If lip balms were like an army of zombies I could take over the world with my collection, it would be a World Balmination.
I don’t have an army of zombies but I wish I did, I do have an army of lip balms though and the newest to grace my collection is Hard Candy World Balmination.
Brilliant stuff and a beauty budget pick for you back to schoolers out there.
A lemon-scented balm that comes in eight shades to protect and moisturize lips.
World Balmination Lip Balm is part of the Hard Candy Fall Collection 2011 and comes in eight shades for….drum roll…three bucks each. ‘ello awesome Beauty Budget pick!
I happen to be a lazy touch-upper so once my lipgloss and my lipstick wear away chances are I’m NOT going to make the attempt to head to the ladies and touch it up. This is one reason I keep an army of balms in my desk drawer as they are a quick way to slick on a hint of color and get my lips feeling hydrated again.
World Balmination is a cheap as day old chips pick for not only moisturizing lips but also giving them a hint of color. I picked up two at my Wally World (Walmart) and was quite pleased with the formula. Each balm comes in Hard Candy’s funky packaging, heck I was having a hard time not thinking of Urban Decay when I saw the rather cool prints on the tube.
The formula is a hydrating balm sans a waxy, uncomfortable feel. It glides on easily and leaves behind a lightweight moisturizing finish with a tiny hint of color. The color is pretty sheer but it’s enough to give lips a natural, healthy flush.
I picked up two shades which were Good Girl, a nude peachy beige and Fishnet, a subdued fuchsia. As I mentioned the colors are super sheer here so don’t expect for the colors in the tube to make an appearance on your lips.
Packaging kinda irks me because the glosses are swiveled too far up to begin with which means putting the top back on is an experience you have to be careful with less you knock against the balm with the top and create a mess! They should have allowed the balms to swivel down more to avoid this.
I’ve been using them several days without issue but I noticed the balm narrows a hair towards the end which means it’s a little shaky and I’m kinda worried it might snap at any minute. So far, knock wood, nothing happened…!
- Anyone seeking an inexpensive balm for tucking into their tote, drawer, etc..for a quickie touch up!
- Students on a budget.
- Those who like natural lips without alot of color or product on them!
- Those who aren’t really a fan of lip balm formulas (if you’re more a gloss girl or a lipstick one, well this prob won’t float your boat).
- Those sensitive to scented or flavored lip products.
Overall, Hard Candy World Balmination is a solid yay for me. I like having a balm around that gives my lips a hint of color and some much needed moisture and this fits the bill and won’t break my piggie bank doing it. I find it’s a nice pick for students as well that really can’t dish out on expensive lip treatments plus it travels nicely for touch ups while you’re in class. At three dollars you’re not going to find a nicer balm with fun packaging and a decent formula. They are comparable to Fresh Lip Balms not only because of the formula (this isn’t as pigmented but very close to the brand’s formula) but also because of the sugary lemon scent and flavor which I find very pleasant so if you didn’t want to dish out the twenty plus price tag for Fresh’s version you can snatch up one of these for relatively the same lip balm experience.
Well worth your buck!
Muse Approved for purchase!