Pucker Up | Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick (Swatches)

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You guys, Valentine’s Day is only 2 weeks away!  I’ve been working on a few things to help you get ready for this romantic day – and hey, it’s not all about the gifts as some would believe, but about taking a little time to show someone special you love them (which yes, we should be doing more often).  But hey, I’ve never had any complaints about an excuse to get a little dolled up.

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the Berry-Light shade – my fave!

When it comes to getting ready for a little Valentine’s Day fun, of course the most important are to focus on is your lips.  Chances are there may be a little smoochin’ going down, and you’re going to want to find a lippy that not only looks good but softens and smoothes as well.

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I think I’ve found the solution in new Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipsticks ($9.49 CAD).  These lipsticks were formulated with shea and coconut butter for intense moisture and hydration.  They’re creamy and glide on so smoothly.  My lips feel amazing once I’ve applied one of these.  They almost feel more like a tinted lip balm than a lipstick, which I really like.  That being said, they do give off a really nice pigment (more than you would find in most tinted balms depending on the shade).

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Side by side comparison: Berry-Light, Red-Light, Nude-Light, Pink-Light

In keeping with their Smart Shade line, Almay has taken the guesswork out of figuring out which shades will compliment your skin tone the most.  Available in 4 shades (berry, red, nude & light), they come in three ranges for light, light-medium and medium skin tones (they have not developed a deep version, thought I’m sure the medium range would work well for this product) – but of course, you can play around to see if any of the shades designed for other skin tones will work for you!

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Being the pale kid that I am I tried the “Light” range out in all four shades.  They all looked really lovely and felt amazing.  As you can see above, the berry and red shades had a lot more colour and effect, with the nude and pink shades adding just a hint of a different tone to the lips.  My personal favourite out of the 4 is the Berry-Light shade – I love it’s beautiful colour, and it gives the lips a gorgeous flush.  I’m really loving the soft, smoothing texture of these lipsticks & the nice hint of colour that they add to my look.

 

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  • sibley_h

    Nice! I think I’m going to try the red 🙂

  • Love these! I really like Pink-Light! I think I might have to pick that up