April 18, 2013

Beauty on a Budget: Nivea Lip Butter

Nivea Lip Butter

Y u so damn elusive Nivea Lip Butter? Seriously Nivea Lip Butter is as difficult to locate as the Ark of the Covenant.

From reviews I read they sound like a great little budget lip balm.

I imagine the tin packaging won’t be terribly appealing to most (myself included) but the formula on these sounds amazing and promise a hydrating, lip soothing, softening formula with a hint of flavor.

Available in the following flavors:

  • Caramel Cream Kiss
  • Vanilla & Macadamia Kiss
  • Raspberry Rose Kiss
  • Smooth Kiss

These are $2.99 each and can be found at Ulta and Ulta.com

I know certain drugstores have had them too but sadly I haven’t located them anywhere even though I stalk the drugstore like I live there.

Anyone try ’em?

Do share!

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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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  • Caroline

    These are EVERYWHERE here. Even my university sells them! They sell for 3.99, so they’re a bit more expensive. I personally don’t like them, though.

  • breyerchic04

    Saw em at Wal-Mart the other night, didn’t pick one up because I have so many balms!

  • kimkats

    A couple months ago these were scarce as hen’s teeth; now even walmart has ’em. Maybe try to scope them out there – CVS always has them, so try to find them there? This is embarassing, but I haven’t even tried them yet!!

    • the Muse

      hen’s teeth eh? LOL ;D I tried CVS, Harmons, and my Target. but nada…! gonna check walgreens tommorrow ๐Ÿ˜€

      • k

        They should be at Walgreens! I work at one and ours are now on a permanent display next to the Nivea lotions, and it should be the same for most Walgreens, I think. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • LuckyEmmie

    I have the Smooth Kiss one, and I LOVE it. It is so creamy and rich, not at all greasy. The only downside is that it leaves a white cast on my lips, almost like a lipbalm with SPF would. I just use it before bed, so I can moisturize without anyone seeing my ghost lips!

  • moja31

    Have three of these (Raspberry, Vanilla & Macadamia, & Smooth Kiss), love them. If you have to get one, get the Vanilla & Macadamia nut, smells like cookies or like Kinder Surprise chocolate. I think they’re on sale at Walgreens for like 1.99 this week, and I know Target has a web coupon for these out right now. I’ve had one of these in my pocket at all times since I got them.

    • the Muse

      thanks moja! will check walgreens! Don’t think I stalked there yet ;D

  • Molly D

    I found them at my target! you have to look in the aisle with the lotions/vaseline. they are ok but not my holygrail lip balm

  • Stacie

    I have the caramel cream. I joke ye not. It’s so awesome that I do not care about the packaging at all. And the pot is so big around that I don’t use my finger. I take off the lid and just rub the whole damn thing on my mouth. It’s amazing!

  • Simone

    I got caramel cream kiss in a giveaway (the company was supposed to send it to me before they were released, but it showed up the day of Lol!). They sent Caramel Cream Kiss, and it’s so yummy! Judging by the caramel, and from what I’ve heard about the others, they all smell exactly like their named, so I’d pick up whichever scent u like best! They all leave a veryyyy slight milky cast (that’s my only conplaint) but I do really enjoy this little pot, and will likely try a different scent once I’ve finished this one… Which will be forever from now since I have such an obnoxious stash of lip balms! Oy vey!

  • Amanda

    I found them at CVS–i got the macadamia kiss…honestly i would really stay away from them. not hydrating at all and leaves white milky cast on the lips. it just did nothing to hydrate at all i’ll be reviewing it soon!

  • The Beauty Alchemist

    LOVE these. Yes tins can be messy etc, but I don’t care here. The Macadamia is my fav. Super moisturizing . And Stacie is right, you could just rub it on your mouth ๐Ÿ™‚

    • the Muse

      come on now, you know me, imagine me rubbing that entire thing on my mouth? I’d be all kinds of freaked out about what I had left INSIDE of it and what could be breeding in that tin. Seriously it could prove a cure for some epidemic in that tin…..shudders in fear! hold me D, hold me!

