Covergirl NatureLuxe Gloss Balm Review, Swatches, Photos
What’s the word on the street kids? Have you seen the Covergirl NatureLuxe Collection at your local drugstore yet? I seen one display but didn’t take a chance to explore it yet as I was rushing in one door and out the other on a Cadbury Dairy Milk run. Did you ever notice Dairy Milks taste all kinda of rancid purchased outside of England. Gag me. But hey when you’re in need, you’re in need!
Covergirl NatureLuxe officially launches this January so you should be seeing more and more displays at your drugstore soon. I recently tried out and adored the foundation. If you tried it, do spread the cheer (or not), curious whatcha you think of it!
Let’s have a look at the Covergirl NatureLuxe Gloss Balm.
A new Gloss Balm which leaves out select heavier emollients for natural mango, shea and other butters which are lighter, more luxurious-feeling alternatives.
The Covergirl NatureLuxe Collection, is a luxury makeup line that exchanges select heavier synthetics for carefully-chosen natural ingredients. It isn’t an organic line in the traditional sense but it does leave out many harsher ingredients for a more “natural-like” formula.
I think many people will wonder how the Gloss Balms compare to the regular Covergirl Lip Slicks personally I think the Natureluxe Gloss Balms run a little sheerer and a bit lighter on the lips.
These are pretty sheer but they leave a subtle touch of color on lips and some even run a bit more pigmented such as the shade Cinnamon which reminds me of MAC Slimshine in Lovey Dovey (my fav!). They smooth on beautifully with a formula that has a high shine. They do feel a little bit waxy but I find application and reapplication smooths the formula out and gives it more of a glossy finish. They hydrate drier lips quite nicely and wear considerably long for a balm. The slim swivel up design travels well and is perfect for touch ups on the go.
They sport an SPF 15 so if you’re all about sun protection in your lip balm this brings it!
I tried four shades but there are 16 available so you’re looking at quite a bit of variety! Shades I tried were Hibiscus (Mauve-y Rose, applies with decent color pay off), Cinnamon (Bronze-y Copper, applies with a good deal of pigment), Marble (Baby Pinky, Peach, applies sheer with little no color pay off), and Grenahce (Dusky Mauve, applies sheer with no color pay off).
Price wise for a balm might they might be a tad high at $6.49 but I honestly don’t think that’s too much of a splurge!
- Anyone who likes a more natural, lightweight makeup for their lips!
- Chronic lip application appliers (you know who you are, I’m a member of that fan club) will rejoice in tucking this into their desk drawer or makeup bag!
- Anyone who wants a pigmented lip balm (these run more sheer although some do display a good pop of color depending on your shade choice).
Overall, NatureLuxe Gloss Balm should appeal to those who like a more natural lip look that’s lightweight sans the heavier feel of sticky lipglosses or heavy lipsticks. They make a nice treat for light makeup or for tucking into your purse or desk drawer for quickie touch ups throughout the day when you’re not wanting to drag out an arsenal to do your lip look.
Natureluxe Gloss Balm will be guest starring at drugstores shortly in January 2011 or some drugstores already have displays out so keep your eyes peeled.
Will you indulge?
This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR.
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