November 6, 2009

Lipstick Queen Butterfly Ball Review & Swatches

Take me to the ball darling, the Lipstick Queen Butterfly Ball!  Five new shades of subtle lipstick with the promise of just a hint of shimmer and a little flash of turquoise to help teeth appear whiter, this ball sounds like one the Muse wants to be at.

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Jump ahead for my review on Lipstick Queen Butterfly Ball Lipstick!

Ok, knock off a few things here. No shimmer and forget subtle. Loving you Lipstick Queen Butterfly Ball but you don’t have any shimmer that I’ve seen so far but never you mind, you’re perfect in all ways.

Ok, I imagine you want to know the different between Saint, Sinner, and Butterfly Ball. Butterfly Ball like it’s name, “butterfly”, is a very light, airy formula that’s highly moisturizing and glides onto lips with a lightweight feel. Saint and Sinner have a richer formula when compared to this in texture but in pigmentation all three are about the same. The formula is very rich in pigment which is a fact for all Lipstick Queen products, this in my opinion, is one reason the line is so very popular. You can compare the formula to Medieval as it’s very light and very emollient however the pigmentation is extreme. You get a heavy shot of bright, bold color which of course you do not get from Medieval.  The formula is beautifully wet and moist so it wears very well without drying out lips.

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What makes Butterfly Ball different from lipsticks in the line is a hint of turquoise shimmer which when the light hits it will flatter teeth and make them appear brighter. Mmmm I’m not really sure if this works or not. Benefit had a gloss that did the same thing but I can never tell if it’s actually working as my teeth are all kinds of stupid white already because I’m obsessed with their proper care. But…I like the idea.

Really what appeals to me most is the moisturizing formula, pretty purple tube packaging, and range of colors that lean more towards reds and pinks. I tried out two shades which were Fly and Moment. Fly is a pretty shade of deeper rose pink and Moment is a deep red. Although I don’t see it much in Fly I noticed the blue accent in Moment as it gives off an iridescent glittering effect.

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All in all these are probably my favorite lipstick to date from Lipstick Queen as I’m really loving the moisturizing formula and easy wear. The colors are vibrant and bold which adds a certain regalness to makeup looks. If you found prior formulas from the line a bit drying I highly suggest trying Lipstick Queen Butterfly Ball.

Lipstick Queen Butterfly Ball a worthy contender in my lipstick world at the moment. Beautiful lipstick and worthy of a haul. Muse Approval for purchase.

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Monica


    I am a huge Lipstick Queen fan, but I’ve got to say I’ve never really been into glittery lipsticks! You mentioned that you didn’t see much shimmer in these, but you did notice some of the iridescence in the “Moment” lipstick. How much did it show up? And when the lipstick color started to wear off, did it leave little glittery bits on your lips after? Would this be a work-appropriate lipstick?

    I’m considering buying the lipstick, but I want to make sure I fully understand it first 🙂 Thanks so much!!

    • the Muse

      hi monica….did you read the review in whole hun? It has swatches of the product plus I have it on my lips so you can see it’s virtually no shimmer, etc…click read more to see the swatches 🙂 The review has all the details you seek 😀 Hope this helps!

  • Hero

    Hi! Where are these available? Just online and Barneys? :S Wish I lived in New York or had a visa! Ah damn. Well, I was just wondering if you could post a picture with you smiling with teeth so we could see if there is a difference. It’d be pretty cool if it did work. Thanks!

    • the Muse

      hi hero also qvc has them 🙂 Maybe try MUA to see if someone can get them for you? You won’t notice much of a difference with a photo as the flash from the camera is always going to make things look whiter or brighter 🙂

  • Hana

    Pretty! I wish somewhere around here sold Lipstick Queen so I could see it in person.

    • the Muse

      thanks mollie! 😀 Lord knows I want the other three shades now, they have such a dreamy formula!

  • Elife

    Hi Muse!

    Both lipsticks look great on you!

    I drop by every single day, but never posted a comment.

    So i just wanted to say I LOVE LOVE LOVE reading your posts! You always get me so excited about everything. I even dreamt about visiting NY and you had your own cosmetics store..Well.. Yeah that’s how much i like your site lol.


    • the Muse

      wow elife thank you so much *hugs* I appreciate the great comment 😀 LOL I wish!!!!!! hahaha maybe one day right? 😀

      thanks for the lovely comment!

  • Esther

    Hey Muse, no fair! How come all lipstick colors look good on ya? 😉
    Is there any color that don’t? 😉 😉