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?