Summer is synonymous with effortless – hair falling into natural beachy waves, sunshine that makes everything look better, and quick minimal makeup.

butter london Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayons
butter LONDON Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayons

 

There’s something about butter LONDON’s Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayons that screams summer. Whether it’s the array of colors (including bright!), the swipe and go application (that looks far more luxe than the effort requires) or how easy it is pack in a purse (there’s a full-size sharpener built right into each cap), butter LONDON has made a seriously easy to apply and even easier to wear lip crayon.

butter london Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayons Summer 2015 swatches
Primrose Hill Picnic / Disco Biscuit / Toff / Teddy Boy / Trout Pout / Ruby Murray / Tea With the Queen

The summer range of colors is quite lovely and there is a perfect shade for every favorited color family. I’m also sporting Ladybird below (not swatched above) and it is a true testament to how well butter LONDON’s formula lines, fills, and fades evenly. That’s one of the biggest issues I have with lip crayons – they tend to fade from the inside out on me, leaving a horrid liner-only look. This is not the case with the Bloody Brilliant lippies.

butter london Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon Primose Hill Picnic
Primose Hill Picnic
Disco Biscuit
Disco Biscuit
butter london Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon Toff
Toff
Teddy Boy
Teddy Boy
Trout Pout
Trout Pout
Ruby Murray
Ruby Murray
Tea With the Queen
Tea With the Queen
Ladybird
Ladybird

A couple of things I dislike…

The packaging though. It attracts every speck of dust. I know this is eye-roll-worthy, but for anyone like myself who appreciates cleanliness and order, it can be problematic.

The formulas aren’t consistent. None of these shades are inherently bad, but do note that Ruby Murray is softer than the others and Disco Biscuit is even softer yet. When swatching on my arm, I managed to break the tip clean off of Disco Biscuit. I left the swatches the way they looked after the first round to show the difference between some of the shades.

Those sharpeners are bulky though. Not a total deal breaker, just worth noting.

What I really  really like…

I can pull off every one of these shades! How rare is that?! From the nude of Tea With the Queen, to the cool pink of Disco Biscuit, to the browned-red of Toff (color of the year, anyone?…Mmmm-….Marrrr-…..Bueller?…Marsala), all of these shades are wearable with olive skin. I’ve seen lip swatches on a variety of skin tones and I will say that while the colors appear rather opaque, my natural lip color still sways the finished color. Trout Pout is more of a hot pink on me than the soft coral I’ve seen on lighter skin tones, and Teddy Boy is a lot darker on me. And yet they all still work.

Comfortable to wear, easy to apply, and gorgeous colors across the board, the butter LONDON Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayons are worth a look.

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