Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tinted Lip Balm Heaven

Posted by iamglamourpuss at 4:42 PM
Tinted lip balms are my favorite lip products ever!!  They are tinted just enough to give you some color on your lips and you can apply them without a mirror!  They make your lips feel good and moisturized without feeling heavy.  I know there have already been tons of reviews on Revlon's Colorburst Lip Butter, but here's my take on them.

As soon as I saw these in the store, I knew I wanted at least half of them.  I am a tinted lip balm junkie.  And I love all colors:  pinks, reds, nudes, berries, name it.  I don't discriminate.  And the range of colors they have are beautiful!  But this time, I decided to stick my toes in before I jumped headlong into a stockpile of new lip products!  Last week CVS and Walgreens had Revlon products "Buy one, get one 50% off", this week Rite Aid has that deal, if you are interested.  So, I went and picked up a couple.I got Berry Smoothie and Strawberry Shortcake.  And guess what?  Yep, you already know.  I fell in love with them.  They are moisturizing, the color is subtle and there is o overbearing fragrance or taste.  That's a big deal to me, if I find a smell or taste undesirable, I can't look past it.  I'm out.

Have I mentioned the packaging?  No??  Well, I love it.  The tubes are silver and come up to the top of the lip balm, so it's not packaged like a lipstick there.  But from the outside it looks like a lipstick.  The cases are clear, with a frosty finish.  There is a diamond pattern on two sides, with the other sides just plain frost.  And the case is a color some-what representative of the color inside!  Fabulous!  Perfect for the "throw it in your purse before you run out the door" types.  No one likes picking up a lipstick only to find it's not the shade they thought it was because the packaging was identical.

All in all, I have picked up a total of 7 of these.  The colors are mostly pinks and reds, although I'm eyeing up Creme Brulee which is a gorgeous nude.  But let's break down the colors I have:

  • Red Velvet - A deep, red with cool tones.  Creates a lovely stain with a little more "oomph" or drama.
  • Berry Smoothie - If you want a pinky color that is a tad darker than Strawberry Shortcake, this is for you.
  • Pink Truffle - More of a nude color than a pink color.  This shade is universal and would work on everyone.
  • Peach Parfait - A very sheery, shimmery coral.  
  • Strawberry Shortcake - A very sheer wash of a basic pink that is not too bright.
  • Sweet Tart - A lighter, warmer, bright pink.  Almost a coral, but not quite.
  • Lollipop - A really fun, bright, mid-tone pink with a blue undertone.

I love these and I think you will too.  I am a huge fan of make-up that is quick and easy.  These fit the bill perfectly.  You will find these at most drugstores/big box stores for around $7.  Some places are a little less, some are a little more.  But you will usually find a sale at one of the drugstores around you, so be sure to check the weekly flyers.
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taylor(leslie) on January 25, 2012 at 9:22 PM said...

I picked up Red Velvet and Lollipop but now I think Peach Parfait and Strawberry Shortcake are in order!!
Oh, and I always love your swatches. Very true to color and clear!

iamglamourpuss on January 25, 2012 at 9:28 PM said...

Thanks! I try my best to get the most accurate swatches I can. My photoshop is on the fritz, so I had to use another program today and I think the swatch is a tad cool. But close. ;)

Stacie on January 26, 2012 at 8:35 PM said...

I love lip balm, I'm not really a lipstick gal, so these are great. Any color suggestion for very pale skin?

iamglamourpuss on February 1, 2012 at 10:13 PM said...

Stacie! Sorry I'm so late! Been fighting off a cold and letting some of my internet stuff slip. But I'm on the mend, so at least there's that.

I really like Berry Smoothie. It's a great pink that's not too dark or bright. I think it would be perfect!

Kirsty on February 18, 2012 at 3:30 AM said...

Ohh these look lovely, definitely on my wishlist. I have been following your blog for a while, really enjoy reading your posts. Would love you tocheck out my blog and follow me back :) Thanks :D


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