New Nivea Lip Balms: Nivea Pearly Shine & Nivea Camomile and Calendula
Today I will reviewing two the two latest lip balms from Nivea.
I am a huge fan of Nivea Lip Care products, especially their Fruit Shine Balms, not only do they have a beautiful hint of colour, they have a light shimmer and is pleasantly scented. One can quickly roll on some of their Fruit Shine Balm and step out to college or work. The best part is, they moisturize your lips, add glamour to them and yet isn’t OTT.
So, when I saw these two new balms adorning the rack at Spencer’s, I scooped them up at once. (I won’t be lying if I say that I own and have used ALL the balms and glosses from Nivea, especially since they were the only beautifying products I used to use on myself till a couple of months back). I brought them home and tore their outer covers, quickly uncapped them and brought them close to my nose for a whiff. And, I was simply Delighted. NOT! Why? Read on for the answer.
Nivea Pearly Shine:
I had heard about this one some time back and had been waiting for it since then. In fact, I had got all the more curious when a cousin of mine from Delhi updated her Facebook profile status update as: “my lips got complimented for the first time by Shon (that’s her boyfriend) . 🙂 All thanks to Nivea Pearly Shine”. In fact, when I first got a glimpse of the cute light pearly pink cap, I was sure it would something nice. But, I was just so disappointed with it when I applied it. The balm leaves a disgusting sheen to my lips which I simply hate. Personally, I prefer a glossy finish to my lips than a sheen-y finish. In fac, when my Mom saw me, she peered into my lips and said, “Is something wrong with your lips?” Also, it doesn’t really suit my skin tone, which is rather dusky (somewhat like Deepika Padukone’s). The only plus point that I could see was the moisturizing effect, which for the matter all Nivea Lip Balms possess, so why should one buy Pearly Shine when other ‘better’ options are available.
Below, I have summarized the pros and cons of Nivea Pearly Shine:-
PROS of Nivea Pearly Shine
• It is moisturizing (like all other Nivea balms).
• It has a rather good staying power. Stays for about 2-3 hours, which I think is not bad for lipbalms.
• Has a nice fragrance- it is a sweet sugary fragrance, which many might like.
• Contains SPF 10.
CONS of Nivea Pearly Shine
• Gives a sheen to the lips, which I don’t like at all.
• Doesn’t really suit my skin tone. Thus, it’s not something that can be used by everyone.
I am afraid the colour didn’t show properly. :-/
Rating: I will give it 2.5 out of 5.
Overall Verdict: This balm disappointed me, to say the very least. But if one loves sheen, then she can surely give it a try.
Nivea Camomile & Calendula:
Wait a minute, shouldn’t that be c’h’amomile? Well, yeah, it should. But the Nivea people don’t think so. They probably decided to add a little twist to the whole balm, along with the name, and in the process, they sadly messed it up. Big time.
The carton shouts ‘Pure and Natural’ and tried to give the balm a Pure and Natural look by colouring it green and designing the cap in flowers and plants. The green is a cute green, similar to that of the VLCC Mint Lip Balm, but the huge downside of the balm is the smell. My God….it was UGH…like, double Ugh! It smells like those typical green hair oils which promise to make your hairs grow till your toe-nails.
After applying it, I was literally having a choking sensation and quickly rubbed the balm off. In fact, with great resolve and endurance, I have tried to apply the balm two times after that but sadly, the smell is too repulsive to even open the cap and bring the balm anywhere near my lips. My mother, who has tried to apply the balm with greater resolve almost had a coronary after applying it. And presently, we are planning to toss the thing out of the window.
Unfortunately, I did not apply the balm long enough to be able estimate the Pros and Cons, but here goes the only two things that I understood about the balm.
• It is moisturizing, ditto for all other Nivea Balms.
• The smell, like I said before. That kind of summarizes everything for me.
Rating: I wish to give it a big 0 out of 5, but maintaining some respect for the Nivea company, I will give it a 0.5. 😛
Overall Verdict: Stay away from this balm, no matter how much it allures you with it innocent get-up. However, if you are willing you risk your nasal nerves, then buy it. But, I am sure you will toss it out of your window too.
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