Official Product Info: Almay.com
Price/Quantity: About $6 USD for 7.1 mL
Availability: Drugstores, Target, Ulta
Color Range: 10 Shades
Color/Finish: Apricot Pucker is a semi-sheer bright coral. It has no sparkle and gives the lips a soft shine rather than the glassy, reflective look of a gloss. This color looks a lot brighter in the tube than it does on the lips.
Packaging: Lipgloss-style tube with a doe-foot applicator. I think that having a balm in this type of tube is more convenient for carrying around in your purse because it will not melt and break in the heat like a traditional lip balm stick would.
Smell/Taste: This shade had a light fruity fragrance that reminded me of starburst candy but it didn’t taste like anything.
Application: Apply it just like you would a lip gloss.
Texture: It did feel a little heavy on my lips and was ever so slightly sticky to the touch (if you touch it with your fingers or if your hair accidentally catches on it) but it did not feel sticky in the way that a Mac Lipglass does, where your lips almost stick to each other. It was just quite thick. It stayed evenly distributed on my lips and did not slide around or gather in one spot even if I pressed my lips together. These are definitely more moisturizing than a lip gloss but they aren’t nearly as moisturizing as my Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment or Jack Black Lip Balm.
Longevity: This lasted about 2 and a half hours before the color and moisture faded.
- Convenient to carry around, even in hot weather where traditional lip balm sticks would melt and break
- Add a sheer tint of color
- Decent color selection
- Smells nice
- A tiny bit sticky/heavy feeling
Would I buy this again? This is one of those products that isn’t bad but it doesn’t blow me away either. There are so many lip balms and glosses on the market but I like the convenience of the packaging, the price, and the range of colors so I would buy it again.