Lip Butter

Let’s talk lip color.

I can’t say that I’m afraid of lipstick.  Rather, the only shade I ever buy is bright red.  Because if you’re actually going to commit to a color other than “glossy” or “natural,” I feel like you should make a statement with it.

But red lipstick isn’t a show I take on the road every day.  It’s like the gold handbag I picked out got for my birthday.

Best for nights out.

Used in moderation.

About a month ago, Sarah (my newly appointed Drugstore Diva Spirit Guide) wrote a post about Revlon Lip Butter.

After reading her thoughts on the matter, I was pretty much into it.

I’m afraid of lip stains because they seem too permanent, and I have a hate-hate relationship with most lip glosses because they leave my lips feeling incredibly sticky and most of them seem to involve some sort of poisonous taste.

I think that poison-taste is supposed to be flavorful.

And maybe it is.  If you’re a robot.

But it’s just not working for me.

After seeing a feature on Emma Stone in W where she was sporting the stuff, I knew that The Universe was Voting Yes to this idea.

Emma Stone + W = Real World Fashion Mandate

It was time to source.  Naturally.

On my first trip to the drugstore (after three laps of the cosmetics section) I grabbed two tubes – Berry Smoothie and Candy Apple.  There was no method to this madness, just a lot of finger crossing.

Berry Smoothie was almost identical (albeit glamorized) to my natural lip color.  Except for when I wore it to work.  The fluorescent lighting didn’t really do me any favors there.  But you had better believe that I felt like I goddess when I put it on in my cubicle.

Candy Apple was a vibrant shade of red that looked at home on my face instead of garish.  Most importantly, it didn’t do that awkward thing where you put a bold lip color on and then suddenly your teeth look…not as white as they usually do.

I did NOT road test this color at work.

I’ve got to give Revlon some credit.  They hooked me instantly with this product.

So on my second trip to CVS (God bless ExtraCare Reward Bucks), I nabbed Peach Parfait.

More is more.

A comfortable compromise between the first two, though you wouldn’t guess it from the case.

Now my biggest concern is keeping my lips moisturized enough so that the effect provided by the lip butters actually looks…natural.  It’s like the work just never ends.

Do you do lipstick?  Lip gloss? 

What types of colors do you usually go for?

10 responses to “Lip Butter

  1. I think I’m obsessed with lipstick/lip gloss/lip balm/anything that can be applied to the lips. I usually rotate some pinkish nude lipstick and glosses (sometimes layered), and I’m looking for a good red in the near future. I’m also venturing into the world of lip liner because I hear it’s the key to the mystery of the vanishing lip color. One tip: exfoliating your lips and applying balm before your lip color will help create a smooth canvas and avoid icky peeling.

  2. When I use a lipstick, I go full on for a red one! I do use a purplish pink lip gloss too.

  3. I own one lip gloss…just one. And I like the color okay, I think it’s a bit much for me but because I have perpetually dry lips it’s the only thing that really works for me.

    I need someone to help me with my makeup. Desperately.

    And since my Internet is sporadic I’m just going to say Happy New Year early. You are the best Kat. Your comments crack me up and your posts are always entertaining. So glad to have met you online and in real-life!

  4. I am not ashamed to admit I own SEVEN of these…and I am actively looking for more. I’m afraid of “real” lipstick, so I really like this formula. I am still on the look out for the color Red Velvet.

    Oh, and definitely try out Maybelline’s Baby Lips. These are different in that they are much more gloss but they go on smooth and have some color.

    I am so honored to be your Drug Store Embassador 😉 I have some more ideas for products I plan to share on my blog soon!

  5. I’m still on the hunt for the perfect shade of red lipstick…methinks I should consult one of the ladies at the MAC counter or Chanel it up. BUT maybe I can give the lip butter a shot too. 🙂

  6. I love lip gloss and wear lipstick, but rarely reapply during the day because I spend most of the day wearing a mask that covers the lower half of my face anyway. C’est la vie. I tend to choose pinkish colours. I love Stila’s lip glosses and most recently bought their raspberry shade. For lipstick, I have had trouble finding shades I love, but seem to have more success with slightly brown undertones if I’m going more natural. Have had good luck at the MAC counter for lipsticks.

  7. Oh you are my brave lipstick/butter/always hero.

    I just went down the Revlon Red Lipstick road – and wanted a true red. Hawty Pawtoty Red – and grabbed something that looked great on the tube but it had the word “Ice” in it. How did it NOT occure to me that it had metallic, glittery, shimmery (pardon, me.) shit in it!?!? Oh, the failure I felt.

    I might have to source some of these said butters you speak off. Don’t want to look trampy with red, but “hawt” with red.

  8. I am SO SO SOOOOO not a lip color person but if you love this, maybe I’ll have to venture out and experiment…. Maybe.

  9. Lip butter? How could that ever be wrong? I am a tinted gloss (read: chapstick) for everyday kind of girl. Lipstick for nights or days when I look so pale that I’m translucent. Lip stains & I are not friends because there is no room for error in the application or you look like a Muppet for the rest of the day. I’ll be stalking the lip butter very, very soon.

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