Maybelline Lip Smooth Color & Care Balm SPF 16 Review, Swatches

by Rati on November 24, 2010 · 109 comments


Maybelline Lip Smooth Color & Care Balm SPF 16 Review, Swatches

Price : Rs 99

Maybelline Lip Smooth Color & Care Balm is a tinted lip balm with SPF 16. I have been using it for almost 10- 12 days now and I am completely in love with these lip balms..

There are six shades available in Maybelline Lip Smooth Color & Care Tinted Lip Balm.

Maybelline Lip Smooth Color & Care Balm

Maybelline Lip Smooth Color & Care Balm

What I love about Maybelline Tinted Lip Balm?

  • It comes in a tube packaging so it’s easier to use. Plus it’s hygienic.
  • There are six variants available in this. you may check out the shades here.
  • I like the faint strawberry fragrance it has.
  • It stays on my lips for good one hour or so.
  • It keeps my lips moisturized. Even on chapped lips days, it helps.
  • It has SPF in it.
  • Inexpensive.
  • They are not waxy.
Maybelline Lip Smooth Color & Care Balm

Maybelline Lip Smooth Color & Care Balm

Mandarin is a deep orange colour. I would like to try the pinks as well in the range but as of now I am just enjoying a  different shade.

Maybelline Lip Smooth Color & Care Balm

Maybelline Lip Smooth Color & Care Balm

The Not so Good things about Maybelline Lip Smooth Color & Care Tinted lip Balm:

  • I would have preferred that different lip balms had a different flavours. Like I would have preferred an orange flavour for mandarin.
  • If you have tried Nivea Starshine lip balms, you would find these less tinted comparatively. However I found these more moisturizing than the Nivea lip balms.
  • If you have super cracked lips, I don’t think this would help a lot. This is more of  a fun thing but effective to an extent.
Maybelline Lip Smooth Color & Care Balm

Maybelline Lip Smooth Color & Care Balm

I was a little tired yesterday and I guess it shows in my photo. ;)

Anyway this is how Mandarin tinted lip balm looks one me. It’s very sheer so I had to apply 5-6 swipes of this to make it a little visible.

Maybelline Lip Smooth Color & Care Balm

Maybelline Lip Smooth Color & Care Balm

Indian Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating : :-* :-*:-* + 0.5

Have you used Maybelline Lip Smooth Color & Care Balm? Please rate in the box below.

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calicoaster November 24, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Rosy lips, dimpled chin
Straight straight hair, very fair…. :-D :-D :-D Me asking that, is that you? :-* :-* :-*

As far as balm is concerned..I like its cute packaging and that it is tinted!!..but not buying it!!!

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 4:01 pm

Cali rosy lips :-P My lips look like I just had that 2 Rs wali orange ice cream. It gives that same effect. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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calicoaster November 24, 2010 at 4:07 pm

yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh..I love that ice candy..yumm yummm!!…. :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
err…and there are orange roses too!! :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 4:18 pm

:silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly:

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Dia November 24, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Rati-Which of these is lighter pink? :-)

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 5:24 pm

I liked dolly rose. :)

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surbhi November 24, 2010 at 4:02 pm

yayyy!! :-D u finally reviewed it…i so wanna but one of these :hypnotized: …but still unavailable in noida :shame: :shame: …so. :-( …dunno how long i’l have to wait :-(

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 4:19 pm

yeah finally reviewed. This was on today’s priority list. :P I think these would be available soon. :-) :-)

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Radhika November 24, 2010 at 4:03 pm

What have you put on your eyes ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-)

You look cute though in the piccy..not tired kinds…I will do copy cat lip balm post tomorrow…yipppeeeee…I like blog surfing..I get so much “inspiration” heheheheee…me a poopy alien copy cat :alien: :poop: :cat: :cat2:

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Oh I see something something. :D :D It’s just a regular bronze eyeshadow. I was super lazy yesterday to do anything fun. :P

Copy CAT :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

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Radhika November 24, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Silver blue party makeup look in the “you might also like ” posts…is that a sign I wonder I wonder..me work now..me wasted whollllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeedayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 4:21 pm

:giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

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naina November 24, 2010 at 4:07 pm

love ur eyebrows girl …. sooo thick … :hypnotized: :hypnotized:

have seen these earlier also ,so badly want one of these , but u kno the city i stay in , we dont get maybelline anywer :cry: :cry:

2 Rs. wali orange iccream … LOL LOL LOL :laugh: :laugh:

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 4:21 pm

WHAT?? :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: Where do you live?

