SOOOOO I bought these when they very first came out and I have to say I wasn't a fan. I maybe the only one on youtube, blogger, internet, or the world that hate these lip butters!
Don't get me wrong I love the pigmentation and the cute quilted plastic caps, but the formula for me was the biggest turn off. A lot of the colors managed to highlight every imperfection in my lips, from the flaking to the chappiness to the peeling.
These are the original 2 colors that I bought: Sugar Frosting and Peach Parfait. I have always been a fan of neutrals and pinks so I thought these colors would suit me the best, but I was so disappointed!
This is a light pale pink to glossy sheer color. The shade is all wrong for my skin tone. It makes me look like i'm wearing concealer on the lips and the texture is weird. It feels gritty to me and this color also manages to highlight all the imperfections in my lips.
This is actually one of my favorite shades but I wish I wore it better. It applies just like a glossy lip balm and the color isn't too strong for my skin tone. I wish it didn't highlight my chapped lips so much or I would love this color more.
So I thought I was done with these lip butters after my somewhat awful experience. BUUUUT I kept seeing these lip butters pop up on people's favorites, youtube channels, and blog posts, so I thought maybe I got a few duds and I need to go out and pick some more up to try.
I went to my local Walgreen's and I picked up FOUR more. I got 2 colors in the fuchsia family and 2 colors in the red family.
This is a bright fuchsia color. It's actually really creamy and pigmented. It just doesn't suit my skin tone.
This is a bright berry pink-red. The color is very pigmented and rich and a great fall color. You definitely need a lip liner bc this color bleeds a lot.
This shade of red is very warm and leans towards the maroon side. It reminds me of the crayon 'brick red' when we used to color in school. I feel like this color would look really good on darker skin tones.
This shade of red is more of a reddish orange. It's bright and surprising very creamy when applied. The tube I got was definitely a dud because it was sticking to the side of the silver part and flaking.
Here are the swatches on my hand in case you wanted to see them side by side.
|Candy Apple, Lollipop, Raspberry Pie|
|Red Velvet, Sugar Frosting, Peach Parfait|
If you get lucky and pick up a color that is creamy and smooth, I would say THAT lip butter is comparable to MAC's Sheen Supreme lipstick.
What do you guys think of these lip butters? Yay? Nay? Bleaaah? lol