Review & Swatches: essence Caring Lip Balm in Hoping

essence Caring Lip Balm in Hoping

Essence will be releasing 4 new Caring Lip Balms in May: Loving, Hoping, Dreaming, and Laughing. You will be able to purchase them on or in Ulta stores.

Company’s Description

So practical, so charming and so pampering! Four new, caring lipbalms shouldn’t be missing from any purses as of march! packaged in beautifully decorated little tubs, there’s a lipbalm to suit every disposition – because each version stands for a different mood. “Hoping”, “Dreaming”, “Laughing” and “Loving” each have their own color and scent, making it really hard to choose! Of course, the care factor doesn’t come short, either!

Packaging: 8.25/10

This lip balm comes in a pot with a twist-off top. It’s not the most sanitary packaging, but that’s the way most balms are packaged.

Quality: 7.75/10

This balm is a light pink color in the pot. On the lips, though, it doesn’t give any color.

The balm is soft and goes on easily without being sticky at all. It also has a light, sweet scent that shouldn’t bother most people.

It doesn’t last super long–about 1 hour without eating or drinking. My other criticism is that this balm doesn’t have any sun protection (SPF).

Overall, this is a standard, non-sticky lip balm that doesn’t have any super-unique qualities.

Ease of Use: 9.75/10

You can use a lip brush to apply this if you want, but most likely you’ll simply use your finger to swipe the product over the lips. It goes on smoothly and clear.

Price: 9/10

The exact price is still to be determined for the U.S., but it won’t be more than $2-$3. You’ll get a good amount of product (5 g) for the price you pay.

Final Grade


Toss if: you want a balm that will give your lips color
Try if: you want a moisturizing lip balm
Buy if: you want a moisturizing balm but don’t want color on your lips

Caring Lip Balm in Hoping

Caring Lip Balm in Hoping Applied

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5 Responses to Review & Swatches: essence Caring Lip Balm in Hoping

  1. Lisa B. says:

    This sounds REALLY boring. I like that it’s non-sticky, but I could find–I HAVE some non-sticky, easier-to-use stick balms…

  2. agnes merza says:

    thank you for sharing your honest views and comments about this lip balm. 🙂

  3. Nathania Hunter says:

    sounds like my kind of lip balm!!

  4. Doreen Riopel says:

    My lips are so dry right now….I could use this. I love the price.

  5. Vittoria says:

    do like non-sticky but seems a bit boring.

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