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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Review & Swatches: Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balms in Cantaloupe, Rosy Lipped, and Apple A Day


Almay Liquid Lip Balms in Cantaloupe, Rosy Lipped, and Apple A Day

It seems like Revlon Lip Butters opened a can of worms when they released their lip products that can moisturize like a balm, shine like a gloss, and provide some pigment.The Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balms are a recent nod to to the glossy tinted balm trend with a line of 10 glosses that promise to combine the "conditioners of your lip balm with the shine and flirty color of your favorite gloss."

Canteloupe is a creamy medium peach, Rosy Lipped is a creamy light taupe, and Apple A Day is a creamy warm red. None are as pigmented when applied as they are in the tube and they tend to wear unevenly when layered for extra pigmentation. Each of these is meant to be worn as a sheer wash of color on the lips. To that end, I wouldn't recommend investing in more than two of these - one from the light end of the spectrum and one from the dark - since the variance in pigmentation is relatively minimal.

With nourishing ingredients like Vitamin E and avocado, this glossy balm promises to leave lips 2X more moisturized than before application. While they are very smooth and don't dehydrate lips, I didn't notice any of them providing a substantial moisture boost to my lips. As most balms or glosses do, I found these lasted about 1.5-2 hours before they were completely worn off.

Each of these glosses retail fro $5.99. While I don't see them as excelling in any one area, those that want a nice, subtle color with a slightly glossy sheen might enjoy these. The lack of shimmer makes them a great basic for the office, but I wouldn't look to these for pigmentation, staying power, or much moisture.

Have you tried Almay's Liquid Lip Balms? Are you loving them or leaving them?


Almay Liquid Lip Balms in Cantaloupe

Almay Liquid Lip Balms in Cantaloupe

Almay Liquid Lip Balms in Rosy Lipped

Almay Liquid Lip Balms in Rosy Lipped

Almay Liquid Lip Balms in Apple A Day

Almay Liquid Lip Balms Apple A Day

Almay Liquid Lip Balms in Cantaloupe, Apple A Day, and Rosy Lipped

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