Lately, I have been wayyyyy too lazy to do my makeup! But I still wanted to look a little bit put-together as opposed to looking like a crazy woman!
I figured out that if I at least had my hair neat, my eyebrows filled in, and maybe a fun, vibrant lippy on, I’d look put together enough!
The only problem was, I didn’t have any vibrant colored lipsticks for my own personal use! I was continuously purchasing nude colors for myself. Not only that, but I rarely ever wore bright lips because my lips for some reason, always flaked up a lot more when I wore more noticeable lip colors. Not a pretty sight.
So, I decided to go to the drugstore and see what was there. I strolled by the Revlon section and remember hearing SO much about these lippies.
What is it?
It’s a buttery balm that claims to glide on smooth and hydrate with ingredients like mango, shea and coconut butters. It promises up to 156% more hydration to your lips. Depending on the shade you choose, it is sheer to medium coverage.
Sounds perfect! Like I mentioned, I was looking for a fun color that would get me out of the habit of wearing my beloved nude shades, so I decided on Raspberry Pie. It looked pigmented enough to take me out of my “nude” comfort zone.
It is a cool, blue based fuchsia. I personally think it looks like a red lipstick with a bit of pink in it. I am a huge fan of pink! It was more pigmented than I had expected, giving me almost the same coverage as it would a lipstick. I put on a second layer, and it definitely gave me that super glossy lipstick look. I was in love!
I LOVE how it made my lips look like super shiny candy. I am all for luscious looking lips.
Okay, so I was a bit concerned about whether or not my lips would look like a dry flakey mess after an hour or so. My lips ALWAYS seemed to dry out, even if I was wearing lip balm.
The initial application was silky smooth, and I kept on pressing my lips together during the wear, and to my surprise, they remained smooth!
Raspberry Pie’s pigmentation is pretty concentrated for a “balm’, creating almost a stain once the glossiness wore off.. Some of the color remained on my lips, which was still beautiful.
Overall, I am a huge fan of the lip butters. They don’t dry out my lips, and this shade in particular gave me EXACTLY what I wanted. Something on my lips that LOOKED like I was wearing something on my lips, and it did a great job at keeping them smooth and supple. In the winter, when my lips do get a bit dry, I make sure to do my simple sugar exfoliant to get the flakies off.