Used dry, this color is not very pigmented, it just gives a soft sparkle.
Used wet, it comes off much more intense white and shimmery, glitter can be a little chunky.
Used dry, this color is also not very pigmented but leaves a very natural sheen, I think it would be great to use as a highlighter on medium to dark skin tones.
Used wet, it come off as a more pigmented, but still not too intense, soft golden champagne.
This color is not quite matte, but it doesn't have the shimmer that the others contain.
Used dry it is a very soft deeper peach color. I like the pigmentation even when used dry.
Used wet, it takes on more pigment and has a cooler tone, almost like a purple-y beige color.
Used dry, this color has good pigmentation but it gets amped up a little more when used wet. It is a golden bronze color.
This color packs a punch wet or dry! It is a very intense chocolate brown with a sheen. It's not quite sparkly, but has a beautiful sheen
|(l to r) dry/wet Snow Sparkle, Gold Dust, Brightening Bare, Copper Sheen, Mocha Magic|
At $12, I think this is an excellent deal! That's less than $2.50 per pigment, and although I may not be in love with them all, I know they will come in useful at some point and I enjoy knowing I have them.
Shea Butter Lip Balm Trio - $16
This is a traditional type lip balm. It has no color, just a slight sheen of moisture.
With my particular lip color, this product comes off as a nude. It tones down the natural pinky/redness of my lips and just gives a nice even coverage. I would call this a 'my lips but better' color just because it evens out the tone of my lips. It makes me look put together, without anyone being able to notice I'm actually wearing lip product. It doesn't give a very shiny finish. It doesn't look like a gloss by any means, it just looks very fresh and natural.
This gives a nice pinky/red flush to the lips. Another very natural color that can take on a 'my lips but better' look if your lips naturally have more red pigment. Not too shiny of a finish either.
These all have a very moisturizing, smooth, almost thick conditioning feel on the lips. They are perfect for my lips. I am addicted to lip balms, my lips cannot live without having some kind of moisture on them.
The only downside I would have to say is the price. At $16 for the trio, that comes down to more than $5 per lip balm. They are nice, but honestly, if I'm going to buy one product here, the pigments (in my opinion) are a better deal than the lip balms and I would rather spend the $12 on the pigments than $16 on the lip balms.
Let me know if you have tried any of these products, I just happened to see them while wandering the aisles of my local Target.
Thanks for reading and I hope this was helpful to you!