Maybelline Lip Smooth Color and Care Refreshing Tinted Lip Balm – Cranberry Jam
Today, I’ll be reviewing Maybelline Lip Smooth Color and Care Refreshing Tinted Lip Balm in Cranberry Jam variant. Read on to know what I appreciate and do not appreciate about the same.
Product Being Reviewed:
Maybelline Lip Smooth Color and Care Refreshing Tinted Lip Balm in the shade Cranberry Jam.
INR 99 for 4.5 gms of the product.
30 months from the date of manufacture.
Polybutyne, octyl dodacanol, isopropyl myristate, ethylhexyl, methoxycinnamate, ozokerite, petrolatum, disostearyl malate, hexadecane copolymer, ceresin, ethylhexyl salicilate, paraffin, trimethylolpropane trisostearate, candellila wax, silica, dimethyl silylate, polyethylene, polyglyceryl-2 trisostearate, tocopheryl acetate, jojoba esters, benzyl benzoate, BHT, biabolol, ethylhexyl palmitate, dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline, safflower seed oil, hexyl cinnamal, linalool, Irvingia Gabonensis kernel butter, blueberry fruit extract, tribehenin, benzyl alcohol, hydrogenated coco glycerides, Luffa Cylindrica seed oil, sorbitan isostearate, palmitoyl oligopeptide, parfum.
It helps to repair dry lips thanks to its natural ingredients: Jojoba oil and Safflower seed oil. It also contains Vitamin E to protect your lips from external aggressions. Your lips will become more moisturised, soft and supple. Color spreads evenly and gives your lips a subtle, shiny tint. Your lips look & feel renewed, luscious, incredibly soft and smooth.
Directions For Use:
Apply daily on lips.
It comes in a dark pink twist-up tube which has a screw cap. The packaging makes it travel friendly.
Color and Texture:
It is dark pink in color with very fine, barely visible microglitter. It is waxy in texture.
Medium to strong, fruity fragrance.
My Experience with Maybelline Lip Smooth Color and Care Refreshing Tinted Lip Balm – Cranberry Jam:
I had picked it up from Shopper’s Stop around the time of my cousin’s marriage. Unfortunately for me, it got misplaced somewhere even before I could use it. That was around 4 months ago. About a week back, my mother had to go out of town for a seminar. So, she was cleaning the suitcase which we had taken with us to the wedding and from its outer panel this one dropped out. I was shocked to pleasantly surprised to happy! From that day, I have been using this daily and loving it. It has become a staple in my bag now. Let me tell you why I like it so much.
First of all, its color, what a lovely shade! Then comes the yummy, fruity smell. Also, it is absolutely tasteless, something that I like my lip products to be. Its biggest advantage, according to me, is that it comes with SPF-15, something that my other favourite lip balms from The Body Shop and Nivea lack.
It has a lovely pink tint, I was surprised to note that it shows up on my pigmented lips. It doesn’t cover the pigmentation (not that I was not expecting it to), but it gives a beautiful pink tint to the lips. It is fairly moisturising. It lives up to its claims of giving subtle, shiny tint to the lips and also to make them soft and smooth. It is a bit sticky, something that I do not like. The staying power is pretty okay for a lip balm. It is glossy, but I find Nivea Pomegranate Lip Balm to be more glossy than this. It is pretty good for daily use.
A funny thing that I noticed while typing out the ingredients was that there was no mention about Cranberry! On the contrary, it contains extracts of blueberry.
Anyway, let me sum up the pros and cons of the product for you:
Pros of Maybelline Lip Smooth Color and Care Refreshing Tinted Lip Balm – Cranberry Jam:
- It contains SPF 15.
- It is enriched with jojoba oil and safflower seed oil.
- The packaging makes it travel friendly.
- It has a beautiful, pink tint.
- The color will look lovely on non-pigmented lips.
- The color shows up pretty well on pigmented lips.
- It has a fruity fragrance and is tasteless.
- It gives a glossy, pink tint to the lips.
- It is fairly moisturising.
- It lives up to its claim of making lips soft and smooth.
- It is inexpensive.
Cons of Maybelline Lip Smooth Color and Care Refreshing Tinted Lip Balm – Cranberry Jam:
- It is a bit sticky.
- The screw cap is tight.
- That apart, I could not find any more cons of the product.
Will I Purchase Maybelline Lip Smooth Color and Care Refreshing Tinted Lip Balm – Cranberry Jam Again?
Yes, I will and I will try the Mandarin variant next.
Will I Recommend Maybelline Lip Smooth Color and Care Refreshing Tinted Lip Balm – Cranberry Jam?
Yes, I will. Those who do not mind the stickiness, will definitely like it.
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