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WHAT IS IT?
This is lip balm that is made by Nivea. Nivea say that is will give me good moisture and make my lips have a faint shine like a pearl.
WHAT I THINK
I have used other lip balms from Nivea and think they are always effective even if they do not feel like luxury to use. I do not like this Pearl and Shine lip balm though and think it makes my lips look old fashioned and ugly like I am wearing the pearly lipstick of an old lady.
It does not moisturise my lips and makes them feel like I have applied wax, it does not apply very even to my lips and feels bad as soon as I put it on. I only used this tube of lip balm about 6 times to see if I could make myself like it but I don't so I threw it away last time I sorted out my cosmetics.
The feeling on my lips from this lip balm is heavy and I would not care about that if it worked but it does not and my lips feel alot worse after I have applied this because of the feeling of the lip balm. I am sure that it would not work to repair my lips if they were chapped or damaged because the formula of the lip balm is too much like wax and not moisturising or pleasing enough.
This lip balm costs £2.50 but I would not pay a penny for it because it is not very good and I hated the way my lips looked when I used it.
1 Dooyoo Heart but it should not have any because it is so bad.
Price and Availability
Pearl and Shine is priced at around £2 for a standard sized 'stick'. Prices can vary a fair amount, for example at Boots.com it is £2.15, but from allcures.com it is £1.89. The product is available from most beauty retailers which include Superdrug and Makeupalley.com. You can also find it at supermarkets like ASDA and Tesco. So this is a widely available product.
Packaging and initial thoughts
The lip product stick comes packaged in a easy to open blister packet. The signature Nivea branding is clearly present and the product name is easily visible. Once opened, the lipstick sheath itself is a pearl pink colour, with the product name on that too.
Upon opening the sheath, the stick of product is a light pink. When touched with my finger, the product feels rough and 'bitty', which is not what I'd expect to be moisturising on dry lips.
Polyisobutene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Candelilla Cera, Octyldodecanol, Mica, Cera Microcristallina, Isopropyl Palmitate, Synthetic Wax, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Oil | Hydrolyzed Pearl, Serica, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil,Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycerin, Neohesperidin Dihydrochalcone, Aqua, BHT, Parfum, CI 77491, CI 77163, CI 77492, CI 45380, CI 77891
(This is taken from the Boots website)
The innovative formula of NIVEA Pearly Shine, with precious Pearl and Silk extracts, combines long lasting moisturisation and a beautiful pearly shine which leaves lips silky smooth and velvety soft. Provides daily moisturising care and protection for your lips. Beautifully natural looking lips with a pearly shine. Contains SPF 10 to help protect against UVA and UVB rays.
Does it work?
Whilst the product does give the lips a slight pink and pearly shimmer, I am disappointed in the product. It does not leave lips feeling smooth, in fact, from my experience, it leaves them feeling 'lumpy' and 'bitty'. It feels like there are lumps in the formula. I have two of these sticks and I get the same feeling from both, so I don't believe I got a bad batch.
After using, my lips felt even drier and did not feel cared for or full of moisture! The 'pearly shine' is definitely present, but it feels horrible on my lips, it is sticky, drying and generally unpleasant.
I also find I had to reapply far too often to get any real benefit from this supposedly 'caring' product.
Whilst I like the cute, pink packaging and easy to use stick, the product itself does NOT live up to the claims that Nivea make.
I would not recommend this to my friends, however I would recommend looking at Niveas 'lip butter' as a great alternative.
*THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON CIAO - IT IS WRITTEN BY ME USING THE SAME USERNAME (Louemham)
I am not usually a big fan of lip balms as with so many enriched lipsticks on the market these days, I like a bit more of a colour splash than most of them offer.
However, since discovering Nivea Lip Care Pearl and Shine, I have never been without. The reason for this is the lovely pink glimmer that the lip balm leaves along with your newly moisturised lips. You can wear Pearl and Shine without lipstick and it comes in a handy little twist-up stick which can be tucked in a pocket or purse with ease.
With no applicator buds or roll ball sticky applicators, it is easy to slick on a layer of this rich moisturising balm while out walking the dogs or riding my horse and while it doesn't offer a fully made up look, it does add a touch of colour.
If too much is applied it can feel a little gooey so in this case, less is more.
You can buy Pearl and Shine in many stores and a good thing for me is that my family know that I like to use other Nivea products and tucked into many of those festive Nivea gift sets is a Pearl and Shine lip care stick, so I have plenty in stock to keep me going!
