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Monday, July 11, 2011

Review: New Wet n Wild Juicy Lip Balms SPF 15

If you missed the press release I posted a little while back, Wet n Wild has released a new collection of Juicy Lip Balms (not to be confused with previous versions) and these four new balms are exclusive to CVS. Today I'd like to give you a closer look at them now that I've had some time to test out all four flavors.

From Wet n Wild:

On Shelf Mid-July

Price Point: $2.99
Delectably juicy SPF 15 lip balms keep lips moisturized all day. Enriched with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to soothe and condition. Contains SPF 15 to protect lips from harmful UVB rays. Available in 4 delicious flavors.
280C Cherry
281C Raspberry
282C Watermelon
283C Strawberry 

As you can see, these are what you'd consider "jumbo" lip balms, and they're about as tall as a standard tube of drugstore lipstick but much more wide.

These balms apply very smoothly--no tugging or pulling whatsoever. The consistency is more slick than it is creamy, and the staying power for me personally isn't quite as long as other lip balms I own, but closer to the staying power of one of my standard lipsticks (2-3 hours). 

I LOVE the fragrance of these balms--each one smells true to its name (although I detect a slight creaminess to the Cherry flavor--it almost smells like cherries and whipped cream to me). 

I really enjoy that instead of the usual saccharin-sweet flavor you usually get with flavored drugstore balms, there's very little sweetness to the flavor of these. Instead, I just taste the "fruit" flavor. I find that kind of unique and unexpected.

But here's the REAL surprise: these balms are also TINTED!

I had no idea these were going to be tinted lip balms! I just assumed that they'd go on clear, much like other balms of this nature. But noooo! Looking at the pic above, the top two shades (Cherry and Raspberry) deposit the most color on my lips, whicle Strawberry and Watermelon only deposit a tiny hint of color on my lips (my lips are of medium pigmentation, so if you have less pigmented lips those two shades might be more apparent). But wow, what a pleasant surprise!!

FINAL VERDICT: For $2.99 each at CVS, I think these are super fun new lip balms, and I love that not only do they smell and taste good, but they also contain SPF15 and they're tinted. It's a win-win! I find them to be light in texture and more slick than creamy. They do feel moisturizing on my lips, but if you are in need of intense moisturization, I'd suggest using something medicated or more heavy-duty. These are a lighter and more "fun" option as far as lip balms go, but not something I would reach for if my lips needed serious hydration or healing.

Have you spotted the new Wet n Wild Juicy Lip Balms at your CVS yet?

A sample of some of the products featured in this post were given to Nouveau Cheap for editorial purposes, either directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on are the honest opinion of its author and editorial samples do not, in any way, affect the outcome of product reviews.


  1. I love these! I wish we had CVS in WA! Sad! :-/

  2. Note to self: Must stop by CVS on way home tomorrow from work!

    I am an absolute fanatic for lipbalm! Almost as much as I'm a blush fanatic ;)

    Simply have to check these out! I'm glad that these don't smell fake =D

  3. I thought these would be clear too, especially the watermelon one! Love the colors, I'll have to scout these out next time I'm at CVS.

  4. Mmmm...they look delicious. Fruit scented lip balms makes me want to eat them haha.

    It's so cool that they're tinted. It's a nice bonus!

  5. Do these have beeswax or lanolin in the ingredients? Thanks!

  6. Ooh! They are so lovely. I love using coloured lip balms. I have never used any besides the body shop ones but now I'll give them a try. =D

  7. Just wanted to let you know that all of your entries are showing up in my Google Reader! Maybe blogger fixed itself?!?!

  8. These are adorable! :] Thanks for the review G.

  9. Strawberry looks like a cute color, too bad they're not SUPER pigmented. Thanks for the review!

  10. Do you have info about the sunscreen active ingredient in these?

  11. I have the Strawberry one and I really like it. My only issue is that it can leave my lips a bit to slick.

  12. I bought the Strawberry one and it smelled AMAZING. However, I put it on, and then I was immediately getting this awful chemical taste in my mouth. It was not fruity at all. I even tried licking my lips to see if I was maybe imagining it, and it was yuck! I wonder if maybe I just got a bad tube, since I'm seeing you didn't have that experience.

  13. I bought two of these today, Strawberry & Raspberry, they are absolutely awful.


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