Covergirl Smoochies Lip Balm is a new variation on Covergirl Lipslicks that are available this Summer. I’m not really sure why they needed to go here as we already have Lipslicks and I’m not seeing much difference in the two formulas.
However, if you like lip balms these might be worth exploring.
Here’s my review and thoughts.
Covergirl Lipslicks Smoochies are a conditioning tinted lip balm very similiar to Covergirl Lipslicks if not identical really. Perhaps what you get with Smoochies is a more modern, every so slightly reformulated and repackaged version of their Lipslicks, which really are still available on shelves as far as I know.
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I think the brighter packaging and the shade names (which include a hashtag) might be a big draw though especially for a younger girl, this on Covergirl’s part is excellent marketing.
On lips they are just a touch thicker than the original formula but just a touch nothing you can obviously feel unless you’re really looking for it. They are a heavier balm-y texture and two of the three shades I purchased offered an opaque tint. Covergirl Lipslicks have always been a fairly nice product in my opinion and went a little above a regular old tinted lip balm and Smoochies pretty much delivers the same pigment and quality. They have a subtle fruity taste and smell that isn’t really terribly pleasant but it disappears fairly fast after applied. Although a balm I find they lack any great moisturizing benefits and my lips don’t feel particularly hydrating through the wear. I dislike how heavy they are as they are a lip product that make themselves known when worn. Wear time varies but I can get around three to four hours of color from them before they fade.
Overall, I’m unsure if you need to indulge in Covergirl Lipslicks Smoochies if you already own a few Lipslicks shades. These are basically the same product and merely revised in packaging. They aren’t completely uneventful as they are a quick way to get nice color on lips with a high sheen finish however, I think they prove boring simply because Covergirl has done them before….Why the suddenly re-release of products you already have in your general catalog?!
Love the old Lipslicks?
Want to try the new Smoochies formula?
Available now at drugstores.