Friday, February 10, 2012

Day 5: Lip Love - Snag a Drugstore Performer & A Sexy Red

Are you getting suckered by this week's Lip Love series? Today we're going on the cheap and snagging  a drugstore performer - AND - a sexy red all in the same tube!

Day 5...Snag a Drugstore Performer + A Sexy Red!
Drugstore lip sticks are very underrated in my opinion. Why? They are the perfect price point for exploring a new color family or formula without breaking the bank. If it works out, you've just saved a few bucks. And, if it's a dud, you're not out too much.

Last fall Revlon Lip Butters were getting all the positive hype by beauty bloggers and community web sites. I didn't fall for them at this time since I assumed the buzz would eventually die down. But, oh I was wrong! Nearly four months later, and this drugstore lippie is still getting good press.

Last week at Ulta, I spotted the Revlop Lip Butter promo at the end of an aisle. While there were no testers to play with, I decided to purchase one without swatching first. I could see through the plastic top so it gave me an idea of what the colors looked like. I immediately picked Candy Apple, a warm red shade, as it was the last one left — usually a good sign of a popular color.

Just like a kid in a toy store, I couldn't wait to get outside and burst open the seal. I tested it immediately once I had access to my car mirror. And...I loved it!

Candy Apple definitely is on the orange side of red, which always looks better on my skin. It was pretty pigmented, too. I had to apply lightly so as not to go overboard with the rich color. The surprise was how good it felt on my lips. It was buttery — more like a gloss — and nicely hydrating. And it wore amazingly well.

My only complaint is that you shouldn't apply to chapped lips or it will emphasize the dry patches. I experienced this issue several days later. However, I remedied the problem by putting on an even coat of Bobbi Brown's Lip Balm SPF 15. This extra layer of moisture played nicely with the Lip Butter and took care of the flakes.

Overall...Candy Apple is both a great drugstore performer and a sexy red. Perfect for my Valentine's Day date with my husband!

Purchase info: Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple is available at drugstores and mass retailers. It retails for $7.99, but shop around as I've seen them on sale.

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