I wasn't as wowed by this as other reviewers seem to be, but it does a decent enough job. It's not greasy and is very comfortable to wear; it has SPF; it keeps my lips adequately soft, though I wear so much lipstick and lipgloss that they're pretty much always soft to begin with. I was initially intimidated by the color at Sephora, which looked quite vivid on my hand. To my surprise, it barely shows up on my lips. If you want a balm with a slight flush of pink color, this is for you. It looks very natural and is a great product for people who hate looking like they're wearing makeup, but still want their mouth to look a little pinker and fresher.
This is easily the BEST tinted lip conditioner I've ever used. I looked high and low for a super moisturizing, non-waxy formula with a subtle rosy tint and tried so many different products. This does everything I wanted it to and more--it's very long lasting, has SPF, and has the perfect amount of glossiness. It is very expensive for a lip conditioner, but I haven't found anything even close to it. I use it every single day and will definitely repurchase.
I have used the untinted version in the past and loved it. I love this very lightly tinted version even more. Very emollient and long lasting. If I put on before bed, I still have a little on my lips in the morning. I definitely will repurchase. Better than any other tinted gloss i have used. Perfect to wear to the gym.
i must admit that i have loved the untinted version of this lip balm for years. my, at-the-time. frivolous younger sister introduced me to original, outrageously expensive product and its been an obsession of mine ever since.
and i am also obsessed with red tinted lips. not lipsticky red lips but nicely flushed red lips. your lips but better with a twist of cherry.
so obviously i just had to buy this product!
the texture, smell and moisturizing effects are the same as the original formula. the tint is light but noticeable. it deepens my lip color slightly, though not to the red flush i crave. the color makes my blush, nars orgasm, pop. there is a slight bit of shimmer which accentuates the fullness of my lips. the tint is subtle, subtle, subtle but its polished enough that i don't feel like i need additional color on my lips.
in short, i love this stuff even at its ridiculous price point. for me, there is something about the smell, texture and luxe packaging of this product that takes applying lip balm from an ordinary experience to a deeply satisfying beauty ritual. i will probably never be without this.
I adore this product. It has everything I was looking for in a summer lip product - sun protection, moisture and tint. The rose/berry tint is a great universal shade; it is very subtle, but enough to brighten the face. Staying power is AMAZING for a balm. Extra snaps for the screw-bottom case that keeps the top from coming off in my purse. Love! Edited to add: I also love the smell/taste of this balm - I think someone described the original as "lemon cake," which is exactly what I think of when I put it on. Yum!
I was dissuaded from buying this on the MU board, however, once I received it, it was instant love. My issue with TLBs in general is that they're too pigmented to soften lips. This is just a moisturizing lip balm with a hint of rosy pink tint, just enough to brighten the face but not so much that overapplying will make you look strange. There's no flavor, which I'm happy about, and a very subtle lemon-rose fragrance that doesn't overwhelm. I also love the screw-cap because there's no danger of this coming open in my MU bag. Extra points for the SPF too.