MaxFactor Xperience Sheer Gloss Balm – Pink Oyster Shell

MaxFactor Xperience Sheer Gloss Balm

Hello there,

Here is another review of a very essential thing that all ladies carry in their purse.. no matter what, we will never miss out this; yes! It is a tinted lip balm. This one is called MaxFactor Xperience Sheer Gloss Balm – Pink Oyster Shell.

Lip balm is a product which just misses out the spotlight as compared to lip sticks and lip glosses. We forget that this is the most important product which moisturizes and preps the pout for a smooth, even application of lip color. Lip balm has come a long way from good old Vaseline to lip balms with tints and even SPF 35. What else do you need. But the market has all sort of lip moisturizers from cheap to a whopping price. You never know what to pick.


I just read an article in which women were asked to report  about how many times they use a lip balm in a day.The answers varied from   twice to 30 times a day… This lip balm is also as essential for me! So let’s see how Max Factor Xperience Sheer Gloss Balm performs.

Shade: Pink Oyster Shell

Price: Rs. 620/- for 8gm

maxfactor sheer gloss balm ingredients

Max Factor Xperience Sheer Gloss Balm combines beautiful sheen and moisture for soft and luscious shiny lips.


• Feels smooth and silky with a glossy finish
• Enriched with mango and Shea butter to moisturize your lips
• Contains SPF 10 to help protect your lips from the sun


My experience with Max Factor Xperience Sheer Gloss Balm

It comes in a sleek & slim black twist up tube with a transparent cap. The transparent cap helps in the color identification quickly. The cap shuts with a click and is firm. I currently have five of these from this range and all have a sturdy cap. The shade name and number is written at the bottom of the tube. The sleek packaging helps you to keep the tube into your jeans pocket very easily.

This is a hybrid version of lip balm and a sheer lip gloss. Where a lip balm just hydrates your lips these gloss hydrate as well as cover the lips with substantial tint. The texture might feel little waxy but it is mild enough to be ignored. This gloss doesn’t feel heavy neither doe sit highlight any flaws on your lips. The formula doesn’t bleed onto fine lines of your lips even after hours of application. As far  as pigmentation goes, it’s pretty average. It is aptly named ‘sheer gloss balm’,the pigmentation is sheer but buildable to certain extent. In one swipe, enough tint is transferred on to your lips. They are non- sticky and absolutely hydrating.


Now about the shade Pink Oyster shell, it’s more towards a berry shade with orange tinge. With one swipe you will get an orange tinge which further applied, looks berry color with minuscule shimmer which is negligible.

Finally, the staying power is also average, about 3 hours. And the added advantage of this gloss balm is that they come with  SPF 10. This gloss has fragrance but not very over powering, but I don’t particularly like the fragrance of this specific shade. However, the other balms in the same range have a fruity smell.

Overall I like the finish that these glossy lip balms give on my lips, very hydrating and just a sheer tint adds some color to the face too.

Pros of MaxFactor Xperience Sheer Gloss Balm – Pink Oyster Shell

• Good packaging, easy to carry
• Hybrid formula of lip balm and gloss
• Highly moisturizing with substantial color coverage
• Comes with added benefit of SPF10
• Pigmentation is buildable
• Feels very light & non-sticky on lips
• Formula doesn’t melt in hot & humid conditions


Cons of MaxFactor Xperience Sheer Gloss Balm – Pink Oyster Shell

• Expensive
• Not suitable for highly pigmented lips

IMBB Rating: 4.2/5

Will I repurchase MaxFactor Xperience Sheer Gloss Balm – Pink Oyster Shell?

Yes, I like these tinted lip glosses and already own 5 from this range. The product very well adapts the features of a balm & sheer gloss coming out as a superior hybrid. These cover the lips with substantial color, buildable pigmentation and are very hydrating. This gloss comes with added an advantage of SPF10 accompanied with a con of very average wear time. Highly recommended for extremely dry lips but if you are a long wearing lip product person, you can ignore these.

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8 thoughts on “MaxFactor Xperience Sheer Gloss Balm – Pink Oyster Shell

  1. These are a really good deal 😀 I am going look for this 🙂 Lovely review Vinitha. And who applies lip balms 30 times a day :O hihi

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