Alba Botanica™ Mineral Terra Tints SPF 15 Garnet -- 0.15 oz
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
Love their lip gloss so I thought I'd try this (my regular Burt's Bees was out of stock.) It had kind of an "old" taste, so I even called Alba to see if the product was out of date (which it wasn't) - so that leads me to believe that this is the regular taste. Yuck. Too bad, bc it was a nice color and good consistency.
July 2, 2014
Stiff, waxy, doesn't work
I ordered this based on the color and all the positive reviews. Won't even adhere to skin, let alone lips! Very disappointed, will return.
January 24, 2014
I don't find this particularly moisturising and it's very shimmery so it makes all the lines in my lips look much more apparent.
January 22, 2013
This is the new favorite in my makeup bag! It has great color but not as heavy as a lipstick. I have not worn lipstick since I got it! It goes on smooth, has a great texture and is not sticky. It also wears fantastic.
January 18, 2013