Nov 15, 2013

LA Girl Color Balms

A few weeks ago, I  stumbled across these lip balms in a random display at Rite Aid. LA Girl is a brand that I had never even heard of until I bought these. I'm glad that I found these balms, because they are so hydrating and they give off a beautiful tint to the lips. Yes, I think I have a found a drugstore hidden gem!

I love the packaging on these! They have a cute font on the outside cap, and a little illustration on the inside of the tube, adorable, and they're named after cities! 

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
  • Inexpensive
  • 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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  1. I found Rome at Walgreens on a random shelf. I looked for a display but couldn't find one. I paid $2 and if I see anymore I will definitely be picking them up.

    BTW, I love your blogs and videos :-)

  2. For $2 these are a great buy! The colours are pretty and they sound lovely. I like lip products that smell good. Bonus.

  3. They remind me of the baby lips too! My initial reaction when I saw the thumbnail pic was that these were baby lips. LA Girls does some cool looking eyeshadow pallets (from bright to glittery) and have some decent nail polish shades too.


  4. Wow, these seem great to try! I rarely go into my Rite Aid, but I'm curious if I have these in my area. Thanks for the heads up! :)

  5. Very impressed by the pigmentation! I've seen this here and would love to pick up a powder or polish from them since it's inexpensive!

  6. I was not expecting such a GORGEOUS swatch! I will have to look for these!!

  7. Not bad for $2! These look hydrating and decently pigmented :) Glad you unexpectedly unearthed a hidden gem!

  8. WOW! its so pigmented !!! Thanks for the share.

  9. I wasn't expecting them to be that pigmented in the swatches, but these look great! I'll have to keep an eye out for these. Thanks for sharing Hollie!

  10. I found these at WalGreens in the "Stocking Stuffer" section for the holidays. I got 1 tube and am going back for more! I've never had such a hydrating colored balm before! I got the color "Paris Pink" and it smells like grape flavored Laffy-Taffy!

    1. Oh I can't wait! I'll have to check out Walgreens, because I haven't been able to find these since. Thanks for sharing :)


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