If you wonder what is with the flashy pictures, my DSLR batteries were dying (they were five year old and now they manage to last for 10 minutes per charge)so I have to snapped out the backup Panasonic. And since I have yet to bond with the new GF (more like I have been pretty committed to my Sony wife), it was a little hard to work with...While I tried to focus the shiny lipsticks, the "Glittering Nightlight" mode was the only one that worked...I guess I wouldn't mind all the bling, if the colors turned out were accurate (they are not, the color are much more muted in real life). At the end, I bought two generic backups so the Sony is good as new.
The two Butter London Tinted Lip Balm were finds from TJ-Maxx at around 4-5 dollars, they normally retail for 20 bucks each, which is something I will never go for (not saying they are bad, it's just hard to shell out the full price once you are used to the TJ/Marshall discount).
The tubes are glossy black with a metal color band, the middle ones has coating that scratches off very easily.
The two colors I picked up (more like whatever were not picked over) are Strawberry Field, a clear warm wine and Axis Kiss (mauve pink/muted rose with a slightly more creamy base). In terms of texture and smell, they are somewhat like MAC cremesheen with the vanilla scent and medium buildable coverage.
Nowadays, I am trying to break that habit. 8 dollars isn't too much to lose but if it's something that I know I won't be reaching all the time (cream and liquid will go bad before I have a change of mind), and they are occupying the limited space I have. In comparison, all those pricy palette (powder shadow last forever, I insist) sound so purposeful...