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.
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!