Makeup Review: Alba TerraTints Mineral Tinted Lip Balm

Alba is known for creating all-natural, organic beauty products. Although they mostly make skin and hair care products, they also have a line of tinted lip balms featuring natural ingredients.

Today, I’m trying Alba TerraTints Mineral Tinted Lip Balm in Blaze, a pinkish red color with a tinge of rust.

What is it made out of?

terraTints02 TerraTints tinted lip balm is certified 70% organic. It’s main ingredients are coconut oil, olive oil and beeswax. It also has silica which helps it glide on smoothly.

TerraTints also contains peppermint, which you may not expect from a tinted lip balm. It makes it smell like peppermint tea and cools down your lips. The cool-down only lasts about a half an hour at the most, so don’t worry too much if you’re planning on eating soon and don’t want the minty chill to affect the taste of your food. Just wait until that feeling goes away.

In order to give you a bit of sun protection, TerraTints has natural chemical-free zinc oxide that gives you SPF 8 protection.

For a full list of ingredients, visit their website and check out the right side of the screen.

How does it look?

Here is a swatch of color so you can see its pigmentation:

terraTints03 As you may have noticed, TerraTints tinted lip balm is highly pigmented. It doesn’t give just a wash of color like lip gloss, but adds full color to your lips much like a lipstick.

A swatch is all well and good, but let’s see how it looks on lips:

terraTints04 See? It’s pretty highly pigmented. This lip balm also has a very tiny bit of metallic shimmer, although it’s barely noticeable.

The Final Verdict

In my opinion, I really liked the way this looked. I also liked its portability since I could just put it in my pocket. I don’t have that kind of confidence with a tube of lipstick. TerraTints are not overly waxy, sticky or drying. They made my lips silky smooth while tinting them up nice. Though, I could have done without the peppermint. Factoring in all of these points, I give Alba TerraTints Mineral Tinted Lip Balm a:


You can pick up this tinted lip balm online or wherever Alba products are sold for $3.99 suggested retail price.


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  1. Wow I love the tint. I have been looking for a product like this to wear at work. Thanks!!!

  2. It looks so pigmented for a balm! Impressive. The colour suits you too. On a side note, how funny is it that everything’s mineral nowadays? Soon we’ll have mineral liquid liner. 😀
    .-= Pinch´s last blog ..Jezebel meets Nocturnelle =-.

  3. Awiii: I’m glad you like it! I forgot to mention: they have a handful of other shades. If Blaze doesn’t suit you for work, you could try one of the other ones, too.

  4. Pinch: I know! It’s pretty funny. Mineral this, mineral that. And I’m betting there already is a few mineral liquid liners out there. 😉

  5. I used to have this shade. I agree it’s highly pigmented. Sadly, I find it drying and my lips flaked badly.

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