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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick

Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick

I picked up Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick at Ulta the other day on a whim.  I have a soft spot for "butter balm" lipsticks.  They feel fantastic on.  Revlon makes a good one.  L'Oreal does not...

Almay's is perfect!!!!  For starters, they have attempted to take 4 shades and break them down by skin tones to create best matches.  I'm not sure what happened to the "coral" family or "dark" skin tones --maybe they will follow in the next roll out. (I think this chart above is actually backwards. The lighter shades are appearing next to the darkest skin tone in this photo.)

If you favor these shades and fall within these skin tones, this is an amazing find. How did they manage to make one lipstick deeply pigmented, richly moisturizing and long lasting???  I also like the fact that they are shaped and slanted to match the lip line can touch up, mirror free, anywhere.

I consider myself to be of medium skintone, but the shades looked too strong for me so I dialed it back to the light/medium shades and chose the coordinating Berry.  It has that pretty, just bitten, look that I love.  Generally, I don't wear nude shades, simply because they wash me out, but I remembered that these Almay nudes looked fairly dark and wondered if this could be the answer to having a great neutral lip.

I purchased the Nude for Medium skin tones at CVS. It's also absolutely lovely and very natural looking. I love having an option for once.  My lips have been berry hued for as long as I can remember.

The next time you are at the drugstore or a big box that carries mass cosmetics, please take a peek at Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick.  I know you will love the texture and I hope you find a compatible shade or two to buy.

I already feeling my hoarding gene kicking in, so you better get going!


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