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?
Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm is a newly launched hybrid formula that has the pigment and shine of a gloss but the texture and moisturizing properties of a lip balm.
I dunno how I feel about a hybrid gloss slash balm. I mean I’m happy enough with my lip balm being a lip balm and my gloss being a gloss. Do the two products really need a marriage?
Let’s find out.
As if we don’t have enough lip spheres right? But the Etude House Missing U Endangered Bird Lip Balm isn’t only cute its also a great purchase that benefits endangers species of birds!
This cute little speckled egg lip balm is much like EOS Lip Balm Spheres.
Take a look!
You’re very familiar with my habit of not touching up my lipstick and gloss which is why Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm is my bestest of best friends. We get on famously together and touch up is as easy as a swipe and go. I cannot be arsed to apply my lipstick and gloss as the day progresses, I’m just not that girl. As much as I love makeup I feel like it’s a chore to reapply my entire lip look when it wears away.
But lip balm?
I got time for that!
Well, Holika Holika Real Butter Lip Balm is the worst kind of packaging but I purchased it anyway because it brings me back to my makeup roots with its cute vintage slide packaging.
I dunno about you but lip slides like this were all the rage in my childhood. As we get older we begin to realize they are a germ-fest but when we’re young, for some reason, our innocent selves absolutely love the idea of a lip balm in a slide out tin. Shrug…who knows where that mentality comes from but even in older age they are still terribly appealing.
There’s just something about cute bunnies! Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar is a cute little bunny shaped balm with a fruity flavor and a hint of tint for lips!
Seriously how kawaii right?
Beauty budgeters come out come out wherever you are! You’re going to want the new Jordana Sweet n Smooth Nourishing Lip Balm for sure as it’s a mere $1.49 and provides a pop of color as well as a little shine and moisture too.
Plus it comes in eight whooping flavors!
Have I tempted you!?
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Wild Watermelon is one of the last new shades (and the best) from the Summer 2013 Collection that I’ll be reviewing for you.
As they say, save the best for last. Wild Watermelon has the best formula of the four new shades Revlon introduced however..there was an issue.
As you know Revlon has a few new Colorburst Lip Butters floating around and Pink Lemonade happens to be one. Now I discussed a few times already that these new shades aren’t as consistent a formula as the original. Pink Lemonade happens to be the worst offender of the four shades in terms of pigmentation and quality.
The color itself is a hard one to pull off as it’s a pale mod pinky peach. The color might be best for a super fair skin tone with less than pigmented lips however, anyone in between might feel the shade makes them look deathly…or at least it made me look zombied.
Take a peek!
Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya is one of four new shades that Revlon released with their new Summer 2013 Collection entitled Pacific Coast.
I’m not sure why but a few reviews I read likened to Juicy Papaya to Peach Parfait sans shimmer and I think that’s pretty misleading. Juicy Papaya is more of a nude muted coral where as Peach Parfait is a golden coral.
Take a look!