With its pink and sweet girly appeal, the Pearl and Shine makes a lovely little first lip product for young girls as the effect is subtle and doesn't overpower natural features or look overdone and it keeps lips smooth and healthy looking into the bargain.
I've been a massive fan of Nivea for some time, so back when this lip salve first came out, of course I bought it straight away.
I loved that the case was pink, as a teen at the time I never really liked whipping out the blue or green Nivea lip care products in front of people, and when I first began to use it, it smelled gorgeous!
Just a lovely, refreshing, cosmetic smell. But the taste didn't match up - when you rub your lips together to spread the gloss, it wasn't a nice taste that occurred. Ultimately, because of this, I ended up only using the gloss if i was desperate.
It definitely had to be when I was going au naturale in the make up department too, because of the almost white shade it gave my lips. If I was wearing foundation too I looked a right state!
I've found all of my Nivea products are long lasting, and this was no exception (on a use for use basis), so you won't find yourself buying them very often, even with daily use. This is reassuring but I still find the Pearl and Shine variety overpriced, purely because it has disadvantages that the other varieties don't.
As a brand, Nivea may do wonderful things, and in the long run this product may too offer your lips protection and nourishment, but for me I would definitely opt for the original lip care (blue tube) or the medicated lip care (green tube).
I seem to have loads of lip balms and creams and one of the ones I do have at the bottom of my bag, and one which I use a lot is my Nivea Lip Balm Pearl and Shine. This comes in a small 4.8g tube which you have to turn at the bottom and it comes out at the top (once you have taken off the top).
These are available all over the place but I tend to buy mine from Superdrug, where they work out about ten pence cheaper than Boots. It’s only a small lipstick sized stick but you only need to use a small amount and so it works out good value for money as it lasts for ages.
These little sticks contain a host of great ingredients which are good for the lips, including shea butter vitamin E and jojoba oil. This is not a clear lip balm though so it’s not going to be great for a man to wear as after application, it does leave a very faint pearly sheen to the lips, which can be seen and is not invisible. It can be worn on its own or over lipstick, and I actually use it both ways. The only thing I don't like about it is that it's murder trying to prize a new one from the cardboard and plastic container it comes in.
It also has a very slight delicate fresh fragrance to it, which I love and it stays put once on the lips and doesn't look greasy or feel sticky at all. It does a great job in making my lips fees soft, smooth and well moisturised and it does wonders for healing lips that are already very dry and cracked.
It’s so tiny I can just easily fit it into my handbag and I really do recommend them.
Nivea Lip Care Pearl and Shine is one product in a mass market of lip balms and other Nivea lip products.
You will usually find this type of Nivea lip balm just in it's little tube rather than the tube being in a packet like others. This particular one is a baby pink tube with white end and a small blue oval on the side, which says 'Nivea Lip Care' on it. 'Pearl and Shine' is written underneath this on the side.
There is nothing about this packaging that really makes it stand out amongst all the others but the baby pink colour may make it more appealing if you're particularly 'girly' and would prefer a pink version in your bag.
The lip balm is the typical pop and twist style. You pop the lid off and twist the base to push the lip balm stick up. Smear it on your lips to your hearts content. It's a lip balm stick, there's not really much else to it when it comes to application.
This lip balm did leave a slightly more shiny look to my lips but that might have been because I was really looking to see if I could notice a difference.
I found this particular lip balm to be more oily than others, it was a slight feeling of having eaten something a bit greasy and wanting to wipe it off my lips.
I much rather use the basic ones of the Nivea range for this reason. I am a bit of stickler for keeping hold of things so it is still in my make up drawer in case I have run out and it is a last measure but, otherwise, I don't use it anymore.
I have always suffered from dry chapped lips and so because of this, I nearly always have a lip balm (or several) in my bag, my pockets and my car. I have to apply these products all day long otherwise my lips really do become painful and sore. Even though I probably have close to 50 lip balms around the house at any one point, I still have to buy one if I do leave the house without one. It is just a product that I cannot live without on a day to day basis.
On one of those such days recently I nipped into Superdrug to get a lip balm. I must say that 9 times out of 10 I buy the original blue lypsil as it is a trusted classic that I have used for years. Occasionally though, I opt for something different. And this was one of those times.
