Don't you hate it when you want to write a post, but your mind draws a blank and you don't know how to start it?? Well, I guess we can consider the previous sentence as the intro, and just move on, since this post won't be favorable to the product.
Now, first let me say that I really adore TheBalm cosmetics, but there lipsticks leave much to be desired!
TheBalm's Read My Lips Retail for $17.00 (4g/.14 oz).
Letter to the editor, Wanted, Smut, Scoop, Gossip, Classified.
I love the paper packaging of these lipsticks. The paper (eco-friendly :D) is made to look like vintage newspaper prints, very eye catching and appealing. Reminds me of the newspaper wall at Subway (the restaurant).
from left to right: Classified, Gossip, Scoop (shot indoors on an overcast day).
from left to right: Classified, Gossip, Scoop (with flash).
Classified: A pinky beige nude.
Gossip: A bubble gum pink with silver shimmer.
Scoop: A coral pink.
From left to right: Wanted, Letter to the editor, Smut (shot indoors on an overcast day).
From left to right: Wanted, Letter to the editor, Smut (with flash).
Wanted: A strawberry pink red.
Letter to editor: A reddened berry with bronze shimmer.
Smut: A plum berry with silver shimmer.
The texture of these lipsticks feels more like a waxy lip balm than a lipstick. The pigmentation goes on sheer yet shiny. Now the smell...they have this chemically vanilla mint scent. Basically they smell just like a dentist's office...no, I'm serious, they do!! Not a scent I want to have on my lips! Mint is an ingredient in these lipsticks, so during application there is a slight tingle on the lips. Not a lip plumper "I'm in pain tingle" but a cool minty tingle, but this sensation is temporary. After an hour and a half of wear, the only trace of these lipsticks was left in my lip lines, not an attractive look.
When I bought these lipsticks, I really wanted to love them, but I have to say that they're a big FAIL! Read My Lips lipsticks are nowhere near as superb in quality, texture and performance as other products from TheBalm. I guess Read My Lips is TheBalms one hiccup product and for $17.00, I'm going to need a tall glass of water!
What is the worst lip product you've ever tried?
Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.