Revlon Lip Butter 055 Cupcake // Loreal Rouge Caresse 03 Lovely Rose
It's not often I do beauty related reviews on my blog - but I picked these two lipstick/lipbalms up the other day and needed to write about them! Let me start off by saying these are two very similar colours - so this review is about the quality, texture and lasting power of the lipsticks rather than the shades. Superdrug currently have a 3 for 2 offer on all makeup related items so I also bought a Loreal Eyeliner. Both these lipsticks/butters/balms whatever you want to call them were between £7-8 and if I remember correctly they were exactly the same price.
Loreal Rouge Caresse in 03 Lovely Rose.
* Loreal say: A flutter of kissably soft light-weight feeling colour. Its delicate texture glides onto lips creating a veil of colour with a lumious shine.
This is a soft baby pink colour similar to Angel or Creme Cup by Mac. It's brilliantly pigmented for something that is supposed to be a tinted lipbalm and adds just the right amount of colour to my lips. It's very moisturising and simply glides on in a very lightweight formula. It does not feel heavy or sticky in any way and I can apply it without a mirror. It acts just like a lipbalm - and even when I remove it or it wears off my lips look and feel conditioned. Staying power is also similar to a lipbalm. I'd say it last for about an hour or two before you need to re apply. This is one to keep in your bag and shove on every so often (as you would Carmex or Vaseline.)
Revlon Lip Butter in 055 Cupcake
* Revlon say: Buttery balm with beautiful shiny color to give you baby soft, healthy glowing lips. Hydrating mango, shea and coconut butter formula boosts lip moisture by 156%
Just like its name, this shade is as sweet as a cupcake. It's very similar to the Loreal one above but with a hint of lilac. Just like Mac Snob but a less heavy, more glossy version. It's also super pigmented for a balm and adds a great amount of colour to your lips for an everyday wear. At first application it can be a little sticky but this soon wears off. Staying power is just like the Loreal Caresse, a few hours before it needs re applying. This might not seem like very long - but these are designed to be tinted lipbalms not last-all-night lipsticks.
Again my lips feel very well looked after when I'm wearing it, no drying or falling into cracks.
So which is better?
It's so difficult to say. Both lip butters are so so similar in many ways. If I had to choose one over the other I'd possibly go for the Loreal Rouge Caresse as it glides on a little smoother than the Revlon Lip Butter and just feels so lovely to wear. I also prefer the packaging of the Loreal one as it's so thick and has a very strong 'click' to keep the lid from falling off. Whereas the Revlon butter can be a bit difficult to open as you have to grip the tiny base with your fingertips to pull off the whole lid.
But I'm sure I'll be picking up more of these in the future, there are some other amazing shades to choose with Revlon possibly having a larger range of colours to choose from.
Marks out of 10?
9/10 for both of them. You'll just have to buy both to make up your mind!