I’ve got an on-off headache right now, and when it’s on it feels like my head is going to explode, so I apologize in advance if something I say here makes absolutely no sense or I make some really stupid spelling errors.
I’m not that big a fan of tinted lipbalms. They’re usually hardly pigmented, and not as moisturizing as a balm either. But, if you read my stash post, you may have noticed a large chunk of my lip drawer is comprised of these lovely tinted balms:
I love these things so, so much. They’re extremely moisturizing and pigmented at the same time. I’d say the texture is somewhere between a lipbalm and a lipstain. Kinda like a watery lipbalm? I’m not sure how to describe it. And, as a huge added plus, it’s got spf 15, which is why I tried these in the first place.
Here are some swatches (these are all the colors they have, I couldn’t resist):
left to right: Deep Berry, Rosy, Berry, Peach
left to right: Spice, Nude, Pink, Neutral Pink
Sadly, these are being discontinued (why must they always get rid of the good stuff?) On the plus side, it means you can buy these supercheap, I got mine for $2 each. My rationale for buying all the colors was that they used to be $10 each, so I’m actually saving quite a bit! It’s getting harder and harder to find these though, so my guess is that they’re going to be completely gone soon.
A note about this, the top is rounded like a lipbalm would be, so it doesn’t have the shape of a lipstick. This might make applying it a little harder for some people, but I personally don’t think it makes that big a difference.
Since this is a drugstore product, don’t expect it to smell lovely. It’s got a synthetic berry-ish smell, but it’s not nearly as overwhelming or nauseating as a lot of other drugstore lippies out there. If you have a sensitive nose, though, keep that in mind.
Today was a lazy day, so I kept the rest of my face clean, and just put some of this on my lips (in Rosy). I think it looks really nice and natural, the finish is just ever so slightly glossy.
My rating: a definite A+