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naina November 24, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Bhubaneswar , its the capital of Orissa .

i bought the vasline rosy glow lip balm , its useless. :reallyangry: :reallyangry:

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ansh November 24, 2010 at 4:35 pm

do a review here on that vaseline rosy glow. i’m still in two minds about it

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 4:38 pm

I hve never heard about it. :P :P

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naina November 24, 2010 at 5:57 pm

err… bhubaneswar or rosy glow ? what hvnt u heard about ?
rati i want to send the review of that vaseline rosy glow thingie , but first u plz publish my hand ceam review or u no publishing it ?? :-( :-(

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 7:47 pm

I just replied :sweat:

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ansh November 24, 2010 at 4:34 pm

i was just waiting for ur review before buying it :laugh:
me gonna buy today itself. + same shade. so different from d ordinary pinks :yes:

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Yeah that was the only reason I bought this shade. I wanted a change from my regular pinks. :)

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rids November 24, 2010 at 4:43 pm

wowwwwwwww …. i went to buy this and they said its not arrived yet….. desperately waitingggggggggg …….hehehehehehhehe :-D :-D

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 4:46 pm

he he yeah do try them. they are fun. ;)

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calicoaster November 24, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Just now my oriflame parcel reached!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump:

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 4:46 pm

what all did you buy :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

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calicoaster November 24, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Oh I got this essentials nourishing night cream and this optimals seeing is believing multi-benefits eye cream and then Oriflame beauty maxi lip gloss pink and then Oriflame beauty Highlighter brush…

and one tiny bottle of tea tree oil for my friend!! :-D :-D :-D thats it!! :snicker: :snicker: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 5:06 pm

” seeing is believing multi-benefits eye cream ” what kind of name is that :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 5:07 pm

ANd that’s it? :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X

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calicoaster November 24, 2010 at 5:08 pm

yupppppppp.. :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: “Seeing is believing” is the name of that night cream!! he he..it comes in this small cute dibbi!! :-D :-D :-D ..Me not liking dibbis though!! :-| :-| :-| …Ordered for another time turner eye cream tube but it was out of stock!! :-(( :-(( so ordered this!! :-P :-P

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calicoaster November 24, 2010 at 5:09 pm

oops its eye cream!! :hypnotized: :hypnotized: I need some :coffee: :coffee: now!!

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 5:10 pm

:snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

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jomol November 24, 2010 at 4:47 pm

I want it I want it…they are so cheap at 99…who gives lip balm at 99 anymore :-(( …….this is the perfect happy bright shade that I like… :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Why are you ignoring me today :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

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calicoaster November 24, 2010 at 4:51 pm

probably..coz she is in mood to stay good today!!… :-P :-P :-P Doesn’t want you to suffer from her goodness!! :silly: :silly: :silly:

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 4:58 pm

:giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: ;-) ;-)

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jomol November 24, 2010 at 5:00 pm

:smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :talktothehand: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :goaway: :goaway: :goaway: :goaway:

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Radhika November 24, 2010 at 4:55 pm

Jomol..Avon has lip balms for Rs.99, and they are tinted and with SPF like these only.

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jomol November 24, 2010 at 5:01 pm

yeah Rads, I had seen those int he catalog….but this shade is such a bright candy shade…..he he I want it asap :-))

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 5:05 pm

I send for you? :P

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Meenal November 24, 2010 at 4:47 pm

I bought this in the lightest pink colour (don’t rem’r the exact name) and totally in love with it. :-* :-* :-* .Its so good for wearing daily. But I put it over my regular balm.

