Sally Hansen Ultra Soothing Lip Tint: My Lips Are Soothed, but Where’s the Tint?

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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!

joaquin phoenix is a hot mess, yo

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.

sally hansen natural beauty inspired by carmindy ultra soothing lip tints in melon


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

Price: $10
Use: A moisturizing lipgloss high on shine but weak on color
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B-

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  1. pik says:

    Ooh the container and gloss are adorable (of course *I* would say a lip gloss was “adorable” psh it’s not a bunny rabbit LOL) but I guess there’s no point in buying these if they’re so sheer. Too bad, they look flippin delicious =]

  2. Karen B says:

    It looks cute but not more than just cute.

    And Joaquin looks like a hot mess (not in the good sense of hot…)

  3. Tali says:

    And this is where i have no common sense.. id buy it because its a slim fit for a purse and to top up my lipstick. No idea why but the pomegranate really appeals to me!!

  4. Lakish says:

    I think I would just buy these because they taste good, lol!

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  5. YadiQ says:

    i have a stash of lip stuff i keep on my desk lol usually i slather them on during the work day so sheer colors are the drug of choice for me cause i tend to be messy applying them with one hand (the left) while my right is on the mouse!

    this would be a nice addition since i seem to be needing an upgrade these days

  6. Tekoa says:

    I think if Mr. Phoenix cut his hair and trimmed the beard he’d look like an aspiring hip hop artist…instead of a wild man of the woods.

  7. cloudburst says:

    OMG please put a warning before you post a picture like that! Thank you Mr. Crazy Eyes.

    Anyways, I agree – where’s the tint?

  8. lesley says:

    Yeah, it’s so disappointing that they aren’t as pigmented as they look in the tube! I guess if you’re in need of another lip treatment/balm then this might come in handy, but personally speaking, I have enough of those lying around not to mention all my Philosophy Lip Shines and MAC TLCs (that actually have pigment and smell good).

    And yes, Mr. J. Phoenix could really use some… err… grooming and possibly some man-scaping of the eyebrows as well 🙂

  9. I am so sad about this whole Joaquin “issue”. He’s SO talented and amazing, I hate to see him looking like a homeless man on Telegraph Ave. 🙁 Did you watch the whole David Letterman interview with him? It was excruciatingly uncomfortable!

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  10. Luv J says:

    Boo on the lip tints! But did you just love the Joaq-mock that Ben Stiller did on the Oscars??

  11. Glosslizard says:

    I s’pose these might be a nice topper for a lip stain, it’s always good to have a clear gloss in the arsenal!

    JP? Yikes.

  12. JK says:

    Hey Karen,

    Too bad these are such a dud. I love the other Sally Hansen lipglosses. I heard the other glosses in this line are pretty good!

    Have you tried the Lipnotic Gem glosses? They must be dazzleglass knockoffs, they aren’t as glittery but they’re really gorgeous.

    • Karen says:

      Hi JK,

      Ohhh, I haven’t tried those yet! They sound really fabulous. I like subdued glitter so I would probably really like them. I hope they have them at Rite Aid. 🙂

  13. Fabienne says:

    The melon shade looks absolutely beautiful!

    I’m not loving the picture of Joaquin Phoenix, it made me REALLY realize I MUST do something about my boyfriends baaaaaaad out-of-control hair (chin, upper lip AND scalp!)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Fabienne,

      Oh my! My brother went through a period in time where he was sporting the crazy, out-of-control hair and it was a MESS! He claims it was for the sake of style, but honestly I think he was just too lazy to shave!

      Remember when Joaquin was cute? It seems so long ago!

  14. Karen says:

    Hi Pik,

    I guess if you just need gloss and not color these will be fun. 🙂

  15. Karen says:

    Hi Karen B.,

    Joaquin looks like a MEGA HOT MESS!

    Homie needs to comb his hair.

  16. Karen says:

    Hi Tali,

    LOL! I usually am a crazy person for packaging, too, which is why I really wanted these to work!

  17. Karen says:

    Hi Lakish,

    They do taste good. The tubes have just the right amount of strawberry flava!

  18. Karen says:

    Hi YadiQ,

    Since you like sheer then I think you’ll love these. They’re basically mess proof (no need for a mirror at all) and are super moisturizing!

  19. Karen says:

    Hi Tekoa,

    I dunno. I think he needs a few more accoutrements… perhaps a nice gold grill and a fine selection of fat chains around his neck would do him good!

  20. Karen says:

    Hi Cloudburst,

    LOL! Wait, so you’re telling me you don’t enjoy staring into the eyes of a lunatic?

  21. Karen says:

    Hi Lesley,

    I HEART those Philosophy Lip Shines and Kiss Me Balms, too. 🙂

    If only MAC made the lip conditioners in a tube. I love them but can’t stand to put my finger in the pot.

    And Joaquin needs an intervention, stat, LOL! Oh, and some conditioner. That hair’s looking hella dry.

  22. Karen says:

    Hi Vampy Varnish,

    I watched parts of it on youtube. He seemed REALLY out of it. I hope homie isn’t hooked on something. I sense rehab, rather than a stunning career as a hip hop superstar, is right around the corner for him.

  23. Karen says:

    Hi Luv J,

    I know, right? I really wanted to love them, as Sally usually does me right when it comes to lip stuff.

    Is it weird that I have a crush on Ben Stiller?

  24. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    YIKES indeed!

    He is allegedly going into hip hop. LOLOLOL!

  25. Ana says:

    I just got one of these today. I kinda wish I got the red lip gloss from this line instead…. it was such a pretty red with sparkles. But I figured I would get more use out of this. I still like it and mine has a fair amount of tint (I got Plumberry). It’s just a sheer reddish tint which is what I was going for. Mostly I was just so glad that my Long’s still had a ton of Carmindy stuff even though the 50% off sale ends tomorrow. hehe.

  26. Taisha says:

    Your right there is absolutely no color payoff!! But the way they make my lips fee is AMAZING! That coupled with the fact that my CVS is currently sellilng them for 75% off = me buy all of them!!!

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