5.24.2014

Swatch, FOTD - Revlon Lip Butter Strawberry Shortcake

I have been sporting bright lip colors a lot lately, but I still feel most comfortable wearing sweet pink lips paired with dark smoky eyes.
Revlon ColorBusrt Lip Butter Strawberry Shortcake is one of those perfect pale pink for my light neutral complexion.
I am pretty much over Revlon Lip Butters and have not been reaching for them except for the Strawberry Shortcake, which makes me think it deserves a separate post.
You can find a collective swatch post on Revlon Lip Butters here.


Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter Strawberry Shortcake


(Sorry, no closeup picture of the lipstick bullet. The one I took was all out of focus as I was still learning about my new camera. I admit I am too lazy to take another one, so..)


Strawberry Shortcake is a light blue-based pink with fine silvery shimmer.
It is light enough to comfortably pair with dark smoky eyes without having to worry that I would look garish, but it isn't too light of a pink that would make me look washed out, either.


It feels smooth and moisturizing on lips but it goes on a little thick.
The formula warms up soon and the finish looks more natural eventually.


This is how Revlon Lip Butter Strawberry Shortcake looks on me.

This is rather a signature face of mine.
Dark shimmery eyes, blushed cheeks and light pink lips.




I adore the color of Strawberry Shortcake, but its formulation is not exactly a winner for me although it is better than other Lip Butters I've tried so far.
I just prefer something that feels lighter and adheres better on my lips with shinier finish. To me, Revlon Lip Butter is more of a traditional semi-sheer lipstick, and the occasional inconsistency in pigmentations does bother me a little.

Luckily, Revlon Lip Butter Strawberry Shortcake is not a terribly unique shade. 
NARS Sheer Lipstick Roman Holiday and MAC All Styled Up are close (they don't have shimmer, though) with preferred formulations for me.






Products Used In This Look


Clinique Cheek Pop Berry Pop
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter Strawberry Shortcake
Chanel Illusion d'ombre Mirifique
Revlon PhotoReady Makeup Vanilla (002)
Stila Eyeshadow Oasis



36 comments

  1. So bad the formula is not enoguh good, but the color is very pretty and soft!
    xx

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    1. It is a good lipstick, to be fair. I guess I just like something else! ;)

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  2. I can't stand these. They're melty, patchy and breaks in the tube constantly. I did like Candy Apple a lot though. Recently tossed Tutti Frutti.

    Nice to know that this is your signature look though! Pretty. :D

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    1. I think drugstore lippies have come so far since. Remember when people went all crazy over lip butters a few years ago? I think I was impressed by them back then.. I haven't experienced any of the issues you mentioned, but I'd spend my money on something else at this point.
      And thanks for the compliment! Mirifique adds more pizzaz to the whole look. I've been sporting this a lot lately! :)

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  3. Glad you like it! I have this too and I think it's the lightest pink I'd go with, it's not that pale on my lips since mine are really pink toned naturally but I totally need to pair this with a heavier brown eye otherwise it's a bit strange on a bare face. I've had bad luck only with the lip butters with glitter otherwise all the rest have been great for me!

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    1. I am the same way! This is the lightest pink I'd go with, nothing lighter otherwise I look too pale and lackluster. I think dark brown smoky eyes would go wonderfully well with Strawberry Shortcake.
      Lip Butters are great for the price and if you like lipstick formula. I'm more into liquid lip colors and stains at this point. :)

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    1. Thank you! I love this pink. :)

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  5. This is a great shade for you! I'm impressed how smooth it looks - the lighter shades of these Lip Butters don't look that great when I put them on (lip creases, anyone?) I do have much better luck with darker shades like Candy Apple and Wild Watermelon.

    Marianna
    www.impressionblend.com

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    1. I agree. The lighter colors feel thicker and uneven. I need to give sometime for them to warm up so it looks smoothed out. They don't do anything about lip-smoothing, though.
      I guess I was curious when I bought this because NARS Roman Holiday is one of my favorite pinks. I might have just repurchased it, btw. ;p

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  6. You look so pretty, Lena! I actually really like the formula of the lip butters, in general, but Strawberry Shortcake doesn't look very good on me. I love it on you, though!

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    1. Thank you, Tiffany!
      Lip Butter is a great lipstick range if you like lipsticks. I guess I am more into some other formulations.
      I didn't have much luck with lighter colors from the Lip Butter range myself, but I find Strawberry Shortcake very wearable. Cotton Candy on the other hand looks terrible on me although they look quite similar to each other. ;o

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  7. I think you're the only blogger I know that really DOES have a signature look! I love it! You always look so polished and pretty. This looks gorgeous! I'm looking for light pink lips too, so I'll get this for sure!

