Last week, I picked up Revlon’s Colorburst Lip Butter in Gumdrop in a mini-haul. It seemed like there was a lot of raving about this product. The idea of a moisturizing lipstick really appealed to me, especially since I have dry lips and skin regardless of the season. There were many beautiful shades that I wanted to try, but I figured I should just start with one, just in case I didn’t like it. Since I don’t wear lipstick regularly, I wanted a light shade that wouldn’t be overly dramatic but would still give me some colour.
Gumdrop – taken in natural daylight
Gumdrop is a light lilac with a pretty sheer colour payoff, despite the Colorburst namesake. I’d always wanted to try a lilac lip colour after seeing a review on Revlon’s Colorburst Lipgloss in Crystal Lilac, which I would also like to haul sometime – my only hesitation is that I hardly wear glosses either, and don’t like when they’re too sticky.
Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Crystal Lilac
I think that my original photo of Gumdrop is more true to the colour I see in real life, despite the lack of natural daylight:
Gumdrop – taken at night with flash
As I mentioned, the colour payoff of Gumdrop is very light. Which, seeing as how this is a purple, is a good thing so as to not make your lips entirely lilac. The payoff is pretty much the same whether you apply it once or multiple times – colour doesn’t build up dramatically:
Gumdrop swiped once and multiple times on my inner wrist
Bare lips – natural colour
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Gumdrop
As you can see, Gumdrop’s effect is subtle, but still visibly present. It does tend to settle into lines a bit and it does somewhat accentuate my dry flaky lips. It’s not as moisturizing or “buttery” as I’d hoped, but then again, I guess it’s intended to be a moisturizing lipstick as opposed to a tinted lip balm. Although it’s not moisturizing, it’s definitely not drying as lipsticks can be. Staying power doesn’t compare at all to lipsticks – I’m sure it was all gone by the time I’d eaten. Although I’m not sure if that’s normal for a lip product since I don’t use many. I’m a pretty careful eater when I have lip products on, though – last time, my lipstick stayed mostly (at least half) intact.
All in all, based on Gumdrop, I think that the Revlon Lip Butters as a whole are less drying than lipsticks and feel much smoother. They are not as moisturizing as they’re made out to be, but you can still apply a balm underneath if you choose for extra moisture. From swatching the other shades in store, they were pretty pigmented – much more so than Gumdrop, which was one of the sheerest. However, if Gumdrop is any indication, staying power will be an issue, so you will need to reapply often throughout the day.
I’m not sure that the lilac colour of Gumdrop suits me personally, though. My natural lips are kind of peachy-coloured. At least they are when they’re not overly dry or pale. I like my lips to be my natural peachy colour, it seems to suit my skin tone (or maybe I’m just used to seeing the natural colour of my lips on myself lol). I feel like Gumdrop is too cool-toned for my skin tone, therefore making me look a bit… ill? Not exactly ill. But it just doesn’t seem right – too frosty and cool, I think. It makes my lips look blue. That’s it.
Sorry for the frizzy hair – just showered. Gumdrop on my lips.
- BRTC Jasmine Water BB Cream
- MAC Fluidline in Added Goodness
- Fairy Drops Scandal Queen mascara
- Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Gumdrop
Or it could just be because I’m not used to it. Any other Asian ladies sporting lilac lips and loving it?
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