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!
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