Benefit California Kissin' Moisturizing Lip Balm review: Benefit's most pigmented lip color to date!

 Benefit California Kissin' Moisturizing Lip Balm review, price, swatches

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Benefit California Kissin' Moisturizing Lip Balm review morena filipina beauty blog
THE VERDICT:

Benefit's always been known for the sheer, just tinted lip look, but this time, they're joining the pigmented lip color trend, but the juicy, shiny, cheeky finish that the brand has been known still remains. Benefit California Kissin' Moisturizing Lip Balm is the newest lip product to join the sisterhood and it's Benefit's most pigmented lip color to date! I know, I know, it's not a great time to explore lip products because face mask is here to stay in the meantime, but I always love a good lip color plus I always have Zoom meetings where lip products come in handy!

Anyway, let's get to know this girl!

Benefit California Kissin' Moisturizing Lip Balm review morena filipina beauty blog
Ingredients

Benefit California Kissin' Moisturizing Color Balm is a 12- shade range pigmented balm that promises 8- hour long luxurious moisture and color. Formula contains Wild Mango Butter and Hyaluronic Acid to keep lips moisturized, hydrated, and soft during wear.

Benefit California Kissin' Moisturizing Lip Balm review morena filipina beauty blog
The product comes in a vintage- inspired tube with a semi- rubberized cap that covers the bullet all the way to the handle. I like the texture of the cap because it makes it slip- proof and that it covers the entire tube; say goodbye to lost lipstick caps.

Benefit California Kissin' Moisturizing Lip Balm review morena filipina beauty blog
The balm has a slanted, circular tip that covers a huge area in one go; it's great for those with wider lips. Meanwhile, I like the standard, pointy lipstick shape-it works for the shape of my lips.

Benefit California Kissin' Moisturizing Lip Balm review morena filipina beauty blog
Top to Bottom: Spiced Red, Ruby, Berry, Nude Pink

The balms have a cushiony, gel feel; it's light and doesn't feel heavy nor sticky even if layered twice or thrice. The scent is sweet, buttery mango and even if it's a bit strong, I don't find it cloying.  Pigmentation is medium to heavy and has a shiny finish. Despite the semi- wet texture, it doesn't slide off the lips easily, but this is based on two layers; I'm not sure if the experience would be the same if I layered it beyond that, but guessing from the consistency, I think it will bleed for a little as not all layers will set properly. My advice: stick to two layers because it's enough to give you good coverage anyway!

Benefit California Kissin' Moisturizing Lip Balm review morena filipina beauty blog
BERRY

Pinkish berry with a mauve undertone. Great for morena skin!

Benefit California Kissin' Moisturizing Lip Balm review morena filipina beauty blog
NUDE PINK

When I read the shade, I thought it would be too cool on me, therefore I'd have to stash it in the back portion of my lipstick tray, but I was wrong! It's a midtone brick pink that definitely looks good on warm skin; it's a perfect summertime pink for medium and warm skin tones!

Benefit California Kissin' Moisturizing Lip Balm review morena filipina beauty blog
RUBY

Good ol' classic bright red! I have enough reds, but I'm drawn to this color among everything in the collection; I guess I'm loving the playfulness of this red shade!

Benefit California Kissin' Moisturizing Lip Balm review morena filipina beauty blog
SPICED RED

An orangey red that's a perfect alternative to the classic red; great for warm and deep skin tones. I'm loving the terracotta hue and it reminds me a bit of MAC Chili, one of my favorite red orange lipstick shades.

Staying power is okay; it has a glossy finish so don't expect it to stay on like a matte lipstick, but it does leave a hint of stain that can last the whole day and imparts whole day moisture.

California Kissin' Moisturizing Balm is your hybrid between a pigmented lipstick, lip stain, and lip treatment. If you're a fan of pigmented lip balms and Benefit, you will like this because I do! My favorite shades are Spiced Red and Ruby!

Have you tried these already? What are your thoughts?

BENEFIT CALIFORNIA KISSIN' MOISTURIZING LIP BALMS RATING

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6 Lovely Thoughts

  1. Ohhhh. I love the shaaaades. My fave one is spice red 😻 Everything suits you Ms. Martha. 😻

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  2. Nude pink shade is a total bomb! Like barbie lips! Wanna try it out too!

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  3. My favorite is in the shade BERRY. And the packaging is nice

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  4. I love the nude pink Ms. Martha hope i could have it at my loot bag 🥰

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  5. I love the shades of the balm specially the berry one 😍

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  6. Chili could really take a break from that spiced red

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