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Monday, March 9, 2015

Review: Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipsticks | PIC HEAVY

Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by!

Today I’m reviewing the Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss lipsticks.
As many of you know, I don’t really fall in love with lip products too easily as most of them feel too heavy/sticky.

Now, listen to me carefully. I. FREAKIN’. LOVE. THESE.

These are available at any drugstore that carries Almay. The lipsticks on in 12 shades that are broken up into three skin tones: Light, Light-Medium, and Medium. There are Pink, Berry, Nude, and Red for each skin tone. I own 8 out of the 12 shades.

The packaging definitely is similar to Revlon Lip Butters, but they are way more balmy and shiny. Almost all of the shades are crรจme-finish and extremely moisturizing. While the colors are classic (some might call boring”, they are extremely wearable and universally flatter. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of pigmentation they give off for being so moisturizing. They deliver a tremendous shine, and are by far some of the most comfortable lip products from the drugstore (and dare I say high-end).

However, there are a couple things that boggle my mind:
  • All of the colors are universally flattering, so why confine the colors into skin tone categories?
  • If you were to put them into different categories, why stop at Medium tones?  Wouldn’t Almay miss out on some major demographics because there are no med-deep tones?
Pink light, Berry light, Red light

    Pink light, Berry light, Red light
Pink light medium, Berry light medium, Nude light medium 
Pink light medium, Berry light medium, Nude light medium 
Pink medium, Red medium
Pink medium, Red medium
My natural lip color for reference.
Pink light: A light neutral baby pink. 

Berry light: Cool toned berry pink

Red light: Orange based bright cherry red.

Pink light-medium: A bright coral pink.

Berry light-medium: Neutral mauve.

Nude light-medium: Neutral with a slight tinge of brown. My FAVORITE!!

Pink medium: Bright Barbie pink.

Red medium: Medium-deep berry. Sorry for how jacked-up the lip swatch looks, my lips were so rough from all the wiping.

I hope this helped you decide to try out these lipsticks. If anything, just try out Nude Light-Medium. Totally life-changing.

Please let me know what your favorite shade is if you’ve tried it. I’d love to hear your feedback.




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