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in search of sheer lip color...

VerityVerity Posts: 616Registered Users
that isn't too shimmery (kiss of death!) or shiny. I used to use Neutrogena MoistureShine Lip Sheer (in the silver tube), but it has been discontinued. I tried Revlon's Colorburst because it is billed as having a "featherlight" feel. It isn't too much color, but after a few days of using it, my lips are horribly chapped. That may be a coincidence (it just got kind of cold here and we have started running the heat), but I didn't like the sticky feel of the lipstick anyway.

I'd really, really like to find something that gives a little more color than a tinted lip balm, but is still sheer, not shimmery, and not too shiny. Help!
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  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,091Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    i'd love to find one, too! the ones i've tried in the past (forgot brands) were not the shade i wanted and they were drying.
    sometimes i've used lipstick, blot it mostly off, then top it off with lip balm. but still not what i am looking for.

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  • curry curlscurry curls Posts: 969Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I use Clinique's "almost lipstick". It's really nice. They may only have the black honey shade now, but it looks nice on many different skin tones. I'm very fair and pink, and my mother is olive complected and looks nice in it too. The color looks scary in the tube, but is not that dark if you put it on. :) I have their "chubby stick" too. That one comes in different shades. I think I have the raisin one. Here is a link to the chubby sticks:

    Sephora: Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm: Lip Treatments
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  • caramix3acaramix3a Posts: 460Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    The new Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters are getting rave reviews over on MUA and a couple of other boards that I frequent. They just came out and are at some drugstores. They will be part of Revlon's permanent line after the beginning of the year. Keep looking for these - some people have had trouble finding them. 20 shades raging from very light sheers up to somewhat more pigmented ones. Very very moisturizing too - many former users of stuff like Burts's Bees colored lip balms have moved to these very happily and these Revlon Lip Butters are more elegant anyway, at a perfectly good price of only about $7.50 each. Supposedly they're very similar to the more expensive Clinique's Buttershines as well as a couple of MAC or Dior products along the same lines. After reading reviews over on MUA and seeing swatches(check out YouTube videos about these too)I'm definitely going to buy at least one or two, if not three shades they look THAT good!
  • VerityVerity Posts: 616Registered Users
    Great ideas--I can always count on my curly sisters! :)
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,241Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I usually prefer true lipstick and lip crayons but I have fallen in love with ELF Luscious Liquid Lipstick. I keep one in my purse, in my desk, in the truck, etc. Just the right amount of color and shine, lasts a long time, no goopy, not at all drying, and cheap!
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  • SpiderSpider Posts: 3,380Registered Users
    Pricy, but Fresh Sugar Lip Treatmets ( tinted) rock ! The plum color is almost like black honey but not as messy/shiny. And they really restore the moisture & condition of your lips. Sephora has them.


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  • dc curlydc curly Posts: 46Registered Users
    I've been using Bobbi Brown lately and really like it. Rose Petal, the tube says 'creamy lip color' but it's very sheer.
  • 2poodles2poodles Posts: 2,480Registered Users
    I just picked up one of the Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters that caramix3a mentioned. So far I really like it! I went with Sugar Plum which is a neutral on me - just a shade deeper than my normal lips.

    I also like the Covergirl Naturaluxe gloss balms in a light green tube. They are add sheer color plus have SPF 15, so I tend to use that when I'll be outside a lot. I have the pinot shade - a nice natural rose that's just a shade deeper than my lips.
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  • MaloryMalory Posts: 379Registered Users
    I gave up using lip colour a long time ago and now just use L'oreal Collagen Lip Plumper on my lips.

    It gives my lips fullness and definition without changing my natural lip colour or making me look like I am wearing makeup on my lips, which I think is a better look for me.
  • VerityVerity Posts: 616Registered Users
    I have been looking for the Revlon lip butters, but no luck so far. Based on this site, I'm thinking these definitely will be worth a try--once I can find them!

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    I tried the Cover Girl NatureLuxe stuff, but I found it too sticky and too shimmery. :(
  • containmentcurlcontainmentcurl Posts: 1Registered Users
    I found a few sheer lipsticks in the Napolean Perdis line @ Target. "washington" and "denver" are both nice colors.
  • VTmomVTmom Posts: 2,486Registered Users
    I love Boots No7 Sheer Temptation. I have 2...I think they're color #'s 10 and 20...Excite and Entice maybe? They aren't sticky at.all. and I love the finish. They're at Target.
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  • 2poodles2poodles Posts: 2,480Registered Users
    I found the Revlon lip butters at CVS and Rite Aid. Not all of them have the newer products, though. The bigger, newer stores seem to have more....
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  • VerityVerity Posts: 616Registered Users
    Availability of Revlon's lip butters may be a regional thing.

