25 October 2014


Like most others I’ve really taken a liking to the crayon style lip tints that have almost swamped the market in recent times. And L’Oreal has now followed with their version, here are my thoughts on the L’Oreal Paris Glam Shine Balmy Gloss*;

What They Say:
L'Oréal Paris introduces its first glossy crayon format that looks after your lips. Balm and gloss finally combine in a playful crayon format for mirror-free application. It has been enriched with flower extracts for a lightweight, glossy feel on the lips without sticking. Lips feel moisturised, look shiny, with a sheer fresh looking colour pay off. 6 sorbet shades.

RRP: $16.95 - Available from Priceline, variety stores, department stores and select pharmacies

What I Say:
These lip crayons from L’Oreal are so creamy and they glide onto the lips so easily. They have an almost watery formula that feels so light yet so very moisturising on the lips, and while adding colour, they just feel like wearing a standard lip balm.

The lip balms come in 6 gorgeous shades; Mad for Pomegranate, Bite the Maracuja, Sin for Peach, Dare the Dragon Fruit, Fall for Watermelon and Die for Guava, and I tried the shades Die for Guava, a lolly pink shade and Dare the Dragon Fruit, a purple shade with a blue undertone.


Unlike most other crayon lip balms, these leave the lips with a shimmery and glossy look, and have a quite good colour payoff, while the darker shades, such as Dare the Dragon Fruit are more pigmented than the lighter colours, which just leave a stain on the lips.

While looking that the crayons, of the two shades my initial reaction was that Die for Guava was my favourite, however once on the lips, I must admit to preferring the more intense colour of Dare the Dragon Fruit.

Dare the Dragon Fruit

Die For Guava

The lip balms, I guess as you’d expect the colour doesn’t last long, but gradually fades, quicker for the lighter colours, while the darker ones stick around a little longer. But even after the colour worn off, your lips are left feeling soft and smooth. However, generally you get about 2+ hours wear from the colour while the glossy finish does fade faster.


Overall I really like these Glam Shine Balmy Glosses, and while not everyone like the shimmer, I personally find it a refreshing change from all the other matte and semi-matte lip crayons on the market. The Balmy glosses are priced quite reasonably compared to other crayons on the market, and they are perfect for a daytime casual look, so I am keen to check out the other colours in the range and pick up a few more..

*Product was kindly provided for consideration, and has reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

What do you think of these Balmy Glosses from L’Oreal? Keen on trying? Fan of Lip Crayons?
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  1. These sound really great, though I'm not so sure about the shimmer! I'll have to go have a swatch of them

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    1. I have to say that I think it is a refreshing change after all the matte formulas that seem to dominate at the moment


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