Butter London Lip Service Lippy Liquid Lipstick Collection ($29) is a new, limited edition Butter London Holiday 2015 Gift Set that launched recently that includes four Lippy Liquid Lipsticks. Since I originally tried Butter London Lippy Liquid Lipsticks since I originally tried them in 2012 when they originally released.
One of the more important changes would be the flavor and fragrance. The original formula had an incredibly overwhelming flavor and fragrance that has since been replaced with a much more subtle fragrance. Thank god because it was one of the worst factors of the gloss.
You get four Lippy Liquid Lipsticks in the Butter London Lip Service Lippy Liquid Lipstick Collection which are each 0.2 oz in size. Two of the shades in the set, Toff and Tea with the Queen are permanent shades and the other two, Fruit Cake and Pudding, are limited edition (don’t quote me but both Fruit Cake and Pudding has been available in Holiday Sets in the past I believe so check your stashes before purchasing!).
Butter London Lip Service Lippy Liquid Lipstick Collection Swatches (Fruitcake, Pudding, Tea with the Queen, and Toff)
The Butter London Lip Service Lippy Liquid Lipstick formula is kinda a hybrid formula that’s more gloss than lipstick. These have incredible pigmentation that rivals a lipstick with the consistency and shine of a lipgloss. I find another change in the formula is they seem a little more thicker and less easier to spread with a good deal of tackiness. On the upside you can get a solid five hours of wear from many of the shades but you’ll want to be sure to apply them on freshly exfoliated lips as they can apply patchy and look dry on flakier, drier lips so do prep lips well prior to application.
A few things have changed with this formula but the sponge applicator remains the same. I wish they’d start including a lip brush with these for application as I find the thicker consistency would likely apply much, much more smoother with a lip brush than a sponge. As I said above thankfully they overwhelming flavor and fragrance is gone and is now replaced with a vanilla cupcake-like fragrance and flavor that’s quite subtle.
Butter London Lip Service Lippy Liquid Lipstick Collection (Fruitcake)
Butter London Lip Service Lippy Liquid Lipstick Collection (Pudding)
Butter London Lip Service Lippy Liquid Lipstick Collection (Tea with the Queen)
Butter London Lip Service Lippy Liquid Lipstick Collection (Toff)
This collection isn’t really festive by any means as it includes a rather bright raspberry shade along with some nudes and a mauve-y rose. I kinda sorta wish they had went with some reds in the set as it would make it a bit more Christmas-y but regardless I’m happy with this set as I enjoy this formula so having more shades to play with is a plus. I have to say both Fruitcake and Pudding are outstanding, stand out shades in this set!
I WOULD NOT recommend this to someone who likes lighter lipglosses with non-sticky/tacky textures. These are quite heavy, quite vibrantly pigmented, and quite tacky and sticky as well as very thick. If you like your lipgloss formulas out there and loud you shouldn’t have a problem but those seeking weightless and sheerer will want to avoid this set.