New In: Revlon Lip Butters

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Last Tuesday I tweeted that I am going on a lip product ban. Lips are my favourite part of my makeup routine but I’m getting overwhelmed with all of the options I have and I feel like I need to have a break from buying any and use up a few of my other shades first. That tweet came straight after purchasing three of Revlon’s lip butters though. (Going out with a bang, right?!) I wanted one last spend before committing to this ban.

Revlon’s lip butters have been around for years but I only properly discovered them last year when they got discontinued. I own eight shades in total now and I adore each one. I purchased each shade for a particular reason and not just for the sake of it. In today’s post I will be talking you through the three new shades I bought and showing you swatches as well!

001 Pink Truffle

Pink Truffle is a warm, rosy nude and from what I’ve gathered, it is also one of the most popular shades! I saw Tanya Burr wearing this and speaking about it in one of her vlogs and I kind of fell in love after that. In swatches online, Pink Truffle pulls slightly brown and in real life it looks like a cross between brown and pink. This is one of the more pigmented lip butters that I’ve tried and it’s a very warm colour. A huge plus point of the lip butters is the combination of beautiful colour with a buttery balm texture. I find the colours all pretty pigmented on me and if I want to wear them sheer, literally one swipe on each lip would be enough. If I’m honest, Pink Truffle isn’t a shade that has instantly wowed me but I don’t regret purchasing it. I might keep this as a backup for when I’m getting low on some of my other nudes.

025 Peach Parfait

Peachy pinks are beautiful and super versatile because they are the perfect everyday colours. Peach Parfait is the shade worn by Emma Stone in advertisements for the lip butters and it looks more orange than it actually is. This shade is a juicy pink which I prefer because I’ve got a few orange-peaches in my collection already and I don’t really like to double up. When I was reading about Peach Parfait online a lot of people didn’t like the glitter which changed their opinion on the otherwise gorgeous colour. I have only applied this shade twice and I haven’t found the glitter to be gritty or chunky, the formula of this lip butter is just as smooth as the others and this shade will be so pretty come summertime. I see myself wearing Peach Parfait a lot!

085 Sugar Plum

Sugar Plum is a shade that was recommended to me in the comments section on a blog post. Googling this shade made me think it looks similar to MAC’s Syrup in a few pictures. Syrup has been extremely well loved over the past 18 months and I wanted to purchase Sugar Plum to see how it compares colour wise. Even if it’s not an exact match for Syrup (Berry Smoothie is probably closer), they look along the same colour lines and wearing Sugar Plum will help prolong the life of Syrup. Sugar Plum has more berry red tones but it’s nice to change things up a little bit – not that I could ever tire of of Syrup. Sugar Plum in particular has a beautiful purple quilted casing making it one of the easier shades to identify.

Swatches:

new-lip-butter-swatchesTop To Bottom: Peach Parfait, Pink Truffle and Sugar Plum.

lip-butter-lip-swatchesTop To Bottom: Pink Truffle, Peach Parfait and Sugar Plum.


I have talked about Revlon’s lip butters on my blog before and I will leave a few links so you can check out the other shades in my collection:

  • Revlon Lip Butters – My first foray into lip butter territory. I hauled four on eBay in one hit.
  • August Favourites 2016 – I purchased the shade 090 Sweet Tart (bright pink) last month and it was one of my standouts for August.

Revlon’s lip butters are one of my favourite products and I highly urge you to try them if you haven’t already! There are over 20 colours in the range so I’m sure you’ll find at least one you like! Let me know your thoughts if you have tried them and which shades you’re a fan of. Thanks for reading!

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Shop My Stash: Bright Pink Lipsticks

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I have definitely saved the best until last for this series and today I’m talking you through the bright pink lip products in my collection. Pinks in general are my favourite to wear but fuchsia is my absolute favourite and a couple of them feature in this post – one of which is my most loved and most worn lipstick of all time! Let’s get started!

1. BYS – Fuchsia Surprise

Kicking things off with my favourite lipstick of this bunch and my entire collection! I have talked about this lipstick so many times on my blog and it is crazy how good it is! Fuchsia Surprise cost me $6 (if I remember correctly) and the pigmentation and formula is nicer than some of my more expensive lipsticks. Recently I’ve gathered together my favourites and products I reach for often and put them in a makeup bag that sits on top of my dresser – of course Fuchsia Surprise is in there! The one downside with this lipstick is the packaging but for the price point and how amazing this shade is, I can forgive that.

