Product Purchased by IMBB
This is my third lip product from this brand and whatever their name be, they are essentially lip butters and I love them because of the reasons I have mentioned in my previous reviews. And, I am sure most of us enjoy wearing them since they are so buttery and smooth and have a natural shine. I have used Revlon Lip Butters in the past and loved them – my favorite shade is Pink Truffle. I wanted to try other brands and wanted to try Maybelline Color Whisper, but unfortunately they were out of stock in all the local drugstores. I had almost given up when I encountered these Almay lip butters which apparently have good reviews online and look like Revlon lip butters. Keep reading to know more about this variant.
• Ultra-hydrating buttery lip color
• 98% of women felt lips were instantly hydrated
• 12 shades expertly coordinated to your unique skin tone
• Pure Beauty. Hypoallergenic. American Science.
My Take on Almay #110 Nude-Medium Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick:
I had been meaning to buy more lipsticks from this brand, but I kept procrastinating for no apparent reason. However, last week I bought two new shades from this range, thanks to IMBB and it was fun wearing them with different looks.
Packaging: It looks like Revlon lip butter except that the cap has a smooth finish rather than an engraved, diamond finish. The cap has a snug fit and does not open while I keep it in purse or pocket. Lipstick stub is in an aluminum case which is in the color of the shade and makes identification easier.
Texture: It is super creamy and buttery in texture, but not as buttery as the Nude Light shade which I had purchased first from this brand. However, it is still buttery enough and large quantity gets consumed in a single swatch. It moisturizes lips really well and gives a cream finish to lips.
Color: Nude – brown shade which is meant for medium to dark skin tones, which is very rare since most nude shades are meant for fair skin tones and look so garish on dusky skin tones. I have spent a lot of money on so-called nude shades which most of the Youtube beauty vloggers talk about, only to realize that they look Nicki Minaj-ish on me; and if simply put, look ugly. Hence, I am glad there is someone concerned about us dusky beauties and manufacture products for our skin tones as well.
Pigmentation: Appreciable pigmentation; allows the product to set for few seconds and then it sets beautifully into a pretty pout. It stays put till the end of the day and mostly survives a big meal as well, but does lose the shine. Hence, it needs regular touchups to maintain the high shine and clean look. The colors which belong to medium range tend to stain lips a bit which might be a down side to few.
Shimmer and shine: It has a creamy shine that looks natural and is perfect for office wear.
Wear Time: Long wear time under ideal conditions, but otherwise it needs regular touch ups between meals and such.
Fragrance: The product has no fragrance, which I personally like.
Conclusion: This shade is very subtle and looks pretty on medium to dark skin tones. I like how they have classified the shades as per skin tones – there are colors for fair, medium and dark skin and the last two domains are perfect for Indian skin tones. They are very smooth and buttery, but the shades which belong to medium range tend to stain lips and needs touch ups to maintain cream finish.
Pros of Almay #110 Nude-Medium Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick:
• Attractive, sturdy packaging and shade is easy to identify
• Nude shade which is meant specifically for darker tones
• Good pigmentation
• Shade range caters to all kind of skin tones
• Range imparts a natural finish
• No fragrance
• Very creamy and easy to apply
• Not that expensive
• Decent wear time
• Very moisturizing and hydrating
• Gives a creamy finish
Cons of Almay #110 Nude-Medium Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick:
• Quantity is not as appreciable
• Large quantity gets consumed in one swatch
• It stains lips
Would I Repurchase Almay #110 Nude-Medium Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick?
I won’t buy it again because I like to try out new products all the time, but all those who are looking high and low for a good nude shade should give this product a try.
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