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 4:49 pm

yeah it has some pretty shades. Oh you use it as a lipstick. :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

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Meenal November 24, 2010 at 4:56 pm

Not as lipstick…more like a gloss that you can wear all the time w/o looking OTT. :-)

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 4:59 pm

yeah these look shiny glossy kinds. :)

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Farha November 24, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Rati…. u dnt lukkkk tired at allll…..u luk boooouuuuuuuuutiiiiiiiifuuuuuuuulllllll….wat is the blush dat u hav used??????? it lukss sooooooo pweeeeeeeeeeeettttttyyyyy :beauty: :beauty: :beauty: :beauty: :beauty: …..BTW which one do u thnk is bettr apna lotus SPF lip balm or maybelline……

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 5:02 pm

I think lotus is more of a healing balm. it has always helped my cracked lips. This one is moisturising but not the kinds that would repair your cracked lips. But it helps get red of regular winter chapped lips.

Blush is Clinique Quickblush http://makeupandbeauty.com/clinique-quick-blush-review-peach-in-a-pinch/

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jomol November 24, 2010 at 4:55 pm

:cute: :shy: :cute: :shy: :cute: :shy: :cute: :shy: Cali :cute: :shy: :cute: :shy: :cute: :shy: :cute: :shy: :cute: :shy: :cute: :shy: ….Cali….please tell her to change this profile pic of hers……….i am getting complex looking at it….I tried this particular hairstyle yesterday, but ended up looking like macchiwali….. :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( ….so I protest and will ignore her until she rmoves this profile pic…..I trying to gain support….will you join me Cali….I will ask Rads too :zombiekiller:

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calicoaster November 24, 2010 at 4:57 pm

errr… :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized:

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 5:04 pm
jomol November 24, 2010 at 5:06 pm

I will run here and there on IMBB and irritate everyone…wait :shout: :shout:

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 5:12 pm

I’ll change my avatar to Cindrella now :-| :-| :-| :-| :-| :-| :-| :-|

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Radhika November 24, 2010 at 5:07 pm

Rati’s latest comment

“cheeee cheeeeeeeeee she is trying to impose her things on me.. ”

:devil: :devil: :devil: :devil: :devil: :devil: is war :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife:

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 5:11 pm

:poop: :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin:

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Suma November 24, 2010 at 5:14 pm

wow i missed so much today :( haven’t been keeping well u see :( anyways.. now am back! Yay Yay Yay!! :D
Rati, loved the Mandarin look on u :) though i would personally go for one of the pinks :P
any idea if they are available in Pune?

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 5:22 pm

Oh!! Get well soon :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose:

yeah pinks would be more wearable. i already have a pink tinted lip balm so picked this one up. :)

No idea about Pune. :((

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Suma November 24, 2010 at 5:35 pm

thankoooos rAtisssssss :)

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 5:42 pm

:-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

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Giasaysthat November 24, 2010 at 5:43 pm

I am going to buy this one :D
liked the color :-*

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 5:51 pm

:yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

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surbhi November 24, 2010 at 6:15 pm

ratu :( plz tell me how to chng my pic :( pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :( :( :( :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Jas November 24, 2010 at 6:19 pm

I bought it and like it!! :-)) Cranberry shade :-D

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 6:22 pm

Oh that’s a nice shade. I got your mail. Will reply today. :)

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Jas November 24, 2010 at 6:49 pm

Thanks.. :-))

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naina November 24, 2010 at 6:24 pm

rati , is this ur signature pose or something ??? :-D :-D :-D almost all your pics are like this … ?:-) ?:-)

but u looking lovely anyways ;-)

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 6:33 pm

No it’s like I click my photos on my own so i think i end up taking photess in one style only. I only bother about colours showing up or not. :P

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naina November 24, 2010 at 7:25 pm

hmmmm…. can i do a review of that vaseline rosy glow ???? and please reply before i pass out asking you :sweat: :sweat: :-)) :-))

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 7:42 pm

Okay. :P :P

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Aditi November 24, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Nice review Rati. I just love lip balms. The color looks gorgeous and the price is unbeatable!! ..But I already have so many lip balms to finish. So , maybe i’ll give this a miss :-/ :-/ :-/ .

