I use to have a bad habit of biting on my lips when they're dry. To break the habit of having anything to bite at all, I started caking my lips in ChapStick before I sleep. This makes my lips heal overnight, but to preserve the softness all day, I tried different tinted lip balms I heard good reviews on. So here is my two cents on each of these lovely new lipsticks! (I added the swatches on the bottom of this post)
The first one I tried was Maybelline Baby Lips. You can find this at CVS or Target. I bought the color Peach Kiss cause I wanted something neutral that will go with darker eye makeup. This color is very sheer, there's a pale orange tint to it. It is lighter than my natural lip color. There's also a bit of glitter in the color, but you can't feel it. It really does make your lips "baby" soft. It has a fruity scent so for those who don't like lip balms that smell too much like candy, this might not be a good choice. I wouldn't use this as a lipstick because the color doesn't really stay on, but the buttery, non-sticking balm factor works for casual wear. And there's SPF which is always a plus!
I got this as a present from a sister. I loved the color of this lip balm on her! I actually thought it was lip gloss but after I put it on, it wasn't sticky or thick like most lip glosses. It is very pigmented but still carries the lip balm buttery feel. It also stays on pretty long and its all natural ingredients. I have two different version of this balm, the Lip Butter Glaze in Raspberry and Lip Butter in Pomegranate. They both contain shea butter and natural oils to moisturize your lips. They don't really smell like anything. I like the tube better because it's more sanitary and easier to apply. The texture of the glaze is a bit glossier. The butter is more sheer in color. They both last about the same amount of time.
I actually got this Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Hibiscus as a sample. You can buy this at Target or Ulta. I love, love, love how this feels on my lips. I think this is my favorite one as far as color pigmentation too. It works as a lipstick and the color stays on even after I blot onto a tissue. The moisture is very high from shea butter and it's supposedly anti-aging as well. Though I haven't see the anti-again aspect, it is softening and I like the shine it has. It has a light scent but not too overbearing. It glides on very easily and isn't sticky at all.
From left to right: Baby Lips, Pomegranate Lip Butter, Quince Lip Butter, Burts Bees Tinted Hibiscus
I took one with flash to show the shimmer. They actually come out a bit darker in person than in pictures.
Till next time!