This is my second lip product from Almay.
Whatever their name be, they are essentially lip butters and I love lip butters because:
- They feel so buttery and smooth on the lips.
- Pigmentation is just right.
- They are long lasting.
- The shine is very natural and pretty.
- Feels very light on the lips.
I have used Revlon lip butters in the past and have loved them – my favorite shade is Pink Truffle, but I wanted to try other brands and wanted to try Maybelline Color Whispers too, but unfortunately they were out of stock in all the local drug stores and I have given up on them. I had a chance encounter with these Almay lip butters which apparently have good reviews online and look like Revlon lip butters.
- 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 Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick – Red-Light/Medium:
I have been meaning to buy more lipsticks from this brand, but I kept procrastinating it for no apparent reason; however last week, I bought two new shades from this range 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 engraved diamond finish. The cap has a snug fit and does not open while I keep it in purse or pocket.
Texture: It is super creamy and buttery in texture; however, since it is so buttery, a large quantity gets consumed in a single swatch and regular usage will deplete the product fast. It glides on easily and I won’t recommend a thick layer of lip balm underneath as it makes the entire process cumbersome. A sparingly applied lip balm should suffice.
Color: Light shade of red which does not cover my pigmented lips, but gives a natural look and looks like I am wearing a pigmented lip balm.
Pigmentation: Appreciable pigmentation, allows the product to set for a 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, one needs minor touch ups to restore the pretty pout. It is nice but not as nice as the last shade “Nude Beige” that I had reviewed earlier because it has better pigmentation and looked prettier; the shade in this post is very sheer and looks like a lip balm.
Shimmer and Shine: It has a creamy shine which looks natural and is perfect for office wear.
Staying Power: Long wear time under ideal condition, but otherwise, it needs regular touch ups between meals and such.
Fragrance: The product has no fragrance which I personally like.
This shade is very pretty and versatile. It is a red shade but can be worn by all types of skin tones, on all sorts of occasions, because it is very sheer and looks subtle. I like how they have classified shades as per skin tone – there are colors for fair, medium and dark skin and the last two genres are perfect for Indian skin tone. They are very smooth but stay put between meals; I had to touch it only once throughout the day and it didn’t leave a stain behind. It feels very light and is easy to remove with any makeup remover.
Pros of Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick – Red-Light/Medium:
- Attractive, sturdy packaging.
- Ideal shade for all types of skin tones.
- Not pigmented enough for dark lips.
- Shade range caters to all kind of skin tones.
- Range has natural finish.
- No fragrance.
- Very creamy and easy to apply.
- Not that expensive.
- Decent wear time.
- Very moisturizing and hydrating.
Cons of Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick – Red-Light/Medium:
- Quantity is not that appreciable.
- Large quantity gets consumed in one swatch.
- Color is sheer and does not cover pigmented lips.
- Looks like a pigmented lip balm.
Would I Repurchase Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick – Red-Light/Medium?
Not this particular shade because it is way too sheer for my dark lips, but I recommend it to all those who have even and light tone skins. I would love to buy more colors from this range.
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