Monday, September 17, 2012

Lion Lips

Lion Lips.
That was a nickname given to me in grade school from my BFF. 
At the time, having big lips seemed more like a curse than a blessing!

I've definitely grown to appreciate my fuller lips 
and when Angelina Jolie became famous, well, that didn't hurt either :) 

However, finding the right lip products can be challenging - especially when it comes to color.  
I'm not sure I'll ever be able to pull off a full-on red lip without looking like a clown.  

So usually that leaves me confined to lip glosses
until I found my new obsession...
Lip Butters! 

It's like if your favorite lipstick and lip gloss had a kid.
They are the perfect mix of color and moisture.

I've found two brands that have hit the nail on the head.
Revlon and L'Oreal.

Revlon's Colorburst Lip Butter comes in 20 different shades run about about $7 each.
They are super moisturizing with a slight pop of color. 

Here are some color swatches courtesy of KarlaSugar. 

Cool Tones

Warm Tones 

I own an embarrassing amount of these...but have loved every single color I've bought! 

L'Oreal also makes a great lip butter - - their Colour Riche Lip Balm. 
These are also about $7 a piece but only come in 6 shades.
These are a little less glossy, but still more sheer than a regular lipstick. 
Beauty bloggers say all of the colors are very similar, so you can get away with just purchasing one from the entire line (which is what I did). 

Since arm swatches never really do products justice, I thought I'd show you a few colors on myself. 
I'm still getting used to this whole blogging/taking pictures of myself thing...but didn't want to use any filters so you could get a real feel for the colors.

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Creamsicle  

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie 

L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipbalm in Tender Mauve

Both of these products are getting my official "Lion Lips" stamp of approval! 


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