It's rich. It's delicious. It's creamy. It can be decadent, sure, but it is also good for you (yes, it is).
So why wouldn't beauty glom onto butter as its consistency of choice? Well, it has.
I've been a bit gobsmacked by how many beauty products have clambered aboard the butter bandwagon.
There are body butters and face butters and hair butters and lip butters. Honestly, is there anything left unbuttered at this point?
There is a fantastic nail polish line called Butter London in absolutely fabulous colors but it's not the same thing.
Yet, rest assured, there is Nail Butter, too.
In fact, it might be nails that started this whole beauty butter trend. Saturday Night Live had a segment called 'Coffee Talk' starring Mike Myers, with Madonna & Roseanne Barr as guests, discussing Barbra Streisand and her nails which we're "like buttah!" Not to mention her legs and sparkly tights.
So, you see, the buttah was all about beauty from the beginning. But the beauty butters really are luxurious — there is a different feel about the emollient. Maybe it's the churn? But it's the slippery richness, creamy consistency and an inexplicable coolness, that in SNL parlance, are 'to die for.'
I'm a big fan of Korres lip butter (it makes a great cheek tint, too). But I just bought Revlon's Colorburst Lip Butter, which comes in a tube rather than a pot and still manages to be just a creamy and moisturizing. All Things Jill features a lip & cheek butter combo.
I actually tried real butter on my face one night just to see what the real thing did (it was organic and unsalted). I'm sure the antioxidants were good for it and my skin was soft in the morning. But who want to smell like a diner or have rancid butter all over your pillow? I much prefer the product formulations with their extra emollient properties that are perfect for aging/ drying skin!
Plus, you don't want to be called a Butterface — a mean term for a female who is pretty everywhere but her face.
So slather on the beauty butters everywhere else to be ultra hydrated and feel indulgent. Enjoy! It's like buttah!
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