Sally Hansen usually rocks when it comes to lip products (you gotta try the Color Comfort Lip Color lipsticks, yo!), which is why the Ultra Soothing Lip Tints from the Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy line ($10) threw me for a loop.
I didn’t expect Cranberry (peach), Pomegranate (red) and Melon (hot pink) to provide full-color coverage, but I expected them to pack at least a little pigment.
I should have known something was up from how sheer they looked in the swatches on the back of my hand…
They yielded almost no color on my lips. The tint’s M.I.A., just like Joaquin Phoenix’s good sense!
The lip swatch below shows Melon, the brightest shade of the bunch, after one layer. Apart from the shine, I think my lips look like they’re bare.
I’m disappointed in the pigmentation, but Ultra Soothing still has some things going for it. I think the tube’s cute, and the gloss tastes and smells like strawberry hard candy (YUM!). It’s also non-stick and does seem to work well as a lip moisturizer. I noticed softer, smoother lips after just a few hours, but does that make up for the lack of color?
Let me know what you think in the comments.
Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy Ultra Soothing Lip Tint
Use: A moisturizing lipgloss high on shine but weak on color
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B-
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,