I'm reviewing the color Nude Spice 03, which is a nice deep burnt orange shade. I love this lip balm! It is one of my most-loved, most-reached-for lip products of the tons of others I own. The texture feels super smooth and cushiony on your lips and isn't sticky at all. It's very hydrating and doesn't make my lips peel afterward or feel parched after I've wiped it off. It has a very light fruity scent but no taste. The pigmentation is sheer but it's perfect because it gives just the right amount of color for such a glossy finish; my lips look rejuvenated and plumped when I have this on. Another reason I reach for this so often is because of the spf 14 in it and the convenient, portable packaging. It's in an easy squeeze tube with a clean white cap that twists off easily and twists on easily, click-locking into place. I love this lip balm!! On a side note, I picked up another one on clearance in the shade Cherrylicious and it smelled awful! I think it was definitely expired because the scent had turned and it didn't feel as nice on my lips either. Plus the bright red shade was not extremely flattering on me so I ended up chucking it in the trash. I will definitely repurchase Nude Spice though when I run out. This balm is HG material. P.S. I feel like Sonia Kashuk is one of the most underrated makeup lines out there on the market. I can't understand why there isn't more hype surrounding this innovative, affordable, accessible, high-quality brand.
I picked 'Cherrylicious' up at Target in one of their clearance bins for about $1.50. (Yay!) That said, this is a mediocre balm/gloss. Nice, smooth texture; a subtle wash of color and scent. The packaging looks nice, but the plastic is kind of hard to squeeze, and I couldn't peel the packaging off properly so there is a gooey, sticky film all over the front. I'll use this, but I would not repurchase or go foraging for other colors -- especially at full price. No way.
I disagree with the lip gloss thing, coming from a lippie ADDICT who has tons and tons of different lip products. It is definitely more of a soft lip balm in a tube. Lip glosses tend to be more tacky and the consistency of this product is the silkiest, creamiest balm I've ever used. My favorite for a long time was HIP jelly balm and I still love them but I'm a new fan of Sonia Kashuk hydrating lip balm! They have SPF, they are so soft on the lips, smell great and no taste. It's like silk on the lips. I got the plum color and now want to run back to Target and get all the colors! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
SK cosmetics are the first thing I see when I go into my Target, and I have had my eye on this lip balm in Striking (a deep coral color) for a long time.
However, in the past when I use a l/g with sunscreen it burns and drys up my lips. I took a chance and picked it up this last trip and am very pleased with it. It's sheer but does tint & gloss my lips very naturally, but the benefit is it is very soothing, smooth & hydrating.
I don't like the tube though, there's a piece of plastic on mine that is raised and hurts when I put on from the tube, so I have to use a lip brush. But no big deal. Good stuff !!!!!
I bought this in peach passion because it was on clearance. I usually don't buy stuff in peach but it was cheap so I decided to give it a try. As others have said, this is more of a gloss than a balm. It is very glossy and moisturizing, but there is not alot of color. The way it appears on my lips, it might as well have been clear. It's kinda oily when you first start using it and I'm not in love with the applicator or the smell. Neither are bad, they just aren't good. I'll finish using it because I paid for it, but I definitely won't purchase it again.
I bought this in Striking, which is a pretty orange color in the tube. But it's completely sheer on my lips, not even a hint of color. This is defintely more of a gloss, it's not all that moisturizing when it wears off, which is pretty fast. It's very watery/greasy in texture so it slides right off the lips. Definitely can't wear this over any lipstick or stain. The worst part is the horrible SPF smell/taste. I can't stand this! Some products are worse than others and this one is pretty bad. Skip these.
not a bad lipgloss. (it is labeled as a balm but i think it wears like a gloss). the gloss itself is not sticky and adds a nice, sheer shine to my lips. but there is nothing spectacular or outstanding about this gloss.
it does have a very nice smell, though.
i still prefer my clinique glosses. to be fair, i think this wears a lot like clinique's grapefruit super moisturizing gloss, if you'd like a comparison.
I bought this on a whim. I wouldn't call it a lip balm. I'd call it a lip gloss with SPF and a sheer one at that. I got this in Peach Passion. It adds a very sheer peach gloss, very slight, to my lips. I do like the SPF for this type of product. It's not sticky and has fairly decent lasting properties. Despite this being a squeeze tube the slanted tip and hole is actually not centered with the tube itself making application kinda hard so I just pat it on with my fingers when I want to take my time. Otherwise, I slop it on and no problems there. May buy again in another color.
i love lip balm products and decided to try this out.
i got the cherrylicious color and it feels great on my lips! it feels like lipbalm, nice and hydrating, while also giving a nice lip gloss tinted shin.
i'd buy it again.
Absolutely adore this! Could it have a more smooth, non-sticky texture? I think not! I bought this last night at Target, and it was $7.49, which I think is really high. But I really like it. Dainty is a bright pink, that shows up as a sheer, almost clear, tint. This reminds me of Clinique Superbalm, except less sticky in texture, and also has the SPF - yay! Great for summer! UPDATE: Loved this so much, that I went back to Target to get another shade, and chose Striking 05, which is a slightly more pigmented, more orangey shade. Very small differences between the two. Adore it just as much though!