I really enjoyed this sample of Read My Lips Lip Gloss by the Balm. Though, it was really small. Only wore a total of 4-5 times before the gloss became vinegary. A major reason for this was likely storage in my purse and the fact that the tub was the size of my pinky toe.
Nevertheless, the balm was a great color. I tried the rose "bam" color which was great for my olive skin tone. The consistency was top-notch and went over well over base lip shades or did well all on its own.
If I were to buy this lip gloss brand, I'd like try the red next but overall, the brand is pretty expensive. $15 for a regular size tube and it's not like it was anything better than what you could get from nice brands at the drug store.
All in all, I'd recommend getting a sample and trying it out but not sure that I will ever buy it myself. Though I got it in a gift set from Birchbox, I'd be excited about it.
I typically don't wear much chapstick unless I am going to be out in the sun or I am wearing a lipstick that dries out my lips but this one was a neat concept and I was happy to give it a try since it came in my first Birchbox!
The concept of the Day and Night Hydration Lock by ChapStick is simple and clever - moisturize your lips day and night with dual ends customized for each time period. The tricky thing is remembering to apply your chapstick when you go to bed. That said, the day time skin protectant is nice!
Most lip balms and sticks make me chew my lips because the film is so thick I try to remove it subconsciously. This one is moderately light - you are still aware of it but I didn't find myself chewing too terribly. I think this would be great under a lipstick, too.
The night time side I have only used twice and could tell my lips were softer in the AM but I have a hard time remember to apply it each night.
I usually carry my stick in my purse so by the time I am in bed and think about it I don't feel like getting my lazy butt up to go into the living room to grab the stuff. I almost wish these were in separate sticks and then I could leave the night time stick on my night stand by the bed.
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