Essence Good Girl/Bad Girl Sneak Peek

Essence Good Girl/Bad Girl Sneak Peek

Have you been a good girl or a bad girl this year? You know Santa is checking his list, twice, so we’re all in trouble girls! But assuming we’re all fantastic, the only time you need to brand yourself a bad girl is possibly with this very cute collection from...
Christmas S.O.S

Christmas S.O.S

It’s very easy to get caught out come Christmas so this post is all about my arsenal of goodies to help with every bad skin breakout. Redness from wintery winds - La Roche Posay Lipikar Baume AP +  is what you want to use at night and then when makeup...
How was your year in blogging?

How was your year in blogging?

Sure we might as well end the year with a few little chatty posts as they’re some of my favourites to have on the blog and you’re all such great, opinionated gals for a good natter. So basically today I just want to know, for all you bloggers who drop...
What are your most loved products of 2014?

What are your most loved products of 2014?

As a blogger, I’ve tried out a frankly enormous amount of goodies throughout the year but the ones that win a place in my heart are products that I turn to again and again. So here’s the list of my most loved beauty this year and I’ll hoping you’ll share...
How do you make the most of fine hair?

How do you make the most of fine hair?

Fine hair can be both a blessing and a curse. I quite like my hair, it’s always been easy to keep straight and smooth and healthy looking, but I often pine for hair that has a little more to it. One of the banes of fine hair is that, for...
Snow Queen

Snow Queen

White makeup can seem a little extreme but when it’s in the form of sumptuous gently illuminating beauties it’s very hard to resist. Firstly, I’m still madly in love with Hourglass Mineral Veil and I’m sure you’re slightly sick of my gushing over it but honestly, honestly, this is one...
On Trial....

On Trial….

So the Christmas season is nearly upon us and that means there’s going to be a lot of overindulging mixed in with cold weather outside and very warmed houses. This is usually the perfect recipe for my skin to go a little gaga so these are the products I’m going...
NARS Night Porter Eyeliner

NARS Night Porter Eyeliner

I have a thing about dark green shades for Autumn/Winter, whether it be clothes, accessories or makeup so this beautiful NARS Eye Pencil in Night Porter is something of a true beauty for me. Part of the Autumn Night Series Collection, these shimmering eye pencils are something of a wonder....
Readers' Recommendations: Best Volumising Mascaras

Readers’ Recommendations: Best Volumising Mascaras

Week two of reader’s recommendations! That means it’s time for bloggers and makeup obsessives to unite and give some great beauty advice! Fiona of the excellent Pingle Blog is next up in our line of questions and has a doozy that plagues many a makeup obsessive looking for lashes Bambi...
Have a Very Merry Christmas (for under €15)

Have a Very Merry Christmas (for under €15)

I hope you’re not sick of Christmas gift guides because that’s exactly what you’re getting from me today! I adore Christmas pressie shopping and enjoy the planning and thought behind other people’s gifts just as much if not more than I love unwrapping my own goodies on Christmas Day. As...
The Other Hourglass Primer

The Other Hourglass Primer

So the Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer has had me kind of hooked to it’s pricey goodness all this year but I’m a nosy so and so with beauty so even though I’ve adored using Hourglass Mineral Veil, I do kind of miss the slippery silky feel of a more silicone...
The Big Christmas Competition worth over €250

The Big Christmas Competition worth over €250

I’ve had a fantastic year blogging and I’m so delighted so many of you have stuck around to read the blog regularly. It’s an incredible hobby to have and one I really adore and thankfully nothing has changed in the last 12 months. This year was a hectic year blogging...
Let's Talk: Your Favourite Body Products

Let’s Talk: Your Favourite Body Products

Body moisturisers, scrubs and cleansers are something that never would have excited me a few years back but lately I love a really good, scented product that makes me feel glamorous even when I’m looking a little rough first thing in the morning. I like a hard working product but...
My New Best Budget Friend

My New Best Budget Friend

A short but sweet review today. I reviewed the previous waterproof incarnation of this mascara a little while back after I fell pretty hard for it so when an ultra black version came out very recently, I couldn’t resist. I figured I wouldn’t review it as I’d already gone over...

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!