Benefit’s New Tinted Lip Balms in Lollibalm, Chachabalm, Posiebalm and Benebalm Go Easy on the Tint, Heavy on the Moisture

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Benefit Lollibalm Tinted Lip Balm

Lollibalm, one of four new Benefit Tinted Lip Balms available now

Granted, there’s not a dramatic, in-your-face difference among the four shades in Benefit’s new collection of Tinted Lip Balms ($18 each) when I wear them on my lips, but ooh! — they just look so darn cute chillin’ in my makeup bag.

Benefit Tinted Lip Balms

They each have their own personal outfit…

And every. Single. Time. I’ve taken out Chachabalm, Lollibalm, Posiebalm or Benebalm for a touch-up (which I have to do about every hour or so when I wear them) within sight of a gal, I’ve been asked something along the lines of, “Where did ya get that?! It’s adorable!”


So, yeah, fellow packaging suckers, that’s the sign of an eye-catching product. πŸ™‚

Benefit Lollibalm


Benefit Posiebalm


Benefit introduced these hydrating lip balms earlier this spring in colors to match their liquid blushes in Cha Cha Tint, Lollitint, Posie Tint and Benetint.

Benefit Chachabalm


They feel a lot like the Revlon Lip Butters and Dior’s Addict Lip Balms to me — smooth, non-sticky, and firmly on the thicker formula side, as far as lip balms go. My nose and taste buds also detect a mild violet hard candy flavor and scent.

Benefit Benebalm


Thumbs up for mega moisture, too, as these are loaded with the stuff, and my dry, flaky lips lap it up.

Benefit Chachabalm Swatch


Being lip balms, these are all fairly sheer, and to see any real difference in the colors among them, I have to apply a few layers.

Benefit Posiebalm Swatch


That being said, depending on the severity of your Benefit addiction, you may only need/want one or two of them.

If I were to pick a favorite, I’d probably go with red Benebalm, because I think it’s the most distinct and intense one of the bunch.

Benefit Lollibalm Swatch


Lollibalm, the purple shade, would be a close second, mostly because — hello, it’s purple! πŸ™‚ And it’s quite flattering on lips, where I think it looks more like a sheer pink.

Benefit Benebalm Swatch


I think these have pretty high gift potential, too. They’re cute, and they’re sheer, so they should work for just about everyone.

I’m thinking about getting a couple more for upcoming birthdays, or maybe for an unexpected “Just because you’re awesome” gift.

Those are the best, aren’t they? πŸ™‚

You can find the Benefit Tinted Lip Balms now at Benefit counters, boutiques and online at for $18 each.


In fabulous feline news, Tabs hopes you had a nice Tuesday. This is his latest kitty modeling pose, by the way. It’s called “Moody Crossed Paws.”

Have a great night! πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. breyerchic04 says:

    I’m totally buying a couple of these to give as just because you’re awesome gifts! And probably one for myself. I’ve always loved the tinted balm, almost lipstick look and these are some of the cutest around!

  2. Musical says:

    Benebalm looks meow-worthy! Would live to check this baby out. I also checked out the Bite lip BBs-the shade “Tawny” looked yummy, as did the wine and plum shades.

    On a random aside, what’s your current skincare routine like?

    Purrs and meows to my handsome nephew!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Musical,

      It’s kind of in transition at the moment. Everything I’ve been using all ran out at the same time, so now I’m kind of itching to try some new things. I went to Sephora yesterday and I picked up this MURAD’s Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum, which I’m going to start using tonight. I’ve also been really liking everything I’ve tried from Amore Pacific. They have the botanicals high up in the ingredient list, and their products don’t break me out or irritate my skin. I’m my second bottle of their Treatment Enzyme Peel, and I just finished up their hydrating serum.

      What skin care are you loving these days?

      • Nikita says:

        I absolutely love the Amore Pacific products I’ve tried so far. My face doesn’t get irritated and stays moisturized without feeling greasy or filmy.

        • Karen says:

          Ooh, Nikita! Tell me about what you’re tried from Amore Pacific. Right now I’m using the Age Defense Dual Eye Creme and the Rejuvenating Serum (just ran out of this and am thinking of picking another one up, although if there’s something else better I might try that instead).

          • musical says:

            Hey bella! I haven’t tried much from Amore Pacific (except a sample of their day cream/gel a while ago. I am looking to change my routine a bit, mostly a new night cream. I have heard great things about Amore Pacific-I should try it next.