    I almost bought that Boots product, but now I can't remember why I passed on it. I think the colors all seemed too pink. I like colors that have just a little coral or peach.
  • pjjosephgisspjjosephgiss Posts: 643Registered Users
    Spider wrote: »
    Pricy, but Fresh Sugar Lip Treatmets ( tinted) rock ! The plum color is almost like black honey but not as messy/shiny. And they really restore the moisture & condition of your lips. Sephora has them.


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  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,091Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    caramix3a wrote: »
    The new Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters are getting rave reviews over on MUA and a couple of other boards that I frequent. They just came out and are at some drugstores. They will be part of Revlon's permanent line after the beginning of the year. Keep looking for these - some people have had trouble finding them. 20 shades raging from very light sheers up to somewhat more pigmented ones. Very very moisturizing too - many former users of stuff like Burts's Bees colored lip balms have moved to these very happily and these Revlon Lip Butters are more elegant anyway, at a perfectly good price of only about $7.50 each. Supposedly they're very similar to the more expensive Clinique's Buttershines as well as a couple of MAC or Dior products along the same lines. After reading reviews over on MUA and seeing swatches(check out YouTube videos about these too)I'm definitely going to buy at least one or two, if not three shades they look THAT good!

    since reading this thread i've been considering buying the revlon lip butter -- sounded exactly what i wanted, but to be honest, i haven't bought drugstore cosmetics in many years (i don't wear a lot of makeup so what i buys lasts me years) so hestitated. i found them in rite aid and bought the sugar plum. love it! same as 2poodles, it is just a touch deeper than my lip color, so it just makes my lips look better, cannot see that i have a color on them. and they are moisturizing -- and when it comes to that, i am a tough customer. based on my luck with sugar plum i went back and bought a 2nd shade, red velvet, which is a deeper color but not dark, for dress up times, even for work -- love it!
    btw, also found them at target, but they only carried about 5 shades -- not out of stock, just what they were set up for. rite aid seemed to carry all 20 shades.

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  • pinksugarpinksugar Posts: 2,346Registered Users
    Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments! I purchased a set of 3 at Sephora for $20 or $22 (I can't remember). It came with Passion (red), Sugar Plum (plum), and Honey (nude). I absolutely fell in love! I am pretty fair and all of the colors worked for me. But my favorite so far is Sugar Plum.

    I'm definitely going back to purchase the full size Sugar Plum and I also want to try Rose (pink). Another plus...SPF 15!
  • CurlyinColoradoCurlyinColorado Posts: 3,093Registered Users
    After reading this thread, I ran right out and bought Fresh Sugar's advanced therapy, love it, but it's expense for the amount you get.

    I like Aveda's golden prism, lip shine and benefit's nudie-tude, it's got a little sparkle but once on you don't notice it.
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  • VerityVerity Posts: 616Registered Users
    I was so excited that I finally got my hands on a tube of Revlon's Lip Butter.

    Complete fail--waaaaay too shimmery. I think it's even more shimmery than Cover Girl NatureLuxe (or whatever it's called). It's as if it has finely ground glitter in it. Nice, sheer color, but the shimmer makes it a no-go for me. I would have loved this stuff 20 or 30 years ago.

    I'm hesitant to cough up for a non-drugstore brand, but at least then I could see what I'm getting before I buy it. Until I can shop at a mall (read: hour's drive and half-day commitment), it's back to layering tinted lip balm and lipstick. ::::::::::shrug::::::::::

    Does anyone have a favorite that does not have shimmer?
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,091Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Verity wrote: »
    I was so excited that I finally got my hands on a tube of Revlon's Lip Butter.

    Complete fail--waaaaay too shimmery. I think it's even more shimmery than Cover Girl NatureLuxe (or whatever it's called). It's as if it has finely ground glitter in it. Nice, sheer color, but the shimmer makes it a no-go for me. I would have loved this stuff 20 or 30 years ago.

