Review & Swatches: FaceFront Lust Quest Lip Lust Balms

Lust Quest Lip Lust Sheer Hydratone Lip Balms

FaceFront’s Lust Quest collection contains 3 lip balms: Can’t Elope, Kiwi for Lunch, and LustQuest. These balms cost $10.00 each and are available on

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Company’s Description

Soft, ultra-hydrating lip jellies packed with demure color that works brilliantly on every skin tone. Lip Lust’s light and bouncy feel keep lips looking glossy, fresh, vibrant and healthy. Use it alone or over your favorite lipstick color. Our super-rich formula is infused with imported, Amazonian Orchid Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Apricot Oil and Vitamin E to keep lips moisturized and completely kissable!

Packaging: 8.75/10

These balms come in plastic jars that have twist-off tops. The packaging is lightweight and the tops fit securely, making these good for putting in your makeup case. Each jar also has a glittery, silver heart painted on the inside of the lid.

Each jar has a clear plastic sticker on it displaying the company’s logo. I would prefer the logo to be printed directly onto the jar. But, again, this preference is minor, and given that FaceFront is a newly re-vamped company, I expect that the packaging designs will change and improve over time.

Quality: 8.75/10

All of the colors are very sheer on the lips. This isn’t a negative–not only does FaceFront tell you that the colors are supposed to be sheer, but the colors also wouldn’t be wearable (like the green balm) if they weren’t sheer.

Can’t Elope is an orange, Kiwi for Lunch is a lime green, and LustQuest is a bright pink. Can’t Elope and LustQuest hardly change the lip color; Kiwi for Lunch gives a very slight green tint, but you can get rid of it by sheering out the application.

All of the balms go on smoothly, aren’t sticky, and moisturize the lips. They will last 1-2 hours on the lips if you don’t eat or drink. My main criticism of these is that there is no sun protection in them.

Ease of Use: 9.25/10

Most people will use their fingers to apply the balm, since they come in pots. Otherwise, you can use a lip brush. Application is simple since the product is smooth and the color is sheer.

Price: 7.75/10

These balms are 2.3 g and cost $10.00 each. For comparison, MAC’s Lip Conditioner Stick is 4.8 g and costs $14.50. You’re paying $4.35/g for FaceFront’s balm and $3.02/g for MAC’s balm. These balms are pricey and MAC’s lip conditioners come with an SPF of 15.


Toss if: you want color
Try if: you’re looking for a moisturizing, un-scented lip balm
Buy if: you want sheer color and a smooth, non-sticky formula

Swatches: Can’t Elope, Kiwi for Lunch, LustQuest

Can’t Elope Applied

Kiwi for Lunch Applied

LustQuest Applied

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2 Responses to Review & Swatches: FaceFront Lust Quest Lip Lust Balms

  1. Lisa B. says:

    This is just me, but it seems like the price is such a major downside…it’s not hard to find a good sheer lip balm, and I vastly prefer a stick instead of a pot…and it looks like it really just adds gloss, and maybe a smidgeon of color, so a clear gloss would be just as good.

    • Lisa B. says:

      And at least they’re not describing them as being very pigmented…so maybe that’s not a fair criticism…it just seems like its an overpriced addition to an a category that’s at least saturated, if not oversaturated!

      But maybe I’m just grumpy today. :-p

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