Thursday, 6 November 2014

Product Review: L'Oreal Glam Shine Balmy Gloss in Pomegranate Punch

Hi Everyone!

Today I am reviewing the L'Oreal Glam Shine Balmy Gloss in Pomegranate Punch.

Product Price: INR 400/-  for 2.5 g

Product Claim:

The goodness of a lip balm and gloss combined in the most playful manner – that’s L’Oreal Glam Shine Lip Crayon for you. It is the first of its kind glossy lip crayon introduced by L’Oreal which gives just the right sheen and color. The creamy texture glides easily on your lips. Evolve from boring lip balms to the all new L’Oreal glam shine lip crayon and feel the difference.
  • Goodness of gloss and balm
  • Moisturizes your lips
  • Sweet fruity fragrance
  • Gives a shine to the lips
  • Smooth texture
  • Delivers a glossy finish
  • Enriched with flower extracts
  • The ultra-light and non-sticky formula will feel great on your lips. It moisturizes and nourishes your lips making them look fuller.

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My Take on the Product:

With more brands jumping into the Lip Crayon bandwagon, L'Oreal Paris introduced their Glam Shine Balmy Gloss in 4 shades last year. It is, as far as I know, the cheapest product of its class. Usually This brand's products are pricier, so this comes as a pleasant surprise!

The retractable crayon comes in a plastic shell of the same colour as the product pigment, with a silver colour cap. The retractable packaging is a great positive because there is no product wastage with sharpening. It comes in four shades with two shades on the lighter side and two with darker pigments. I chose #909 Pomegranate Punch which is a reddish berry pink.

It has decent pigmentation. It can be used for a sheer colour effect and can be built up for a deeper colour pay-off. It has tiny pink shimmer particles. The shimmer is not overwhelming, but it does feel slightly gritty when I rub my lips after a fresh application. But its not a deal breaker. The product does not settle in the creases and is fairly moisturising. The colour is not very long-lasting. It last for about 2-3 hrs on my lips.The formulation is good and spreads evenly over the lips. However in the photos below my lower lips were a bit chapped when I took them, so the application might look a bit uneven.

  1. Great price point
  2. Retractable Packaging prevents product wastage.
  3. Balm-like smooth application.
  4. Moisturising 
  5. Good pigments
  6. Light-weight on lips
  7. Decent wear time
  8. Fine shimmer, does not overwhelm.
  1. Shimmer can be finer
  2. Should add more shades.
Overall Verdict: 4.5/5

Its a great product at this price point.I find myself reaching out to this more often.

Which shades have you tried? Do share your observations in the comment box below.