Monday, April 30, 2012

Revlon Gumdrop Colorburst Lip Butter

Ok, I got suckered in and got more lip butter (God forbid I found one shade that actually works) and that's why you are looking at Gumdrop, a pastel lilac with very fine silver shimmer. It was one of the stand-out pieces in the range because lilac is my go-to method of wearing nude lips (Beige nude either washes me out or just look weird).
The texture of Gumdrop is different from all the Lip Butters I have tried: It's rather solid and hard that not only it hasn't break from the base after 3-4 uses (the others broke after I twisted them up for picture-taking), it also seem to leave not as thick of a layer (so I don't use up 1/5 of a tube on after each application). To me, it pretty much just feels like a non-squishy waxy balm, which beside sitting on my lips, never actually moisturizes.
Gumdrop (can you see how sheer it is?) , Barry M Palest Lilac, Lilac Pastelle, Endless Lilac - If you are looking for a lilac lipstick that actually show up lilac, you should probably try the other three first.
A few layers of Gumdrop does give a bit of a coverage but consider how sheer it is, the purple just blends right in with my natural lip color, leaving the white floating around = aka giving me a my-lips-but-sicker look. It's not a horrendous, but it certainly isn't flattering.

Overall: A little disappointing how sheer it turned out (you might have better luck with it if your lips aren't as pigmented as mine) but I suppose for a pastel lipstick, the formula is still rather smooth and applies evenly...I don't like this shade but I would probably continued to get suckered in to the Lip Butter range since they are reasonably priced at $ 7.75 (do you know that now the super lustrous glosses are priced 9.99 at CVS?) the shade selection is very tempting, the tubes are very photogenic and consider how fast the ones I have are being used up, they seem like harmless addition to my stash.

8 comments:

  1. Disappointingly sheer! It looks so pretty in the tube too. I'm not a fan of the Revlon lip butters, unfortunately. :(

    also your background is so precious n.n

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    1. I don't like the formula that much (but I have to admit some of the shades are just so spot-on)but I just love taking pictures of those tube.

      I got the background from a Chinese weibo(something twitter but you have to sign up to view content) group but you can find similar ones by googling "森ガール 背景" (forest girl background)". It's a sub-culture in Japan that's quite popular in the past 2-3 years.

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  2. That's very sheer! Hope disappointing!

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  3. thx for review-was gonna pick this up but so sheer ugh...

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  4. *Sighh*.. another Lip Butter. I bought 2 after hearing the raves. I dont think they're not that special, definitely didnt change my beauty world in any how.

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    1. Well, they sure aren't as magical as how they sound in those raving reviews...But once I look pass that(and learn to ignore any skin/lip care claims in cosmetics), they are pretty decent semi-opaque lipsticks for the local price (so far, they are the cheapest Revlon lip product in CVS...so I always ended up using coupons on them)and some of the shades are really unique and flattering.

      Of course, for people outside of US...these are nothing special to worth their hiked-up price, especially compared to their Japanese competitors.

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  5. I can't pull off lilac as much as I want to.. makes me look pasty haha. Although it's not pigmented - the Lilac glaze is very pretty and I think it's a lot more wearable than real pigmented lilac lip products.

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