A friend of mine was wearing the prettiest pinky-berry lip and when I asked her what it was, she pulled out one of the new Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss lipsticks. We had previously bonded over our love of the Revlon Lip Butters, so I asked her if she liked the Almay as much as the Revlon, and she said yes! Then I knew I had to try them.
The Butter Kiss lipsticks are “ultra-hydrating buttery lip color” available in “12 shades expertly coordinated to your unique skintone.” You are meant to pick your skintone (light, light/medium, or medium) and then pick one of the four shades in that group – berry, pink, nude, or red. I, like most people, just swatched them all and picked out the ones I liked best. I really liked Berry-Medium (which was the one my friend was wearing) and Red-Medium, the darkest shade of the 12.
Berry-Medium is a cool-toned, berry pink with some purple undertones going on. Red-Medium is a brown-based red.
The packaging looks extremely similar to the Revlon Lip Butters (they even both have “butter” in the name) so a comparison between the two is inevitable.
I immediately noticed that the Butter Kiss lipsticks smell very similar to the Lip Butters; a light, slightly sweet, slightly vanilla scent. I don’t find the Revlon ones have any taste, but the Almay do.
Berry-Medium and Red-Medium are not dupes for any of the 8 Revlon Lip Butters I own. While I was swatching them, I noticed the Lip Butters are more pigmented than the Almay and the Almay are a little more sheer. Both are very hydrating.
I would say one difference for me is that the Almay are much longer-wearing and are also a lip stain. I don’t find the Revlon Lip Butters stain my lips at all. If you didn’t like the Lip Butters because of the staying power, you might like the Almay ones better. Both shades I tried left a very flattering stain that was pretty much exactly the same colour as the lipstick (not like the awful staining I experienced with the CoverGirl LipPerfection).
I really like these! I definitely like them as much as the Lip Butters and I think the shade range is quite different from Revlon. At my drugstore, they were the exact same price too – $9.99 CAD.
Have you tried the Almay Butter Kiss lipsticks?
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