Nov 7, 2013

Revlon Lip Butters: Invite Only and Provocative

I'm sure that most of you have heard of the ever popular Revlon Lip Butters. It seems like almost every beauty addict, including myself, owns a few of these.. or a lot if you're crazy about them like me . At the time, there weren't many products like the lip butters at the drugstore. Now, almost every brand has created a dupe. To me, the Revlon Lip Butters are a classic, and nothing else comes close. 

There are twenty beautiful shades to choose from in the original permanent range, recently four more were added. Now we have Invite Only and Provocative from the limited edition Evening Opulence Collection for Fall/Winter 2013.

Claims: "Provocative and Invite Only: 2 Limited Edition sheer shades that offer a tint of color with subtle shimmer and shine."
Pigmentation: These are clear balms. They aren't pigmented at all, but they do have small pieces of silver, purple, and blue glitter.
Finish/Texture: The finish is glittery, which isn't my favorite. I honestly would've liked these better without the glitter! The texture isn't as smooth or creamy as the original lip butters. They feel a little waxy to me. The formula isn't that same at all, it's a bit harder in texture.
Lasting Power: The glitter and the shine that these give goes away quickly. They didn't really last more than an hour for me. I also didn't feel like these hydrated my lips much either. 
Scent: These have a very faint marshmallow/vanilla scent that's amazing. 
Packaging: The packaging is the same as the originals. It's just a twist up tube that looks like a lipstick. The caps are the same pretty quilted design. 
Price/Availability: I paid $7 for one and $3.50 for the other (BOGO50% Off) at Ulta.

  • They look nice in the tube
  • Subtle vanilla scent
  • These are clear, no pigmentation at all
  • Finish is too glittery
  • They feel waxy and hard
  • The formula isn't the same as an original lip butters
  • No hydration
I knew beforehand, from reading other reviews, that these lip butters were going to be clear. Still, I was unhappy about the way that the formula didn't feel the same. The formula wasn't creamy, instead it felt like a waxy balm. The glitter is also off-putting to me. I rarely wear glitter on my lips, so I knew I would never use these. 

There's nothing appealing about either of these lip butters. In my opinion, they're very 'blah'. Even though these are limited edition, and I got them on sale, they just have no use for me. These are just waxy, colorless balms with subtle specks of glitter. Nothing more, nothing less. If you love the original Revlon Lip Butters, you will most likely be disappointed in these.

I also wanted quickly say, sorry I've been absent on the blog lately. I have a terrible cold that's lasted for about a week, stuffy nose, sore throat and all. Hopefully I can be up and running at my regular blogging pace soon. Thank you all for being patient! 

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  1. Wow, totally disappointing! :( If they had some color they'd at least be worthy of interest.

  2. I heard the blue one was supposed to make teeth whiter, but it just seems like a crap idea! Not heard a good word about these two.

  3. I love the concept and the colors and tehe fact that they're lip butters, and as much as i'm a sucker for purple stuff, this does indeed seem disappointing, that being said, I will still probably wait to find them on a deal, but it would've been nice if they had more color pay off.


  4. I'm disappointed to hear that the formula for these was different! When I saw the picture I was totally gonna get the blue now, but now I'm gonna pass on these. Thanks for sharing these Hollie!

  5. I saw these at my drugstore and wanted them so badly but was so disappointed when I looked up the reviews, bummer they're not as great as the others!

  6. I've only read negative reviews on these. It's so annoying because these are such unique shades in the tube which is why people are buying them and then for there to be no pigmentation is such a shame!

    Sarah | More Than Adored

    1. I know, that's definitely the only reason that I bought them too!

  7. what a terrible experienced.. Though I love the original lip butters.

  8. so many dislakes, what a waste of money :(

    1. Well I returned them, so no waste going on here :)

  9. I was very tempted to hunt these down just because I'm a lip-butter-aholic, but hearing that they are not the same formulation I'm feel okay that I didn't go out of my way to find them. They sound like play makeup to be honest. What a shame.

  10. Hope that you feel better soon! That's a shame they were so disappointing, especially that the formula was different to the original lineup!

  11. I have heard a lot of negative reviews of these lip butters x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

  12. I'm actually kind of glad these aren't that great because it means I won't have to hunt them down, hehe!



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