Day 3 of the journey and I am still hanging in, haha!
Well, after writing about the list of animal friendly companies, I was happy to realize that I was horribly mistaken with Revlon! Yay! Revlon is actually on the animal friendly side, which makes me so happy because I can review these lip butters!
Everyone's probably heard about the lip butters because of all the craze and there's already tons of reviews out there. I haven't really tuned in to the reviews since everyone came out with similar reviews at the same time. For some reason if that happens with a product, I get a bit turned off. I've only watched one review from Emily Noel, and my general understanding was "oh, it's not tinted lip balm, it's as opaque as lipstick", or something similar along the line.
The other day, I went to Target and found some lip butters. The only colors that I liked where 035 Candy Apple and 025 Peach Parfait.
both swatted 3x on the back of my hand
Here's a tip before you jump on the product. The top part has a clear plastic so you can see the color of the product. I wasn't paying attention and when I was about to check out, I noticed that some lip butters had the top flung out and exposed! So always make sure to check if the top plastic is properly on.
I've tried them on my chapped lips, and the pigmentation is okay - it's not as mind-blowingly similar to a lipstick's opaqueness, but it is okay. However, the balm aspect of the product was a bit disappointing. As you can see below, I have chapped lips, and I was wondering how well the lip butters would cover up my dry flakes?
The answer is: not that much.
I use a regular lip balm from Nevia and Revlon's is no where near that.
I do admit that when applied, there is a very thick and sticky filmy feel to the lips, but it doesn't necessarily mean that it's moisturizing my lips. As I had the lip butters on for 6 hours, I noticed that it actually dried out my lips more than before applying them. So, for the balm aspect (if there is any), I wouldn't say it's something to look forward to.
Let's start with Peach Parfait.
The shade is a nice nudy-pink with a ton of gold glitters in it. Pink and gold glitters is the absolute worst combo for my lips, but this lip butter didn't look so bad. It's very sheer so it adds more of a shiny sheen to the lips.
It's okay for everyday looks. Not too over-powering and very glittery and subtle.
Next is Candy Apple.
I love sheer red and cherry colors! If the color and sheen hits the nail on the head it will make your lips look youthful and lively. I think this lip butter did quite a good job with that.
It definitely has more pigmentation than Peach Parfait.
I like both in different ways.
Peach Parfait is better for shiny, sheer look.
Candy Apple is more for a pop of color and nice juicy lips look.
What colors do you have or want?
Should I buy more? If you have any colors to recommend, please leave them in the comment section below! :)