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My dry lips feel moisturized while looking glossy thanks to this tinted lip balm

The Laura Geller tinted balms soften my lips and provide a pop of color.
Tomeka Jones

Just in time for warmer weather, my lips are already thanking me for keeping them hydrated. Unfortunately, they’re dry most of the time because of the lack of humidity in Atlanta this time of year, and honestly, I usually wear matte lipstick, which can be drying. I switched it up and tried this tinted jelly lip balm from Laura Geller. The product is extremely moisturizing, and I really like the smooth texture.

Laura Geller New York Jelly Balm Tinted Lip Balm

Shades: 8 | Key ingredients: Squalane, vitamin E

Why I like about this tinted lip balm

A fashionable design, each of the five jelly balm colors comes packaged in shiny gold mirrored-like tubes. If you like a warm color palette of pink and red, like I do, then you will love either Figger Than Life, Terracotta Go, In The Bluff, Brick House, or Jammin'. I picked the last two of the cute, flirty names. The Jammin' balm is described as plum berry, while Brick House is a red berry shade.

I usually wear deep red matte lipstick almost everywhere I go, but I knew I needed to soften it up, especially to match an outfit I selected for a friend’s wedding. I tried the two colors on my lips separately and loved them both. I probably applied each balm more than three times to get a bolder color. Both jelly balms made my lips shiny, complementing my pink sequin jumper. It’s likely the glossiness comes from the key ingredients in the balms, vitamin E and squalane, which experts say are also moisturizing agents.

What to consider

Now I did try to mix the two shades, but I didn’t like the color blend. That means I had to choose one to wear during the wedding day events. Remember I love red, so I decided to go with the Brick House shade. In full transparency, I paired it with one of my old faithful lipsticks for a bolder look, but as soon as my lips dried out, I grabbed the Brick House out of my clutch and continued to reapply throughout the day and night. I appreciated the softness and how much it made my lips pop.

My lips remained soft after removing

The jelly balms are super easy to remove with a tissue or makeup remover wipes. They also don’t leave a color stain or a residue on my lips after removal. What does remain once again are soft and moisturized lips.

It’s no surprise to me that more than 60% of customers who reviewed the $21 Laura Geller lip balms on Amazon have given the product five stars.

“Heaven for your lips,” wrote one verified reviewer. And I totally agree!

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