Nivea Pearly Shine, Nivea Camomile & Calendula Review

New Nivea Lip Balms: Nivea Pearly Shine & Nivea Camomile and Calendula

Hello all…!!!

Today I will reviewing two the two latest lip balms from Nivea.

Pearly Shine

camomile lip balm

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:

Quantity: 4.8g

Price: Rs.159/-

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:

Quantity: 4.8g

Price: Rs.159/-

nivea chamomile cendula

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.

nivea balm

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.
Thank you…


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47 thoughts on “Nivea Pearly Shine, Nivea Camomile & Calendula Review

  1. green hair oils :lol2: I do like nivea lip balms. They are quite ncie but I guess would totally skip this green alien looking lip balm. 😆

    1. I have a green lipstick that my lil sis picked up from some local store. :yuck: When I saw it, I thought WTH!! But it comes out pink on the lips! :stars:

        1. Now that everyone is talking about these funny lipsticks,I will definitely buy one. :lol2: :stars:
          The fancy store near my house also has blue lipsticks and I saw a didi from my school buying an “opaque” blue gloss. My face was like this then: 😮

      1. Bhumi even I have seen that one in one of the shops……but never dared to pick it up :worship: :worship: :worship:

      2. yup bhumycka..i also saw a lippie lyk dis once ..and wen i tried it on ma lips it was a sweet pink color.. :preen:

    2. Ohh..I tried the green one and I liked the was a little herbal like but in a nice way and kinda soothing. I guess personal preference!
      Thanks for reviewing Riz..I’ve always been confused about the pearly shine one..whether to pick it or not!

  2. i persoanlly dont like sugar/fruity smelling lip balms, can anybody suggest a lipbalm that doesnot have strong fragrance / or no smell?

    1. Firdous, try Nivea’s Essential Care. The blue one. 🙂 Isn’t fruity/sweet smelling at all, very mildly perfumed. Once you apply it, you can’t smell anything. Contains jojoba oil and shea butter. Retails for Rs.99. And works extremely well. 🙂

  3. Nice review, but when i saw the review I thought am going to read lots of ravings regarding it, but so less rating for niveaa balms ,never expected !

  4. I love all Nivea lipbalms!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
    But now I’m not going to get the green one. Thank you Riz! 🙂

  5. :hihi: :toothygrin:
    Thank goodness I haven’t bought those weird balms….I find it hilarious that you compared that green one’s smell to hair oils. :lol2: :lol2: …come to think of it,when I wet t H&G yesterday,two of the Nivea SAs were trying to get me to buy that particular product but I got turned off by the “sweet and innocent” packaging as you so put it. :victory2: :stars:
    I was toh :dumb: at the flowers on the tube.

      1. :stars: I can sympathise. I don’t like buying something and then feeling bad about it later…Waise hone par unka purpose bhi gaya kam se. :nono:

  6. :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: me staying away otherwise nivea ka new lip gloss..i wud hav definitely picked.. :methinks: :methinks: :methinks: :methinks:
    thanxx for the review riz :))

  7. nice review & i like your sense of humor.. :woot: .well written! I’ve never used nivea lip balms & will stay away now. :nababana:

    1. oh no…you should definitely use nivea lip balms….they are the best balms I have used.. Just try staying away from these two. Try nivea fruit shine balms….

  8. “smells like those typical green hair oils which promise to make your hairs grow till your toe-nails” :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:

    Nice review! :jiggy2:

  9. I have the same lipbalm and the packaging and the cap looks EXACTLY the same except that chamomile is spelled as “chamomile” and not “camomile”. The lipbalm itself isn’t as green as the one pictured and scent it very faint. It says on the package that it was “Made in Thailand”. Perhaps yours has a slightly different formulation? I bought mine here in Sydney btw.

  10. Hi all,

    yes i too bought this (the green one, spelled camomile) a few months back. i too hate the smell….it is weird to say the least. But since this is my first Nivea lip balm (i was using lotus and biotique before that) and it works well. I bear the smell and use it anyway 😉

  11. I didn’t read this post before buying pearly shine and had same reaction as yours.. It looks terrible! and then i bought VLCC daily protect cherry lip balm which is awesome sans its bright red colour. So i now use these both in combo cause i loved vlcc texture but not the colour n strong smell… so i apply vlcc and then cover with nivea which reduces the reddish tinge and gives better smell 😉

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