Frutti appears like a sunny tangerine while other times, it looks more of a orange-coral-red (maybe due to the lighting difference?) on me. The lip butter gives a greasy (it's neither watery nor gel-like) sheen upon application but it fades down gradually into an even stain.
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Tutti Frutti with a smile (manually stretched surface) - because instead of smoothing out the lip line, the glaze-like balm hugs every crevice and works like a lip line magnifier...
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Tutti Frutti, a lip line galore. I guess the extra emollient (oily) formula just doesn't agree with my dehydrated (lip) skin?
Overall: While I really love the shade selection and packaging of Colorburst Lip Butter, I am underwhelmed by the overall performance (All the blogger raves make it sound like a makeup equivalent of cancer cure). For tinted lip balm, I much prefer the formula of Revlon's discontinued Beyond Natural Lip Tint which is moisturizing, smooth, nice smelling and non-squishy.
Anyway, this is the review for only one shade, I will see how the other three go (Because I am a reckless shopper with a lot of coupons).