Pammy Blogs Beauty: Makeup Wars! Battle of the Favorite Summer Lippies!!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Makeup Wars! Battle of the Favorite Summer Lippies!!!

It is time for another Makeup Wars Battle! That is right, the Makeup Wars bloggers are at it again. This time we are battling it out over their "Favorite Summer Lippie".

Honestly, there is no "winner" with this battle, picking a favorite lippie to post about is a win/win situation. I get to post my personal favorite and then I will get my shopping list out to take notes on my fellow Makeup Wars Girl's favorite lippies too! I am sure that I will discover some great new lip products while reading their posts!

Hmm, so what did I pick? Are you curious? I will give you a hint: This Lippie has made my monthly favorites list multiple times already! It has an amazing banana scent...did you guess it yet? Keep reading after the jump to find out!

It seems that every season I have a true stand-out lip product. My favorite seasonal lippies are ones that I reach for over-and-over. Often these faves are super hydrating as no matter how good the color is, my favorite lippie must always be hydrating!

This month my hands-down favorite Summer Lippie was such an easy choice: Neutrogena's Revitalizing Lip Balm in #40 Petal Glow.

As you probably have gathered from my Monthly Favorites posts, I am obcessed with this tinted lip balm!!! But, why? Lets get to it with a bullet point list:
  • The Scent: OMFrigginG! The scent of this lip balm is aMAZing! This is honestly my only banana scented lip product. I wonder, why do companies not use banana scents more??? Am I a nut, or are there other banana-scent/flavor obsessed girls out there? This is a bit of a break in tradition for me as I usually prefer (and primarily purchase) vanilla scents. I just love applying this yummy scent and I literally smell this balm every time before I put this on (waving my freak flag!).
  • The Packaging: The packaging is totally basic. It is not frilly nor girlie. Typically, packaging that is either girlie or luxe is what I go for. So, while there is nothing to "draw you in" with the packaging, there is nothing to complain about either. The packaging is totally functional. Plainness aside, there is something to rave about here: the cool shape! The balm is oval shaped. So, that gives the overall tube a "flattened" appearance and a slim design. What does that mean for the user? You can slip this bad boy into your pocket with less bulk! Granted, in the almost 100 degree GA Summer Heat, a pocketed balm would likely melt. That said, you *could* pocket it if you wanted to with a minimum amount of bulk-age.
  • The Moisturization and Feel: This is where the product really stands out! This lip balm is sooooo hydrating! It immediately softens and soothes my dry lips. It glides on and feels amazing. The softness and hydration lasts!
  • The Pretty Color: The shade Petal Glow is just lovely!!! It is a shimmery cool-toned natural "my lips but better" pink shade. There is an iridescent shimmer to it that is just beautiful! It flashes a bit of a pinkish-purple. Gorgeous; yet, also natural and subtle. Love, love, love!!!
  • The Ease of Wear: In the Summer, I really do try to get less "fussy" with my makeup. This lippie is perfect for that mentality. It is so neutral and subtle that it goes with just about any makeup look that you might create. It is a no-brainer for me to just grab this pretty and hydrating shade, swipe it on, and be done with my lips.

To sum it up: 
Neutrogena's Revitalizing Lip balms are what I wished that Revlon Lip Butters were. These are honestly the best tinted lip balms that I have ever used! They are soft and moisturizing while giving perfect color. What else could you possibly want from a tinted lip balm? Honestly, my only complaint is that there is a very limited shade range for these. Neutrogena, could you please expand the shade range? These tinted lip balms are amazing and the fans like me want more! :)

Be sure to click on the links in this post for my fellow Makeup Wars bloggers! They are all sharing their Favorite Summer Lippies too: Don't cha want to find out what they picked??? I know that I do. We plan on all of our posts going live at the same time. So, their picks will be a surprise to me as well! You can either click on their links below. Or, you can click on the Previous and Next buttons on the banner at the top of this post.

What is your favorite lippie for Summer? I am making a shopping list! :)


MarciaF (Beauty Info Zone) said...

I never would have thought a drugstore lippie would make the list even though I know you've mentioned it before. Sounds interesting. My list keeps getting longer.

Brooke @ BlushingNoir said...

mmmm Bananasssss... I need to try one of these

Phyrra said...

This is a really nice color on you! I know some indie companies use banana scent. I can't think of any that i own though.

Unknown said...

I'm not sure if we have those in Canada. It looks fabulous. I'll have to look for it. Thanks!

Unknown said...

@Marcia-No matter how many high end lippies I acquire, I seem to almost always reach for my d/s lippies the most (for some reason?). Revlon is usually my fave. But, this one from Neutrogena is my go to lately!

@Brooke-The banana scent/flavor is at least half of the love for this lippie! Seriously, more things should be banana scented!!!

@Phyrra-Let me know if you think of any of those indie banana scents. I am a bit obcessed! :)

@Perilously Pale-I am not sure either! I bet they are though?

oldergirlbeauty said...

I can see why you would like this one so much - what a pretty color. The banana scent would throw me off, tho. I am def a vanilla gal!

Teri said...

The color looks really pretty and who doesn't love the fact that it's super hydrating?

Eugenia said...

Good choice! I love balms with color!

Cindy (Prime Beauty) said...

Haven't tried the colored ones yet, I do like the clear for moisturizing.

Jen said...

I don't think I've ever worn a banana scented gloss! I might have to test this one out just for that reason...

Pink Sith said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! It also makes your teeth look SUPER white! That's always a plus. I think i might need to pick this one up as an emergency lippie!

Unknown said...

@Older Girl Beauty-You know, I am usually a Vanilla girl...but this banana scent...Mmm!!!

@Teri-Thanks! :)

@Eugnia-Thanks! I am quite a tinted balm girl lately. They are just so easy to wear in the summer. :)

@Cindy-You should totally check these out!

@Jen-If you like bananas, then you would like this balm! :)

@Elvira-Thanks girl! The Clarisonic is my secret to super white teeth! Couldn't live without it.

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