February 14, 2013

Essence Kiss Care Love Lip Balm Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Essence Kiss Care Love Lip Balm Spring 2013

Heads up beauty budget lovers! The new Essence Kiss Care Love Lip Balm has launched for Spring 2013 in four delicious shades.

I admit I’m a lip balm junkie. They make a guest starring appearance in my desk drawer, on top of my desk, in my makeup bag, in the bottom of my tote, on my office desk, on my night stand, on my vanity…yeah, you get the point.

I just find slicking on balm is a far easier task when you’re busy versus reapplying your lipstick and gloss.

At $1.99 each Essence soothes my beauty budget sweet tooth with their little Kiss Care Love Balms!

Essence Kiss Care Love Lip Balm

These balms have a sweet, fruity flavor and scent with a domed swivel top shape that fits the contour of lips (in a hurry!) easily for a swipe and go. They have a sheer bit of tint to them but for the most part yield very little color.

Castor oil is the main moisturizing ingredient which does have a heavier, balm-y finish on my lips but throughout the wear they soften quite well so my lips feel smooth and supple well after the balm has worn away.

Essence Kiss Care Love Lip Balms


  • Fruit Crush
  • Purple Berries
  • Fruitylicious
  • Caribbean Sunrise

Essence Kiss Care Love Lip Balm Swatches

Essence Kiss Care Love Lip Balm Caribbean Sunrise

Essence Kiss Care Love Lip Balm Fruitylicious

Lip balm junkies can grab ’em at your local Ulta or Ulta.com for a mere two bucks.


This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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    • the Muse

      I never really felt baby lips were terribly moisturizing olivia so these are def nicer for me 🙂

  • Sophie

    The packaging reminds me of the Maybelline Baby Lips and it is cheaper! 🙂

  • Ashley

    In stick form, they looked really frosty but the swatches are so sheer. Never tried anything with castor oil.

    • the Muse

      the pink is actually a little mod/frosty on my mouth but the coral is soooo nice ;D

  • Quinctia

    Good to know about these. I get on well with Castor Oil, it seems, so one of these might sneak into my shopping bag the next time at Ulta. Mine finally updated the little Essence endcap. They had the mascara fluff, the mini nail stamper, and a few other goodies. Hopefully, they’ve got these in, too.

  • hina

    Maybelline Baby Lips is much better or this..what is your review?
    and did you tried “Glossy Lip Balm – Mango Ice cream 05” ?