NYX Color Balms? These are essentially the same thing. Most of the ingredients match, and they perform relatively the same. (I'd do a full on comparison if I could, but my Color Balm is back in America.) I was very neutral about the Color Balms and my opinion has not changed with the slight reformulation. NYX Butter Balms are just a little dry and waxy in the tube, but it feels slightly greasy on the lips. I don't find this lip balm formula to be particularly moisturizing or softening. I have chapped lips at the moment and this balm is not doing them any favors. Any moisture the Butter Balm does impart is not long lasting. What disappointed me the most is how distinctly non-buttery the Butter Balm is. The Butter Glosses do feel a little like melted butter on the lips, sadly this balm does not. Though NYX eludes that these balms will be flavored to match the name, I find it untrue. This balm doesn't taste like red velvet cake, but it has a slight sweet taste and scent, identical to that of the Color Balm.
What a let down. I thought NYX Butter Balms would be moist, comfortable, glossy, and all around awesome like the Butter Glosses. Nope. My expectations were met with dry, waxy, but decently pigmented disappointment. If you like tinted lip balms and aren't fussy about consistency you might like NYX Butter Balms, but skip them if you expect a moisturizing formula. I'm actually really annoyed at NYX for essentially renaming and repackaging their Color Balms. Aren't you better than that NYX? I thought you were. I wouldn't repurchase, nor do I recommend the NYX Butter Balms.
Mineral Oil/Paraffinum Liquidum/Huile Minerale, Ceresin, Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Synthetic Wax, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Silica, Petrolatum, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Helianthus Annuus ( Sunflower ) Seed Oil, Stearoxymethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Candelilla Cera/Cire de Candelilla, Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire d'abeille, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance/Parfum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Bisabolol.
May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).
NYX Color Balm Ingredients:
Mineral Oil, Ceresin, Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Polyethylene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Helianthus Annuus ( Sunflower ) Seed Oil, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Butyrospermum Parkii ( Shea Butter ), Silica, Stearoxymethicone / Dimethicone Copolymer, Parfum, Beeswax, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Bisabolol, Tin Oxide,
May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), D&C Red 6 Na. Salt (CI 15850), D&C Red 28 Al Lake (CI 45410), D&C Red 7 Ca Lake (CI 15850), FD&C Yellow 5 Al. Lake (CI 19140:1), FD&C Yellow 6 Al Lake (CI 15985:1), Iron Oxide Yellow (CI 77492), Iron Oxide Red (CI 77491) , Iron Oxide Black (CI 77499)