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May 10, 2013

Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips: Review and Swatches

tinted lip balm that nourishes dry lips and protects them
pink tinted lip balm that nourishes dry lips and protects them
tinted lip balm that nourishes dry lips and protects them

I love tinted lip balms. I really, really love the idea of getting nourishment and a slick of colour all at once. I've tried quite a few new tinted lip balms this year, some of which I've liked and some of which haven't been so great. I was a little bit let down by the Nivea Rose Lip Balm that I reviewed recently (you can read about it here) so when I tried Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips I really did keep my expectations quite low. The good news is that I really liked it. The formula is smooth and slightly buttery-feeling,  much nicer than the Nivea lip balm, which means that product (and colour) glides onto you lips really smoothly and lasts quite well too. I find the formula really nourishing and is very reminiscent of my Nivea Essential Lip Balm, that coincidentally I've just recently finished. The nourishing effect of this balm is a lot better than the Nivea Rose Lip Balm and on this factor alone I would definitely recommend this over that one. It does, however, contain Petroleum Jelly which isn't an ingredient I like to use. But unlike Vaseline tin balms Vaseline Rosy Lips does contain other moisturising ingredients such as Almond Oil so it doesn't just protect the lips it does actually work to nourish them. 

Onto my thoughts about the colour! As you can see from my hand and lip swatches below, the colour of this is quite a bright pink. It swatches very sheer so the effect isn't too strong, it just adds a pop of colour to your face which I find looks particularly complementary with pared down make-up and a slight rose-tint on my cheeks. It is the perfect little lip product for days when your lips feel dry but you still want a little bit of colour, as well as for those lazy days where you want to look nice but can't be bothered to have to check your face in a mirror regularly. This is the one, ladies. This is the rosy tint I have been looking for. I know I shouldn't say it myself, but I really like how this looks on me. And the fact that I really love how it feels on my lips seals the deal. 


tinted lip balm that nourishes dry lips and protects them
tinted lip balm that nourishes dry lips and protects them

In short, despite its questionable ingredients I do actually really like this. At £2.05 it's really affordable and it's really easy to get your hands on (it's available in Superdrug stores and online here). If like me you love little treats that won't break the bank but will give you something lovely and new to play with, then Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips is something that will satisfy all of your shopping cravings without resulting in too much guilt and at the end of the day will leave you with a lovely, effective lip balm that you can use year round. I hope any of you that go out and try this enjoy it as much as I have!

What's your favourite lip balm right now?



  1. That's a really pretty tint. I haven't gotten along with Vaseline products, but this looks nice. It's a great pop of color for everyday.

  2. This look so pretty! I haven't seen many Vaseline lip products in my area. I'll keep my eye out :)

  3. I love treating myself to lipbalms. This has a lovely tint to it and looks great on you. My current favourite is the vanilla flavoured carmex lipbalm stick, im loving it.

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  4. I have this as well, bought it a while back and love it xx

  5. Oh I might just have to try this out! I've been wanting a tinted lip balm for ages but seem too loyal to my creme brûlée vaseline, this looks like it could be the best of both worlds!

    Nadine x


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