Sunday, February 8, 2015

Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Review

When I saw these advertised, I was so excited to try them. I have tried the lip butters from Revlon, L'Oreal and Maybelline and so far, not great. I was really hoping that these really affordable ($6.99 at target!) lip butters would work, and I was so happy to see that the brand sort of assigns colors regarding skin tone which really helped me decide. I ultimately bought two shades: Berry-Light which is for the fairest skin tone, and Red Light-Medium, which is the next skin tone after light.

My first impression was "oh my god, these are so much better than the Revlon ones!" And after a couple weeks of testing them out, they still are so much better than any other lip butter I've tried. They are nicely pigmented, and very easy to apply, and actually feel nice on the lips. I found with the Revlon ones were way too creamy, and the pigment was uneven and with the L'Oreal ones, I found them to be too glossy, and for the Maybelline ones, they were more pigmented than the other two and are the only ones that feel similar to the Almay one, but are more shimmery.

I think these are amazing drugstore lip products and will be trying some new colors soon!

xx : )


  1. Awesome! I've been looking for the same! Love the Maybelline, but I totally agree - way too shimmery for my liking. I don't own any Almay products but these just might be the first to my collection (:

    1. thank you for commenting : ) (i now just figured out how to view comments :p) Almay has very good products : )