I can honestly say that the hardest part of switching to cruelty-free beauty products is not finding replacements (that’s actually kinda fun), but “missing out” on products that have major hype and are NOT cruelty free. In this case? Revlon lip butters.
So when I discovered that Flower Beauty (Drew Berrymore’s cruelty-free line exclusive to Wal-mart) had lip butters for under $7, I just knew I had to try them; and today I thought I would share with you guys my thoughts 🙂
Of the 9 shades in the line, I picked up 4 including: LB3 (Rose-y Future), LB5 (Haute Honeysuckle), LB7 (Sheer Snapdragon), and LB8 (Cherry Chiffon).
Rose-y Future is a rosey, mauve shade with lots of glitters. The glitters make the product a bit gritty during application, but on the lips the shimmer really gives your lips a glossy-wet like finish (without a glossy-wet like feel).
Haute Honeysuckle is a very subtle MLBB shade with just the tiniest amount of shimmer. Unlike Rose-y Future, there isn’t enough glitter to create a gritty texture, but there is enough to give that glossy-wet like finish.
Sheer Snapdragon is a bit darker than Rose-y Future. I almost want to call it a berry but because these butters are so sheer, calling it a deep mauvey-pinky shade is really the best I can do. Unlike the others, this one leaves behind some glitter, though.
Cherry Chiffon – And are we really surprised that I left red for last? If you are a little scared of red but want to venture out a bit, this may be a good place to start because again, it’s very sheer. If there was glitter in this one, I didn’t notice it.
- Smooth and buttery application
- Feels nice and moisturizing on the lips
- No liner required
- Build-able color
- Very sheer (but build-able)
- No long-lasting (a few hours) and non-even wear
- Some glitter fall out
- Can only be bought at Wal-mart
- Terrible packaging
I was pretty impressed with the smooth texture of most of these products. Although 1/4 was a bit gritty during application, it still felt nice on the lips afterwards. Depending on your preference for lip-wear, you may or may not like how sheer this product is, and the fact that it doesn’t stain your lips (which also means uneven wear and short wear time).
It is worth noting how terrible the packaging is, though. Yes, it’s an odd shape for storage and wont fit into a traditional lipstick holder (which I think most of us are creative enough to deal with), but the lids are hit or miss (many of them don’t close securely and easily pop off). It would be one thing if these were stains that lasted all day, because then you wouldn’t need to tote them around in your purse… unfortunately, they require frequent reapplication so carry at your own risk.
This product has the potential to be a great value if they will just fix the packaging. I won’t personally be buying more until that time.