Sephora Be You Lip Balm Review & Swatches

Sephora Be You Lip Balm is an extension of their recently introduced Color Reveal Lip Balm. I liked Color Reveal a lot. It was cheap, it flushed my lips very nicely, and I only complained about the taste….pretty darn great for a self confessed ranter about the Sephora Makeup Collection.

So, I was pretty excited about the Be You Lip Balm but I’m not sure why they bothered changing the name. The color is called Coral Twist and they could have simply just included a new shade or added it to the Color Reveal Lip Balm line up right? But hey, I don’t express knowledge on the mysteries of makeup marketing.

Let’s take a look and see if Be You Lip Balm is as great as Color Reveal.

Dude, this sucks.

The formula is just as nice as the original pink version. It’s a smooth, balm-y texture that has a moisturizing, nourishing feel. That isn’t the problem.

Sephora deems this a tangerine inspired color but no go.

Aw my feelings are hurt guys.

Sadly, the custom shade of tangerine you is merely a shade of pink. On my lips it turns a brighter shade of pink but not coral or tangerine.

Le sigh!

Things could prove differently for those with less pigmented lips or perhaps with a different skin tone than my own but sadly for me it was a bust.

No likey.

I was a little disappointed that this is exactly the same shade as the Color Reveal Balm that I already own. On the plus side this has a fruity taste because Color Reveal, as you might remember from my review, tasted like cardboard.


Tried it?

Do share the shade it turns on you!

Available now at Sephora and

P.S. I’m falling deeper and deeper in love with the Bro-mance between Hal and Tom. Are you still missing George and Mitchell? I think we need some Yaoi Fan Fiction about Tom and Hal, yes, we do.


This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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  • 3/28/12 20:39 Rawr:

    when people have less pigmented lips does that mean a lip color shows up darker or lighter on them? Lighter, right? And when people have more pigmented lips the color is darker? Can never figure this out lol


    • 3/29/12 9:44 the Muse:

      lighter it’ll show up darker…I think the color could potentially come across more coral on paler/less pigmented lips rawr. :)


  • 3/29/12 10:16 Cj:

    You took the words right out of my mouth. I’m like really tempted to return this along with the sugar one, which I don’t like either. Is it that hard to make a peachy coral balm I mean seriously.


    • 3/29/12 10:17 the Muse:

      agreed lol! I liked the fresh one, but I really expected it to be a bit more lighter than it was…! the sephora one was just a bust, I’m considering returning too, I already have color reveal seems useless to have both!


      • 3/29/12 10:26 Cj:

        Yeah the color was totally not what I was expecting, on my lips it doesn’t even look coral at all. Thank god I love the other things I got or this order would of been a bust


        • 3/29/12 10:28 the Muse:

          I’m about to review the new dior addict balm in the coral shade, that was MUCH better! I was hoping the sephora would prove a cheap alternative but what a bust. It’s just pink!


          • 3/29/12 10:35 Cj:

            Rofl wow I just asked you about that on the new post xD you can just disreguard that 😀 Ahh I’m so happy!!! I can’t wait to get my hands on it lol. I absolutely adore the regular lip glow so this is gonna be like my new best friend lol

          • 3/29/12 10:50 the Muse:

            ha just replied ;-D it’s LOVELY! way better than this ;D!

  • 3/29/12 18:18 Jenny:

    I was literally at Sephora twenty minutes ago and I swatched it and it was so sheer! So disappointed because I really like tinted lip balms.


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