theBalm Read My Lips Lip Gloss is a brand new product out for summer 2014 and I am really excited about them!
The main reason I am excited about these is because I was really wanting theBalm to put out a more pigmented gloss than they previously had. These definitely are more pigmented. They are fortified with ginseng which is an anti-oxidant, and they give you a really nice shine without any sticky mess.
To my sniffer they smell like red apples, which isn’t a bad thing. There really is no taste though. They have a nice easy-to-use slanted tip foam applicator.
Pop! is a pale apricot (don’t mind those blue specks in the swatch, I have no idea what that is!)
Bam! is a medium dusty pink creme.
Zaap! is a light, shimmery strawberry pink.
Snap! is a light taupe/nude creme.
Pow! is a bright pink creme.
Hubba Hubba! is a bright classic red creme.
Grrr! is a medium plum/brown creme.
Ka-Bang! is a medium bronze with gold shimmer.
Wow! is a bright tomato red creme.
Va Va Voom! is a deep shimmery wine red.
Boom! is a deep red with some shimmer.
Here are some swatches of a few of the shades. Please note I was playing around with camera settings so the “naked lip” lighting looks different than the swatched lip lighting.
You can find these at theBalm’s website now.
See any shades here that interest you?
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