Vely Vely Sliding Butter Crayon Lipstick Review (Apricot Butter)
Saturday, 27 February 2016
Coming right up after my Vely Vely concealer review is the sliding butter crayon and oh man, I feel terrible saying this, but I like this product even less than the concealer. So far I have tried 3 products from Vely Vely and I have not been impressed with any of them!
The crayon is touted to be long lasting and highly pigmented with a 'water-holding' system that leaves lips semi-matte but hydrated. It contains silicone (which does not sound attractive to me) to plumps up your lip creases. There is a foam smudger on the end of the crayon to aid in achieving the perfect gradient lip.
The crayon comes in 6 vivid colours and I received Apricot Butter, which really looks nothing like the digital swatch below!
One of the unique aspects of this product is that it comes with a built in foam 'smudger' on the opposite side! I have used it once, but actually found it was quicker to just use my finger to smudge out the colour.
Apricot butter is a light, nude-orange and I knew on first glance that it was too pale to suit my tanned skin. I've had quite bad luck with Vely Vely colours chosen for me!
Believe it or not, my lips were lovely, plump and hydrated BEFORE I put the crayon on. The crayon applies very thinly and is fairly waxy (or silicone-y?), so 'sliding' is actually a very good description of the texture. I do have naturally dry lips and this crayon emphasises every dry patch and crease. The finish is indeed, semi-matte and almost feels powdery when I press my lips together. However, this texture is simply not suited to anyone with dry and creasy lips like me! Then again, I have seen my fellow Bntgirls reviews of this same product and it looks completely different on them!
I also have to mention the taste. It literally tastes like soap to me. Blegh.
I have been suffering from severe insomnia for the past 2 weeks, so excuse how 'ugly tired' I look, but I think it's always really important to show how a shade looks with your complexion. The shade is not bad on me, but it's not great either. I feel like it needs to be more orange or slightly darker to compliment my tanned skin tone well.
Overall, the Vely Vely Sliding Lip Crayon was another miss for me. The texture is too thin for my dry lips and emphasises the creases and patches, not to mention it tastes like soap. However, don't take my word for it, check out the other Bntgirls reviews- they seemed to really like it!
The crayon retails for $18 on Imvely.com, here.
*I was gifted this product for review, all my opinions are 100% honest.