Nivea Lip Butter Review & Swatches
During out last discussion about the new Nivea Lip Butter we had a house divided here in fair Verona (or Musings of Muse whatever floats your boat, it’s almost time for Shakespeare in the Park, cut me a break alright?).
No seriously, I got a ton of mixed impressions about these lip butters. Some folks loved ’em, some folks hated ’em, some folks thought they were over hyped…after trying them I understand ALL of your feelings.
How’d I feel about them in the end?
I love ’em.
And I hate ’em.
I picked up a tin at CVS several days ago. Finally, I was able to locate them. Seriously, finding this stuff anywhere is like hunting for the Tomb of Nefertiti. You know it’s there, you know it exists, it’s just a matter of WHERE exactly is it?
But a beacon of shining light directed me to CVS and for far too much, $4.19, I was able to purchase my own tin. Considering the Evil Empire and a few other locations are selling these for chump change I was put out that I had to pay a near fiver for my own tin.
But I’d pay it again and again! Because I really love the formula.
Stuff I Love:
- How moisturizing and creamy this is!
- How tasty and flavorful but subtle as well if you’re sensitive!
- How it soothes my dry lips and makes them soft and supple!
- How it has that buttery texture that warmed up goes a little oily!
Stuff I Hate:
- Ewww finger application!
- White ring around the mouth (they don’t really dry clear dude, so you get that odd pasty ring around the mouth look).
- The inflated cost of a tin at CVS! $4.19? Whatchu talkin’ about Willis?!
These start out a bit dense but once they warm up they develop into a creamy, dreamy texture that glides onto lips with a buttery soft feel. I’d recommend them for nightly use as they are a bit heavy and they do have a pasty appearance on my lips. If you want to avoid that unusual pasty, ring around the mouth look I suggest running your finger over your lips several times to sheer the shade out so it goes transparent.
Personally I just think they make for a far easier product to wear at home due to the thicker texture and the finger application.
They make my lips super soft and I think they’ll be a treat when they are chapped. I think they are possibly most comparable in formula and texture to The Body Shop’s Lip Balms.
In the end, they have some quirks but I still liked the formula a whole heck of a lot.
If you’re prone to dry, cracked, or chapped lips do check them out.
Available now at drugstores.
This product was purchased
by the Muse for review purposes.
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