The Nivea pearly shine is a pink capped tube with a white base. The tube is presented on a card. The 4.8g product cost me £2.29 which more than just the original Nivea lip balm which was £1.65 so you are paying for the shimmery finish you are promised with this product.
To apply the lip balm you pull off the pink lid, and twist the white base so the product pops up. Like a lipstick.
I find the lip balm quite greasy on my lips which is not particularly nice. There is a delicate shimmer to the colour as promised and I like this effect as I do not normally wear lipstick during the day
I have to reapply this product every 2 hours ish and although it keeps my lips ok, I do not feel it is making them any better than they were in the first place
Because of this, and the higher price, I will not be buying this lip balm again when this one runs out.
My mother brought me this one day a few years ago when the product was first created and at first I loved this product. The packaging itself was very attractive. It came in a small piece of cardboard that was all baby pink and had the branding image of Nivea on it. Upon opening it I found that the product itself had a slip on and off lid that clicks into place. The lid is baby pink again and again has the branding logo of Nivea on it. The bottom is plain white and you can slide it left and right to push the product out. The product itself is in the same shape as any lip care product and is also pink. This of course reflects the packaging. I used it every day and I found that it was a product I would buy again. I loved the nice shine it gave my lips and how silky they felt when I rubbed my lips together. This product made me feel more feminine, as I was a strong tomboy at the time I had this product. Eventually, it ran out and I brought another and when I used it I noticed some things I did not notice before. It didn't make my lips shiny it turned them pale pink, so pale it looked silver in the light. This was quite off putting because it made my lips look bloodless. It doesn't matter how little you use or if you layer it up. The product still has the same effect. My mother then mentioned that it smelt like petrol and hating the smell of petrol I declined this product. This is because it actually does smell like petrol. However, this lip treatment is really decent for it's price.
I brought this cheaply from body care and it was really worth the money, but I don't think I could buy this product again. When my mother first brought this product it was, £2.50 and the second time I brought it I got it for £1.00.
I would definitely recommend this product if you enjoy wearing make-up as this product could be used as a light lipstick. I also recommend it if you have sore lips because it works well. It is even better if you find it at such a cheap price.
My daughter came home one day wearing this product, Nivea Pearly Shine lip care, and I was intrigued. It's not like her to wear colour on her lips, preferring to wear a clear gloss, and the emphasis of her makeup to be on her eyes, but it really suited her. I didn't give it another thought until I'd started to get dry and sore lips through during a cold snap a couple of months ago, and that's what made me purchase one for myself.
I was just generally browsing all the lip balms on the shelf in Boots; they all promised different benefits, but upon seeing this, I remembered how nice it looked on my daughter, and so the purchase was made. At £2.29 or 229 Boots advantage card points; I think this is a reasonable price to pay.
This isn't essentially a lip balm as such and that's why I like it. It doesn't leave a horrible greasy film over your lips, or the horrific texture and smell of lard that you get with Vaseline. On first glace it looks like many other products of this nature. It has that typical lipstick bullet packaging that once you remove the lid, you have to twist the base to use the product.
The lip care has a rosy pink colour to it, and at once reminds me a little of those Swizzles lipstick shaped confections my daughters used to eat; not only does it look like that, it tastes like that too. I couldn't actually put a definitive flavour on it, but there's a subtle fruitiness and sweetness there if you lick your lips by chance. It's quite a nice flavour, and one I'd much rather have than a mint or something else.
The pastel pink colour of the bullet is transferred to the lips when you apply it. It's a very pale pearly colour with a shimmer through it, possibly from the crushed pearl extracts. It's a lovely colour and it's one I can get away with during the winter months when my skin is considerably paler than it is now. Having had a recent holiday, I don't think the it suits me anymore and so I don't feel able to wear this out and about. I'd feel a bit self-conscious as it's far too pale for my skin tone.
This is something I'd have to reapply every half an hour or so if I were wearing it for the colour alone, as it wears off quite quickly. As I wear it for its moisturising properties in the main, I don't feel the need to apply so often, and indeed, I only wear this when I feel my lips are starting to feel dry. I might reapply several times during the course of the day at this time, but then as it does the job so well, I might not have to apply for a few days.
If you've a pale skin, or just love pale lip colours, you'll be able to get away with using this all summer long; so you'll be pleased to know that this has a sun protection factor of 10, which is not brilliant in my opinion, but better than nothing.
