OMG! I have picked these up a dozen times but hated to spend that much on a lip balm. I was worried color would be too sheer. It is FABULOUS!!! Nice pigmentation. VERY moisturizing without being to thick/waxy. Has a mild fruity smell that is great - I am VERY picky with smells. I would prefer it was frangrance free but it's fine. I got the Pure Plum - it is a little browner than I imagined but I REALLY like the color.
The oval is great for top lip - getting into cupid's bow. It's slightly awkward for the bottom lip but totally doable!
My previous HG tinted balm was Burt's Bees Red Dhalia. I think this Neutrogena has replaced it becuase Neutrogena has SPF (Burts none), less waxy/thick feel but just as moisturizing (if not more so), and Burt's has minty ingredients which are irritating and drying.
Will definitely repurchase!!! Can't wait to try more colors.
I have this lip balm in Soft Caramel and itīs really great! Moisturizes and makes my lips super smooth without getting chapped. It contains spf and has just the right amount of subtle color. I use it in my regular makeup routine as I feel lika a lipstick is a bit heavy for everyday. This looks very natural and gives the prettiest sheen to the lips. Itīs a bit expensive for a lip balm but I can live with that. Iīve repurchased several times and will continue to do so.
I purchased Fresh Plum and Sunny Berry based on the rave reviews here. The formula smells nice and moisturizes well, while leaving a natural sheen but I can't say much about the colors. Fresh Plum is more of a dirty terra cotta while Sunny Berry was much too pink (think little-girl-playing-with-Mom's-makeup pink) for my NC35 (Asian) skin. I felt awful about dropping nearly $20 on chapstick so I dumped both lip balms into a pyrex measuring cup, melted them together, poured them back in the lip balm containers and voila! I got a natural looking browny/pink (a brighter MLBB) which I will happily use until gone. What I've concocted while playing mad scientist is lovely but not worth doing again.
I have this in Healthy Blush, which is a really nice neutral pink color. It smells nice and moisturizes very well, but the shape of the tube is ridiculous. It can also settle in cracks if your lips happen to be dry and you don't exfoliate them first. I really like the soft color payoff though, and it feels nice on moderately dry to dry lips.
Interesting that others like the smell. I find it unpleasant. It makes me reluctant to use this. It is moisturizing, but the shape of the tube is odd and I find it hard to apply using the entire stick. I end up applying it using half the stick, which is kind of strange. Would not repurchase due to smell and shape.
Really like it. I have it in fresh plum and it leaves a pretty tint and smells soooo incredible
I find the oval shape a little difficult to use, but the lip balm is moisturizing, and I like the neutral color of Soft Caramel.
Love this product, Love the smell. very moisturizing and the color payoff is amazing. (healthy blush)
Fresh Plum: This is an absolute staple for me! I almost never buy backups of products, but this was an exception.
It doesn't stay on super-long, but with a balm, I expect that. However! It's so easy to apply that no mirror is necessary, which is a huge bonus for me.
I absolutely love this stuff!
I have this in Sunny Berry. It gives an alive flush to my lips and wakes up my complexion while moisturizing. However, it makes my lips tingle in a strange way. The first time I used it, I removed it after a few minutes because I was afraid I was going to be allergic. I tried it again, and while my lips still buzzed, I kept it on and did not have an adverse reaction. Not a fan of the square shaped tube, as it makes it a pain in the butt to apply.