Product: Mentha Lip Tint by C.O. Bigelow®
Description: their claim (not verbatim): this mint-infused balm promises to freshen breath while adding a hint of color. Bare gives a natural tint while plum adds a slight berry color.
my experience: both plum and bare appear exactly the same when applied which is no surprise because in the tube they appear similar. the tint is not overwhelming. in fact, it's barely therer. my entire mouth was indeed freshened.
Verdict: meh. it's like popping a fresh piece of dentene ice ™ or some other extreme gum. it's not like a pleasant tingle at initial application like my fav. MAC lip glass, wet, wild, wonderful. but i don't know because even that took a little getting used to for me. so maybe its not as bad as i'm making it out to be. still, i like these. and at regularly half the price as my usual go-to, i will keep them around. i think they will pair nicely with my other fav, MAC lip liner in chestnut. however, that does not mean i will forgo my beloved MAC and get these instead. they are good for daytime use so i guess i'll just pick them up when the sale rolls around again.
*i tried to get some pics but there was no clear difference between them and the color was not noticeable at all on camera.