I really wanted to like this. Cute packaging, cute idea, respected brand, I love shimmer...
Unfortunately, this does nothing for me. If anything, it makes my lips feel *more* dry and uncomfortable. I apply it and I feel like there's a layer of greasy stuff on my lips. No matter how long I leave it on, or how much I reapply, it just never moisturizes. Then my lips start chapping, and the shimmer catches on dry skin patches, and it just looks horrible.
Not to mention, if I put any more than one sheer swipe on my lips, it completely washes me out. No pretty pink shimmer here...more like a "there's no blood in my face but hey at least my lips look like snow" kind of situation.
Will not repurchase...can't even make myself use it. I'll give it to my sister or something.
I got this on a whim at CVS and should have grabbed A Kiss of Moisture instead. It doesn't moisturize my lips. It just sort of puts a layer of shimmer on my lips and before I know it, they feel dry again. The smell is only okay. I use this under my MAC matte lipsticks to keep those from looking so dry. But as a treatment? Not so much. Plus, if you're not careful, the product rolls down in the tube if you press it on your lips just a little too hard. Umm. No. But I'm a fan of A Kiss of Moisture! Very nice!
I bought this randomly when it was on clearance at Target for $4.15. (The pack of two) I really hate lipstick, so I like to try out different tinted lip balms. I've been on the hunt for a mostly sheer baby pink color, so I decided to pick this up.
It is quite moisturizing, very comparable to the Maybelline Baby Lips. The color is sheer, which I like. I just hate how the product feels gritty when you rub your lips together, which is from the shimmer. I'm glad that the shimmer isn't overbearing, but I would like this product a lot more if it didn't feel so gritty on the lips. I don't care for the scent either; but then again, I dislike most scented lip products.
If it wasn't on clearance, I probably would not have purchased. I'm hoping to try the milk and honey version of this lip product, though.
I plan to just throw this lip product into my purse as a back up in case I misplace my EOS lip balm.
I really love Nivea's "A Kiss of" lip care line, and, in addition to Shimmer, have tried Mint, Milk & Honey, and Cherry so far. A Kiss of Shimmer was a gift from Mom, and at the time I was not wearing much more than clear or tinted lip balms, so this was a nice change. Although this lip balm is somewhat of 'the odd one out' than the rest of the Nivea lip care pack, it is a sweet balm for every day, and I quite like it in my makeup wardrobe.
The texture of Shimmer is a lot thicker than most Nivea's lip care products, which makes me feel like I am using a pearly lipstick rather than a lip balm. While this balm looks pigmented in the tube (peachy salmon color), it comes on only as fine white shimmer and enhances the natural lip color that way. Although it was Mom who gave me this balm, when we went out once, she noticed me wearing it and exclaimed, "You lips look so soft! What are you wearing?" She thought it was lipstick, and was very surprised when I said it's A Kiss of Shimmer she gave me.
Quite a few reviewers noted that this product is better suited for a tan skin, and I will agree. However, I find that it also looks pretty on fair skin, especially if facial features are defined with a soft blush or a light bronzer. I posted a pic of me wearing it, and it is true that it looks like lip gloss upon application. It does lose some of the glossiness as it is absorbed, within an hour. I will also agree that this lip product may settle in lines, so it is better for lips to be moist and plump before applying. I don't mind the berry scent of this product and overall it feels tasteless; however, at certain times it will taste like a bug spray (so strange!). I saw that it did to several others too (feels like "eating perfume" or bunch of chemicals). It's not overbearing to me, and happens rarely, but this balm certainly has more taste than others (lippie off for that...).
As the ad says, Shimmer is "formulated to provide hours of moisturization, so you are always ready to let a great kiss happen." I do appreciate how this lip balm keeps my lips moisturized for hours. It does not seem to collect, no matter how much I apply, and fades pretty evenly. Formulation includes rich ingredients, as the rest of Nivea's balms (beeswax, shea butter, jojoba, sweet almond, and grape seed oils, plus glycerin). I also enjoy that this one has hydrolized pearl and silk powder. For a lip balm and for the price, it seems to be a luxurious treat. I have since started wearing lipsticks and may not repurchase simply for that reason, but it is worth repurchasing, so I will say yes. It sounds like it may not work for everyone, but if you like a little pearl and your lips are generally moist, I would give this a try! Seems like it is not be a good suit for lips that need deep nourishment.
the shimmer goes to the parts where your lips are most chapped, makes your lips look messy.
I was hoping this lip balm would be slightly pigmented, like my Maybelline Baby Lips in peach kiss. I have very light skin, and I prefer lip products that lighten my lips and make them appear a bit closer to my skin tone. Unfortunately, this product is all shimmer and no pigment. It will look like your natural lip color, just with a very high amount of pink-tinted frost. In my opinion, it's too frosty for a professional or even university look. As far as moisture goes, I feel that it does an average job.
I love this! Goes on smoothly! Leaves lips completely hydrated! Gorgeous shimmer! This is my go to lip balm!
I don't know why there are negative reviews. This lip balm goes on buttery smooth almost like lipstick a pale pink lipstick meets chapstick with a hint of shimmer. it leaves a nice finish and it not sticky and there is no taste my fav part about this. totally reccomend it to anyone who wants a nice tint of color with a soft non sticky finish
This gets a 0, not one. Its gives off a white cast, and there is no titanium dioxide in this. The taste and sent is unbearable . Tastes like a bunch of chemicals , and moisturizes my lips for 30 minutes , 40 tops. Will use up the rest . Not repurchasing .