Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Lipstick Review: Revlon Lip Butters and L'oreal Rouge Caresse lipstick

I have wanted to try the revlon lip butters for a long time now so I was so excited when they came to the U.K. As soon as they were available I popped into boots and found myself swatching them all over my hands. Since it was 3 for 2 at boots I ended up getting two revlon lip butters and I thought I'd also try the new L'oreal rouge caresse lipsticks.

I only have one lip butter to show you, I left the other one at uni, I'll have swatches up in another post. But the first one I picked up was the colour lollipop. 

It's a sort of raspberry pink lipstick. I love the colour it is so bold. I do think you need a mirror to apply it though, as the colour is very bright. Whilst I love the colour I can not help but feel a little disappointed. I liked this colour, however the rest of the range was not that great. I thought they would be more moisturising after hearing all the raves about it last year. They aren't cheap and the lipstick seems to wear down very easily so I wouldn't press too hard when applying it. Never the less the colour is amazing and I think it will be lovely to wear this spring and summer. 

The L'oreal rouge caresse lipstick stole surprised me. It was everything I wanted the Revlon lip butter to be. A gorgeous spring colour with flecks of gold glitter in it, the formular is quite sheer on my lips however as my lips are natural quite pigmented, on the lipstick it does look quite red but on the lips it transfers quite pink. The best thing about them is that they are very moisturising and very easy to applyWith this I do not need a mirror. It makes my lips look shiny and glossy. Oh and did I mention the packaging is so cute. I have the colour Aphrodite Scarlet and I love it. However this was the only colour I liked, the other colours were a little too light for my skin tone. 

Revlon LipButter: Lollipop
Priced at: £7.99
Value: 7/10
Moisturising factor: 6/10

L'oreal Rouge Caresse: Aphrodite Scarlet
Priced at: £7.99
Value: 7/10
Colour: 9/10
Moisturising factor: 8/10

If you want a really great moisturising lipstick that is cheap to you can't go wrong with 17 mirror shine lipstick. The packaging is not as nice as these two and the colour range isn't the best but they have some nice colours and they are very moisturising. 

What's your favourite lipstick right now? 


  1. I love the second shade- simply beautiful :) but I'm strictly a gloss wearer so I can't answer your question :(

  2. oooooh I really like the L'oreal Rouge Caresse!! Lovely! I think I may just have to go try this...

    My two favourite lipsticks at the moment are Estee Lauder Pure color Barely Nude (46), and my number 1 has to be Chanel Rouge Allure in Amusing (75)
    The barely nude looks lovely with dark eye makeup

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