2. Revlon – Lollipop

I purchased Lollipop (such a great name) in 2015 and wanted to try it to see how it compared to Fuchsia Surprise. I thought it would a more sheer fucshia, which it is but it still packs a punch! There is a slight colour difference, Lollipop is more fuschia/magenta and contains micro-glitter whereas Fuschia Surprise is straight fuschia/hot pink. I did a comparison post between these two colours which you can check out HERE! I don’t reach for Lollipop as often as I reach for Fuschia Surprise but it’s nice to have it as a backup option.

3. MAC – Sunny Seoul

I’m going to be honest and admit I don’t wear this lipstick as often as I should. Sunny Seoul is such a beautiful, bright, almost neon coral pink but I just don’t love it as much as I thought I would. I don’t think that’s because of the colour necessarily, I think it’s because of the formula. Sunny Seoul is a cremesheen + pearl finish and I know a lot of people rave about MAC’s cremesheen formula but I’m not one of them. If I want a sheer light wash of colour I’ll go for a balm or lightly apply one of Revlon’s lip butters. Sometimes the colour doesn’t apply evenly and goes a little bit patchy. I’m not ready to give up on this shade yet but it’s not one of my must haves.

4. MAC – All Fired Up

If you’re someone like me who loves to rock a fuschia lip but still loves a red lip, All Fired Up is the shade for you! This lipstick is a hybrid between the two colours and it is almost my perfect lipstick. The reason I say almost is because I think the formula would start to take it’s toll on my lips if I wore this day in day out. All Fired Up is a retro matte which means it is more drying than a regular matte but I still find this shade less matte than Ruby Woo which is from the same line. I always apply a tiny bit of lip balm underneath this to prevent my lips drying out. Personally, I think All Fired Up is underrated. I don’t see it talked about very often but it should be because it’s gorgeous!

5. W7 – Raspberry Ripple

This lipstick is another $6 bargain I picked up in a makeup sale earlier this year. I originally bought this for my mum but she gave it to me as she already had similar shades. This is another lipstick I don’t wear all that often but I am always impressed by it when I do. The packaging isn’t the greatest and it feels a bit tacky/cheap but the product makes up for it. Raspberry Ripple is like a less in your face version of Fuschia Surprise and has more of a frosty sheen to it. For this reason I included it in my Winter Lipstick Picks as it’s still a nice pop of colour but it’s not too bright.

6. Rimmel – 102 Nova

I purchased Nova along with two other lip lacquers in the Apocolips range in March and this is my least favourite of the bunch. I find this pink somewhere between bright and dull and I don’t wear it. Doing these posts has made me realise what lipsticks I do love and enjoy wearing and those that I don’t need that are surplus to requirements. There’s nothing wrong with the colour but I think it gets lost among my other pinks. I will give Nova another chance but I am leaning towards purging it or giving it to someone else.

Swatches

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Top To Bottom – Fuschia Surprise, Lollipop, Sunny Seoul, All Fired Up, Raspberry Ripple and Nova.


Take a further look at my lipstick collection:

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Revlon Lip Butters

Revlon Lip ButtersHi everyone! I’ve been meaning to talk about these Revlon Lip Butters for over a month now but in all honesty I’ve just been lazy and took a while to get round to the photography side of things. Being busy and bad weather meant the post kept getting put off but I’m glad I can finally get this one out there and tick it off my list! (Yes, I do have an actual list!)

I’m not even sure how I came about the Lip Butters but I was three months too late to jump on the bandwagon as New Zealand stopped selling them in March 2015. I had definitely seen the lip butters in shops before but hadn’t taken much notice. Alas, I got the idea in my head that I needed (wanted) them and turned to the internet. The Boots website was particularly helpful, it lists most of the shades available and you get a preview of what they look like.

Lip Butter ShadesI finally settled on the shades I wanted to try; Tutti Frutti (orange), Wild Watermelon (coral pink/red), Raspberry Pie (dark berry pinky red) and Lollipop (fuchsia). I wanted to experiment with colour which is why I chose Tutti Frutti and Wild Watermelon, I don’t have any oranges or corals in my collection as I tend to lean more towards pinks and berry shades. I already own a fuchsia lipstick, but Lollipop is slightly different and has hints of blue micro-shimmer.

Swatches

Lip Butter Swatches Top to Bottom: Tutti Frutti, Wild Watermelon, Lollipop and Raspberry Pie.

Lip Butter SwatchesTop to Bottom: Tutti Frutti, Wild Watermelon, Lollipop and Raspberry Pie.

