I know I’m very very late in reviewing these. As one blogger so brilliantly put it, everyone & their third cousins have heard about the Revlon Colorburst lip butters. These products have been hyped up to ridiculous extents in the beauty blogosphere, but are they worth the hype
I’ve had these for over two months now & but something or the other kept getting in the way of this review, oh well.
Let me say that I’m a big fan of Revlon products. I think their Super Lustrous lipsticks are fabulous & well priced too, I own quite a few of them. That being said, I do not get what is wrong with them. They had some fantastic reds in their Revlon matte collection, but they went ahead & discontinued them. And the Super Lustrous range is so hard to find in stores, you really have to scour online shopping websites to find them.
When I first heard that lip butters were coming to India, I didn’t care for them much. I even visited the Revlon counter a couple of times (for lipsticks!) & though the SAs tried to convince me to get these, I refused. But then after a few times of not getting the lipsticks I wanted, I caved & decided to try them out anyway. So I bought two (& a couple of weeks later I went back for the third, haha!)
Three Revlon Colorburst lip butters with the Revlon Just Kissable Balm Stain in Smitten.
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters in 015 Tutti Frutti, 040 Red Velvet & 070 Cherry Tart.One swipe – Cherry Tart & Tutti Frutti.

What they promiseButtery Balm + Shiny Color
• Buttery balm with beautiful shiny color to give you baby soft, healthy glowing lips 94% of women felt lips were softer, smoother, and instantly hydrated.
• Award winning.
• Hydrating mango, shea and coconut butter formula boosts lip moisture by 156%
• Pampering gel formula provides super charged hydration and glides on lips buttery smooth
• Sheer to medium colour with buttery shine.

First of all, it’s really important to understand where this stands, as a product. It’s not a lipstick, that’s for sure. I think it can be best described as a buttery soft tinted lip balm. Some colors are very sheer while others are a bit more pigmented.

I like the packaging, it’s thick translucent plastic with a quilted pattern wherein the lid is an indication of the color inside. I quite like how it looks, I think that’s part of the reason I went back & bought a third one at all… a whole collection of these would look absolutely lovely.

I bought Tutti Frutti because I’m really into orange lips right now but it’s very disappointing, IMO. It’s the sheerest of the lot & appears somewhat coral on the lips.
Because it’s so sheer, how this looks on you will largely depend on your natural lip color. I was pretty disappointed with the outcome.
Red Velvet – I love this shade! It’s very pigmented, it looks sort of red with a brown / plum undertone. I think this will be universally flattering too.

Cherry Tart is a wearable red (not that I find full-on red lipsticks intimidating, I love them!) It has tiny shimmers & medium pigmentation.
About the formula, when you just apply them they give a glossy shine but that slowly starts to wear off. For me it lasts 1.5 hours tops, & that’s if I don’t eat or drink in that period. While India usually has a pricing advantage where makeup in concerned (at least for the locally available brands like Revlon & MAC), everyone’s been talking about how it’s priced higher than abroad. And frankly, I don’t think it’s worth either the price or the hype. Red Velvet is a favorite but the others feel like a total waste of money.
Oh & you want to hear the best part? I bought these in early March, when it was just getting a little warmer here in Mumbai. For the first two days they looked really nice, but after that when I went to use them I found the lip butters melting! The edges had lost shape & there was product on the inside of the tube too. Mind you I didn’t even take them out of the house during this time. So I popped them in the fridge at once, where they’ve remained since. I can’t even imagine how much they’d melt now that it’s so hot. And that’s a double fail for a product like this that needs to be reapplied often.

✔ Very moisturising
✔ Glides on well
✔ Easily available at Revlon counters.


✘ Most shades aren’t very pigmented.
✘ Very low staying power.
✘ Melts in the slightest of heat.
✘ Expensive for what it offers

Price: ₹600 for 2.55 gms
Rating: 2.5/5
Will I Repurchase? I have a soft spot for Red Velvet, so maybe (just maybe) I’ll repurchase that one when it’s done. The others? NO WAY.

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters are mostly sheer, tinted lip balms that melt easily, save for just a couple of more pigmented shades (like Red Velvet & Raspberry Pie). They’re overhyped & definitely not worth the money.

If you’re into moisturising lip products I’d definitely recommend the Revlon Just Kissable Balm Stain instead.