I was super excited to try out the new Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss lipsticks when they hit the drugstore. I’m a huge fan of the Revlon Lip Butters (of which I’m going out on a limb to say that were the inspiration for the Almay versions) — both products have similar packaging, similar names and similar claims. I wanted to stack up my love for the Revlon against the Almay!
What’s different and neat about the Almay lipsticks is that they have developed the line for three common skin tones: Light, Light/Medium, and Medium. And within each of those skintones, they’ve come up with, I suppose, the four most common “colour families” of lipstick shades that would suit those specific skintones.
So for example, under the Light skintone line there is one Berry, one Pink, one Nude and one Red lipstick that will presumably look great on anyone with that skintone. And as with the Light/Medium and Medium ranges, there is one lipstick for each of those colours also. It’s like a fool-proof system in finding the best shade under those colour categories without having to try on a mess of shades!
I decided to buy and try the Nude lipstick under the Light/Medium skintone range — #70:
The formula of this lipstick is awesome. Super hydrating and glides on very smoothly on the lips. I’ve worn this on top of chapstick and also without. Even with slightly drier lips, this went on smooth and provided a pretty good dose of moisture. It’s a semi-sheer formula with a semi-glossy finish — with one swipe it gives a very minimal wash of colour; personally I like to build it up for a more intense colour but it still looks quite natural. It feels like a gloss but has a coverage of a lipstick. Very comfortable on the lips, not sticky whatsoever. The lasting power is pretty decent — on bare lips (without chapstick) this definitely stays on longer (5-6 hours wear without much eating, drinking, etc.)
The colour of this one? For me, I think I actually hit the JACKPOT of MLBBs (my lips but better). I feel like this shade looks amazing on my lips; really enhances the natural colour of my lips with a hint of deep pink/warm brown. I really love the colour on my lips; it’s quickly made a permanent spot in my makeup bag for everyday wear. This makes me want to try the Berry, Pink and Red shades under the Light/Medium range — if the Nude shade suits me THIS well, I’m banking on the chance that the others will too!
Very impressive lipstick from Almay — I really recommend that you check out your drugstore to find a shade that’s right for you!
I purchased the Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss lipstick for $8.99 Cdn.
I give the Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss lipstick in Nude: a STANDING OVATION
Have you tried these lippies? What are your thoughts? I’d love to hear!!
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