Yup, I do.
I match my eyeshadow to my shirts and blouses, my chucks to my t-shirts, etc…etc…I’m a matcher. Some folks think this should be outlawed but it’s all about personal style isn’t it?
I guess that’s why I’m completely in lust with the idea of the new Butter London Lippy Lipgloss Collection. I’m not a nail girl but this selection of five nail polishes are exact spot on matches for some of Butter London’s most popular nail polish shades. Pretty nifty matching up your tips and lips eh?
Take a look!
They got just about everything right with this formula. These are loud, vibrant shades of color that have incredible pigmentation. I’d avoid tossing around the word lipgloss in their presence as that’s just an insult, these are more of a lacquer-like product due to their excellent color pay off. The glosses have the texture of a nail lacquer in the fact they are rich and thick.
These have a sponge tip applicator for application but I was thinking a brush would have probably proved best for a formula such as this. The sponge does a good enough job but a few applications are necessary to get the color on just right as it applies a tad patchy at first until you stroke over it a few times. Take a little time and patience during application to get the smoothest finish. They run a little sticky but not nearly as tacky as a MAC Lipglass plus the formula is fairly lightweight for a lip product with this much pigment.
(Primrose Hill Picnic)
The wear time rocks it as you can easily get a five hour period or longer from these without a touch up as they have a knack for adhering very well to lips. Do be aware if your lips are on the drier side as you want a smooth working surface for application since these can accentuate dryness or flaking.
(Snog, Trout Pout, Yummy Mummy, Teddy Girl, Primrose Hill Picnic)
(Primrose Hill Picnic)
I think the formula is really rather awesome but they have one thing wrong with them that could break the deal. They taste awful. They have a super strong melon-y perfume scent that has a crisp, freshness to it. I’m not sensitive to fragrance or flavor in my gloss so I thought this was lovely. However, after application, I smacked my lips together, proceeded to get some of that taste in my mouth and ouch. It’s really a very, very strong perfume taste. I couldn’t stand it and had to wipe my mouth and rinse with water (the taste still remains after that, I was sitting here with a tissue wiping my tongue).
Sadly, the deal breaker is the taste for me. I’ve never met a flavored lip product I didn’t like but these are a tad too strong for me. I’m a chronic lip licker when I have gloss on but if you’re disciplined enough NOT to lick your lips, the formula is ace….!
Anyone try them?
Available now at Ulta, Ulta.com, or at www.butterlondon.com
This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR.
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