NEW Butter London Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon {Review + Swatches}

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butter london lippy bloody brilliant lip crayon

Right now I’m having a gloss moment when it comes to lip color. I’m of course not ignoring other lip color finishes—I mean, after all what kind of beauty blogger would I be if I only reviewed glosses…lol. But in my personal makeup life (lol @ in my personal makeup life) lately I’ve been all about the gloss. But not just any gloss—it has to be opaque and full-on color on top of being glossy. Butter London recently sent over the new Butter London Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon for review consideration that fit my current gloss criteria.

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Official description:

Precise and easy to use, this all-in-one formula will make you fall in love with crayons all over again. Complete with built-in sharpener, these seductive shades provide antioxidant protection and maximum moisturization. The best bit – the slimline applicator lines your lips with ease and delivers high impact colour and shine. It’s bloody brilliant!

Features:

Intense shine of a gloss
Highly pigmented colour with the full coverage of a lipstick
Slimline pencil with built-in sharpener

Benefits:

Helps to improve lip moisturization with mango seed oil and marula oil
Formulated to provide antioxidant protection
Niacinamide helps maintain the skin barrier for smoother, more even lip tone

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OK—these ARE bloody brilliant. Not only are you getting amazing shine but you’re also getting full pigment and color like you would with a lipstick. The effect is as if you put on a creamy lipstick and then put a clear shiny gloss on top. But because it’s in a pencil form, you can also line your lips all with one product. Wear is amazing—I got through eating ALL the brunch and multiple glasses of water with color still on my lips (I still had to touch-up but I still had color left). Naturally like with all lip colors, the brighter and darker colors will seem to last longer since they leave a bit of a stain on the lips. They’re also moisturizing and feel amazing on the lips.

But since these are pretty creamy AND because I had them out a bit in direct sunlight when I was taking pics of them, I do find that the pencils tend to bend and break. I’m hoping this is only because I had them outside for a few minutes to photograph them.

I love that these come with a built-in sharpener, but for the life of me I could not figure out how to work the sharpener for like a whole day…lol. It was only when I picked one up again after the umpteenth time and tried to twist the very top of the sharpener and it came out did I figure it out. It wasn’t apparent to me that the very tip of it can twist off (it’s not raised up or anything so it doesn’t look like it’s supposed to twist off). Hey, I even enlisted another beauty loving pal to try to open the sharpener and she couldn’t figure it out either…lol. But once I got it, it was on…lol. I also found that—and this could be because the pencils were out in direct heat when I photographed them—that the sharpening process was a little messy as some of the product got wedged into the sharpener.

Shades:

Disco Biscuit: described as an opaque, bubblegum pink crème
Trout Pout: described as an opaque, light coral crème
Teddy Boy: described as an opaque, rosy crème
Ruby Murray: described as an opaque, deep berry crème
Tea with the Queen: described as an opaque, light nude crème
Primrose Hill Picnic: described as an opaque, tropical pink crème
Toff: described as an opaque, red grape crème

butter london lippy bloody brilliant lip crayon swatches on dark skin

butter london lippy bloody brilliant lip crayon swatches on dark skin disco biscuit trout pout teddy boy ruby murray

butter london lippy bloody brilliant lip crayon tea with the queen primrose hill picnic toff swatches on dark skin

butter london lippy bloody brilliant lip crayon disco biscuit swatch on dark skin

butter london lippy bloody brilliant lip crayon in trout pout swatch on dark skin

butter london lippy bloody brilliant lip crayon teddy boy swatch on dark skin

butter london lippy bloody brilliant lip crayon ruby murray swatch on dark skin

butter london lippy bloody brilliant lip crayon tea with the queen swatch on dark skin

butter london lippy bloody brilliant lip crayon primrose hill picnic swatch on dark skin

butter london lippy bloody brilliant lip crayon toff swatch on dark skin

I loved that the shades though mostly softer in nature will work on a wide variety of skin tones. My faves (in no particular order) are Teddy Boy, Trout Pout, Ruby Murray, Primrose Hill Picnic, and Toff.

See more lip color posts and swatches here

Bottom line: Despite the messiness (which could of course be my own fault) I really liked Butter London Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon but I could definitely go with more shades. The shades they come in are gorgeous and I LOVED a majority of them but I’d love to see more—I’m always loving brownish pinks and pinky mauves since they make for great nudes on dark skin and I’d love to see a bright violet plummy shade. Ohhh and maybe something really vampy and gothy.

Price and where to buy: $20 each at ULTA (plus 3% cash back when you use eBates) and butterlondon.com.

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About Danielle

A former finance girl, Danielle is a New York City based freelance writer and fashion and beauty expert. She's a Hofstra University and Fashion Institute of Technology grad with an obsession with fashion and beauty which she loves to tell you all about every weekday on her award-winning blog. Think of her as your style and beauty entourage all wrapped up into one bubbly brown package. Danielle's work and expertise can be found in print and across the web in Cosmopolitan for Latinas, Allure.com, and more! She's also appeared as an on-air style and beauty expert on The Real, CBS New York's "The Couch" and WPIX11's Savvy Shopper segment.
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8 Responses to NEW Butter London Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon {Review + Swatches}

  1. Fancie says:

    Ooooo these are pretty!! And they look really creamy and moisturizing too. I may need a couple of these for work

  2. LipstickHoarder says:

    Teddy Boy, Toff and Tea With The Queen, come to mama!

  3. Ty says:

    I’m surprised you didn’t love disco biscuit. I think it look great on me…..oh I meant you lol

  4. Anonymous says:

    Lovely as usual! After reading your post, I want to try Ruby and Toff.

  5. I loved loved seeing these same shades on you so much that I tagged you in my current post showcasing these Lippy’s!! Hoping some of my readers can benefit from seeing them on our opposite skin tones. Your post made my post even better and more informative!! BTW – that Ruby Murray is your color girl.

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