Name: Chapstick True Shimmer
Available: Anywhere Chapstick is sold
I was recently sent some tubes of Chapstick True Shimmer to test out and review. I was sent one each of the four types.
- Blended Fruit Sherbet (purple) This one tastes like Fruit punch
- Tropical (white) Tastes like coconut and sunscreen
- Peppermint Rush (blue) Tastes like Peppermint
- Tropical Berry – (pink) Tastes like Strawberries
I was intitially excited to try these products and I was very dissapointed in these products. I was expecting more when they marketed this as a shimmer product. Shimmer to me is made up of tiny pieces of glitter that make your lips shine and add dimension. The “shimmer” in these chapsticks looks and feels like rough silver glitter, not shimmer. These chapsticks also apply clear, with no hint of their color tint on the lips. When I first applied Peppermint Rush to my lips, all I saw was silver glitter on my lips.
When one thinks of chapstick, you automatically think of moisturizing and softening of the lips. I personally have very rough lips, so I am constantly looking for lip balms that make my lips soft and taste either really good or ones that have no taste. I also prefer lip balms that have a high SPF of at least 30. These Chapstick True Shimmers fail on both of these accounts. I actually think these dry my lips out instead of adding much needed color, and I found no mention of any SPF- not even a SPF of 4 – which can be found in just about every lip balm.
My assessment of these lip balms goes against many reviews that absolutely praise these products. I just didn’t find them worth the hype or the price. For $3, I would expect something more from a lip balm than what I recieved. I can get a two pack of lip balms with SPF of 30 for $1. To me, $3 for this product is just too much.
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