The Balm has had a lot of buzz going around about it recently, from the Nude Tude Palette to their nail lacquers. I have (I believe 2) nail polishes from them if you’d like to see those swatched but today I’m showing off a gloss. Below is my review of The Balm Plump Your Pucker Tinted Gloss in Tutti my Frutti…long name but I love it!
What The Balm/Dermstore says about these glosses: Formulated with a special combination of folic acid, menthol and vitamin C, these sexy glosses increase blood flow to the lips and reduce the look of fine lines. But the lip building benefits have only just begun. An additional ingredient, Maxi-lip, works cumulatively to create lasting fullness. Be prepared for a poutier pucker after 30 days!
Dermstore says Tutti My Frutti is a vibrant shimmery pink shade while the Balm calls it a ripe melon.
My Take: I think this is one of the few glosses that claims to make your lips look plump with out that sting that actually works. It almost reminds me of adding like a padded lipgloss because it comes out a tad thick which I like a lot. It comes out rich & dense…& lasts that way too! Normally thicker glosses look kind of…patchy? Yes patchy. But not this one. I think it also filled in my lines & I swatches this on kind of a dry lip day. I love this formula but the standout is definitely the color.
I describe Tutti My Frutti as a melon with peach/pink undertones. These are described as sheer which I guess can be done when you blot but I don’t find it sheer at all. This is jam packed with golden pink shimmer that makes me feel so spring/summer ready. The scent also reminds me of summer with a slight melon/grape scent that isn’t too overpowering. The color on this is gorgeous & because its denser it lasts longer than your average gloss.
You can pick this up at a few locations for $15-$19 but I keep hearing about The Balm popping up at TJ Maxx? So I guess check there as well! I know I picked up some Essie minis there recently so its worth a shot! What do you guys think of this shade?