Hi everyone! The Butter London Rock Your Colour subset I've been most excited about is the Lippy Tinted Balm collection. Like the cream blushes, there's something for everyone in the Balms, whether you're into a classic, minimal, or more colorful look. It's a full spectrum lineup with a peach, nude, pink, rose, wine, and red shade. I'm stoked to be able to try the red one, Strawberry Fields.
In my experience, tinted balms are very sheer and deliver a wash of color while being adequately moisturizing. The cool thing about Strawberry Fields is that it's more pigmented than your average balm, so it feels and looks like a medium coverage lipstick with the slip and moisturization of a balm. The bullet is very soft. Mine leaned off its base a little with my first swipe, at room temperature. This seems to be par for the course, as the same thing happened to Gotham Polish and I couldn't help but notice The DIY Lady's tube is a little off center, as mine is. Just an observation... don't swivel it up too far and be careful to not use too much pressure.
Strawberry Fields is a super creamy warm red with a hint of pink and a touch of brown and the combination truly make the shade reminiscent of a ripe, juicy strawberry. The peek-a-boo factor gives this a great summer feel but also makes Strawberry Fields a nice, not so dramatic everyday red. If you've always wanted to try a red, but have been intimidated by the boldness, this is a great place to start. For a balm type, the color is long lasting and the moisture is satisfying. I do like reapplying this every four hours or so but it does leave a pretty stain on lips for an even more undone, casual red lip look, no liner necessary. It's got a subtle vanilla scent, too.
Action shot, paired with BL Cheeky Cream Blush in Naughty Biscuit and a workout top. I don't often exercize in my makeup... but when I do, I wear Butter London.
Strawberry Fields is available for $20 at Ulta and on butterlondon.com. Like Butter London on facebook to stay abreadth of specials and new releases.
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