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 7:43 pm

Yeah Aditi it’s not a must have. i just have one lip balm so I didn’t mind purchasing another. :)

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 7:42 pm

OMG and you have all elle 18 stuff..me so envious of you. :P :P

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Bee November 24, 2010 at 7:59 pm

love them :) i use the nivea ones a lot so this one wud be a treat :)

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 9:49 pm

Great!! :))

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Ishtar November 24, 2010 at 8:11 pm

I donno if labello (french brand)is available in India, but it’s such a same (specially the fruit star line).Generally I like lip tinted balm, nice review Rati (n yr beautiful don’t worry)

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Ishtar, labello is called Nivea here. :)

Thank you. :)

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Rajol November 24, 2010 at 8:26 pm

I have dolly rose, and I dito your thoughts on this product…its just perfect for the winters… :yes:

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 9:51 pm

I also liked Dolly Rose apart from mandarin. :)

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Ishtar November 24, 2010 at 10:30 pm

Labello n nivea a same brand?good to know
Thanks Rati yr welcome :-)

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 11:02 pm
VG November 24, 2010 at 10:51 pm

Finallyyy Rati!! Thanx 4 d review :-* !! Definitely gonna buy dis one!Kinda got bored wid pinks :-P :-P

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 11:03 pm

I think most of you were waiting for this review. :P

I do have a pink tinted lip balm so I got this one for a change. :)

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anks November 25, 2010 at 1:39 am

tempting….!

what blush are you wearing rati?

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Rati November 25, 2010 at 7:24 pm
monika November 25, 2010 at 11:25 am

Looks good but I already have 2 tinted balms- Nivea Lip Care & Lotus…….so :(
U do not look tired Rati…..u look so nice as always :)

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Rati November 25, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Thank you Monika. :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

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Krishti November 25, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Dear Rati,

Will u pretty please suggest a highly tinted lipbalm for me? I love them but am completely clueless on the ‘ which ones to pick’ terms !!

And great review, as always! :-))

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Farha November 25, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Dear Krishti,

If u havent tried Lotus yet….try Lotus cheryyy….

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Krishti November 25, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Thanks a lot Farha :-)) :-)) … I am definitely gonna try it….. Thanks a lot for the suggestion !! :handshake: :highfive:

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Vrushali November 26, 2010 at 1:22 am

Hi Rati,
This is Vrushali here, and This my First “reply”.

The Lip smooth as the name says is good, I recently bought the Mandarin one.
I like the slight Sparkle in it. It is a good moisturiser for the Lips. So basically I like it.

BTW, I have been starting to follow your blog, since the past 15 days,
Your opinion on certain products has now started being an important part of the decision-making process. Needless to say, I like it.

I must say you are doing a good Job.

:-) :-)

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Rati November 26, 2010 at 8:51 am

Hi Vrushali,

Welcome to IMBB. :) Yeah I also like this a lot. It’s kinda fun to use and it does its job pretty well. :) I am glad that the reviews are helping you. Do stay around. :hugleft: :hugleft:

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Anuya December 30, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Rati, I bought this a couple of weeks ago and I love it! :) I went with your review in mind even though I had Neutrogena [i don't like it any more]in my bag! I’m so glad I got Mandarin – love the smell, packaging, hint of colour, staying power! :yes:

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Rati December 30, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Oh thank you Anuya. Glad you are liking it. :))

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Teesta January 13, 2011 at 10:49 am

I’m using the strawberry shade and it’s awesome! Can anyone say if it’s better than neutrogena? ?:)

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apoorva February 27, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Omg i absolutely loveeeeee disssssss n i oftn lose my lipbalms n ol bt i guard dis one wd my life i love it to bits.but u knw wt myn does taste like orange n dts y i love it so much its like d only lipbalm dat tastes good i ws so impressd bt hwcme urs dsnt….. :o N i think its d best lipbalm everrrrr it keeps d lips moisturised freverrrrrrrr. :D

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Vidya May 1, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Everytime i google a product ive used i land up on ur page :D

:) i used this one today, the dolly pink color, and u r so right, the nivea supershine has a much brighter tint that this, i ve been using tht for a while now so found ts a little less tinted but i like it nonetheless, nice flavour.

Im addicted to lipbalm and feel very uneasy without one on :) so ts works as a lip stain as well. i usually use balms under my lipgloss tho.

Have u tried the Oriflame tender care lip balm? i liked the creamy texture, it was the only oriflame product tat ive used that i actually liked

xx
Vidya

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sonpari October 15, 2011 at 8:00 pm

i have had the most bad experience with the packaging of this lip balm stick , the rotator didnt work properly and the balm didnt move up and down …what a waste :headbang: :headbang: :methinks:

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Hope you like it. :))

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