Review of C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Tint No 1138 by twobluestripes
LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Ever since I was little, all I wanted was a minty lip gloss that TASTED as good as it smelled! This reddish one is my favorite shade of the Mentha Lip Tints, though I also liked the berry-ish 1136, and should probably try the pink 1137 again. It gives amazing shine that is perfect for wearing alone, but I also enjoy putting it over various reddish lipsticks to add gloss and make the color brighter. It's not very sticky, but still thick enough not to get all over the place. And of course, it tastes and smells wonderful.
The only thing that bugs me is when the tip of it gets all gooey, so I put it on with my finger instead, and then lick the excess off my fingertips (gross, I know, but it DOES freshen my breath that way). Also, after I've been using it a while, the tube gets kind of dirty and gross, and it's hard to clean that off. But usually it runs out before it's TOO horrible. And while on the packaging note, the light green tube is pretty, but it's hard to identify in my messy purse, especially when I've got five other C.O. Bigelow lippies rolling around in there.
Price is so-so. I don't really like to spend a ton on lip products, especially since I lose them, they can get taken away at the airport, etc. $5 is great, but it's not always on sale, and the $7.50 price can bug me. But it's worth it, in the end!
I really recommend this specific product, and don't fret about the color being too bright; it's very sheer.