January 25, 2017

Butter London Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil Review & Swatches

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Butter London Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil ($22) is a new lip oil that contains a formula infusions with Tahitian coconut oil, chia seed oil, and a blend of amino acids that firm, condition, and hydrate lips. For a while there lip oils were popping up left and right. There have been some nice ones like Essence Prettifying Lip Oil, Snoopy x Skinfood Propolis Nourishing Lip Oil, and Physicians Formula Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Lip Oil Duo and there have been crummy ones like Milani Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment.

Recently, I noticed that lip oils are becoming tinted. Recently, Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Oil recently launched in a range of sheer shades. This formula was nice but quite sheer so, when I noticed Butter London Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil I was skeptical about trying it simply because it looked so much like the Burt’s Bees formula.

Here’s my thoughts, review, and swatches.

Butter London Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil is delightful. I think it takes things in a very, very different direction when it comes to the lip oils you have tried in the past. This formula is available six shades each of which comes in a click style pen that has a slanted sponge applicator for application and is 0.08 in size. I have to admit the size versus the price disappointed me. This is quite a small amount but considering the formula is so lovely I decided to ignore that fact.

I only picked up on shade which was Cinnamon Spice a rather delightfully warm dusky rose. The formula has absolutely no flavor or fragrance if you’re a sensitive user that worries about such issues. As I said above it’s a texture and formula like no other oil I’ve tried before. If anything at all it feels more like a pigmented lipgloss but not so much a lip oil. It’s creamy, lightweight, and easy to apply with a soft, plush feel on my drier lips. Color applies smoothly and evenly without falling into my natural lip lines nor clinging to the drier areas on my lips. It has a subtle shiny finish and is fairly opaque and pigmented on the first layer but can be easily built for more pop. I could be imagining it but I thought it made my lips look full and pouty.

As for lip oil, well, I don’t really see that here. It’s lightly hydrating and leave lips feeling pleasantly soft and smooth as it wears away but it doesn’t really feel like a traditional lip oil. The wear time is around three hours for me and I do see the color beginning to fade at the center of my lips but it still remains around the outline of my lips by hour four but it doesn’t feather nor migrate up my lip line.

I do wish it wore a little longer and I do wish it was a big more hydrating as all the oils it contains one would expect way more moisture. None the less, I still really liked Butter London Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil and could see myself buying more. The color, the formula, and the feel of the oil were all very nice!

Butter London Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil is available now at ulta.com.

Tried it?

Do share your thoughts!

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

About the Muse

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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  • Kimmwc03

    I’ve been waiting for your review. I may pick up one the next time I’m at Ulta.

    I’ve been liking the Too Faced Papa Don’t Peach oil lip gloss lately; seems like this would be similar. Does Salma Hayek have a lip oil too?

    • Isabella Muse

      Not quite like the Papa Don’t Peach ones! I dunno…I haven’t been following her line lately, I should head to cvs and see what she has out new 😀

  • Z

    Such a lovely color on you Muse! And it looks so pigmented, almost like a lip lacquer like those Pur cosmetics lip lures.

  • kjh

    Good call. These are sheer and lightly moisturizing. The sheer wisdom shadows are decent, too. BL is overlooked and underrated. But, once they got the color of the year, they , they haven’t done enough with it, AIR?

    • Isabella Muse

      too true about the color of the year. So much wasted potential for that gorgeous shade!