The top swatch is Los Angeles, and the bottom is Rome.
Los Angeles is a reddish pink, almost scarlet shade. Rome is a bright cherry red shade. These are one swipe each.
Claims: "This exciting new line of fun and flirty lip balms are luxuriously smooth and moisturize lips while adding a pop of color that compliments any skin tone. You'll love the smooth, shiny finish and the natural-looking sheer color you get from Color Balm."
Pigmentation: These are nicely pigmented for a balm, I'm very impressed with it! One swipe is all you need, but you can blot if you want something less intense.
Finish/Texture: The finish is shiny and the texture is very smooth and light. These feel comfortable and hydrating on my lips, they aren't slippery or waxy at all.
Lasting Power: They last a few hours on my lips, and they leave behind a light stain.
Scent: Rome smells exactly like "Cherry Me" Baby Lips Lip Balm. Los Angeles has a sweet fruity scent. It's a bit strong at first, but it fades quickly. These also have a sweet taste.
Packaging: I love the packaging! It's very detailed and cute, however I do wish that the balm would twist down all the way, the tips do poke out a bit.
Price/Availability: I paid $2 each at Rite Aid
- Nice pigmentation for a balm
- Pleasant scent
- Cute packaging
- Smooth, light formula
- Hydrates lips
- Stains lips a bit
- These are hard to find at the drugstore
I really wasn't expecting to like these as much as I do. To be honest if the packaging hadn't caught my eye, I would've never gave them a try. Ok, enough rhyming, these are seriously great. They feel hydrating, smooth, and light on the lips. I love the soft stain they leave behind, they smell good, and they are incredibly cheap. I definitely suggest trying these if you're looking for something new in the tinted lip balm department!
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