NYX Cosmetics Butter Lip Balm ($4) is available in 8 subtle shades. These moisturizing balms give lips a sheer tint of color. I picked up four shades to try out:
- Biscotti – pink nude
- Macaron – shimmery peachy pink
- Marshmallow – nude
- Red Velvet – red
These balms are packaged in plastic wind up tubes similar to standard Chapstick. You’ll notice that the colors look fairly pigmented in the tubes but they are very sheer on the lips.
They feel nice and light on the lips but not waxy at all. They give the lips a nice glossy finish and have a sweet candy scent almost like Sweet Tarts.
They will provide your lips with some added moisture and a bit of tinted color but it doen’t last long. They easily wear off during the day and will need re-applied often.
This is one of those products that works in a pinch but isn’t something that you can’t live without. They’re nice to keep in your purse this time of year to give lips a quick pick me up without the need for a mirror.
Overall I say these are so-so and are a nice alternative to plain Chapstick. They would make a nice starter product for young girls just getting into makeup so keep them in mind for budget friendly stocking stuffers.
Will you be trying out the new NYX Butter Lip Balms?