Lip Balm

Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm (Summer 2013) Review & Swatches

Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balms Summer 2013

I’m absolutely thrilled that Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm is back in four new limited edition shades for Summer 2013. Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm made an original appearance in Europe but they took nearly two years to hit our counters for Summer 2012.

I’m happy to have these back this year. Fact of the matter is they are just too cool for school. Especially since this year they come in a translucent base of emerald green and turquoise. You’ll just want to sit around and stare at them rather than apply them to your lips!

Take a look!


Dior Jelly Lip Pen Review & Swatches

Dior Jelly Lip Pen

Dior’s Summer 2013 Makeup Collection brings us three new, limited edition Jelly Lip Pens. Yes, tinted lip pencils from Dior! The Dior Jelly Lip Pen ($26) are a chubby tinted pencil with a moisturizing formula and a shiny finish much like Clinique’s Chubby Balms.

Excited much?

I was when I heard Dior was doing these. I said it before and I’ll say it again I love these damn things. Seriously, it’s one trend I haven’t yet grown tired of. And lord knows at this point you think I would have as the market is heavily saturated with a ton of variations.

How does Dior’s stand against them?

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Nivea Lip Butter Review & Swatches

Nivea Caramel Cream Kiss Lip Butter

During out last discussion about the new Nivea Lip Butter we had a house divided here in fair Verona (or Musings of Muse whatever floats your boat, it’s almost time for Shakespeare in the Park, cut me a break alright?).

No seriously, I got a ton of mixed impressions about these lip butters. Some folks loved ‘em, some folks hated ‘em, some folks thought they were over hyped…after trying them I understand ALL of your feelings.

How’d I feel about them in the end?


Almay Liquid Lip Balm Review & Swatches

Almay Liquid Lip Balm

Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm is a newly launched hybrid formula that has the pigment and shine of a gloss but the texture and moisturizing properties of a lip balm.

I dunno how I feel about a hybrid gloss slash balm. I mean I’m happy enough with my lip balm being a lip balm and my gloss being a gloss. Do the two products really need a marriage?

Let’s find out.


Etude House Missing U Endangered Bird Lip Balm Review

Etude House Missing U Eastern Grass Owl Egg Lip Balm

As if we don’t have enough lip spheres right? But the Etude House Missing U Endangered Bird Lip Balm isn’t only cute its also a great purchase that benefits endangers species of birds!

This cute little speckled egg lip balm is much like EOS Lip Balm Spheres.

Take a look!