I definitely have mixed feelings about these cute lip balms.
For one, I can hardly complain when it was so super cheap - lucked out and they were 40% at my local CVS, which made them less than $1.99 a pop. A steal, right?
Also, they were showcased in the Allure Best of Beauty 2013 Cheap Thrills section, and saving that much was pretty thrilling. I excitedly grabbed 3 shades of this balm: Chocolate Apple, Pink Lady and Applelicious Pink and ran to the register.
Once I got home, I happily swiped Pink Lady across my lips. And swiped again. And again. Um.... hm... my lips were shinier and felt moisturized, but there was no sign of the frosty pink tone the color in the tube promised. Booooo. Might as well use chapstck.
Next was Chocolate Apple. Better. After a number of swipes, I could see a soft, bronzy, natural color on my lips. Not amazing, but cute.. sheer. I can imagine the Caramel Apple is even sheerer (ie non-existent). Ah, I got the whiff of the sour apple smell too. Interesting.
Finally, I tried on Applelicious Pink. Ah, now we're talking! The color was still a sheer but decidedly more pronounced medium pink. After a couple of swipes, I could easily see the pretty color... very cute and natural. Keeper!
I will definitely be returning Pink Lady and I'm on the fence about Chocolate Apple. The Applelicious Pink, however, has found a permanent home in my b-room vanity area. :P
not a great product. It was pretty useless, it doesn't apply evenly, the texture is meh and the shades range is strange. To finish I didn't notice any particular moisture. too bad
I got the Pink Lady color from a friend, so I initially didn't know the price of this balm. Knowing that both this balm and Maybelline's Baby Lips balm (which I also use) are both around the same price (3 bucks) I feel like the cost wouldn't be a selling point.
The packaging seems a bit bulky and I know that they could've used a lot less plastic in some areas. The little apple in the middle of the balm is cute.
The color I have, Pink Lady, is a very light, sheer pink. It isn't very buildable, and it could look a bit frosty depending on the natural shade of your lips. The finish is pretty slick on the lips and I find myself reapplying after about forty-five minutes, but there is a slight difference in how smooth my lips are. It does have a sort of apple-y smell, but there is a hint/aftersmell that's pretty chemical-like. The taste is waxy with a slight, slight touch of sweetness, but I didn't really expect much else.
I'm not a huge fan of the color I have, but knowing that there are shades out there that are more my style is good to know. This line offers a lot more shades than Baby Lips does.
I really like this balm. I own two and use them a lot. They give a nice, soft color, are moisturizing and leave my lips soft. I will buy again for sure. I like how they smell.
I was soooooooooooooooo happy to find this balm here because here in Spain, especially if you live outside the big cities, they hardly ever import anything from outside the country! Such a bummer! But I dug this up in an obscure little drugstore, I was so happy! I don't particularly like the smell or taste though, people say it smells like red apples, to me it smells more of sour green Granny Smith apples, which is a flavour I don't much care for. It feels nice on and moisturizing, however when you wipe it off you find that the effect didn't last and you have dry lips again (well at least I do, but I always have dry lips). One day I used MAC's lip balm, the one in a little pot, and on the same day later I used this NYC balm and I could really tell the difference in quality. The MAC was so smooooooooooooth and moisturizing even after wiping it off it left me with soft lips, whereas the NYC didn't. The MAC also gave me a very smooth, even colour whereas the NYC one was streaky and the colour was uneven. I would still buy this lip balm again because it's cheap, just a fraction of the price of the MAC balm, and I can use it when I don't need to look really nice and polished, like to run errands, and it gives me a bit of nice colour and still makes the lips feel moist while it is on, even if the effect doesn't last.
I cannot wear most lipstick due to having dry lips so I use a lot of balms. Some balms also just dry my lips out but this one is quite good. I really like the smell of this. The color and moisture are good. I have to keep reapplying quite often but for the price I don't mind. It looks very natural and the tube is cute. I like this much better than Revlons just bitten balm and Maybellines Baby lips, both of which I find drying.
Color is just ok. Don't love the texture.
I have this in 'Pink Lady', which is a light pink colour. This does show up as pink on my lips which I like, since I've been enjoying tinted lip balms. It is waxy, slightly moisturizing but it doesn't last long - probably <1 hour. These sell for about $3 CAD at Walmart. I highly recommend that you pick one up to try it, if you are a fan of baby lips.
gives a flush of color, smells strongly of delicious apple. The color may be a little frosty depending on the natural color on your lips. I have the apple blossom, which is very natural. The finish is nice while it lasts. It is slightly moisturizing.
I bought this in the Garnet shade. I like it more than any of the other tinted balks I've tried. It gives my lips a healthy red tint, not artificial or kool aid like. I really like the Apple scent too, I'm going to try a few more shades.