Overall I really like this lip care, with my tanned face at the moment it doesn't really suit my complexion, so I've started to only wear this when I'm at home. I love the light texture on my lips. They don't have that horrible, heavy gunkiness that petroleum based lip balms do; and the intense moisturisation due to the silk extracts it keeps my lips silky smooth and really soft. I would even go so far as to say kissable, but who am I to say?
I'm halfway down my lip product at the moment, and would happily buy another. For me though, this is would be a winter only lip balm as it has a lovely intense moisturising action and the colour suits my lighter skin tone more then. I'll choose other lip balms that have no colouring, and also a higher SPF for use during the summer months. I award the Nivea Pearly Shine lip product 4 stars, deducting one for both the colour and low SPF factor, but a fairer rate would be 4.5 if I'm honest.
Lip balm is a staple item for me - mainly because I tend to accidentally wash them! Nivea produce a varied array of lip balms of different content and purpose and generally I tend to use a basic blue one.
I saw the pearl and shine and thought I would treat myself.
The lip balm itself weighs 4.8g - which seems a tiny amount. Nivea lip balms are very simple sturdy tubes . This one has a white base and a pearlescent pink top - they have slightly changed the name to pearly shine. The lip balm retails for around 2.00.
The lip balm is very smooth and soft - I don't find any lip balm particularly long lasting, but this tends to make my lips feel suitably soothed and moisturised for about 2 hours.
The lip balm itself is a delicate pink and does shine. When you put it on it leave a pleasant sheen over you lips - almost like a very light gloss. This can be quite pretty and adds a twist to an average lip balm.
However - although this works fine at times I did find a fatal flaw with this product. On occasional warm days the lip balm as expected does go quite soft - this I can cope with.... but if I am out and busy I don't always used a mirror to apply lip balm - this lip balm when soft applies a very thick layer of the pale pinks shine which actually made my lips look very pale and odd against my skin.
Pretty lip balm but I wouldn't personally choose it again.
Also posted under my username on ciao.
I received a great Nivea gift set for Christmas which I was over the moon with as I do love the Nivea brand and it contained many items including body wash, cream for hands and body and lip balm. I don't wear gloss that often and I don't wear lipstick through the day so I like to keep my lips looking soft and moisturised, after all there's nothing worse than dry cracked lips which can be an issue once the weather starts getting a bit colder. I received 2 lip balms in my pack and I had tried neither but the one that attracted me the most was the pearl and shine.
The balm comes in a white compartment which is covered in a luminous frosted pink lid which looks bullet shaped. It displays the Nivea name and advises that this is the pearl shine variety. Packaging is lovely and girly and something I would definitely notice to stand out from the rest. The tube doesn't give too much away about the benefits of the product so I went online to see what I could expect from using this.
The balm contains pearl extract and silk which combine together to create super moisturisation with added shine. The product will leave lips silky soft with a subtle hint of shimmer. It also contains SPF 10 to protect against UVA and UVB damaging sun rays. The product is advised for daily use.
The balm itself is pinkie in colour and looks like it will actually create a more noticeable colour that may look like a lipstick rather than a balm however once applied the colour is very pale and looks more shimmering and shiny. You only need to go over the lips once for a full coating and the texture feels lovely and creamy you can feel immediately the softness and moisture on the lips.
I have used this and the normal Nivea balms ever since coming across these and I use them on a daily basis and I don't think my lips have ever felt or looked better. This product definitely works and is a steal at around £2.50.
I tend to buy a lot of lipbalms and have quite a collection as I like trying different ones.
One that I had bought and had been sat around for quite a while was this Nivea Lip Care Pearl and Shine.
I bought mine for £2 from Tesco but they are also available from Superdrug/Boots.
I no longer have the packaging for the lip balm and so cant state what it said on it. The lip balm is easy to use and looks just like the above picture. It comes in pink and the entire top lid comes off. I prefer this to the little lids and thought it was a nice size. You then screw the balm out from the bottom and immediately you can smell the scent of sweet candy. I found this really noticeable as it was such a sweet smell, but it is not sickly sweet. It mainly just reminds me of the candy sticks I used to eat as a child.
The balm is also pink and when applied to your lips it does soften them and lasts quite a while. It's nice to use and does live up to its title of pearl and shine, as it adds more pinky colour to your lips and a shiny tint.
I give the lip balm 4/5 stars. Although it does what it says, I personally won't be buying it again as I tend to use others I like more. I found the lip balm to feel a bit heavier on my lips in comparrison to the Chapstick I use more often and did not really require or think much of the added pinky colour on my lips.
