Budget Eye Buys

Budget Eye Buys

Well hello there and a very happy Thursday to you. I thought with the weekend still a little far away a pricey post might be too much to bear so today is all about some of my new favourite budget buys that are all about primping, concealing, lifting and everything...
Giorgio Armani Eye Tints

Giorgio Armani Eye Tints

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A Primer for the Very Dry Skinned Girl

A Primer for the Very Dry Skinned Girl

I’ve mentioned this primer a few times but I posted up on Instagram about it again recently after a repurchase and some of you ladies wanted a review so here it is! Instant Illusions is one of those products that can fall under the radar as No.7 aren’t as ardently...
DKNY Delicious Delights / Good Enough to Eat

DKNY Delicious Delights / Good Enough to Eat

I’ve been buying the DKNY Apples for what feels like my entire adult life and I still can’t get enough of them. Actually it has been my entire adult life as I just stopped typing to check when the original scent was released checked and it came out 10 years...
NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Palette

It’s not exactly a shocking surprise to see this baby on the blog as I do have a pretty large love of NARS.I’d be the first to say the brand aren’t without their faults, but they have a lot of beautiful and intriguing beauty bits that call me back to...
Vidal Sassoon Salonist

Vidal Sassoon Salonist

I’m all about home hair dyes and I haven’t had my hair coloured in a salon in years now, although I’m itching for a trip this summer perhaps to mix things up a little. Anyway, ordinarily I colour my hair every few months and I always shoot for a nice...
Brightening Nudes

Brightening Nudes

A random post today, all about pretty things of the soft, feminine nude persuasion, although in truth they just all just looked so pretty together they insisted in their own group post. I was kindly sent the Eau de Toilette of Sí recently and I’d heard a lot of girls...
The Benefit Brow Dupe?

The Benefit Brow Dupe?

I know you ladies love a good dupe as much as I do and I have to say today’s is brilliant darn excellent. I only reviewed Benefit Gimme Brow recently and have been using it very happily since Christmas. I think it’s pretty fantastic for a quick brow fix as...
Essence Cinderella Collection Out Today!

Essence Cinderella Collection Out Today!

Everyone  is digging Disney at the moment (well who doesn’t appreciate a bad ass Disney gal) and Belle and Jasmine have long been my favourites even though I eventually cut the incredibly long hair on my Jasmine Barbie when I was a kid and gave her a bob to my...
Trying to get good skin - Month 1

Trying to get good skin – Month 1

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Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection

Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection

Is there anyone reading this who doesn’t have at least one Real Techniques brush loitering around their house somewhere? If you managed to avoid the hype, fair play, but everyone else (including my good self) have a few RT brushes in their stash at this very moment. These were hyped...

revlon lip butters invite only and provocative

Lip butters have been an enormous success pretty much everywhere and I’ve bought my fair share of shades over the past year or so. Incredibly hyped when they first came out, I think everyone probably has at least one rolling around the bottom of their makeup bag. They’ve divided some but I’ve always liked them, finding them a nice go between in the land of lipsticks and balms.

So I was genuinely oohing and aahing when I was sent two of the brand new shades for Autumn (new Colourburst shades will also be reviewed shortly), especially when I had been disappointed by Maybelline Baby Lips and felt my balm addiction had gone unsatisfied. I had absolutely no idea what these two would be like shade wise as, on inspection, they’re a bright mint green and a bright purple. To the eye, the colours are simply gorgeous and I loved the colour and co-ordinating packaging but I had no idea how the shades would translate on the lips.

These surprised me, they’re both very sheer with a slight colour but are mainly based around micro glitter in green/blue and purple/pink which give a very natural shiny lip while being comfortable and hydrating.

Invite Only (mint green) goes on extremely sheer but with a slight flesh tone to the lips and a generous but subtle spray of green/blue micro glitter. In theory, I wouldn’t like the idea of this but in reality I really liked it, it was very subtle and natural but my lips felt a little dressier with it on.  Similarly, Provocative has a very slight purple sheen with pink and purple micro glitter so it gives a very similar effect if ever so slightly darker. As a rule, I’m not crazy on glitter in lip products but I genuinely quite liked these two and I’ve been alternating between them since I got them. There’s not really a huge difference between them so I’d say one or the other is enough, but I’m getting great use from them.

If you’re used to the normal pigmented lip butters I’d say swatch these beforehand as this is a different beast altogether, but if you love a very natural lip this is a nice addition for day time or to layer over your existing lip butters or lippies for night-time. I genuinely think these new shades may completely divide people, but personally I love very subtle shades and I’ll get a load of use out of these!

Both are available now from Boots for €11.20 each or there’s currently a deal online for 2 for €15!

So girls, let leash your opinions, what do you think of these?

revlon lip butters provocative invite only

 

invite only revlon

 

provocative revlon lip butter

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  • http://miss-greeneyes.blogspot.com/ Miss Green Eyes

    Not my cup of tea at all but they look lovely on you!

    • makeupmonster1

      Yep I knew these would divide ladies!:)

  • Ah Sure Tis Lovely

    They both look lovely on you. Not sure which one I like more, need a Boots 3 for 2 offer.

    • makeupmonster1

      Best thing is to go in and swatch them, at a push I’d say go for Provocative as it has a wee bit more colour in it!

  • Pink Elephant

    For a moment I thought balms will come out in the actual colours of the packaging when I saw the post on bloglovin!! Phew! They look lovely though!

    • makeupmonster1

      Haha I wasn’t sure either when I first looked at them! Yep they’re really nice!:)

  • Nurse Fancy Pants

    I like the look of these, very pretty on the lips!

    • makeupmonster1

      They really are, very easy to wear!

  • Niamh Ellen

    Love lip butters! I have three. Can’t wait to try these :) xx

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    • makeupmonster1

      Think you’ll like them if you like a natural sheen on the lips!

  • http://olgreeneyes.blogspot.ie/ Emma

    I was so intrigued when I saw these! They didn’t have any at the Revlon stand I was at though so I grabbed some of the other bits from the collection. The lip glosses are to die for, I don’t usually like glitter either but the Colorburst lip glosses are so nice! The lip butters make your lips look amazing, so healthy and hydrated, the glitter isn’t even that much either!

    I’ll have a review up soon!

    Emma x

    • makeupmonster1

      Brill Emma I was sent a few colourburst, haven’t even tried them yet but colours look amazing! Looking forward to seeing what we both think!!

  • Grace

    Goodness me! Lovely colours in the tube and a nice glossy sheen on the lips. Looks fab on you!

    • makeupmonster1

      Ah thanks Grace I really like these!

  • Beauty Bird

    These are definitely not as glittery as I thought – I’m going to have to give them a swatch when they’re released! xx

  • gulbinks

    Saw them in Boots last week and wasn’t sure but actually they look lovely on you!

    • makeupmonster1

      They’re very unusual but honestly worth a second glance:)

  • Mel

    The sparse micro glitter looks really nice on you, but I personally don’t think these are anything to write home about. I have pigmented lips and these don’t seem to look like they’d mute them down as they claim they will do.

    • makeupmonster1

      I knew they’d divide people!:) I like them but have read reviews of other people really disliking them, think it’s one you really have to try!!

  • Zoe

    I spotted these in boots the otherday and thought about how these would come out on the lips, so I swatched them and was supprised how light the colouring is… very pretty! O also wasn’t impressed with baby lips I thought they where not worth all the hype around them that’s for sure x

    • makeupmonster1

      Totally agree Maybelline baby lips were a let down!