In addition to the new Carmex body products I reviewed a little while ago (click here if you missed that), I was also sent the brand new tinted lip balms for review and I'm so excited to share these with you!
Sheer Peach Tint and Sheer Pink Tint
(retail: $2.99 at Walgreens)
As those of you Carmex fans probably know, the Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balms are like a more "sophisticated" version of the traditional Carmex balm. They come in a sleek, narrow tube with a retractable slant-tip applicator. Also, they're SPF15 and contain Vit. E and aloe for extra moisturization.
Up until recently, Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balms only came in one formula: clear. But Carmex has just released these two tinted versions and, for now, they're available exclusively at Walgreens. You can find them in-store (don't look for them in the regular lip balm section--they will be in an end-cap display) or online here and here.
So my big question whenever I try a new tinted balm is: will the color actually show up on my lips? I'm very pleased to say that YES, these colors definitely show up!
I am extremely impressed by these balms! Not only do the colors show up on my lips, but there is no shimmer (it seems that every tinted balm these days has shimmer in it). I love shimmer-free tinted balms for when I'm in a hurry and I don't have time to be concerned with how the color's going to look when it wears off. These balms just gradually fade on my lips until they're gone. Perfect for a low-maintenance day. Heck, you can even apply these without a mirror, which is always a plus.
Another thing I like about these balms is that you can build for more intensity. One swipe gives me a very sheer hint of color, while a couple more swipes builds up the color and really makes it more visible.
The texture of these balms is exactly like the original clear version. They are more on the slick and shiny end of the lip balm spectrum (not waxy or dull) but the flavor and fragrance are very similar to the original Carmex formula (the one in the yellow pot). So expect that signature "tingle" when you first apply these. I love everything about original Carmex so I love these as well. But if you're sensitive to the original formula, I just want to be sure you know that the flavor and fragrance of these tinted balms are very similar.
All in all, I think these tinted balms are a wonderful new addition to the Carmex family, and I'm seriously impressed with the pigmentation of both shades. Both the pink and peach shades give me just enough color to let me know they're on, and I love them for a light-makeup-day (I think they'd also be ideal for the gym, the beach, or if you play sports).
Have you already spotted these new tinted balms at your local Walgreens? Are you thinking about giving them a whirl? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
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