Sunday 29 September 2013

"Invite Only" Revlon Lip Butter Review

If you read beauty blogs or watch beauty gurus on YouTube, then chances are you'll have heard of the Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters. They are beautiful balmy lipsticks which are very hydrating, but also deposit a sheer, yet buildable level of colour. I bought my first two back in August, so to read my initial thoughts on the shades Strawberry Shortcake and Candy Apple click here. Since then, i've accumulated three more lip butters, one of which is the limited edition teal shade, called "Invite Only". 

As you can see, it is a blue/green shade reminiscent of the famous tiffany blue. As with the other lip butters it comes in beautiful quilted packaging, which I love. I tend to play it extremely safe when it comes to my lip colour, usually opting for peachy pink nude tones and the occasional red. Therefore, considering the impressive pigmentation of my other lip butters I was slightly scared about trying this one out, but also quite excited to see how bizarre I would look with blue lips! However, I need not have worried because this lip butter barely deposits any colour whatsoever. I've read online that the subtle blue tone is intended to give the illusion of whiter teeth, but the specks of blue glitter are so tiny and sporadic that I really don't think it makes any difference at all. 

It is quite hydrating, but with an RRP price of £7.99 it's pretty pricey for what is essentially a clear balm considering you can pick up a pot of Vaseline for £1.99. 

Below I have swatched my other lip butters in order to show a comparison of the pigmentation of each shade. 
(l-r Invite Only, Tutti Frutti, Candy Apple, Strawberry Shortcake, Sugar Frosting)

Unfortunately, in my opinion this product is a bit of a gimmick and I think a lot of people are going to be sucked in by the novelty factor. However, if you're someone who religiously collects the lip butters it's a fun addition to your collection and it serves reasonably well as a lip balm.

Unfortunately, as this shade was limited edition it is no longer on sale on the Superdrug or Boots websites, however some stores may still have one or two left. As a last resort, there are some sellers on ebay selling them, however they are generally more expensive. 

Have you tried any Revlon lip butters? Would you try Invite Only?


  1. I love the revlon lip butters, this one looks interesting! The fact that its tiffany blue is drawing me in haha! Great review! Love the layout of your blog so pretty!


    1. Haha I love tiffany blue!
      Thank you so much! xxx