Revlon: left - in 005 Sugar Frosting, right - in 095 Creme Brulee
Nivea: left - in Caramel Cream, right - in Raspberry Rose
I was looking for a good lip butter for a while and I've seen people talking about Revlon Lip Butters a lot. Everyone seems to love them so I thought I would give it a go. I got it in Sugar Frosting first since it's a nice, light colour. The first time I used it I wasn't impressed at all, or maybe I just have weird lips I don't know. I thought first impressions are not always best so I used it a couple more times but it still didn't seem to be moisturising enough. My lips felt dry and it was just uncomfortable. But since the hype about the product was so big I decided to try a different shade, so I got it in Creme Brulee. It was slightly better, but still not satisfying and my lips dries out in five minutes. I have to say I wasn't impressed with Revlon Lip Butters.
Then I spotted Nivea's Lip Butters while in Superdrug and I have a strange habit of smelling makeup products like lipsticks or lip balms. And oh my days, they smelt so amazing I grabbed both - Caramel Cream and Raspberry Rose. Actually, Caramel Cream is the best lip product I ever smelt, ever. They feel amazing on the lips as well, stay on for ages and my lips were moisturised nicely for a long time. I hope they will release a few more 'shades/scents' in the future. The way products smell is quite important for me, I wouldn't put anything plasticky-smelling anywhere near my face.
The packaging is slightly different, Revlon's Lip Butters are in a lipstick tube so it does look better. Unfortunately the product smudges around the edges of the lipstick tube like crazy and it just doesn't look great after a few uses. Nivea might be in a small pot and has to be used with fingers but the product is so much better. I would choose Nivea Lip Butter over Revlon's ones any day and I highly recommend it. The price difference is massive as well, Nivea Lip Butters were only £1.24 (Superdrug) comparing to £7.99 for Revlon ones.