As promised, the Lip Ice Sheer Colour Lip Balm review!
I purchased the variation with no strawberry scent or shimmer, so I can wear it to school undetected 😛
This is my must-have base lippie, under my Burt’s Bees Lip Balm (see review, HERE)
As you can see, the balm is sheer/colourless, but turns pink immediately upon application (I’m not sure how that works).
It’s super cool and there must be some long explanation on how it works, like the balm being exposed to the air and whatnot, (I’m a lousy Chemistry student), since the tip of the balm sometimes turns pink after application and that annoys me, ‘cos it doesn’t look clean and pretty.
But that’s just a small issue.
It provides such a natural pink tint, that stays on long and even after it fades, it gives
your lips such a wonderful pretty pink that looks natural.
If you think the colour looks too glaring on your lips, apply a coat over and wipe it off
immediately- a hint of colour will remain and you will have totally natural-looking lips
🙂 If I keep harping about this, it’s because they are waaaay KISSABLE!
The colour differs according to your own lip colour, so this colour may not be the same
for everyone. I think it looks wonderful on mine, if I may be so bold.
(I photoshopped away my cheek zits to the best of my ability,
so I won’t hurt your eyes. Didn’t touch anywhere else though)
On some days, my lips are already quite red (no idea why) so putting on this balm gives it an even deeper red which is pretty inappropriate for school *teehee*
My friend has this balm too, and she says it makes her lips pinker (she has very dark lips, like brown-y because she’s a coffee addict) but I can’t back up that claim.
I know that there are lip and nipple (lol) balm stains out there that claim to restore your lips and nipples to their natural baby pink colour, but I haven’t bought any of them, because I like my lip colour, thankyouverymuch; and I can’t say that this balm does the same, but who knows?
I think all it does it makes it darker ._.
But that’s for you to find out 🙂 Give it a try! It’s a bit more expensive than normal lip balms, but it doubles as a lipstick (if you want a darker colour, put on a few more coats)
I don’t use it much as a mosturising balm because I just add my Burt’s Bees balm over it 🙂 it mosturises pretty well, though, but if you are looking for something for really chapped lips, I would suggest you work on the dry problem before using this.
I love how they made it at an angle so it makes for easy application, like a lipstick, instead of the flat thing they do for most lip balms.
It twists up and down super smoothly, and the cap is long, so there is no issue of the cap coming off in your bag, which really put me off Maybelline lip balms, no matter how much I adored the scent of the cherry ones.
Maybelline has released a series of lip balms called Pink Glow that work the same way as Lip Ice’s Sheer Colour lip balm. Two colours, if I’m not wrong- Baby Pink and Pink Blast.
They work EXACTLY the same way, but I’ll be sticking with Lip Ice because Maybelline’s balms tend to give me a heavy, oily feel which I hate on my lips, especially if I’ll be eating/ studying/ whatever.
swatches from Maybelline
UPDATE: Go to my review and comparison of these two colours here!
Loves: The colour! The cute design! The convenient application!
Hates: Nothing at all
Rating: 9.5/10 (tied with Burt’s Bees lip balm)
Would I buy this again?: ABSOLUTELY! What’s not to love?
Pricing: Around 7 SGD, but I purchased it in Brunei for about 5.90 SGD. I haven’t seen it being sold online, though ._.