This lip butter is quickly becoming my favorite everyday go-to color. For a lip butter, not necessarily a lipstick, it is very well pigmented. It goes on very creamy and stays creamy for a good hour. I love the packaging, I think it's very cute and looks luxurious, even if the lid doesn't stay on in my purse. I'm very excited, based on this product, to try other products in the line.
The Princess & the Peony is a light-medium pink with a blue base. It's cool toned but looks good on my warm-toned skin (N3 in Mac Face & Body foundation). It's just subtle enough to be worn everyday. Makes a great daytime lipstick and is appropriate for a work environment.
I highly recommend it for ladies looking for an understated, everyday, very pretty pink lip. continued >>
This is such a pretty color! Unlike anything I have in my lip product collection, yet it seems like such a staple color.
Shade- a sort of bright yet subtle sheer, shiny/glossy pink with a tiny bit of shimmer (at first when I saw it swatched on my hand, it looked so overly shimmery, but when I applied it, most of the shimmer does not really seem all that noticeable) It can be built up to a very natural, pretty MLBB pink, or a slightly brighter, poppier pink. I prefer the more natural, less built up version, but either way this color is perfect for spring and summer! I like that the color is sort of sheer but also surprisingly pigmented, if that makes any sense at all.
Application/Texture- Pretty good, but it could be better. While it isn't that big a deal to me, it does feel slightlllly heavyish/sticky on your lips, but it's honestly not that bat. But it might annoy people who are sensitive to that sort of thing. It's pretty easy to apply, but for some reason, it doesn't look as good when you reapply it as it does when you first put it on your lips. After one or two reapplications throughout the day, the way the product actually looks on your lips starts to look sort of uneven and sinks a bit into the cracks of your lips. It's not really that notieceable and it doesn't happen all the time, but I thought it was worth taking off half a lippie for.
Lasting Power- the reason why I took off one last half of a lippie, bringing it down to a 4/5 overall. While it's pretty good for a lip butter, without eating or drinking anything, I'd say the product lasts about 2ish hours on me with minimal fading.
Packaging- The reason I didn't take off any lippies for this is because there is a separate area on makeupalley to rate the packaging quality. Also, packaging is always less of an issue for me because I don't usually throw it into my purse. But people who do, or travel a lot, might think that the extreme bulkiness of this lip butter is pretty annoying! It doesn't really affect the quality of the product for me, but just be aware.
Overall, I defintely recommend this product for people who are looking for a springy/summery sheerish MLBB lip butter!
This would easily be my number one lip butter, however the product I have has some trouble with the lid staying on. Especially if I am traveling with it, the lid comes off every time. Other than that it is such a wonderful product. The formula is smooth going on and feels really natural on your lips. Not sticky and not at all heavy. The color is toned down but defintley noticeable. I wear this in all settings. The wear is short, but in a lip butter that is what I expect. I absolutely love this line of lip butters and can't wait to try other colors.
Princess and The Peony is a holy grail lip butter for me. The color is rose-pink with a hint of coral. It's a beautiful YLBB color that brightens my whole face. I've received compliments wearing it.
As someone said below, this color is similar to the L'Oreal balm in "Rose Elixir". I loved that balm as far as the color in the tube, which I considered perfect for me. I was disappointed that the balm was so transparent and shiny that the color wasn't as apparent on my lips. And it was so slippery it lasted about a minute.
The Flower lip butter solved those problems by giving me the color I was pining for, eliminating the excess shine, and still being a light lip butter instead of a lipstick. It also stays on longer because it clings to your lips more. If I drink something, some of the lip butter comes off, but enough stays on that my lips are still hydrated. It takes eating a meal to really make it go away.
I am in the process of changing all my makeup to cruelty-free products. Flower is never tested on animals and is made in the U.S.A.
I would compare this shade to the Loreal colour riche balm in Rose Elixir. It is a pinky color that gives your lips a kissable plump look. I would compare the consistency and pigmentation to the loreal balms. It is creamy and glides into your lips. Doesn't fall into dry cracks or lines of your lips. It is a hydrating lip color that I would definitely wear on a day to day basis to spruce up my look. I will definitely buy more shades!
The color is lovely and girly. The product applies nicely and really "grips" the lips leaving them smooth and feeling moisturized. It seems to last better than other lip butters I've tried. The price is reasonable. I would try other colors and keep ones that are not similar to what I already have. Really if you have a ton of other lippies you probably don't need any of these.
The packaging is way too chunky. There is way more packaging than product. Wonder if we would save some money there. But the lid stays put which I have learned in the last few weeks is important for travel. But don't think you are going to slip this in your front pocket and it will go unnoticed because it is ginormous. I really prefer sleek and minimal. I really don't like not knowing the color name once seal is gone. I am generally attracted to the same colors and I have been known to buy a color I already had. Oopsie.
Availabiltiy is the only other real negative. Of all the freakin Walmarts to NOT offer this line yet: the one in Bentonville where the home office is located. Well played, Walmart. Well played. I was only able to find mascara, lip colors, and nail polish so far. I don't mind buying lip color from drug stores because there is no reason a lipstick should be $30. But I don't know that I could ever go back to mass retailers for foundation because of constant product turn over and poor management of inventory. The only reason I tried this brand is due to the no animal testing claim.
I got this on a whim. I was excited to spot the line in a freestanding display at Walmart & chose this lip butter & a nailpolish. I'm quite happy with this product. Glides on nicely & the color really does last even if the shine fades. I chose this shade because the swatch on the display looked coral. This *is* coral but its a pinky-coral, leaning more pink than coral. It's a medium tone but its bright, not muted. It's extremely flattering on my NW10 skin. I can see myself reaching for this a lot in the future.
Only downside is that the packaging is hard to open & a bit bulky. Pretty but bulky. And the only place the shade name is listed is on the safety seal which you have to remove. Which sucks because I plan to buy more of these soon & I know I will forget the names. continued >>
Packaging design looks classy IMO esp. for a Walmart brand. I only find it a bit too bulky but aside from that I actually like the design. It's a bit difficult to open at first but after a while it gets better. One thing I do find annoying is after you've peeled off the seal, you won't know what color you've purchased because the name is on the seal.
Quality. If you like clarins joli rouge, maybelline whispers, Dior addicts you will like these. These are sheer, moisturizing and this shade shows up on my pigmented lips pretty well but keep in mind, these are moisturizing so they won't last long, probably just as long as the clarins joli rouge and Dior addicts, these never really last long but I have very dry lips so I don't mind reapplying and they are very moisturizing. There is no scent or taste which is very nice as well. I will definitely buy more shades.