Remember when I was complaining that L'Oreal Balm Pop isn't balmy enough? So I went ahead and ordered a Lancôme Baume In Love hoping to fix the iffy situation. In a sane world, a tinted lip balm should be sheer, balmy, and tender on lips, don't you think?
Let's just say Lancôme Baume In Love has brought the balance back to my cosmetic world and to my lips, and I love it.
Baume In Love is...pretty.
The slightly chubby brushed metal tube is sturdy and hefty, somewhat justifying the price ($26.50).
Urban Ballet is a sheer fluorescent pink.
I am pretty sure Urban Ballet is one of those colors that react to body heat and pH level and look different on individuals. The color I see on my lips reminds me of the Dior Lip Glow Pink. Both give me the most naturally blushed pink color, but Baume In Love is much balmier (almost slippery but not in a bad way) while the Dior sets into something a bit tacky so it lasts longer.
It is interesting that the color doesn't even show up on my arm (hence no arm swatch. Why bother?). However, on the lips, the color shows up more than enough, and almost immediately like a reaction. The pink is warmer than what the bullet color suggests. It looks even and brightening (unlike those Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment) still maintaining the glossy balmy nature.
The conditioning and smoothing effect is phenomenal. I have to say it feels nothing short of amazing on lips.
An overall look with Lancôme Baume In Love Urban Ballet
I am wearing
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation Ceylan,
Cargo Blush Amalfi,
Sure, there are affordable alternatives like L'Oreal Le Balm (which I also love) and Maybelline Baby Lips.
However, if you care about lipstick packagings like I do and have a budget for a Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment for instance, you might be surprised by Lancôme Baume In Love.
What is your favorite tinted lip balm?