    I'm hesitant to cough up for a non-drugstore brand, but at least then I could see what I'm getting before I buy it. Until I can shop at a mall (read: hour's drive and half-day commitment), it's back to layering tinted lip balm and lipstick. ::::::::::shrug::::::::::

    Does anyone have a favorite that does not have shimmer?

    what color did you get? i have two lip butters, sugar plum and red velvet, neither of which are shimmery. i agree, shimmery is tacky looking! does it say shimmery on the color?

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  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users
    I use Bonne Bell Lip Lites..yeah, I know! :laughing8:
    My fave colors are cappuccino and mocha mousse.
    I use the cappuccino more casual dress and the mocha when I'm more dressed up...
    I used to use the Cover Girl lip stain stuff...name escapes me!..but found it was like putting paint on my lips...it was too drying...
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  • caramix3acaramix3a Posts: 460Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Not all the Colorburst Lip Butters are sparkly/shimmery. I have Fig Jam and it's not that way at all. The only way to find out which ones are and aren't is either to read some reviews over on MUA, or post a question over there on their makeup board. MUA is very active, so one has a better chance of getting a response from a variety of people. Or check out YouTube videos - there are a number of them now with reviews of the lip butters.
  • VerityVerity Posts: 616Registered Users
    I bought Peach Parfait. Thank goodness it didn't look as orangey as it did it the ad photograph (Emma Stone), but the sparkle killed it.

    Instead of having to do all this research, wouldn't it be nice if Revlon would just label their products so people would know which ones have shimmer (aka "kiss of death") and which ones don't? Sorry--poor labeling just ticks me off.
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,091Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Verity wrote: »
    I bought Peach Parfait. Thank goodness it didn't look as orangey as it did it the ad photograph (Emma Stone), but the sparkle killed it.

    Instead of having to do all this research, wouldn't it be nice if Revlon would just label their products so people would know which ones have shimmer (aka "kiss of death") and which ones don't? Sorry--poor labeling just ticks me off.

    i agree!! they should CLEARLY label it. i would have returned mine if it was and most likely not bought the 2nd one assuming they were all shimmery. can you return it?

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  • VerityVerity Posts: 616Registered Users
    No--bought it at Wal-Mart, so I can't return it. I know some places take back used cosmetics, but I'd feel awful returning something like that--it's not as if they can resell it.
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,091Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    i had bought mine at rite aid where i could have returned it if i wanted, but i love the colors i got.
    my thinking is this -- the store hopefully would go back to the manufacturer. in department stores there are testers where you can see and even try the cosmetics before purchasing. i understand this is a lower-priced item, but i do believe the labeling is incomplete and in that case i would not have had any qualms about returning it. if it had said it was a shimmer lipstick, that would have made a difference in whether i'd purchase it. it's not as if it stated it was a shimmer lipstick, it did not on the lip butter tube nor on the display case.
    in all the years i've shopped at rite aid i've only returned 2 or 3 items.

    it's not a lot of money to lose, it's just that if you wanted to buy another one, you'd go through the same process, is it shimmery or not? it's revlon's poor packaging/labeling\display design.

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  • VerityVerity Posts: 616Registered Users
    I think I'm just going to avoid Revlon Lip Butters. Based on the photos I'm seeing online, even the ones that aren't supposed to be as shimmery still have some glitter/shimmer. I should have done a bit more research before buying, but I so loved the idea that I could have just one tube of lip product in my purse instead of having to layer lip balm and lipstick. I guess I'll just stick with that routine until I can get to a store that has testers.

    At least I'm only out seven bucks.

    You know a product is pretty d*&^ shimmery when it's too much even for a 14-year-old! (I offered it to my daughter, who declined.)
  • Nikki3bNikki3b Posts: 327Registered Users
    I have a few of the lip butters and love them. I'm not a fan of shine and shimmer but I do like a little sheen. These are perfect. I have pink truffle, strawberry shortcake and a few others that have no shimmer. I believe most of them dont. I know the peach one does and I hated it. But these are so worth it. They're gorgeous. It's good to do a swatch look up on google to see what the finish texture is like
  • VerityVerity Posts: 616Registered Users
    I can't tell much from the online photos/swatches. They all look shimmery to me. I am making a list from people's posts, though.

    The bummer is that I really liked the color of Peach Parfait, just not the glitter.
  • 2poodles2poodles Posts: 2,480Registered Users
    Too bad your color choice of Lip Butter didn't work, Verity. I adore my two shades - no shimmer at all - sugar plum and red velvet. These are the first lip products with any color that I really, really like. Prior to these I mostly used aquaphor.
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