Cover Girl • Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm • Lip Gloss
|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Maybe its just me but I didn't like it. When first applied it looks great but it doesn't last and it fades badly. I have to also wipe off whatever is left on my lips and then put on a fresh layer. I keep giving it another try but still not happy.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I have this in 210 Blush Twist. Just a hint of color, which is fine by me. I wouldn't say it moisturizes my lips, but it doesn't dry them out either.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
On impulse, I purchased this in Rose twist.
My overall impression of it is "Meh".
I've been on a sheer lipstick / tinted balm kick lately and was hoping that the CG version of the chubby would be an economical alternative to Clinique's version. While I can't comment on Clinique's version yet as I haven't tried it yet, I wasn't at all impressed by CG's version.
I was expecting something more along the line of a moisturizing, sheer lipstick, but this wears more like a regular lipstick and not in a good way. It reminded me of the CG lipsticks that were popular when I was in my teens. It was not very moisturizing nor was it sheer. Definately not what I wanted.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I got the shade Ballet Twist, but now I wish I got a different one. I thought it would deposit a lot more color on my lips than it did. You can only tell I'm wearing a lip product because of the shimmer! I do think it leaves a nice glow, though. I don't like how it builds up in a line where my lips touch. I also think it doesn't evenly distribute on my lips very well and makes dry flakes more noticeable. Covergirl really let me down this time!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is a great gloss. I bought it in Scarlet Twist, which is a bright red. The color is beautiful and the formula is moisturizing and long lasting. With the packaging, the whole gloss came out during one of my first uses. I probably won't re-purchase this gloss in particular, but I'll probably look to another Cover Girl formula because I love how long lasting and moisturizing their lip products are.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love these so much! I have nothing to complain about except for the packaging. Once you rip off the plastic covering, the name of the color goes with it so all you're left with is a number.
The product itself smells like those cheap lipsticks we all used to play with as a kid, but I personally don't mind it. I got mine in the shade Apricot Twist, it's a muted coral color. It's a MLBB (my lips but better) color, which is great for everyday/natural looks.
It does what it advertises, which is give a sheer pop of color + glossy look. This isn't great for those with dry lips, as it does seem to accentuate every little crack. I'd suggest putting a balm or use some lip scrub before applying it. The gloss affect doesn't last a long time, I'd say about an hour or so but the packaging makes touch ups easy.
My CVS carries these for $9.50, almost $10 if you include tax, which is a bit steep for a drugstore product. I know Target and Walgreens have these for like $7-8 but there are none near my house. I only got this because of a $5 sale on all Covergirl Lipperfection products.
I think these are great despite a few issues here and there, but I don't mind them. I'm definitely picking up another 1 or 2 of these before the end of the week.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I received a full-sized sample of Clinique's chubby stick in their gift and fell in love but I wasn't ready to make the full $16 commitment to one. After a coupons and store specials, I ended up picking up two of these Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balms for under $8. The color is vibrant and lasts a while, and it's virtually the same thing as Clinique. I will say, though, Clinique's moisturizing power is longer/stronger.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
These arent glossy at all. They remind me of a crayon shaped cheap lipstick and they smell like waxy crayon! I thought I would be able to at least use them without a mirror like a regular lipbalm ...but they dont go on very evenly at all so you have to use a mirror with them. Just meh.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have always wanted to try the Clinique Chubby Sticks, and came close to purchasing one once, but they just didn't have any colors I was particularly interested in. So of course, when drugstore brands began releasing similar products, I decided to try one of those instead. After not seeing any colors I wanted from the Revlon line, nor any from the E.L.F. line, I saw a Covergirl display of these and immediately fell in love with the color Watermelon Twist. It's a bright pink, very summery. It looks lovely aganist my cool toned fair skin and brown hair. I line my lips first to make them look fuller, then apply this. The color can be sheer or full, depending on how you apply it. I prefer it to be more intense. There is really no glossy look with this, at least for me, so I'm not sure why it's called a jumbo GLOSS balm, but I don't mind too much. The only bone I have to pick with this is that I feel like it dries my lips out a bit. I have natrually dry lips though, so it's not like there's a huge difference or anything. Also, it will cling to dry areas, so if your lips are super chapped this is a no go. Overall, I love this and will be repurchasing. I have a feeling I'll be wearing it a ton come summer. The price is 6.99 at Target, but I got three dollars off. I think 7 dollars is a bit pricey for this, so watch the sales. And the packaging! It comes in a dark grey (?) tube with a cap the color of the balm. The other end is metallic silver. The balm itself twists up as you use more. I'm not sure what I'll do once the point its gone...it will just be a flat little stub and won't be as fun to apply, but I guess I'll just have to deal.
UPDATE 4/12/13: I don't know what happened, but after two days of using this, it stopped being dry and began feeling good and slightly moisturizing on my lips. Also, I can see a slightly glossy sheen from it now. I suppose it just needed to be 'boken in' a bit like some mascaras. Still a 4/5 though because I don't feel like it's an HG.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
It was on sale so I decided to give it a try. I was going to get the watermelon twist but decided to go for something a bit brighter- haute pink twist. I love it! The colour is great. It is vibrant right away,you don't have to build it up like to get the bright pink colour. Very happy with it and I will definitely be re-purchasing! Wears well over a little lip balm too (which is a must for me).
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I picked this up in 215 Watermelon Twist and I love it! I'm planning on getting some more shades next time I'm at the drugstore. It comes out as more of a lighter pink than it appears on the packaging, but I think it's a perfect shade for spring. I found this very wearable, but it can also be built up to be more noticeable. I'm quite fair and it's just a nice baby pink that I think is really good for my skin tone. Doesn't drag while you're applying it, and doesn't fade patchily.
