When the Revlon lip butters were all the rage on Youtube and blogs, I held fast to my wallet and steered away from the drugstores. But my willpower never lasts too long and I grabbed two shades from the colorstay lip butter line, just to see what the hype was about. That was many months ago and I never really reviewed or even mentioned these lip butters aside from the original haul post. Honestly, these were neither fantastic or complete duds so they never got a mention. Recently I dug out Créme Brulée, a beige nude, just for kicks and decided to swatch it just for the sake of sharing another lip swatch with the world.
The color pay off is sheer but semi-buildable with Créme Brulée and pigmentation varies depending on each shade. The swatch below is about two or three light swipes across the lips. The color is nice for toning down my naturally dark lip color without looking completely washed out, which is a good thing. The bad? This is not a moisturizing lip product whatsoever. I have to apply this over lip balm or else the product will cling onto any dry areas or flaky skin. While my lips are not dehydrated after wearing this, my lips seem to flake, making it impossible to reapply and get a good look.
If you never have issues with dry lips and you're looking for a sheer nude lipstick, Créme Brulée is a nice budget friendly option. I think the darker shades are usually more forgiving in terms of clinging to dry spots so I'm still interested in trying darker shades. Have you given the cult favorite Revlon lip butters a shot? Which are your favorite shades?