The VIP (Very Impressive Product) Pick of the Week #44

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Posted 03/23/12 at 12:11PM by Total Beauty

The Product: CoverGirl NatureLuxe Gloss Balm

The Price: $5.99

The Company Spiel: "Get the sheer color and shine of a gloss with the soft, lightweight feel of SPF 15 balm. Fortified with mango and shea butter, this feel-good formula leaves your lips feeling decadent and delicious."

The Real Deal: I was a lip gloss girl for years, but lately they all seem too ... glossy, overly shiny, and way too sticky. So I started searching for an alternative with a hint of color and gleam -- but without the glue-like consistency that attracts every strand of my hair whenever a breeze blows. This "gloss balm" is the perfect compromise -- it really does reside in that gray area between lip gloss and lip balm. While there are 16 colors available, even the boldest-looking ones fall into the "your lips but better" sweet spot. I have a substantial collection of lip products on my desk, but I keep reaching for this one -- and I've made a serious dent!

The Upshot: Not only is it sheer, shiny, moisturizing, and available in the prettiest colors, it also has SPF 15. I'm already stocking up on the bright coral (called Anemone) for summer.
And the survey says...
1-6 of 10 Comments

  • Posted by GigiSD on 05/15/13 at 08:10pm

    I am loving Revlon lip butters--will give these a try. Thank you!

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  • Posted by EricaF123 on 12/29/12 at 01:32pm

    Nice

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  • Posted by rosie1123 on 04/02/12 at 08:53am

    sounds promising. will for sure look into it. thanks!

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  • Posted by jbynum on 03/31/12 at 10:16pm

    I haven't tried this product...but after reading the article--I will!!!!

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  • Posted by jenn8779 on 03/29/12 at 09:26am

    I bought 2 when they first came out and found the color that is shown is not very true when worn. I was less than impressed. I like the Revlon and L'Oreal tinted balms much better.

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  • Posted by beautybody on 03/28/12 at 07:28pm

    I agree. The product was just okay for me.

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