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Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Review: Gumdrop


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.

  1. BRTC Jasmine Water BB Cream
  2. MAC Fluidline in Added Goodness
  3. Fairy Drops Scandal Queen mascara
  4. 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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Author: pearlessence

She who loves shopping, baking, gaming, and all things Disney! All on a student's meager budget :)

15 thoughts on “Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Review: Gumdrop

  1. agree with you on the colour. I think your natural lips look better than the lip butter. Why don’t you try one of the coraly pink shades? those usually give of a beautiful bitten look.

  2. I always wondered how purple Gumdrop is, because I always see that one at Shoppers along with sugar fig and a brown color. Too bad the good colors are always sold out everywhere 😦

    • Yeah, you have to try to catch them on days when they just brought stock in πŸ˜› I’m not too worried though, it doesn’t seem to be limited edition or anything, so there will be plenty of time to pick one up once the hype for it dies down and they actually have stock available πŸ™‚

  3. How about tutti frutti? I know it looks intimidating in the tube since it’s bright orange, but my friend who never wears lipsticks loves it (shes also asian). I feel like warm tones work better on asians since we have warmer skin tones lol!

    • I don’t remember what Tutti Frutti looks like but I’ll check it out in store next time I see it πŸ˜› Man, SDM sales are ridiculous – the Lip Butter was like $7-8 at Walmart? But last weekend SDM had them for $3.99 and $5.99 for the rest of the week. Ridiculous.

      You’re right about the warm tones – I just couldn’t resist trying it out anyway haha

  4. I also have to agree on the colour, I think a warmer tone would suit you better. I once was “colour-analysed” by a friend of mine who is acredited to do so and I learnt so much! I’d definitely recommend it.

    • I wish I knew someone like that! I usually just ask whomever is working at Sephora and hope they know what they’re doing. Sometimes I ask the same question to multiple people and get different answers πŸ˜› I can never tell who is actually right…!

  5. aw. you have natural pink lips. so cute. ❀ nice shade of colorburst too. πŸ™‚

  6. I so want to try these! I haven’t seen them around in the UK and I’ve been on the lookout for a while so I can only assume they’re not out yet over here.
    I wouldn’t say that colour doesn’t suit you exactly, but it’s also not completely amazing either. I might try it though – I like subtle purple tones, they tend to look ok with my complexion.
    Thanks for the post – I’m even more curious to try these now than before! πŸ™‚

  7. I love we posted about this lip butter within a day of each other! My sister would love this Gumdrop color. I went with Lollipop because I don’t have anything close to it at home already and I’m glad I did. If I don’t go out of my way to change things up, I’ll have 100 mauve lip glosses/lipsticks.

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