Since the arrival of lip butters in the US a few months ago, I've literally been counting down the minutes till these goodies hit our shelves across the pond. Anyone who knows me, knows I'm a sucker for lip products from super sheer to total opaque, I like my lips...coloured.
We've had two new products hitting the shelves recently under the category of lip butters. It's only fair to be honest and say Revlon did have the upper hand in this battle and they were the first to bring out these new and exciting products but not long after L'oreal gave us British beauty lovers an alternative whilst we awaited the release of Revlon's lip butters.
I though it would only be fair to do a combined review of these two products. Back to back, neck and neck, whatever!
I'll start off with L'oreal's Caress lip stick.
Described as a light weight product that glides on to the lips with a meltingly soft application that leaves a veil of colour, making pouts 'oh so beautiful'.
I got the shade 'Cheeky Magenta', a gorgeous hot pink in the tube but comes out on the lips as much more of a sheer barbie pink. It's a workable colour and texture and you can easily apply more to make the shade much brighter and opaque.
The application is exactly how it's described. It glides on like butter and makes lips super moisturising. The stay on power isn't too long, an hour or so but I don't think this product is designed to be long lasting anyway. I''ll more than happily reapply this every hour, you don't even need a mirror :)
I also really like the packaging which is a clear tube and has a tight grip when closed, perfect so it doesn't open in your hand bag like some lip sticks tend to.
Below are photographs of the product and swatches on skin and lips:
Now onto Revlon's lip butter.
I have to admit that I was much more excited about these, mainly because I heard so much about them from various American beauty blogger and could not wait to get my hands on it. Not long after they hit the UK shelves I got myself one in the shade Sweet Tart which is a gorgeous pink with a subtle peach undertone. Similar to the L'oreal, it describes its self as the love child of a lip balm and a lip stick with a beautiful smooth and buttery application.
The colour pay off of the Revlon lip butter is much sheerer than the L'oreal Caress product and takes a good few glides to actually get a strong colour pay off. It's lives up to its name of a butter/balm and not designed to act as a lipstick. I actually love the texture and consistency of this product and think it's perfect for days when you don't have the time and patience for precision lip application but would still like a tint of colour.
Again, the packaging of this one is also super cute and is in a tube similar to the L'oreal product, although this one has a tinted packaging.
Below are photographs of the products and swatches on skin and lips:
Overall, I think the two products are absolutely great and couldn't choose between them. I would however say that the Revlon lip butter is much more of a tinted lip balm than the L'oreal Caress Lipstick which is slightly more tinted and you can actually get a strong colour pay off if wanted.
The moisturising and application aspect of both products are very similar and feel gorgeous on the lips.
Both priced at £7.99 and currently available on 2 for 3 offer at Boots stores. I'd recommend you all to try these. They will be a perfect summer stable.