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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Review & Swatchfest: Butter London Lippy in Snog




Butter London is a relatively new brand to the States, and those that had heard of them are probably most familiar with their high-end nail polishes. This Summer they are branching out and came out with a collection of coordinating nail polishes and lip glosses, or "Lippies" as the Brits call them (too cute!). While I've been drooling over their amazingly unique polishes for ages, I thought I would give my lips a little TLC and try their new formula. All four colors they had looked awesome and very wearable for the summer, so it was impossible to choose based on color alone. I had to play the name game and, naturally, "Snog" won me over.


Snog is a bright, berry pink with a creamy, opaque finish.



The first thing I noticed when I put this gloss on was the scent and it's definitely something that those sensitive to smell will want to hear. Rather than having a sweet, fruity or candy scent and taste, Butter London's Lippy had a floral perfume-y aroma and matching taste (although very downplayed compared to the smell). This was very different than anything I was used to and, I have to admit, it took some getting used to.

The next thing I noticed was that it was very hard to get complete coverage on the inner portion of my bottom lip, as you can see in the picture above. I tried completely blotting my lips and then applying and still no dice.

Other than that, this gloss performs well. The glossy finish lasts for 4+ hours and the colors stays even longer because it leaves a stain on the lips. Longevity is not an issue here! The texture of this gloss was super smooth and creamy, and the formula left my lips feeling moisturized.

Overall, the product performed well, but I don't know that I can get past the no-stick issue on my bottom lip. While I can get over the difference scent/taste, it bothers me that I will always have a patch of bare lip.  At $17 a gloss, I want it to do it all and then some. If you're curious and want to try it for yourself, they are available at ULTA. I recently received a 20% off coupon in my email so if you haven't already, you will soon, and that would be the perfect time to try!

Have you tried a Lippy? What did you think?

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