The staying power is much better than I expected. They're definitely not drying, although I didn't find them to be overly moisturizing. Then again, I have very dry lips so that may just be me. The finish is really nice, a sort of natural matte. Overall, an amazing product! I'll definitely be repurchasing/buying a couple more!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Other
After purchasing (and loving) Haute Pink Twist, I went back to the store and bought Blush Twist and Berry Twist. I'm very picky about lip products, and so far I'm happy with the LP Jumbo balms. The color is very buildable - I get really subtle, everyday, wearable color with one or two swipes, and full color (i.e., ''statement lips'' color) with three. The colors are all pretty matte, and I like to soften them up a bit with some clear lip balm (I don't do super bright and super shiny at the same time). The balm goes on smoothly, and has kind of a creamy texture. It's always even, never patchy, and in my experience it's easier to control than other creamy lip colors (NYX crayons are particularly challenging for me to apply). And, so far, nothing has ever come off onto my coffee cup, which makes me think the colors I've worn are at least semi-long lasting. The only downside to this particular lip color collection is the smell...it's a very distinct cheap lipstick smell. However, I am more than willing to disguise the smell with a scented lip balm, because I am so thrilled to finally have a few lip color options that don't make my cool/clear/"winter" complexion look garish and clown-like. I'm trying to ease into wearing lip color, and I find that the Berry Twist is a more chic and wearable alternative to bright reds in my case.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly Eyes: Green
I had high hopes for this gloss/balm. I loved the twist up ease of use and was hoping this would be a lot like a cheaper version of Clinique's Chubby Stick or Urban Decay's Super Saturated High-Gloss Lip Color. Sadly no such luck. This balm/gloss is not high gloss at all, the color selection is good but all the ones I tried (Jam Twist, Plum Twist and Mauve Twist) all turned a weird bright pink...all three changed color after about 30 minutes.
Wear time is not nearly as good as I expected...nothing better than an average lip gloss without the moisturizing feel I was expecting.
All in all a disappointing purchase. Instead of glossy sheer color with a moisturizing feel it was only average or below average lip balm...not gloss at all.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love these new Cover Girl lip balms. I have Cocoa Twist, Apricot Twist, Rose Twist, Coral Twist and two of the Queen collection balms in Copper Stars (similar to Cocoa Twist) and Radiant Rose (similar to Apricot Twist). The QC balms have a very faint shimmer and a little more depth of color, but they are not gaudy. These balms are not super shiny or goopy, which is fine with me. I especially like the fact that I can slip them into a pocket and apply without a mirror whenever my lips feel dry. They can be used alone for a very soft look or over another lipstick.
When I unwrapped the coral one, it broke, so be careful when unwrapping. You might also want to try to keep the plastic wrap on the cap so that you can keep the name (and not just the number) of the balm on the product.
Overall, I love them and will certainly keep buying them.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Not bad for my first jumbo balm stick. Not amazing, but considering I picked it up at Walmart I'm pretty happy with it. Application goes on smoothly with a satin finish. I bought 'Rose Twist' and the color is very flattering and brought out a little extra pinkness while enhancing my natural color.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I like how the drugstores are catching onto jumbo lip pencils :)
Price: $8 CAD
Texture: glossy balm
Pigmentation: sheer; buildable
I have Mauve and Plum, both of which are very pigmented and applies beautifully. Mauve one is only a shade or two darker than my lips so I like plum better. It's initially sheer but buildable.
Not as opaque as Revlon staining balms though. I prefer Revlon for lip prosucts any day
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
really liking these! i got them buy one get one half off at CVS with my card. i forget the colors i got but one is your basic blush color and the other is more apricot. i like them a lot-they're more matte than clinique chubby sticks and the revlon version, and more natural-looking. i always think these things could be more moisturizing, but it's not bad.
i like that they last, too.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I am not a fan of this product. I ahve the shade Watermelon Twist and apples unevenly and looks very cheap. There is no gloss to this product, or moisturizing quality, just a cheap sheer lipstick that looks gross.
I also strongly dislike the smell. It's just a rather strong, cheap, plastic, makeup kind-of scent.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have fairly pigmented lips, my lip colour looks like Maybelline's Pink Satin. I got this in Plum Twist at first and thought it was just pigmented because is was a dark colour. But I still went and picked up 2 more. Toffe Twist is an awesome nude colour!!! I love it so much! My favorite is Haute Pink Twist. Like I said, I thought the lighter ones would be sheer, but these are pigmented and buildable! I love how it just glides onto my lips and its so moisturizing. I have dry lips and this is the first lip product (other than clear lip balm/gloss) that doesn't essentuate my flakes on my lips. You don't need a lipstick because its so pigmented. No lip balm because its so moisturizing. And no gloss because the more you build the colour the more glossy it is. And you don't need a mirror because it glides on like a lip balm. I love had its saturated but not too too saturated so when I use it without a mirror it isn't that scary. I also love the packaging!! It's so cute. And the cap the the almost exact colour of the product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I am very happy with this purchase. I bought this in shade 240 (Apricot Twist) from CVS.
It looks and smells just like the Clinique Chubby stick, but much cheaper (Clinique's is $16.00, and this was only $6.99). It also feels exactly the same on my lips, if not better. I think it is more moisturizing than the Clinique chubby stick, but it is also more sheer. The colour is buildable, but I had to go over several times to get the colour to appear at all. The Clinique chubby stick is not as sheer, and the colour would be obvious on my lips after going over them only a few times. However, this suits me fine, as I often only need my lips to feel moisturized, and not look like I'm wearing something on them.
So this product will definitely stay in my bag wherever I go, because it satisfies those two requirements: sheer enough for simple relief from chapped lips (and the moisture is great!!!), yet buildable to give a sexy look.
It comes off easily on my coffee cup, but I guess that's only to be expected from a lip balm.