REVIEW: Balmshell - The Mini Lip Gloss Collection



What is this Product? (What it claims)
Balmshell - The Mini Lip Gloss Collection
These adorable little glosses each contain the exact high-shine, non-stick, moisturizing lip gloss formula that full size glosses are made with. The collection features Balmshell's top 5 lip gloss colours and they fit perfectly into the smallest clutch purse so you can take them along every where you go!


The mini collection includes:

Darling You Look Fabulous (Shade: Sheer Hot Cherry Red )
Shoe Fetish (Shade: Sheer Hot Fuchsia)
Shopaholic (Shade: Sheer Classic Soft Baby Pink)
Weekend in the Hamptons (Shade: Sheer Taupe Sandy Beige)
Yummy Mummy (Shade: Sheer Pink Brown)
 
 
Ingredients:
  • Jojoba oil (brings moisture to the lips)

  • Lanolin oil (locks in moisture)

  • No Artificial preservatives

  • Paraben free

  • Perfume-free, flavoured with a hint of fruity vanilla


  • For full list of ingredient, please see above image

    Price:
    $24 CAD for 5 Mini Sized Glosses. Each gloss is 1.5g or 0.05oz
    You can purchase this product online here or at selected Beauty Boutiques at Shoppers Drug Mart.
    If you are from other parts of Canada, US or Worldwide, check Where to Buy
    I received this product in the Goodie Bag from the TBB event here.


    Review:
    This is the cutest lip gloss product EVER! For the longest time, I thought Balmshell was quite a gimmick brand because of the cute packaging and catchy items. I never had a chance to try them for their quality until now. Cliche but true, never judge a book by its cover, because these lipglosses truly live up to its claims!

    First, the colour of these lipglosses are wonderful, they are sheer but can be built up. All of these shades are effortless colours and can be worn with minimal make up. They also do great when you wear it over lipsticks! My favourite shade has to be Shopaholic. Perfect baby pink yet it doesn't mute my natural lip colour. Cute and sweet. Special mention to Weekend in the Hamptons because I love the sheen to this metallic nude/gold colour. I love that its not overly pearly, otherwise I'd feel like a corpse. haha

    These glosses are moisturizing and self blends so well. It's not greasy and non sticky as well. The doe tip brush is also perfect for application. I'm truly shocked that they turned out so good. They also do not run or create any lines on my lips. Its lasting power is about 2.5 hours. Each mini lip gloss last about 3-4 days for me until I entirely finish it. They do have a tint of vanilla but its not very noticeable. By the way, love that there are No Artificial preservatives and it's Paraben free!

    The price and size of this collection would be the only thing I would take note of. Let's do some Make up Math.
    The full size lipgloss (0.9oz or 27g) retails for $20 on the website and selected older editions are on sale on the Sephora site for $11.
    So take $20 for a full size lip gloss, $20/27g = $0.74/g. One mini size should be $0.74 x 1.5g = $1.11
    5 mini lip glosses (a collection) should be $1.11 x 5 = $5.55. I think the retail price of $24 for a mini collection is outrageous especially when the mini sizes don't have those cute and fancy packaging! Thankfully, I received this from a goodie bag.

    I do think the collection is definitely a great item for people like myself to get to know the brand and its products. As a customer though, I would not consider this and simply buy the full size lipgloss. It's a great lip gloss (no doubt) and gosh, I really love the full size packaging!


    Overall: ♥♥♥
    Product: 5/5 ♥ Fits with description perfectly
    Packaging: 5/5 ♥ It's quite cute, no complaints as it's pretty good even for a sampler.
    Price: 0/5 ♥ Poorly priced.


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