Delhi summers are getting hot, humid and horrible by the hour! Yes, it’s like we Delhiites are going to melt this time around! One product which I’m loving these days in this heat, mostly for days when it’s really very humid, and I don’t need much make-up, is Nivea Fruity Shine lip balm in the shade ‘Cherry’. Read on!
About Nivea Fruity Shine Lip Balm- Cherry: Nivea Fruity Shine Cherry Lip Balm is taste the scent of summer cherry while bathing your smile in a glossy shine, with deep red tones on top. The new formula of NIVEA Lip Care Fruity Shine Cherry combines rich almond oil, jojoba oil and shea butter to keep your lips as soft and fresh as they can be
- Delights young delicate lips with a fruity scent and smoothing, long lasting care.
- Naturally enhances your lips with shimmering pigments and a soft glossy color.
- Contains SPF 10, protection against UVA and UVB rays.
Price: Rs. 129 for 4.8g
Packaging: The Nivea Fruity Shine Lip Balm- Cherry comes in a white coloured twist-up tube, with an almost full-length cherry-red cap, which shuts with a click. It is a travel friendly pack, and the cap does not come off in the handbag.
|Picture clicked under flash light- see the micro-shimmer particles.
Ingredients: polyisobutene, ricinus communis seed oil, octyldodecanol, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, hydrogenated polydecene, candelilla cera, myristyl myristate, butyrospermum parkii butter, cera microcristallina, isopropyl palmitate, synthetic wax, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, polyglyceryl-3 diisostearate, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, prunus amygdalus dulcis oil, simmondsia chinensis oil, mangifera indica fruit juice, citrus aurantifolia fruit juice, tocopheryl acetate, vitis vinifera seed oil, bisabolol, blycerin, mica, propylene glycol, aqua, neohesperidin dihydrochalcone, bht, silica, citric acid, trideceth-9, limonene, eugenol, linalool, benzyl salicylate, geraniol, parfum, ci 77891, ci 15850, ci 15985, ci 77499.
My take on Nivea Fruity Shine Lip Balm- Cherry: In a nutshell, I love this product 😀
The lip balm is a soft, easy to apply balm with a cushiony feel to it. The texture is smooth. You can see some glitter particles in the tube (with flash light, mostly), which are not gritty at all. They lend a soft sheen to the lips, which gives an impression that you are wearing a gloss. The balm is not too oily, so it doesn’t bleed outside the lips (I prefer my lip balms to be a little less oily). It has a faint cherry fragrance, which withers off in about 10 minutes.
The added reddish tint is what makes this my go-to product this season. It offers light coverage, the tint is quite light. Just slather this balm in 2 swipes onto the lips, and I get light reddish tint/ coverage, and glossy, moisturised lips. The moisturisation and/ or staying power is a good 2-2.5 hours, after which the glossiness fades, but the lips don’t become overtly dry. I generally re-apply every 3 hours.
Sometimes, I wear this balm at night, before sleeping, and I wake up with soft lips the next morning.
The SPF-10 is an added bonus!
|Swatch, single swipe
Pros of Nivea Fruity Shine Lip Balm- Cherry:
- Smooth texture, soft to apply
- Not a slimy balm (I prefer it this way). I hate ‘oily-oily sticky sticky’ feeling on my lips
- Reddish tint imparts some color
- Micro glitter particles impart a soft sheen to the lips
- SPF-10, so it protects the lips from the sun!
- Decent moisturisation for 2-2.5 hours
- Cherry based light fragrance, stays for about 10 minutes after application
- Cute packaging
Cons of Nivea Fruity Shine Lip Balm- Cherry:
- Lots of chemicals in there!
Verdict: The Nivea Fruity Shine balm is a good quality product at it’s price. It does what it claims. A light tint, moisturisation and good staying power! This is one product I’d highly recommend for school/ college going girls.
Have you tried Nivea Fruity Shine Lip Balm- Cherry? Which lip balm(s) are you using currently? DO share in the comments below.