Berry Smoothie is a mid-toned, bright mauve-pink with medium-sized glitter that lend it just a touch of iridescence. Even though Creme Brulee and Cherry Tart have a little bit of shimmer, the glitter in Berry Smoothie is definitely more prominent. This makes Berry Smoothie feel slightly less buttery and cushiony than the other shades I own, as it gets a touch "gritty", but because the base is as creamy and moisturizing as it is, it doesn't bother me. However, if you are extremely sensitive to glitter adding grittiness to lip products, this might be a shade you would want to avoid. Even though the texture on this shade is not as perfectly smooth as some of the other lip butters, it is still a very glossy lip product! Not as shiny as a true lip gloss, but definitely glossier than your average lipstick. As I said in my original review, according to the Revlon website, these are a gel formula with sheer to medium coverage, which sounds about accurate to me. They also say that the formula includes mango,coconut, and shea butter. Who knows, that could just be a gimmick, but I love the idea that mainstream makeup companies are moving to include nourishing, natural ingredients in their products. I do find these hydrating; the website claims a 156% increase in hydration! You should be able to find these for around $6.50, and they contain .09 ounces of product.
And here it is:
|Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie|
|Berry Smoothie twisted up a bit|
|Swatch of Revlon Berry Smoothie|
|Wearing Berry Smoothie Lip Butter!|
|Close-up of Revlon Berry Smoothie Lip Butter|
Summary: This is a really pretty, fun shade of pink with a hint of glitter. The creaminess of the formula makes it easy to wear and apply, although the inclusion of medium-sized glitter on this side does make it feel a bit grittier than some of the other shades that have finer shimmer. It's definitely a punchier color on the lips than I was expecting based on what I could see in the tube when I purchased it; maybe not that easy to wear, my lips but better kind of shade I was looking for in this range, but it's definitely a wonderful pink. I don't know about you guys, but I have trouble finding medium-bright pinks that are flattering, and I think I may have accidentally stumbled on the solution in the form of Berry Smoothie. I'll still be on the lookout for a more subtle shade in this range, but I continue to be impressed by the Revlon Lip Butter formula; it's really a knock-out in the world of drugstore lip colors. You'd be hard pressed to find a comparable formula that feels better on the lips for three times the price. I was thinking about its claim to being a "lip butter" as opposed to a balm, and I think this is really accurate; it's more cushiony than a gloss or balm, with a milkier base than most translucent gloss sticks and tinted balms have, and it's definitely comparable (although not identical) to Korres' lip butters, only a bit more solid and gel-like to allow it to stay in stick form. These are perfect for you gals who are lip balm and lip gloss junkies looking to ease yourselves into the world of lipstick-- I am looking at you, Lauren! ;)