            But here are some true and tested thingies that always work for me (followed by what I am trying at the moment):

            Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Oil (instant calming effect of on skin and hydration central! Plus the aromatherapeutic effect helps me.)

            Clinique toners and day time moisturizers Moisture Surge and Dramatically Different versions). Always consistent!

            Clarins SPF 40.

            Rosehip + Sea-buckthorn oils= major love!

            Currently trying:

            Andalou 1000 roses toner for sensitive skin. Nicely hydrating, and smells divine!

            I tried a sample of Kiehl’s Rosa Arctica past winter and really liked it. Right now I am using the Multi-corrective cream. It’s a decent moisturizer.

            Olay’s regenerist eye serum. LOVE!

            Vitamin C serum and eye cream by FutureDerm. So far so good-have heard good things about their stuff. Hopefully with consistent use, it will deliver!

            Dr. Dennis Gross’s Retinol+Ferulic serum. Again, it will need consistent use.

            Jurlique’s herbal recovery gel. Nice, basic mositurizer/serum with minimal ingredients. Calming and aromatherapeutic.

            I also have deluxe samples of a cream and serum duo from Algenist and a serum from Caudalie. Will try them soonish.

  3. Miki says:

    These are super cute, but for that price the pigmentation is just too lacking for me to justify buying any of them.
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  4. TheBeavercat says:

    Yess!! I’ve been lusting after information of these! I think benebalm will be my fav, too. πŸ™‚
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  5. Sylvia says:

    A little more colour would have been nice… but great idea to give them as gifts, especially since the packaging is so darn cute!
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  6. Vanessa says:

    I like benetints but these are so sheer, might as well go with fresh sugar lip tints, they’re pigmented, moisturizing, and has spf 15…

    • Kathy says:

      The untinted Fresh sugar lip treatment (brown tube) is my “go to”. I try to use BITE’s Agave lip mask at night before bed. I live in Phoenix and chapped lips are a constant battle. I’d LOVE to hear about anyone else’s intensive lip moisture products/routine. Karen. . . do you have a favorite for when your lips are super dry/peeling????

  7. Carly says:

    Hmmm… I’m kinda on the fence about these. I have really pigmented lips, but a lighter skintone than you so I really don’t know how these would play out on me. =/ I really like the idea of having a moisturizing version of Bene, Posie, and Lolli tint, but I don’t know if I could shell out $18 on a lip balm.

    Gah… hopefully Benefit will come out with minis?
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  8. thepaigest says:

    Of course I want to know what the stain would look like under it’s matching gloss. WHY do I have to like cute things so much?? haha

  9. thepaigest says:

    As anyone mentioned the strange likeness Kelly O has w/ the Kardashians in this MAC pic? Or maybe I’m just seeing things…

  10. Ashleigh says:

    I was really excited for these because I’m a sucker for tinted balms. But these are really not tinted at all… or very very lightly tinted. I’ll pass :/

  11. Vineetha says:

    The packaging is the only part I really like. Just wish these lasted a bit longer and had better color payoff!
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  12. Ooh! These are so cute — and the formula sounds fab. I wish they had a little bit more pigment, though; they look practically indistinguishable on my screen!
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  13. Divya says:

    I was so excited about these πŸ™ There’s far too less pigment to show up on my lips.. couldn’t they have packed more pigment in there may be just a degree up?
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  14. Sylirael says:

    The packaging on these is a total winner! I want to have them all, and wear them over top of their corresponding stains πŸ™‚ Of course, they’re probably going to be $40 each here (which is, uh, a lot for a lip balm!), bit damned if they aren’t super gorgeous!
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  15. Erin says:

    I think I’ll stick with Fresh, Bite, Burts Bees, and Revlon!
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  16. Fancie says:

    These are so cute! I love Benebalm on you!
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  17. Majick says:

    Love to TABS! OT I watched Puss in Boots this weekend and forgot how darn funny it was. And, just when I thought I was safe? Yep, Boosh came up, meowed to go out, and gave me those big kitten eyes! THat cat doesn’t miss a trick. LMAO!

  18. The packaging is so so pretty.. the colors are nice too I think I should get at least one of these.. πŸ™‚
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  19. Natalye says:

    I wish they had more pigmentation, the packaging is cute though!
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