Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm Creams is a new six shade launch to the Covergirl Colorlicious Collection for Summer 2015. If you’re a lover of Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm I imagine you’re likely going going to adore the Covergirl Colorlicious Jumbo Gloss Balm Creams range but if you didn’t like the original formula I fear the creams might be a love either.
Let’s take a look!
Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm Creams are available in six shades and promise a formula rich in color with soft shine. I feel like adding shine into the mix kinda sorta defeats the finish of a cream but I never complain about shine and actually prefer so, YAY!
Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm Creams Swatches (Nectarine Dream, Cherry Cream Pie, Caramel Cream)
These are the same twist up chubby pencil design as but a little smaller as the original Jumbo Gloss Balms which are .13 oz and the new creams are .11 oz ($6.49 each at Harmons but I imagine at CVS, Walgreens, etc you’ll see them at around $8 or $9ish in price). I happen to be, as you know, a huge lover of chubby lip balm pencils but Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm wasn’t a formula I was a lover of nor is the new Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm Creams formula. I do believe that chubby lip pencil reign is far from over and you’re likely going to see further variations, formulas, and finishes at drugstores some will be hits and some will be misses and I just think this formula is a miss for me.
Covergirl Caramel Cream Jumbo Gloss Balm Creams
Covergirl Cherry Cream Pie Jumbo Gloss Balm Creams
Covergirl Nectarine Dream Jumbo Gloss Balm Creams
The pencils are travel friendly and easy to use for touch ups on the go without the need of a sharpener. These have very good medium color pay off without the need to build and are formulated without fragrance or flavor. They lack the balminess of traditional chubby lip pencils and feel more like a light satiny lipstick. The texture applies easily on lips and doesn’t accentuate drier lips nor does the formula fall into my natural lip lines. I had no issues with feathering or migrating and color stays where I put it. They do lack the small amount of shine that Covergirl markets them as having and they kinda look a little limp, lackluster, and uneventful on my lips. The finish is more of a satin than a cream for me. I think perhaps I expected them to have a texture like Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm but they ended up being lighter and more satiny versus cream. Of course, none of the shades have sparkle or shimmer of any kind not even a hint of a sheen or shine to them. They wear for around four hours which is pretty great for a lip pencil formula like this!
I didn’t really love the texture as they kinda lay on my lips unnaturally and give the “Hey there! I’m here!” vibe. I personally like a lip formula that doesn’t make itself known when I’m wearing it. Again, I also felt like the finish was super uneventful and dare I say kinda dull looking!
If you like light, satiny lipsticks you might just get on well with Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm Creams. Personally I just felt the finish and formula was terribly uneventful and this formula doesn’t really set itself apart or offer anything unique in a sea of chubby lip pencils.
Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm Creams are available now at drugstores.
What did you think?