About a month and a half ago, I went to NYC to help my father out with something and ended up staying one night so I could head down to the Bite Beauty Lip Lab! All work and no play makes me…a lot less tired apparently! 🙂 If you’re unaware, the amazing lip product company has their own little “shop” in Soho. I say “shop” loosely because yes, they sell lipsticks. But these aren’t just your run of the mill, I bought it at Sephora kind of lipsticks – they’re custom made while you wait!!! Not only do you get to see the lipstick go from pigments and bases to an honest to goodness tube of beauty, but you help create the perfect color! Being just plain makeup crazy, not to mention lipstick addicted, I had to check it out and here’s my experience. 🙂
Butter London is definitely a company known for their nail polishes, but did you know that they also have a full line of color cosmetics? Not only that, though I haven’t tried everything, what I have tried is pretty stinkin’ fantastic! One of my absolute favorite products is something currently on sale at Ulta during their 21 Days of Beauty, so no time like the present to finally talk about the Butter LondonLippy Moisture Matte Lipsticks!
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you will probably know my love for the Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipsticks. I have already devoted a review and a swatch post to them. In honor of their drastic price reduction at Ulta tomorrow – on sale Thursday, March 17 ONLY for $11 (that’s half off people!) – I thought I should do an updated lip swatch post. I would have updated the review as well, but I really don’t think I could improve on the original! So, without any more fanfare, I bring you the Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipsticks that I own.
A few weeks ago I posted a review with lip swatches of the Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Lipsticks (see it here). I absolutely love the shades, not to mention the formulas are impressive too! However, as I mentioned in that post, I felt like some of the shades seemed easy to duplicate. Naturally I scoured my exorbitant lipstick collection for anything even just a smidge close to the UDxGwen Lipsticks. Well not only did I find close shades, I found some dead on color dupes! In fact, I have a pretty exact dupe for most of the shades and close options for two. I wouldn’t say the formulas are the same by any means, but there are definitely some more affordable cruelty free color matches available. If you’re looking to save some money, you’ve come to the right place! 🙂
There are Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Lipsticks!!! I suppose this should not have come as a surprise because if there is one thing I think of when I think Gwen Stefani it is her bold lip choices. These lipsticks are absolutely stunning! The packaging, the shades, the formulas, the finishes are all lovely. Though they may all look a bit similar in the bullets, I find they look different when applied. Clearly I like these, but let’s take a deeper look at these and see how they look on the lips!