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 there were only three lunasol shades of these lippies that arrived when Kanebo Philippines launched the spring collection 2012 collection. so i got the most pigmented the pink red, since i didn’t want to spend something in the 4 digit range for a fantastic lip gloss.

but LO! lookeee what we have here, a drugstore dupe?

 whatchatink?  the macaroon kinda looks a tad dark huh?

 just a tad

 but when swiped the lunasol pink red is darker? hehehe it’s the gold flex in the revlon macaroon that ‘lightens’ it up.

pic below has a little more exposure and lighting

 while the pic below has less intense lighting and normal exposure

 and on my lips.  so sorry i didn’t think it through, L is for lunasol and R for revlon and the letters do not stand for laterality.

so on the lips the pretty much look the same with or without flash.

what i have left to compare is the texture of the two.

Let’s break it down:

Aspect Lunasol Revlon
Shade Match almost eGGzakt match to macaroon almost exact match to #43 pink red
Coverage just as pigmented as macaroon just as pigmented as #43 pink red
Finish glossy, does not feather out or bleed sparkly with gold flex does not feather out or bleed either
Lasting Power will stay if you don’t eat or drink, kisses off so ingat sa ebidensya hahaha will stay if you don’t eat or drink, kisses off, so again, ingat sa ebidensya hahaha

classic Lunasol sleek packaging with the sheathing/scabbard thingy protecting the product better packaged than the colorbursts released a yr before these butters bec of the sheathing/scabbard thingy protecting the product
Reaction none it’s actually soothing my lips none it’s actually soothing my lips and i use these lip butters and colorbursts as lip balm at night (how else will i finish them off?)
Price PhP1800 (i got it at 10% disc so it’s much closer to the real Yen price converted [it’s Y3000]) PhP525 here in the philippines.  pauwi na lang kayo or order online, $6-$7plus about a dollar for tax sa states (so mga 300 lang)

of the two, Lunasol has the upper hand in calling itself a lip butter.  the texture is really buttery.  the type of butter that’s about to to hit room temperature, almost, but not melting yet. the lunasol lippie is a joy to apply.  it’s soft and buttery without it being too slippery and it doesn’t make your lips look like you ate an entire lechon de leche (roasted suckling pig)

and as you know i’m not the greatest fan of these new revlon lip butters which i reviewed here

i find them too sticky so much so i much prefer the colorburst that came out a year before the lip butters did.

It is a great relief that the Lunasol is the exact opposite in texture/consistency of the revlon lip butters.  My lunasol lipstick in #43 pink red is simply divine to apply, does not bleed or feather out and do not dry my lips, and the packaging is fantastic, too!  i guess the only con is the price. 


so high versus low, it’s really up to the end customer’s brand preference and budget.




  1. I LOVE the lip butters and I want that Macaroon one sooo bad, do you know where I can buy it online? It’s not available here in the US. Thank you! 🙂

    • it’s available at cvs, walgreens, walmart, & target in the US 😀

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