  • Tiffany

    Rite aid and Walgreens have them, check where all the lotion products are

  • Paloma

    ommmmmmg these look uber yummy! I’ve been addicted (yet again) to my Winter Cordials Hot Buttered Rum lately….hmmmmm and those are cheap, too! niiiice…

  • Paloma

    well as I told you, I had the entire collection and was obsessed….but all my storage lapsed so I’ve had to start from scratch…I ordered the hot buttered rum from ebay last week ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Sydni

    These are on sale for 1.99 at Walgreens and Rite Aid this week and there wa a dollar off coupon in Sunday’s paper. I ended up picking up 3 of them for $3! I have only had them for a couple days but I like them so far! Hopefully someone else can take advantage of that deal too!

  • Libby

    Heeeey ๐Ÿ˜€

    (Finals were horrible but they’re over with and I never want to think of them again aaaah, lol. Thanks for asking tho ;D and I’m glad ramen dinner was fun! Speaking of which tho, now I’m craving it haha)

    I’ve tried these and they’re alright. I think they might be slightly overhyped. I dislike finger into lipbalm things anyway but I love my Nivea Milk & Honey and gave these a shot. They’re not bad, just not amaaaaazing either (imo ofc!) and I found them in CVS at Union Sq and my local Target in Flushing had em! They were by the lotions so perhaps better luck there? Good luck on your mission to find them, Muse!

    • the Muse

      ooo me too I didn’t eat breakfast or lunch ramen again would be cool! ugh finals are always draining as hell no offense but I do not MISS those days! I hate fingers too :-/ just so not travel friendly ugh! thanks chica! Happy WEEKEND!

  • blueraccoon

    I can’t find these by me either. I’m almost glad; I hate potted lip balms and this way I don’t have to torment myself by going “But will I USE it?” when I look at them in the store.

  • lily

    I have the raspberry rose kiss one, and I like it but it has SUCH an artificial smell (but still nice) and it goes on kinda white.

    • Sydni

      I couldn’t put my finger on why they smelled a little weird but that describes it perfectly. Artificial! The smells are alright but don’t smell very much how they ate described.

    • Teasha

      They all go on white if you apply a normal amount, if you apply a little bit they don’t. I have the 3 scented ones, the scents disappear once applied, and they taste like nothing. I don’t know why people describe the ‘flavors’ as yummy. They are petro based, which has it uses. They are similar to all scented vaseline products imo. If someone likes rosebud salve and that kind-of thing, these will be amazing. If not, these probably aren’t for you.

  • Katie T.

    Ugh, I just hate potted lip balms. I love the Nivea balm formulas but they’re nothing special and I prefer the tubes. I can’t see why anyone would need 12948324 different types when they’re completely sheer, lol.

  • Heather

    I agree that tin/pot/tub type packaging for any face/lip cream is not hygienic. Pumps are best hey. Come to think of it though perhaps lipsticks are not either… I did throw out a whole heap recently… and my mascara’s were grossing me out too so I got rid of most of them. More excuses to buy new stuff. Although the great thing about the packaging is it’s like the old fashioned tinned packaging for their famous nivea creme. It also matches the packaging from the tiny nivea cremes that come from those vending machines. It’s super cute packaging. They are like little disks. I won a pack of 3 from a prize recently. I got caramel creme, vanilla/macadamia and unscented. Unscented is absolutely boring but I guess great for someone who wants a creamy lip balm with no scent. I love caramel creme the best. They smell super delicious!!!!!!!!!! They are super creamy too…kinda come off creamy looking on the lips though so you can only use a small amount and rub it in well. We don’t have the raspberry one, that looks nice.

  • Teasha

    My local rite aids have had them for months. In a weird section, but the same in all RI near me, the skin care isle.

  • marie horechuk

    My daughter and I were trying to locate them at Walmart, didn’t find them. We live in Canada and are waiting for our new Target to be open,so maybe we’ll find them there!!! Geeesshhhh they are hard to find ๐Ÿ™

    • the Muse

      tell me about it marie, I haven’t been able to locate them anywhere :-/

    • Catie

      Hey if you live in Vancouver, I found them at London Drugs on the lip balm/chapstick wall with the other nivea balms, burts bees, etc.(think I paid 3.99 on sale, 4.99 otherwise?). They only have the original and vanilla nut flavors though. I believe Shoppers carry them too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jen

    I absolutely hate these lip butters. I picked them up after alot of youtubers raved about them. They are way too buttery and waxy and leave a weird film on the inside of your lips. I couldn’t justify throwing them away so I gave them to my sister. I don’t understand the hype, these are awful!!!

  • MJ

    They had two flavors at my Duane Reade this morning. However, I too am oversubscribed in the lip balm department and did not indulge.

