Monday, October 14, 2013

Cailyn Cosmetics Tinted Lip Balm

RATING (out of 5 stars): 2.5 stars

COST: $19

THE SKINNY: It's not really accurate to call this Cailyn Cosmetics product a lip balm. It's not creamy and definitely not moisturizing.

In fact, I found this pot of lip product to very dry. That made it difficult to apply, especially without lip liner.

I can't wear it without layering a gloss over it to add moisture.

Despite the issues, some things about the product. Let's start with the packaging, which includes a lip brush built into the cap of the bottle. That's handy.

The color -- mine is a matte red called "Big Apple" -- is rich and vivid. And it lasts for hours (even with gloss or real lip balm layered over top) and doesn't smudge. This product acts much more like a lip stain than anything else.

Cailyn Cosmetics says it makes this product with two types of wax and something called "3D Smart Fil Former," which helps the color stay in place.

KEEP OR TOSS: Keep for now, but I'll probably toss in a few months.

CHECK IT OUT: Tinted Lip Balm comes in 18 colors.

-- Tested by Shay