Overall it is a nice product, and not one I regret purchasing.. but it's also not one I would repeatedly buy again unless it was on a special offer, as I do think there are better ones out there.
Thanks for reading
(this review may also be posted on ciao at some point)
After my favourite chap stick ran out, I had to resort to using the other lipbalms I somehow seem to just collect. Lip balm is one of my handbag essentials as my lips tend to dry out quite a bit, and Nivea Lip Care Pearl and Shine seemed like it would do a pretty good job of keeping chapped lips at bay as it is supposed to be moisturising.
This was around £2 and you can find it in most chemists or places like Superdrug or Boots.
The packaging itself is just pretty normal to any other lipbalm, but I did receive this at Christmas as part of a stocking filler so it does look quite nice to make a small gift. The lipbalm itself is a pale stick with a slight shiny tint to it, and comes in a sturdy holder which doesnt unhinge so it's great for a handbag.
Upon using it, it definitely does what it says, as my lips did feel moisturised and stayed that way for quite a while after using, I'd say for about 2 hours. However, I don't have to use it for more than this really, and only use it when they are feeling dry or chapped.
It doesn't really change the colour of my lips in any way, however it does make them look shinier than usual and I'm guessing this is the shimmer that you can see within the balm itself. They do look slightly pinker than usual, but this is just because of the colour of the balm I'm guessing
Overall, I definitely would say this is a great lip balm and does the job it states. Although it won't replace my love of Chapstick, it's still the next best thing to it.
Nivea lip care pearl and shine is one of my handbag essentials! It is a moisturising lip balm which adds a pink 'pearl shine' to your lips.
~ Packaging ~
Mine is the same as the one pictured although I have another one unopened that I received in a giftset that has slightly different packaging.
On removal of the pearly pink coloured lid the lip balm stick is in a white twist-up tube.
The product itself is a solid pale pink stick with a shimmer to it.
~ Use and effectiveness ~
On application I find that my lips feel moisturised and unlike other lip balms or butters that I've used it does not feel greasy or grimy. I do not need to repeat applying this product very often, more so obviously, when my lips are chapped or sore.
The pearl and shine stick has a pleasant sweet smell to it although it has no taste whatsoever.
It also leaves a pearlescent shimmer on my lips. It is quite subtle and a very light pink so will probably be a lighter pink than your lips actually are, but in my opinion it does look nice on. It gives your lips a pearl effect and is not so much shiny, but shimmery. I must add that although it is shimmery it is not glittery and you cannot feel any particles in it and it feels smooth and glides easily over the lips comfortably.
This product also states it has SPF10 so it also protects your lips from the sun.
~ Price and availability ~
This product is available at Wilkinsons for £2.15, Boots and Superdrug for £2.29 and is available in most supermarkets and chemists for a similar price.
~ Overall ~
Overall I'd say this is a good lip balm. It is moisturising and more effective and less greasy than other lip care products I have used. It is cheap and it leaves a pearly sheen on your lips which is subtle, but looks nice.
I would recommend this product so why not give it a try?!
This little pink tube of lip balm is good value but has nothing special about it to make it stand out against other lip balms. It is a cheap product to buy as I paid £2.29 for it from Boots, I only bought it because I was just about to board a train for a three hour journey and realised that my lips were drying out as I was suffering with a cold and I had no lip balm, so it was a quick dash into the store to pick this up only minutes before my train departure.
It is a shea butter style lip balm with added vitamin E to help mositurise your lips and each lip balm is 4.8g in weight so that is a pretty standard size. It is easy to apply and glides onto my lips smoothly, it leaves them with a nice shimmery look. In terms of smell it has a sort of candy sweet smell to it but it is not too sickly which that type of smell can be sometimes, it is a slightly toned down smell rather than the one you get in the middle of a sweet shop or lush store.
It leaves my lips with a nice, pale pink shine and certainly does a good job of moisturising my lips. It was good for preventing my lips becomming dried out particularly when I was feeling under the weather and prone to dry lips. However it did need to be topped up on a regular basis so this is a lip balm that you will get through faster than some other better quality balms however given the cheap price that is not such a problem. I would not expect one that retails for 4 times this price say, to onlylast as long as this Nivea product.
For what you pay it is good value for money but it does not possess any stand out qualities for me to jsutify more than three stars.
Contains shea butter and vitamin E for long lasting moisture protection /