Review: NYX Color Lip Balm

I received this item in my recent Total Beauty Collection “mystery” box.  I would not normally buy this product, because of its country of origin, but since I had already paid for it and I really like colored lip balms, I decided I would try it…

Pros:  Smooth texture.  Good amount of color.  Paraben-free.  Cherry flavor/scent, which some may or may not like.

Cons:  Kind of greasy.  A little bit large/bulky, making it difficult to get onto small areas. Made in Taiwan (a Chinese-controlled country. It’s safe to assume the same lack of safety oversight that has caused so many safety concerns with Chinese-made products applies to Taiwan’s factories as well.)

Note:  This item carries the PETA “Cruelty-free” logo, but Chinese laws require animal testing on cosmetics products, so some people choose not to buy products that are marketed or made in China.  That is not to say that this item is tested on animals.  If it’s only made for export to other countries, it wouldn’t be required that it be tested on animals.  The law applies to cosmetics products sold in China.

In Summary:  This is a decent product for what it is, and for the price.  If it weren’t for the country of origin, I would probably keep buying it.

Rating:  3 out of 5 stars  3-stars

Price:  approx. $3

Available at:  drugstores, mass merchandisers, Ulta, NYXcosmetics.com

nyx color lip balm

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