Hi all!! I was thinking the other day, after a conversation with my friend Emily of Must. Stash. fame, that it might be fun to play around with some more adventurous lip colors (a la the electric purple of Maybelline Elixir Vivid Violet), when these beauts show up on my doorstep. However, they're not as they initially appear.
Once again, Butter London's color cosmetic collection is centered around bold nails and eyes while the lips play backup. The lip color portion of Butter London's new Lolly Brights collection consists of these three brightly hued lip glosses, Twee, Chuffed, and Stroppy (l to r), and while they look quite outstanding in their tubes, they're actually very sheer and wearable, not at all Vivid Violet-like, which is good news if you're looking to ease into a bolder lip look.
The applicator is a thin, synthetic brush, rather than the standard doefoot that comes with most glosses. This makes control over color saturation and application easy, but the brushes do fray almost immediately. They retain their shape once they're back in the tube. Each gloss is sweetly vanilla scented and each contains a certain amount of shimmer that shows up slightly less subtly on the lips than the actual color.
Stroppy is a bright purple gloss with blue and magenta shimmer. This one is the least subtle of the three but the sheerness makes it less rave and more summer night.
|butter LONDON Stroppy|
Chuffed looks like a juicy tangerine shade in the tube but wears as a beautifully dewy coral. It's got a subtle silver and monochromatic shimmer to it.
|butter LONDON Chuffed|
Twee is my favorite of the three, a sheer, pouty wash of magenta with a subtle aqua and monochromatic shimmer.
|butter LONDON Twee|
I've mentioned a few times on here that I'm not a fan of glosses. These Lippy Lip Glosses are an exception. They're long lasting, especially for glosses, and while they're pretty sticky, as glosses are, they do a nice job of keeping my lips moisturized. Their airiness makes them absolutely perfect for summer, whether you're lightening up your look for summer or are looking to complement a bolder pop of color elsewhere on the face.
The Lippy Lip Glosses are available for $20 each on Butter London's website and where Butter London products are sold.
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Thank you for reading, stay tuned for the bold and bright butter London eyes of summer, and have a beautiful day!! ♥