Saturday, December 21, 2013

Tastes of Summer

When Priceline had another 40% off cosmetics sale last month, I exercised even less self-restraint than the first time. One of the first things I set out to buy were a couple of the "new" Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters. I'd been waiting for a major discount to pop up since they're a ludicrous $21.95 each in Australia. I'd first heard of the four Summer 2013 shades (Pink Lemonade, Juicy Papaya, Sorbet and Wild Watermelon) from US blogs early in the year (Tiffany did a fantastic, comprehensive review) and decided I needed Juicy Papaya. I was more on the fence about Pink Lemonade, but when it comes to me and milky pinks, hope springs eternal.




l-r: Pink Lemonade, Juicy Papaya


l-r: Revlon Pink Lemonade, Maybelline Lust for Blush, MAC Creme Cup, Sportsgirl Beauty Queen

Pink Lemonade is one of the most aptly named products I've encountered. It reminds me exactly of the colour of the drink it was named after — pale pink with a dash of orange and an overall watery, washed out kind of quality. It's very sheer which makes a potentially challenging colour a bit more wearable. Even with multiple layers, you can still see your natural lip colour underneath.

Maybelline Color Sensational Color Whisper in Lust for Blush is darker, more purple/mauve in tone. MAC Creme Cup is darker, more opaque, more neutral or warm toned than Lust for Blush, and with more of a dusty quality. Sportsgirl Beauty Queen has a similar shiny, sheer finish, but is more pigmented than Pink Lemonade, brighter, darker, more of a cool strawberry bubblegum pink.


l-r: Revlon Juicy Papaya, L’Oréal Shiny Grapefruit, Bourjois Peach on the Beach, Revlon Melonade

Juicy Papaya absolutely called out to me as the must-have shade of the "new" releases. I loved the way it looked on Cassie, Jane and Sandra. It seemed like such an easy colour to throw on but at the same time effortlessly flattering. It's not exactly a "my lips but better" shade or a nude, but it's not super vivid or loud either. There's a brightening touch about it, but it remains fairly toned down and casual.

L’Oréal NutriShine by Colour Riche lipstick in Shiny Grapefruit is more berry pink with diamond shimmer. Bourjois Color Boost Glossy Finish lip crayon in Peach on the Beach is brighter and more opaque, more of a coral/watermelon pink. Revlon ColorBurst lipstick in Melonade is much more neon and fiery red. Juicy Papaya is the most subdued, almost pastel and sheer in comparison, more of a brown-toned peach.

Comparing the new shades with the original line up of Lip Butters, Pink Lemonade reminds me of a pink version of Creamsicle and Juicy Papaya is like non-glittery version of Peach Parfait. Pink Lemonade is probably a touch too light for my skin tone as an everyday colour, but as a deliberately pale pink, there are worse options. Juicy Papaya on the other hand, is one of my new favourite lip colours. Despite having a multitude of similar peachy/coral shades in my collection, I've promoted it to makeup bag staple.

28 comments:

  1. Juicy Papaya looks amazing! Great post xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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  2. Sooo pretty! I actually think pink lemonade would work on me too without making me look dead! That's crazy that they're so expensive there, I wonder how much your government is taxing on beauty products! I would love the watermelon shade...its such a gorg deep pink!

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  3. I've considered picking up Juicy Papaya and your post has definitely swayed me! The price is definitely puts me off though, and I still want to get Peach on the Beach! Aah my weakness for those peachy corals.

    x Tashi
    http://shiwashiful.blogspot.com.au/

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  4. Juicy papaya looks amazing on you! Definitely need to try it x

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  5. I have both of these shades and I really like them, as I feel they're so summery and pretty! I think they both really suit you though xx

    Gem // Miss Makeup Magpie

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  6. I don't own any yet because of the price too. They cost around 16 euros, which is quite pricey. It's almost the price of a regular MAC lipstick...For some reason Revlon is way more expensive here compared to other countries(like Spain and England)
    I really love the colours, specially Juicy Papaya!
    Take care, have a nice day!*

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  7. I love all of the newer shades! I also think Pink Lemonade is the perfect name. Wild Watermelon is definitely my favorite of the bunch! :)

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  8. I got those 2 Revlon shades and wore them so much in the summer. Revlon Lip Butter is still my favorite drugstore lippy after trying quite a few.

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  9. I adore Juicy Papaya too, it is my favourite shade from the lip butter range. Pink Lemondae is hard to get hold of here in Boots stores, I can never find it. If I want it I will have to order it offline which is a bit irritating as I don't buy much high street make up on the internet.
    Amy x A Little Boat Sailing

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  10. Oooh juicy papaya is such a nice color!! it looks like my kind of color.. it is safe to wear on daily basis and low key days., I am not too keen on revlon lip butters but I think I should give this one a go.. maybe I'll ask my mom to send me some Juicy papaya ^^

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  11. I got Juicy Papaya a bit ago and really love it ! Such a nice but subtle colour. It looks fantastic on your skin tone !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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  12. I have both :D I can't decide which one is my fave x

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  13. I definitely don't need any more lip butters, but these shades look so tempting! It doesn't help that the names sound delicious, too...

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  14. YAY I'm so glad that even though you don't love Plumful as much as I do that you now have unmeasureable love for Juicy Papaya!! I honestly don't even think that last sentence was English but HEY it's the thought that counts and words tend to fail in the face of lurrrrve. Pink Lemonade never really seemed like a standout color to me in the sense that it probably only works on a very select amount of skin colors, however I think from the lip swatch you showed you may be one of the lucky ones :)

    ♥Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  15. Both of these shades really suit you. I'm a big lip butter fan! x


    lamourjosie.com

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  16. I love the lip butters, I've tried Strawberry Shortcake and Candy Apple so far. Juicy Papaya looks so good on you :) Thanks for sharing <3

    anacelinelabod.blogspot.com

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  17. I have been curious about these lip butters ever since I heard about them for the first time. Revlon is unfortunately no longer sold here in Finland. Shame really cause I LOVED Revlon. I think both of them look wonderful on you... Juicy Papaya would be a favorite of mine I think :)
    xx

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  18. I can see why you love Juicy Papaya so much!! It's gorgeous on you. They are both beautiful shades. I don't think you can go wrong with any of the Lip Butters. I got my mother and sister to buy Peach Parfait and now they love it as much as me!

    Emma x

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  19. Thanks for the mention, lovely! Juicy Papaya really is such a pretty shade.

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  20. I bought all of the new shades released except for Pink Lemonade - I'm still loving some pale pink glosses, but baby steps into that shade range are needed I think. So pretty on you though, so pretty

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  21. I haven't seen these in store yet, but I'll have to have a look. Is it bad that I really, really neglect my Revlon lip butters? I always end up reaching for more full bodied lipstick formulas. Juicy Papaya is a great shade, I can see why it's already a staple :)

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  22. Juicy Papaya is one of my absolute faves from the Revlon lip butters range, such a beautiful soft coral. And perfect for summer too! :)

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  23. Pink Lemonade looks so so pretty, I'll have to try and find that one I think! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  24. I wore Juicy Papaya for almost the whole summer! But now you got me wanting that L'Oreal lipstick. So pretty! ;D

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  25. I have both of these shades and what you said about them are exactly my thoughts. I love these colours so much!

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  26. Juicy Papaya looks fantastic on you. I know it won't show up at all on my lips though.

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