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    1. Aw thank you, Tracy!
      Strawberry Shortcake is a great choice for this type of pink. Easy to carry around in your makeup pouch, for instance. I'd still consider other options if you're particular about your lipstick formula, though. :)

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  8. Hey Lena, so sorry to hear it's not a winner for you! I get what you mean tho. I got two of these, and I didn't like any of them. I know there are better ones. Perhaps I just picked the wrong shades!

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    1. For its price, Lip Butter is great, but I never understood the hypes and markups when it was all the rage a few years ago.
      The texture and the pigmentations really vary depending on the colors you pick, which is actually a biggest pet peeve of mine. ;-/

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  9. Nice colour! Sorry to hear the formula doesn't work very well though.

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    1. Thanks! It still is a nice backup. ;)

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  10. oh I love the blended deep shades on your eyes. guess what, I have one lip butter I almost used up and I am even not a fan of those haha. great look dear <3 / Claire xxx

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    1. Thank you!
      I used Chanel Mirifique on my creases then blended with stial Oasis. Very simple! :)
      Weird things like that happen so very often in our makeup lives, I guess. I have a few items that I constantly reach for although I'm not even fond of them. LOL

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  11. Your signature look is gorgeous, Lena :) Beautiful pinks and subtle smokiness.

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    1. Thank you, Larie :)
      It actually requires more work than a look with bright lips, but I feel like myself with this smoky light pink combo.

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  12. I have this color too and really like it. If fact, I actually wore it today before I read this post! But too bad you didn't really like the formula of the lip butters. But this light shade really plays up you eye makeup. ;D

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    1. LOL. Thank you! ;)
      I guess it is more like my preference towards lip colors than Lip Butter being inferior to others. It is quite the opposite, actually. :)

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  13. That looks gorgeous. I can't believe I still haven't tried any of the lip butters! I find most of them have glitter and I don't like that.

    Just made various social media accounts too so if you'd like to follow me in any of them, I would really appreciate it! :) I just followed you on instagram, Facebook, bloglovin and twitter.
    Raincouver Beauty

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    1. Hi Angela :)
      Thanks for stopping by and for following me as well.
      I agree some colors don't wear evenly and the glitters are too big. This color, however, has very find shimmer and is very easy to wear. Give it a try when you feel like it! :)

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  14. Thanks for the review. Sometimes I prefer lipstick with sheer coverage, though. I should try this when I hit the mall :)

    xx,
    felishmichelle.blogspot.com

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    1. Revlon Lip Butter range is a bit inconsistent in terms of pigmentation and texture. Some are quite sheer and I think Strawberry Shortcake is on the sheer side. Hope you find a color you like! :)

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  15. i've come to really enjoy the lip butters i have after not being all that wowed about them to begin with. i opted for hte maybellien whispers when those came out. strawberry shortcake wouldn't be one i would get though. it leans a bit too cool for me.

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    1. I think Maybelline Whispers are closer to L'Oreal Le Balm, which I actually like enough to repurchase two shades recently.
      Lip Butters are still great but at this point, I can't believe we went all gaga a few years ago! ;)

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  16. This is a pretty shade,Lena! it might be too cool for me though.. but it looks beautiful on you!
    I was looking for juicy papaya on my trip to indonesia but it was sold out everywhere.. I found it in Singapore but I refused to pay SGD$ 29 for it!

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    1. Thank you, Pam :)
      I definitely don't think any Lip Butter is worth that much! In fact, I try to wait until a sale is on when I buy drugstore makeup. They go on sale practically every other week.
      You got me interested in Juicy Papaya, though. =.=

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  17. I used enjoy the lip butters! But then something happened hahaha... The part that actually touches the lipstick somehow transfered. The appearance of silver flecks all over the bullet surprised me but it went to bin once I realised what actually happened. Perhaps this only occurs in hot and humid climates?

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    1. Oh wow, I still have a tube from the launching year (I don't use it but I keep the color because it is discontinued. ;p), but I have yet to see discolorations like that. That would be disturbing for sure.

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  18. Perfection! I adore that colour on you Lena :)

    I need to get those old lip butters back out of the drawer now!

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    1. Thank you so much, Vita :)
      Strawberry Shortcake evoked my love for light pink all over again, I might have repurchased the NARS lipstick recently. ;o

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