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Budget Beauty Monday – Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm Review

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on January 17, 2011

It’s Monday…time for Budget Beauty Monday!!! Let’s face it. After the weekend we usually end up feeling like we ate too much, drank too much, spent too much, and didn’t do enough around the house. So I figure Monday on AnotherBeautyBlog.com should feature budget beauty products that won’t break the bank so you won’t feel bad about wanting to run out and get them.

Neutrogena has recently released a couple of new products.  Walgreens had a buy one, get one 50% off sale for Neutrogena this past week so I picked up some of the new items.  The one I was most excited to try out was the new Revitalizing Lip Balm.

The Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm is a sheer tint with SPF 20 that promises “softer, rosier healthier looking lips, even after you take it off!”  It also claims that “in just one week, it helps improve lips’ texture and restores the look of rosiness, so lips look naturally beautiful even after you take it off.”  All of this is made possible thanks to Neutrogena’s exclusive ion2complex.  It is available in 6 shades:  Sheer Shimmer, Healthy Blush, Sunny Berry, Petal Glow, Soft Caramel, and Fresh Fig (you can see a color chart on Neutrogena’s website).

I picked up Petal Glow.  It looked like it fell into the middle of the color range for the shades available.  It is a very sheer plumy-pink.  So what did I think?

I love this Revitalizing Lip Balm!  It is sheer, but gives you just the right amount of color.  You can see from the swatch photo what I’m talking about.  I would classify this as a lip enhancer since you are essentially left with the “your lips but better” look.  It also delivers the perfect amount of shine.  My lips did look revitalized after I put this lip balm on.

There is a pleasant melon scent/taste to this balm.  It doesn’t last very long.  And I love that this balm has SPF 20.  It amazes me that there are still a number of lip products, especially lip balms, out there that don’t have a drop of SPF in them.

I will be using this new Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm all year long, but I think it will be especially perfect for the Spring and Summer when I’m looking for a lighter, more natural looking look.  It will also be great for those days in the pool.

Oh, I almost forgot about this.  The one thing I don’t like about this product is it’s shape.  It has an oval shape unlike the traditional round shape.  I have no idea why Neutrogena chose this shape or if there is a purpose for it.  I think a round lip balm fits lips better than an oval one.  This isn’t a big deal, but just thought I would mention it.

Petal Glow 40 Swatch

Overall, I really liked this product.  The lip balm offered a nice sheer tint to my lips with just the right amount of shine.  It also felt like it was moisturizing my lips.  I’ve been using this product for about a week, but I can’t say that I’ve noticed a change in texture or rosiness.  However, I don’t think my lips were in bad shape to begin with.  I would be curious to see if you get results if you start with dry or chapped lips.

The retail value for the Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm is $7.99.  It’s a little pricey for a lip balm, but Neutrogena is often on sale at Walgreens and CVS so pick it up then.  I also used a $1 coupon to save a little bit more.  It’s currently available at drugstores, grocery stores, and big box stores that sell Neutrogena.  At Walgreens, I found it on a special display at the front of the cosmetics section.  For more information you can check out Neutrogena.com.

Again, sorry about the crappy pictures!

Have you seen any of the new Neutrogena products at your drugstores?  Have you tried the Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm?  Are you planning on giving it a try?

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3 Responses to “Budget Beauty Monday – Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm Review”

  1. […] few weeks ago, I reviewed the Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm for Budget Beauty Monday. You may recall I mentioned that I picked up the lip balm from Walgreens during a buy one, get one […]

  2. bf said

    I think the oval shape is so you can put it in your jeans pocket and it would leave a less noticeable lump. personally, I’ve been yearning for tinted lip balms in containers small enough for jeans pockets, so I’m happy to see this exists!

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