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When I saw the L'Oreal display of the Glossy Balms at my drugstores, I kept staring at it. It took a lot of myself to pass and not buy it. After doing it for weeks, I caved in and bought two.
For this post, I will focus on the pink one (My Babydoll).
L'Oreal Colour Riche Glossy Balm in #230 My Babydoll
Where to purchase: drugstores, mass merchandiser, and online at lorealparisusa.com
Price: $7.99 for 2.7 g/ 0.09 oz
Description from the website: Playing with color has never looked so good. Glossy Balm gives lips a high dose of pigmented shine, while smoothing and conditioning to keep lips soft and supple for hours on end. Available in kissable range of bright shades.
INGREDIENTS C18-36 ACID TRIGLYCERIDE DIISOSTEARYL MALATE TRIMETHYLOLPROPANE TRIISOSTEARATE LANOLIN LIQUIDA / LANOLIN OIL HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE POLYETHYLENE CERA MICROCRISTALLINA / MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX / CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE CERESIN SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE LECITHIN DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE ETHYLENE/PROPYLENE/STYRENE COPOLYMER BUTYLENE/ETHYLENE/STYRENE COPOLYMER ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE PROPYLENE CARBONATE SILICA ALUMINA TOCOPHEROL CI 77002 / ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE ASCORBYL PALMITATE TIN OXIDE CITRIC ACID DIMETHICONE [+/- MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR MICA CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES CI 15850 / RED 7 LAKE CI 77120 / BARIUM SULFATE CI 15850 / RED 6 CI 45380 / RED 22 LAKE CI 15985 / YELLOW 6 LAKE CI 19140 / YELLOW 5 LAKE CI 15985 / YELLOW 6 CI 42090 / BLUE 1 LAKE ]
Thoughts: When I first saw the display, I was drawn to it for many reasons. For one thing, it comes in a retractable, chubby pencil form. If you have been reading my blog for some time, you know I'm really into this type of products. Secondly, it's a balm. I need any hydrating lip products as much as possible especially with my dry lips. Lastly, it's in a color form. What more can I ask for!?!?
Now for my overall opinion... First of all, there's no scent whatsoever. I even just smelled it with my nose. Secondly, it goes on smoothly. There's no tugging on the lips, and it feels like a lip balm more so than a lip product. With that said, the color payoff isn't the best with this color. Since I'm pale in skin and lips, the color shows really well. For someone medium to darker skin, it'll look more like a clear lip balm or at least in my opinion. I also think it'll not show that well if you have brown tone to your lips. Since I have light pink lips with no brown outline, it shows really well on me. Third, I've wore this several times now. The first few times I had no issue. The recent time I build up white residue on the middle of my lips. I'm not too sure why. For that reason if you have really dry lips, this might not be the best. It's hydrating but I say pass. There are a lot more hydrating lip products in the market. Lastly, the color lasted on me until I ate or drank.
* Comes in a variety of colors.
* Retractable pencil.
* No scent.
* Feels like a lip balm.
* Smooth application.
* No tugging.
* Color payoff is good on pale lips and skin.
* Hydrating on semi to moist lips.
* Lasted until I ate/drank.
* Will look clear on darker skin tone and lips.
* Build white residue in the middle of my lips.
Would repurchase: Maybe.
Rating: 3.5/5 Tobey's Paws
Other L'oreal lip products reviewed/swatched:
Colour Riche Caresse Aqua Lip Lacquer
Colour Riche Caresse Stick
Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is bought with my money. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.