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Butter London Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil in Dusty Mauve and Cinnamon Spice [Swatches + Review] by Victoria Huynh on Apr 2, 2017

Not everyone is comfortable going bold, and that's perfectly okay! If you're like me and you favor more subtle looks, then you might want to try Butter London's Sheer Wisdom Lush Oil for soft lips and a natural pop of color. The lip oil gives you a perfect amount of shine and color enhancement, perfect for an everyday look! Read on for my full review:

Product information from Ulta:

"Saturate your lips with lush sophisticated colour in a deeply nourishing creamy oil. Butter London's Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil is a treatment masked in beauty that instantly melts for a pampered pout. Uniquely crafted with a smart fusion of ingredients to revitalize, firm and condition your lips, for a truly decadent experience. One quick glide of this sheer wash of colour will leave lips feeling smoother, luscious and ultra-nourished.

Unique combination of ingredients pack your pout with a potent punch:
Tahitian coconut oil: Conditions lips
Prickly pear seed oil: Anti-aging, stimulates collagen production
Chia seed oil: Ultra-nourishing, increases lip hydration
Cloudberry oil: Antioxidant, soothes and moisturizes
Green tea extract: Protects against free radicals and environmental damage
Triple Action Firming Technology: Powerful blend of Amino Acids protects, firms, and restores lips"



The Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil (2.5 ml / 0.08 fl. oz) comes in a click pen form, which I find very convenient. You twist the bottom clicker to unlock it and then click twice to dispense a good amount at the tip. The tip is made out of the same material as a fuzzy pom pom ball that you would find in craft stores for school projects and it allows you to apply the product quite smoothly. I love the overall design of the lip oils. The black and gold color scheme makes it look rather sophisticated and of quality!

A Closer Look:


The lip oil is very thin, yet somewhat creamy at the same time. It's lightweight and very pigmented upon its dispense. It felt comfortable on my lips! As for shades, Cinnamon Spice appeared to be a brighter reddish pink and Dusty Mauve was more of a muted magenta. I personally liked Cinnamon Spice more because it had more of a 'pop' to it.

In Action

If you take a deep whiff of this lip oil, you'll probably be reminded of crayons because it smells waxy. However, upon application, you'll most likely not even notice it.

It is exactly what it says it is: a sheer wash of color that simultaneously moisturizes. The colors are extremely sheer, making it more of a subtle gloss than much of a tint, but there are noticeable differences between each color. Since my lips are very sensitive to artificial lipsticks, I was nervous about trying this even though I knew it contains mostly natural ingredients. Luckily, I was able to enjoy this lip product without getting irritated, which is a big plus!

I loved how it wasn't sticky and it kept my lips soft and glossy. I just wish it lasted longer; it lasts 2 hours tops before you feel like you have to reapply. The color also transfers easily so it does not survive meals. However, this stick is quick and easy to reapply so it's not too much of a problem. I also liked how it keeps my lips moisturized long after I've applied it, so I was impressed.

Overall, if you're looking for extremely natural, soft looking pouty lips, this is for you! I just really wish it was more than a sheer wash and lasted longer, but I can't complain too much since this is only a tinted lip oil and it's not supposed to be a full on lip color or stain. It's definitely worth a try!

Availability: Ulta, $15

Disclaimer: The Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil was provided to me for review purposes only. The opinions in this review are 100% my own.

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