Generally a lipstick that comes with a core of lip balm in the middle are more sheerer. It provides a decent moisture and color for the lips. That’s what I was hoping for from the latest Mentholatum Limited Edition Water Lip Tinted Lipbalm.
I think throughout my whole life I have only bought and used one tinted lip balm before. It was during high school time. It is no doubt tinted lip balm has quickly become popular as not many people are into lipstick or lip gloss. Lip balm as we all know is colorless. It can be used under lipstick/lip gloss or over it. Tinted lip balm however is the most convenient product to use of all time. Not only it keeps your lips moisturise but it also ccontains subtle pigments that enhances the lips’ natural color. You ended up looking more livelier, even without makeup on 😀
Mentholatum Limited Edition Water Lip Tinted Lipbalm is imported directly from Japan. This new product comes with SPF20 PA+++ and formulated with super hydrating ingredients such as 3 types of Hyaluronic Acid namely Hyaluronic Acid, Nano Hyaluronic Acid & Super Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Vera extracts, Collagen and Honey. These ingredients work hand in hand to replenish and retain moisture as well as to increase the elasticity of your lips.
These vibrant looking Mentholatum Limited Edition Water Lip Tinted Lipbalm is definitely pretty and it looked so different from the rest of tinted lip balm available in the market nowadays. The tube is semi-clear so you can actually see how much tinted lip balm left on the inside. Cool eh?
I was sent three different shades of Mentholatum Limited Edition Water Lip Tinted Lipbalm. There was no shade name printed except for a code on the bottom of the tube. I differentiate each shade by looking at the tube color on the outside. The one with a pink gradient is Milky Pink, the one that is a bit orangey is Rose Pink and the one with darker red is of course Raspberry Red. You can also differentiate from the cap on top too.
The colors of these tinted lip balm is very close and very similar. The only one standout is Raspberry Red. These colors are something that I would wear and buy. I usually gravitate more towards pink so this has quickly become my favourite.
Usually a moisturizing lip balm could be soft and easily melted under hot weather like this. However I find it to be a bit different with these Mentholatum Limited Edition Water Lip Tinted Lipbalm. They looked normal, dry on the bullet, which I have no problem at all because these lip balm will not be a mess to apply.
Then I had a problem. I wasn’t able to get a swatch with the shade difference because it all looked the same on the back of my hand. Contrary to the lip photo on the packaging, it just looks like a colorless lip balm on my hand. The best I can show you the color swatch is on a piece of tissue paper. That is also visible after a few hard swatch.
Mentholatum Limited Edition Water Lip Tinted Lipbalm leaves a layer of moisturizing balm on the lips which Mentholatum referred as “water film”. This water film is able to provide long hours of hydration and treat drynesss, chapped and cracked lips at the same time. What I like about this tinted lip balm is the finishing. I don’t look like I have just chow down a fried chicken but instead it provides me with just the right amount of gloss on the surface. It’s quite comfortable on the lips, I don’t feel like I’m having any lip product on and it certainly didn’t leave me with a white line on the inner lips.
I find the long-lasting moisture claim to be true to it’s promise. I have heard about tinted lip balm drying the lips out but not this Mentholatum Limited Edition Water Lip Tinted Lipbalm. The lip balm doesn’t dries off at all even after so many hours and numerous cup sipping. I even nap in the afternoon and I woke up two hours later with soft lips, while still having the lip balm on. It’s pretty impressive. I certainly didn’t expect this.
However, I wasn’t impress with the tinted shade at all. Since I failed in getting a swatch on the back of my hand, on my lips it looked the same from far. So I decided not to post those photos. A close-up shot of my lips shows a teeny weeny bit of the color payoff. I do have darker lip tone therefore Mentholatum Limited Edition Water Lip Tinted Lipbalm shade doesn’t show up well on my lips. If you have fairer or lighter lip tone, you will see a better tinted shade than mine. My personal favourite has got to be Raspberry Red as that’s the color that shows up better on my dark lip tone. Rose Pink is also not bad. It looks like coral not pink. On my lips the color payoff is also better. Probably due to the coral tint. Milky Pink is just like a colorless lip balm on me.
Here’s the description and ingredient list of Mentholatum Limited Edition Water Lip Tinted Lipbalm.
I wouldn’t say this Mentholatum Limited Edition Water Lip Tinted Lipbalm would be a replacement for a lipstick or lip gloss but it is definitely a good alternative on no makeup day or when you just want a soft and moisturize lips instead of heavy color. It gave the lips a subtle hint of color on the lips so you will look much more fresh and livelier even without makeup. I also find it to be suitable under a lipstick or lip gloss. I am a fan of it’s moisturizing factor that doesn’t dries up on the lips even after a few hours. It is also scentless, which is what I like about lip balm.
Please ignore my wonky eyebrow in below photo. I did it in a hurry and it wasn’t the best eyebrow pencil.
What’s your favourite shade among the three Mentholatum Limited Edition Water Lip Tinted Lipbalm?
Disclaimer: Product was sent to me for review consideration. This doesn’t affect my judgement in the review in any way.