Alba Botanica™ Mineral Terra Tints SPF 15 Garnet -- 0.15 oz
Just Okay... Buy Bloom Instead!
This balm was not exactly the color I'd wanted, and unfortunately the tube I rec'd was just kind of "off" smelling. Vitacost was wonderful about refunding me. The color is more orangey-brown than I'd hoped. I do LOVE the same product in the color "Bloom" -- I use it daily. That might be a better one to start with!
September 30, 2014
tugs at your lips
The color of this Lip tint was great, but it was the opposite of soft and smooth. I gave up because it tugged at my lips. I tried using lip balm first, that helped a little, but for me, it's definitely a no.
September 22, 2014
thick and gummy on lips
I got this as a sun screen- in the sun it melted and was messy to put on the lips. Did not have a nice texture. I will use it as a lipstick as it has good ingredients.
September 7, 2014
Not Fond of the Color
I was hoping for a rich, deep red lip tint that worked like a lip balm. Something minty, solid, and just the right amount of color for an un-made-up look. Between the name of 'Garnet' and the description of 'a light pinot noir glow', I was sure I'd found what I was looking for.
It does function just as I hoped. It's kind of dry and sticky compared to my favorite Burt's Bees lip balm, but that's ok. Not all products function identically.
What I'm most disappointed in is the color. It's quite rusty. Too rusty to look flattering on me. I know garnets can be rusty brown, but that's not what I envisioned from the description.
Too bad. At this price, I was sure hoping it would be perfect! Oh well. I'll keep searching.
August 25, 2014
I really like this chapstick! I like it because it is creamy, stays on for a long time, protects my lips from sunburn, and has a deep color. If you are into a smelly chapstick, this has a little hint of peppermint but it's not very strong. It also kind of tastes a little like peppermint (but taste really doesn't matter since, hopefully, you shouldn't be eating it). The only downside is that with the two I just bought, they are kind of dry and I have to press kind of hard to get it on my lips (this is why I didn't give it a full 5 stars). I don't mind though because of all the positives and it is still creamy once I get it on. I have garnet which is darker on my fair skin and perfect for fall. I will be buying the more bright red color next time to switch it up a bit.
August 16, 2014