Butter London Lippy Tinted Balm ($20) is one of the new products from the brand’s cosmetic line that launched earlier this year. While this looks like a lipstick, it is supposed to provide the moisturizing properties of a lip balm.
Lippy Tinted Balm by Butter London has the moisture of a lip balm and the finish & colour of your favorite lipstick. Creamy texture. Sheer formula glides on with ease. Highly wearable shades. Buildable colour. Hydrating formula rich in avocado, mango seed, cocoa, and shea butter.
Abbey Rose is described as a “medium rose creme”. I think this is a fairly accurate description. This color would look good on just about everyone. The product itself is very moisturizing and glides onto the lips. I don’t find it particularly long-lasting but can get a good three hours of wear out of it if I’m not drinking or eating. The finish is slightly glossy.
Abbey Rose, MAC Mehr, MAC Please Me, Revlon Teak Rose, Revlon Pink Velvet
I like that this product is buildable and easy to wear. I think those who want some color but are intimidated by it would enjoy this line. One con is that this lippy is $20- I think that is a bit steep for a product that is supposed to be a tinted lip balm, especially when there are so many other great products like this at lower, drugstore based prices. Also, the packaging does not warrant this price as it is just plain old plastic. For two dollars more, you can get an Urban Decay lipstick in a sturdy metal tube that is way more luxurious.
This is not a product I would purchase since there are so many drugstore products (like the Revlon lip butters) that do the same thing but at lower prices.
Have you tried this product? What do you think of it?
*Sent for review. All opinions are my own.