Don’t these look fun?? I adore the packaging of the new Keep Calm and Lip Balm from Rimmel London. So colorful and pretty, but do they make it into my beach bag?
If I were only judging this book by its cover, I would say absolutely. The three tinted lip balms that Rimmel London sent me to test are cute cute cute, and just by looking at the balms you can see they are going to be extremely moisturizing.
The ‘Keep Calm’ logo and bright colors equal brilliant packaging. Keep Calm and Lip Balm ($2.50) comes in six shades - Clear (Keep Calm and Shop), Pink Blush (Keep Calm and Kiss), Berry Blush (Keep Calm and Rock), Rose Blush (Keep Calm and Play), and Violet Blush (Keep Calm and Party).
They are long wearing for a balm and have moisturizing oils that lock in moisture, increasing it by 22%.
As you can see, the tint is barely there. In fact, on my lips the only one that has much color is the Violet Blush and it is definitely subtle.
The lip balms are soft…see what I did to poor Violet Blush? Applied, they have great mouth feel and give wonderful slip. They make lips tingle a bit too, in a minty sort of way that is pleasant. What’s not so great is the taste. It tastes like perfume and it doesn’t go away quickly. Believe me, if you kiss someone while wearing one of these lip balms, he or she will probably not be happy.
Unfortunately, these balms don’t make it into my beach bag. The soft tint is nice, the packaging is fabulous, and I love the moisturizing formula…but the taste is a deal breaker for me. Have you tried to Keep Calm and Lip Balm? Do you agree with me or do these cuties work for you? – Lisa
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