Benefit Ultra Shine Lip Gloss
These are a LOVE. They're so creamy and pigmented. I bought this to wear over a lipstick, but I love wearing these alone. I believe this color is Spikes Punch, but I really want to go back and pick up some of the purple tones. I've seen them on a few gurus and they look amazing.
The one gripe is the price tag. They are pricey a $18 and I think some of the other glosses out there have similar formulas.
Tarte LipSurgence matte Lip Tint
I recently picked up one of these and I have to say it's LOVE. I didn't think I would even like it bc it was matte and anything matte tends to dry up my lips, but NOT these!
The color I bought was exposed which is a nude (duh! I love nudes). I am def going back and getting some more.
The lip tint doesn't have a taste, but it is minty. It tingles for a tiny bit when you first apply it. The formula is moisturizing and the color pay off is amazing. I'm def going for a brighter color next time. The lasting time is about average (I'd say a couple of hours with food and drink).
|Sorry for the washed out swatch =/|
Confession. I really really liked these balms when they first came out, but now that other brands have balms like this too, I think these are very mediocre. I guess because I bought more neutral colors, there really isn't any pigmentation. I heard that the darker colors are better.
I think that I like the taste more than I like the formula. The smell/taste is like watermelon or some sort of candy. The formula is also so-so. It makes your lips shiny, but that's about it. It has no real staying power and no real color. These are also only available at Wal-Mart.
One gripe I have about the balm is the packaging. The balm doesn't twist down all the way so it looks a little cheap.