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butter LONDON Summer 2013 Shimmer and Spice Lippy Swatches for Punch Up, Swish, Tickety Boo, and Wag

Products in this review were provided by PR/the brand

L to R: Punch Up, Swish, Tickety Boo, Wag

Price

These are all priced at $20 retail.

Where to Buy

These are all available on butter LONDON's site HERE

Old Packaging vs. New Packaging

I'm not sure whether or not the other lippies will follow suit, but the Shimmer and Spice lippies are larger in size and are $2 more per tube than the originals. Originally I thought the volume difference would be much larger judging by the size of the tubes, but the new tube is only .25 fl oz or 7.4 ml and the old is .24 fl oz or 7.1 ml. Not a giant difference in volume. The new packaging feels a bit nicer and has a brush applicator instead of doe-footed applicator (like the original ones). 

New packaging on left, old packaging on right.

butter LONDON Punch Up Swatch and Review


butter LONDON Punch Up

Color/Scent

Light pearly pink with gold shimmer. Subtle vanilla scent/flavor

Application

Application is very nice with the new brush applicator. This has a thick, sticky, yet slick consistency (which I don't mind personally, but I know some do). 

My Thoughts

I really like this formula. I can't remember if it's drastically different from some of the others butter LONDON has done in the past with heavy shimmers, but I felt that the formula was incredibly smooth looking on the lips--similar effect to Anastasia Hydrafull glosses, which are some of my faves. Unlike some of the more liquid-lipstick shades butter LONDON has done, these are definitely true glosses. This particular shade's base color didn't change my lip color too much, but rather put a wash of color shimmer on my lips as you can see above.


butter LONDON Swish Swatch and Review


butter LONDON Swish

Color/Scent

Slight apricot tinted shimmer. Subtle vanilla scent/flavor.

Application

This formula is identical to all of the others. It's easy to apply and sticky, though it doesn't force your lips to stick together too much while being worn.

My Thoughts

This looked very similar on my lips to Punch Up. It's nice if you want something that won't alter your lip color, but provides a lot of shimmer.


butter LONDON Tickety Boo Swatch and Review


butter LONDON Tickety Boo

Color/Scent

Creamy, light lavender-pink with gold shimmer. Subtle vanilla scent/flavor.

Application

This was the same as the others

My Thoughts

This was one of my favorites in the bunch. These glosses create such a smooth finish when worn and the slight pink-lavender tone was very complementary and soft, yet noticeable at the same time.


butter LONDON Wag Swatch and Review


butter LONDON Wag

 

Color/Scent

Mauve-pink with gold shimmer. Subtle vanilla scent/flavor.

Application

This was identical to the others.

My Thoughts

This was my other favorite from the bunch. The base and gold shimmer play off each other nicely and create a perfect summer glowing lip in my opinion. 


Final Thoughts

I like the formulas on these. I'm personally a huge fan of gloss and I have no issues with sticky formulas, so that's probably part of it. I love glosses that provide glass-like, super smooth finishes, much like these do. Of the 4 I reviewed, Tickety Boo and Wag were my favorites, largely because of the finished look they provided between the base color and shimmer. The other two are nice, but as they didn't alter my lip color in any way I wasn't as excited over them, though I do think they'd be fabulous over other colors if you want to add shimmer and gloss without changing the color underneath. 

I'm glad that most of the butter LONDON lippies I've reviewed this year have had the unique vanilla flavor they offer instead of the super perfume-y, soap-like one some of the others have. My nose is very sensitive and I can't wear the perfume-y ones. These were pleasant and not overwhelming.

I can see any of these being popular with those that don't mind sticky glosses that want shimmer and smooth finishes. I think any of these would look amazing over lipstick! I definitely intend to use these for layering this summer. The price increase is a bit drastic to me, given how little extra volume you get, but the packaging is a step up from the old in my opinion, so you may want to give one a try and see how you like it if any of these catch your eye.

Price

These are all priced at $20 retail.

Where to Buy

These are all available on butter LONDON's site HERE


Will you be trying any of these? Which are your favorites?

Note: These were provided for review by PR/the brand. All opinions stated above are my own based on my personal experience and have not been influenced by PR/the brand that provided these products. 

14 comments :

  1. This look pretty on you. I know it's crazy because I'll spend all sorts of money on nail polish, but I just don't know if I could do $20 on a lip gloss!!

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    1. Hahaha I guess we all have different things we're willing to splurge on ;)

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  2. Oh goodness! I LOVE these on you! Especially Wag!

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  3. These look great! Hopefully we can get them here!

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    1. My fingers are crossed for you!

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  4. Pretty! I got these the other day - need to try them on! :)

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    1. Thanks! They're nice, though I'm still wavering over the price difference ;)

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  5. Very pretty! I think my favorite of this set is Swish. I can hear the application with the new brush- swish, swish, swish....:D

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  6. I absolutely LOVE these!!!!

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  7. Saw these and they certainly intrigued me. For someone who loves colors, I'm feeling the subtle look on these.

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    1. I'm with you! Love color, but soft is nice, too!

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