    • the Muse

      you got me…*tilts my head, puckers up my lips, and looks cute* this isn’t working at all right….wait there, going to hunt out hot guys.

      • Cj

        Oh god all I’m thinking about now is tho whole “hunter & gatherer” thing lol. I has the best wifey, she brings hot guys home for us!

        • the Muse

          LOL yes I’m the alpha in our relationship lol! *hugs you tight* I love you…!

  • kiwikiwidragon

    Lol. FF is today at walgreens text 21525 with spring and get the link to the FF discount 15% off, 20% off walgreens brand

  • Allie

    They have these all over where I live! I have one in raspberry rise and caramel cream! They are AMAZING

  • Shans

    I’m hooked on the Caramel Cream! I hate lip balms that are in tins BUT this is the only expection. I have one in my purse and one by my bed lol I dont have dry crazy lips since its so dry here in LA.
    Im very happy with this product!

  • Swimsalot

    Hey Kiwi
    That code worked
    Maybe I’ll go over and buy the unscented one. I just love tins. Reminds me of my youth

  • Ayushi

    I liked the Raspberry -Rose lip balm.. its texture is very buttery ( true to name) but it kinda stays on your lips for a LONG time.. like seriously.. it is supposed to get absorbed into the lips. But it just stays there.Anyone else had that issue?
    But its good for layering lipcolors as it holds onto the color giving a nice stain effect.

    • Teasha

      Yes. I have that problem. I’m not a fan of these. The more I use them, the less I like them. I hate the white cast. Anyway, nivea lip butters are full of petro chemicals, a by-product of drilling for oil. Petrolatum, petroleum, whatever name they go by, it is a product that does not sink into skin. It provides a barrier on top of the skin and holds moisture in, like a salve. So, it does not hydrate, if you want something to hydrate and sink into the skin, best look elsewhere…or find a really hydrating balm without petrolatum or mineral oil, add a layer or two of that, wait for it to sink in a bit, and then apply something with petro on top, to hold the moisture from the other balm in.

  • mayrei

    They have these at my Walgreens and CVS, but my CVS is charging 4.99 for them. ๐Ÿ˜

    I love them. I have the Raspberry one and the Vanilla and Macadamia one, and they’re both fantastic balms, imo. Very creamy and softening and they smell great. The only downside is that they do leave you looking like you smeared lard on your lips – the white cast is kind of gross, but it disappears after it warms up on the skin.

  • Maggie

    i found mine at target in the lotion section, they have a coupon for it on the website too.

  • Citygirl907

    I have caramel cream and it is pretty awesome although I only use it after I’ve washed my hands super good…..The tin is really the only thing that I don’t like about them. Definitely better than baby lips in terms of moisturising power and it smells divine.
    Goodluck with your hunt!!!! It took me ages to find them so I feel your pain!

  • Kathleen

    “as difficult to locate as the Ark of the Covenant.” Lol! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Meg

    I have Caramel Cream and Raspberry Kiss and they are so nice! They smell amazing and feel awesome on your lips. My Rite Aid has had them for a while now – they’re in the lotion aisle near the Nivea though, instead of with the Cosmetics which is weird!

  • Robyn

    Been using these for over a month! Got mine
    at Target! LOVE them! Favorite is the
    Macadamia Kiss!

  • Olivia

    I just reviewed these on a post and YouTube video. They’re alright, but they don’t top the kiss of smoothness, they’re not moisturizing enough! The raspberry one smells amazing and the vanilla one kinda smells like smores or frosting!

  • Jane

    If it’s any consolation – they’re impossible to find in Australia too! They’re quite nice but I agree with the comments about the white sheen which is annoying and while the smell is mild at best, it doesn’t have a taste at all. They’d be more use as a balm to put on thickly before you go to sleep, rather than using them under a liptstick.

  • Miss D

    I pretty much grab anything with the word “Nivea” printed on it, so I must find one of these!

  • Danielle

    I also stalked every store in my area for these! I assumed it was something that wasn’t here in Canada and then found ONE at my local drugstore last week. Scooped that up right away.

    The Walmart flyer that came to our house last week had them advertised as well, must go check to get the other flavors…love the vanilla macadamia so far ๐Ÿ™‚

  • christmas

    I have raspberry rose kiss, it’s okay but nothing great. The formula feels like scented vaseline. lol