I have always had very pale lips. On top of that they are dry as a bone. As a kid, my jaw wasn't in the right place, so I couldn't close my mouth all the way. That and years and years of braces, left me with the habit of sleeping with my mouth open, which dries my lips out even more.
So what do I do? I use lipbalms. Now, I had this tinted lipbalm years ago that took on a lipcoloured shade, which was different with everyone. It depended on how warm your lips were and the colour of your lips. I LOVED that lipbalm, and ofcourse, it's been discontinued and I haven't had such a great product in years.
So, after years of searching for the right coloured lipbalm, I finally found them. Actually I now found several, because that's the way my life goes. I look for something for years and years, and no store seems to have what I want. And then all of a sudden, you can find it ANYWHERE. Oh well, at least, they are easy to find now. ;)
Anyway, when Gosh announced the release of the Soft 'n Shine Lipbalms, I was really really excited.
At first they only released 3 or 4 colours, and I could only find 2 of them in the stores. Unfortunately they were bright pinka and orange, and that isn't really my thing. Luckely I found someone who did have the other colours and I was able to buy my first Soft 'N shine, no.34 Perfect Plum.
I LOVED the product from the first day I used it. It's a very soft balm, that soothes and hydrates your lips, has an SPF of 15 (awesome for summers!!), and has a great colour that isn't as thick and pasty like a lipstick.
The balsm contain vitamin E and they taste a little of vanilla. It also gives a great shine that compliments your lips and isn't as sticky as a lipgloss.
I was very curious about other colours, and finally when they came out, I bought 3 more.
The Soft ' N Shine lipbalms I have so far are:
- no. 34 Perfect Plum
- no. 36 Mocha
- no. 37 Soft Touch
- no. 38 Aubergine
I really hope Gosh will one day release even more colours, in more oranges, reds, and maybe even purples.
Here are the swatches on my skin, in the same order as listed above: