|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I love this color, I love the way it feels on my lips - but it dries them out! Very, very surprising from a lipstick that is supposed to be moisturizing. It feels like a gloss and doesn't last all that long (which is what I'd expect from a gloss-lipstick hybrid) but it's as drying as a matte, long-lasting lipstick. Too bad, because the color is gorgeous.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This review is for the new product, not the balm, the one with more pigment. The package is very similar, but it has a gold case with a color band, not the transparent top the balm has.
Anyway, I used up my balm. It was ok, but nothing special. Practically no color at all. But I used it as a balm and it was not bad. I went to get a replacement and saw this new product. This is much more pigmented than the balm although it's still sheer. I tried the lightest beige (since I was not really looking for color), but it gave me dreaded dead fish concealer lips, so I promptly returned it and tried the next one up, which is this one. It's called Silky Java (#180) and it looks dark brown, but it's not. It goes on much sheerer than it looks. Still, it gives a beautiful MLBB rosey brown that is very natural, even on a bare, un made-up face (my skin is light and my lips are average, neither pale nor pigmented). Love the taste. Yum! I like it because I can smooth it on w/o a mirror and get a slight color, but no fuss. It's not goopy shiny, like a gloss. It has the soft shine of a lip balm. No shimmer at all. Just soft sheer color. I keep it in my handbag all the time and when my lips feel dry I put this on and it makes them soft a hydrated. I do recommend it.