Fruit Cocktail

Fruit Cocktail

Summer is a great excuse for random posts like this so without further ado I give you my choices for the best fruity numbers on the market at the moment that are all perfect for summer and won’t break the bank! Body Shop Sorbet Pink Grapefruit – So light and...
All Things Bright & Beautiful

All Things Bright & Beautiful

Summer means being braver with colour and you can’t get much brighter or braver than with these incredible lip varnishes from Topshop. Just looking at them conjures up images of festivals and long summer nights and these are fun with a capital F. Now these won’t be everyone’s cup of...
Win!! 4 x The Body Shop Body Sorbets

Win!! 4 x The Body Shop Body Sorbets

It’s such a beautiful warm day, let’s get another summer competition going!!  Today’s gorgeous prize is one of my favourite new releases and the perfect summer treat – Body Shop Body Sorbets. NEW Body Shop Body Sorbets The heat is on and what better time to introduce NEW Body Sorbets… the latest...
How much do you spend on your hair?

How much do you spend on your hair?

Hair can be an expensive business for us girls and there’s many a time I’ve envied my fiance being able to nip into the barber for €12 and emerge with a lovely fresh cut and change from a €20 note. Unfortunately, ladies hairdressing seems far more complicated and expensive and...
Makeup & Skincare Favourites for a Fiver

Makeup & Skincare Favourites for a Fiver

Everyone loves a bargain so I thought I’d share some of my favourite skincare and makeup pieces that you can buy for the price of a glossy magazine. Make sure you share your own cheap and cheerful favourites too as I’m always on the hunt for a deal! SKINCARE  ...
Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Base - Lives up to it's Name

Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Base – Lives up to it’s Name

Another day, another interesting base to try! This one is unusual though as it can be used as a primer but also on top of your regular primer or mixed in with your base. This one intrigued me as it’s a gold coloured base that’s meant to counteract redness, something...
Ask the Beauty Bloggers - Combating Shine During the Hot Months

Ask the Beauty Bloggers – Combating Shine During the Hot Months

Another week another question to ask the beauty bloggers!Every week I’ll feature a new questionand get my top team of bloggers to give you some great advice! The Ask the Experts Team are: Viva Adonis, Miss Makeup Magpie, The Beauty Milk and Ol’ Green Eyes and you can read more about them here. Today’s question is from...
Style over Substance - Do you judge blogs on their looks?

Style over Substance – Do you judge blogs on their looks?

This may seem like a slightly odd topic but I realised about a month back that I’m very partial to the look of a blog, so much so that it probably clouds my love of it now and again. There’s something about badly designed blogs or sub par photos that...
NARS Sex Appeal - Perfect for Pale Gals

NARS Sex Appeal – Perfect for Pale Gals

For every beautiful bright blush on the market, my heart also melts for something really subtle and soft on my pale skin. NARS Sex Appeal* sounds like it’s going to be a full on showstopper in the vein of ‘Orgasm’ but it’s actually the opposite, an incredibly soft, pale peachy...
Ask The Beauty Bloggers - How do you become a successful blogger?

Ask The Beauty Bloggers – How do you become a successful blogger?

Another week another question to ask the beauty bloggers!Every week I’ll feature a new questionand get my top team of bloggers to give you some great advice! The Ask the Experts Team are: Viva Adonis, Miss Makeup Magpie, The Beauty Milk and Ol’ Green Eyes and you can read more about them here. Today’s question is as...
Summer Mattes

Summer Mattes

There are quite a few summer essentials every girl needs but a beautiful bright lip colour is pretty high on the list. With a recent onslaught of pretty matte shades on the market for the warmer months I couldn’t resist a little post that showcases some of the prettiest long...

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!