The texture and feel of these “lip butters” is more like a balm type lipstick, smoother and softer than traditional waxy formulations but not so that they melt on the lips. I do find that while these give the appearance of moisturized lips upon application, they do not provide any extra moisturization at all. In fact, have these lip butters on didn’t prevent my lips from drying out throughout the day anyways so I’ve concluded that unfortunately the effect is just for looks. If you suffer from dry lips, a lip balm or more intensive moisturizing base is definitely needed.
With all that being said, if you are a sheer to medium coverage lipstick lover and are looking for something with a moist looking finish these are nice to own. For myself, although I’ve collected quite a few over the past months I feel they fall short of my high expectations. However, all the shades I’ve encountered are very easy to wear and go on smoothly. As a bonus, no nauseating lipstick smell at all. Cute little pops of colour to throw into your bag for casual touch ups and quite nice for an easy summer look.
INGREDIENTS: Polybutene, Bis Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate 2, Tridecyl Trimelitate, Octyldodecanol, Petrolatum, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Neopentyl Glycol Dithylhexanoate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Polyethylene, Ozokerite, Cetyl PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Hexyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl 4 Isostearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Zinc Ricinoleate, Squalane, Silica, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Synthetic Wax, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tribehenin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Fragrance, BHT, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2 Hexanediol, May Contain:, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850:1), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Carmine (CI 75470), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410)