L’Oreal Glossy Balm Crayon are a new, permanent 12 shade range of chubby lip pencils available for Fall 2014 at drugstores. L’Oreal describes the new Glossy Balm Crayon formula as a high dose of pigmented shine that conditions and keeps lips smooth for hours on end.
I have to admit the L’Oreal Glossy Balm Crayon packs in the pigment and they do not dry out lips but…
L’Oreal Glossy Balm Crayon Collection
Where’s all that glossy, shine they speak of!?
So L’Oreal Glossy Balm Crayon are obviously a chubby no need for a sharpener twist up pencil. Easy to store, easy to travel with for touch ups, and just twist it up no sharpener required. They are fragrance and flavor free for those sensitive users out there.
The formula is a bit lighter compared to Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm and aren’t a balmy texture like Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm. I find the texture is that of a lightweight lipstick with a certain creaminess that resembles the Color Whisper formula but with less of the slick hydrating feel you get from the Color Whisper Lipstick line. They are as pigmented as a lipstick as they provide fairly opaque color on a single application and out of the six shades I purchased only one was a bit on the sheer side (Ginger Candy). They have a creamy glide on lips without tugging and they wear for around four to five hours on my drier lips with a smooth, even finish as color doesn’t cling or accentuate flakier areas on my lips.
L’Oreal Glossy Balm Crayons
L’Oreal Glossy Balm Crayon Swatches (Baby Berry, Vintage Rose, Petite Plum)
L’Oreal Glossy Balm Crayon Swatches (Lovely Mocha, Ginger Candy, Innocent Coral)
Now…I have to admit the disappointing aspect would stem from the lack of shine. Correct me if I’m wrong but I thought they felt more like a lighter satin finish versus a glossy, shiny one. I watched a few youTube reviews where gurus mentioned they were so shiny and so glossy and I thought perhaps we tried completely different products. I didn’t even experience a sheen from the colors! That did sadden me slightly but the good news is the lack of glossiness means they aren’t fading right away and have a stronger wear.
L’Oreal Ginger Candy Glossy Balm Crayon
L’Oreal Baby Berry Glossy Balm Crayon
L’Oreal Petite Plum Glossy Balm Crayon
L’Oreal Vintage Rose Glossy Balm Crayon
L’Oreal Innocent Coral Glossy Balm Crayon
L’Oreal Lovely Mocha Glossy Balm Crayon
One of the other things I loved about the L’Oreal Glossy Balm Crayon Collection was the shades! Almost all the shades are so wearable! And there are some fabulous MLBB (my lips but better) colors in the collection that will become staples for some I’m sure. The other thing I noticed is the lack the drying factor many of these chubby pencils have. They aren’t terribly hydrating but they keep lips nice and soft through the wear without drying them out!
Overall, you can add L’Oreal Glossy Balm Crayons to the pile of “fairly awesome chubby lip pencils”! I really liked these. Sure the lack of glossiness disappointed but I enjoyed the light, creamy texture and gorgeous pigmented color they had! Definitely a great addition to the Chubby Lip Pencil world!
L’Oreal Glossy Balm Crayons are available now at drugstores or grab them at drugstore.com.