Review: Revlon Lip Butter in Macaroon

14.11.12

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Revlon Lip Butter in Macaroon // £7.99

I'm sure this product needs no introduction, the Revlon Lip Butters are a bit of a cult favourite amongst bloggers. I had been meaning to buy one for ages but never quite got round to it, so when I did a Boots 3 for 2 order recently I decided to treat myself to one. I had seen quite a lot of reviews of the lighter, pinkier shades like Strawberry Shortcake and Berry Smoothie, but hadn't seen so much about this shade, Macaroon. It's a gorgeous reddish-pink shade, which suits my pale skin really well.

The formula is very light and moisturising so it's easy to apply quickly without a mirror, just like you would a lip balm. I found it was surprisingly pigmented, considering it is just a glorified lip balm. It gives a good, solid colour without looking too 'done up' like lipstick does, so it's great for wearing during the day. It can be applied very lightly to give a subtle hint of colour, or a bit more heavily to achieve a brighter look. I found that a light swatch of this looks quite red, but as you build it up on your lips it starts to look a bit more pink. Because of the nature of the formula, it is necessary to reapply every couple of hours - but I wasn't really expecting it to have the staying power of a lipstick so I think it does pretty well!

One thing I was slightly surprised about was the fact it has tiny flecks of gold glitter running through it. For some reason I expected the Lip Butters to be a solid colour, not sure why! At first I was put off by the thought of shimmery lips, but it's actually quite a subtle effect and just helps to reflect the light rather than make your lips look glittery.

Overall, I would really recommend Macaroon as it's a lovely shade which is perhaps a bit more suitable for winter than some of the other more summery colours in the Lip Butter range. It's really easy to wear and requires very little effort to apply, which is always a good thing in my opinion! Although it does need to be reapplied a few times throughout the day, the colour payoff is great and it feels lovely and moisturising on the lips.

What's your favourite Lip Butter shade?

Gillian x

19 comments

  1. That is such a pretty lip colour! It really suits you.

    - Keyta

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  2. That colour is gorgeous and totally suits you! I was looking at these the other day for work but I think I need something a little bolder! xx

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  3. This is such a lovely shade! x

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  4. oooh never tried this before but this looks like a gorgeous shade! *adds to lust list*

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  5. So pretty! I can't wait to go to London to get them. I hope they'll still have them. :)

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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  6. I think Macaroon will be my next lip butter purchase! I have Berry Smoothie and that's my favourite! xo

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  7. This is such a gorgeous colour! x

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  8. LOVE the Lip Butters, I have 4 at the moment but I'm loving the shade of this one so might also add it to my collection!

    Lynne x

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  9. I love Revlon Lip colors they are so pretty. I like this color as well it looks really pretty on you :)

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts :)

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  10. this is a really nice colour, I'll have to get it! My current favourite is Raspberry Pie.

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  11. I haven't tried lip butters but I've got a Caresse by loreal which is similar and I wear it to work everyday. Nice and subtle x

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  12. I really really like this colour, perfect for winter

    franleanne.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  13. I've only just got round to trying them too, I got tuti fruiti and another piny colour. This one looks pretty lovely though, tis on my list!

    xx

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  14. I've been looking for a new butter to add to my collection and am definitely gonna give this one a test tomorrow! X

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  15. It looks lovely on you! I've not tried any of these but they could be a nice daytime lip colour.

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  16. Macaroon is a lovely colour! I love Berry Smoothie as it is like a my lips but better shade :)

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  17. Unrelated but your hair is so pretty. I love the pink truffle lip butter.

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  18. I wear creme brûlée most days but raspberry pie is my altime favourite.

    Fallinglashes.blogspot.com

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  19. Eek I have this and I love it too :)

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