A few days ago I picked up two “Gloss Balms” from CoverGirls latest line NatureLuxe. On the CoverGirl site these balms are described as being luxurious, sheer with a hint of shine, and having the lightweight feel of a balm. As an added bonus, they have SPF 15.
Before heading to CVS, I visited the site to get colormatched so that I could choose colors based on my complexion (fair skin, blonde hair, brown eyes). I decided on Tulip, a semi-sheer baby pink, and Anemone, a sheer bright red/coral. Tulip looked the same on my lips as it did in the tube, however Anemone was not nearly as bright on my lips. Anemone is definitely my favorite of the two - when I put it on it brightened my entire face. I’m sure I’ll be taking Anemone to the beach this summer for an SPF balm with a sheer pop of color.
Overall, these balms are good for everyday use if you are looking for something moisturizing with a sheer tint of color. The balm lasted for about an hour, and the tint stayed on my lips for another half hour. I’m not sure I would say these are the most ‘luxurious’ balms I’ve ever used, and I don’t know why they are advertised as a ‘gloss balm’ when they do not look or feel like glosses. If you want an above average balm with some color, definitely pick one, or a few of these up at your local drug store for $6.
Stay tuned… swatches to come!