Pigmentation. When I first saw swatches and read descriptions about the lip butters they came across a lot more sheer than I believe they are. Maybe it’s just me but I find these to be incredibly pigmented. Of the four shades I purchased, Wild Watermelon is the sheerest and takes the longest to build up if that’s how you want to wear it. I like quite bold lips but if you’re looking for something that’s easy to apply, not drying and good colour payoff these are perfect!

Formula and Application. As the name suggests the formula is like butter. The first few times I wore these they weren’t very creamy but as with any lipstick it takes a few goes to break them in. I also saw online that because these are so creamy they can melt, so I need to make sure I keep them somewhere safe in summer.

Packaging. I love the quilted packaging and that each lip butter comes in a plastic case matching it’s shade. The top of each case has a clear window so if these are in a stand you can easily see which shade is which. The case clicks down so you know the lid is on tight and won’t come off. I haven’t had any problems with the winding mechanism either.

Overall Verdict. I am super pleased I purchased these lip butters! They have been getting a lot of wear the past couple of months and the lasting power is not too shabby. They are the perfect hybrid between a lipstick and a lipgloss without having the stickiness a lot of glosses have. If you don’t like scented lip products, you’re in luck as the lip butters have no scent whatsoever. If you have the opportunity to get your hands on any of these, definitely don’t pass it up!

Which shade is your favourite?

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August Favourites

August FavouritesHello everyone! It is absolutely crazy how fast August has gone and I’ve felt like this month has been a busy one due to the sheer speed at which it’s passed. It’s been all go and I haven’t just got beauty favourites to share, I’ve got a TV show and some tracks I’ve been listening to on heavy rotation which I’ve put into a wee Spotify playlist for your convenience.

Onto this month’s favourites:

1. Juicy Couture – Viva La Juicy – At the beginning of August I went to a huge discount beauty and makeup sale and surprisingly this perfume was the only thing I ended up purchasing. I’ve loved this scent for years but the price tag was always putting me off. I was super excited when I saw the 100ml size on sale for $79 and I thought, bargain! This perfume is so beautiful, the scent is not overpowering and lingers for hours. I’m glad I got the 100ml bottle because I’ve worn it just about everyday this month.

“The perfume opens with notes of wild berries and juicy mandarin. The heart encompasses a floral blend of honeysuckle, gardenia and jasmine, while the base notes await us with a gourmet rhapsody of amber, caramel, vanilla, sandalwood and pralines.” (Source: Fragrantica).

2. Blue canvas shoes – I’ve had these shoes for a few years now and they are so comfortable. They are perfect for casual outfits and look especially nice with jeans and leggings. I can wear these for a day shopping and my feet don’t get sore or tired. I have been wearing these a bit lately as the weather has been in between hot and cold and I’m not ready to let go of winter yet.

3. Vaseline – This might seem odd but there is a purpose for this being here! I mentioned in the intro I thought I was getting sick and I went to the doctor who mentioned putting vaseline on the cracked skin around my nose to help it heal. When I get sick it’s my nose that gives me the most grief and I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of this before. That was the only useful thing the doctor told me, but the less said about that the better!

4. Revlon Lip Butters – I feel guilty, I mentioned buying these last month and I still haven’t got around to showing them to you, next month I promise! I won’t talk about these too much but I will say they are lovely and I was surprised how opaque they are, lots of reviews I read talked about their sheerness. Must be my super pale lips making things pigmented again.

5. Pinterest – I mentioned in my I’m Back! Pt. 2 post that I had joined Pinterest and I’m pleased to say I’m still loving it! It’s much easier to use than I imagined and this is a very rare case of me preferring the app to using my laptop. The app is so simple and quick for scrolling through everyone’s pins. If you haven’t followed me yet, what are you waiting for: pinterest.com/chanellehayley.

6. Take Me Out – Cheesy jokes, check. (Some) good looking boys, check. Hilarious host, check. I know this show is pretty popular in The UK and I’d heard of it but never seen it until a couple of months ago. I decided to include it this month as it was the series finale on Friday. *sob* For those of you who haven’t seen Take Me Out a single man tries to get a date with one of 30 single women. Each woman has a light which can be turned off at any point through a series of introduction and skill rounds. If after round three there are more than two lights still on, the single man has to get it down to two. Finally, he poses a question to the remaining girls before deciding which one he wants to take out.

August Spotify Playlist

That’s all for this month, be sure to let me know what you’ve been loving!

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