Lip butters have been an enormous success pretty much everywhere and I’ve bought my fair share of shades over the past year or so. Incredibly hyped when they first came out, I think everyone probably has at least one rolling around the bottom of their makeup bag. They’ve divided some but I’ve always liked them, finding them a nice go between in the land of lipsticks and balms.
So I was genuinely oohing and aahing when I was sent two of the brand new shades for Autumn (new Colourburst shades will also be reviewed shortly), especially when I had been disappointed by Maybelline Baby Lips and felt my balm addiction had gone unsatisfied. I had absolutely no idea what these two would be like shade wise as, on inspection, they’re a bright mint green and a bright purple. To the eye, the colours are simply gorgeous and I loved the colour and co-ordinating packaging but I had no idea how the shades would translate on the lips.
These surprised me, they’re both very sheer with a slight colour but are mainly based around micro glitter in green/blue and purple/pink which give a very natural shiny lip while being comfortable and hydrating.
Invite Only (mint green) goes on extremely sheer but with a slight flesh tone to the lips and a generous but subtle spray of green/blue micro glitter. In theory, I wouldn’t like the idea of this but in reality I really liked it, it was very subtle and natural but my lips felt a little dressier with it on. Similarly, Provocative has a very slight purple sheen with pink and purple micro glitter so it gives a very similar effect if ever so slightly darker. As a rule, I’m not crazy on glitter in lip products but I genuinely quite liked these two and I’ve been alternating between them since I got them. There’s not really a huge difference between them so I’d say one or the other is enough, but I’m getting great use from them.
If you’re used to the normal pigmented lip butters I’d say swatch these beforehand as this is a different beast altogether, but if you love a very natural lip this is a nice addition for day time or to layer over your existing lip butters or lippies for night-time. I genuinely think these new shades may completely divide people, but personally I love very subtle shades and I’ll get a load of use out of these!
Both are available now from Boots for €11.20 each or there’s currently a deal online for 2 for €15!
So girls, let leash your opinions, what do you think of these?