Monday, 14 January 2013

Lip Butters: Revlon vs Nivea

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.



  1. I LOVE caramel cream - does the strawberry one smell good too? x

    1. It's raspberry :) Yeah it smells nice, but definitely nowhere near as nice as Caramel Cream x

  2. i have two revlon lip butters too (one of them being creme brulee) i'll have to try out nivea's caramel cream since you said they were great and because you said that they worked for you better than the revlon lip butters! followed :)

  3. I just bought the Nivea Caramel Lip Butter and it is amazing! Perfect for these freezing winter days!

  4. I have the Nivea lip butter in the raspberry flavour/scent (smells like raspberry yoghurt!) and I love it, but I do have to re-apply a fair amount. I also have a Revlon lip butter in Sweet Tart, and I really like that- it's more pigmented than yours, and a slightly different formulation, and I find it is really moisturising and pretty! Love both though! Great post.
    Katie xx

  5. Really want to try the Nivea Lip Butters, they appeal to me more than the Revlon ones for some reason! x
    Thanks for the follow btw- I'm following you too :-)