Makeup Review: Alba TerraTints Mineral Tinted Lip Balm
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?
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:
A swatch is all well and good, but let’s see how it looks on lips:
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.