* Prices may differ from that shown
No matter what the time of year I tend to suffer easily with chapped lips. If I don't keep on top of them with a suitable lip balm or tin of Vaseline they can get dry easily and we all know dry and chapped lips can be quite uncomfortable. Therefore, I happen to have a large selection of lip balms and other similar products all associated with keeping the lips soft and smooth and fully moisturised.
One of my newest additions wasn't a planned purchase but something I thought I'd try having seen it on a website whilst buying a few other items. The item in question is the Rimmel Jelly Tints Lip Balm. Not a product I had heard of before let alone seen it in a shop but for around £1.45 (I think I paid for it) I was definitely going to give it a try.
== Jelly Tints ==
From what I can gather the Rimmel Jelly Tints Lip Balm is a moisturising lip balm which adds a bit of colour to the lips depending on the shade you buy. I only had the choice of one shade/variety and I opted for Lychee but from doing a bit of a search I found 'Raspberry' as a shade too. But basically, the idea behind it is that it gives the lips a touch of colour whilst being moisturised at the same time.
== Packaging ==
The moisturising Jelly Tints comes in a lip stick style bright pink container and when new it comes cardboarded. If you didn't know it you'd have bought a lip stick. The lip stick case itself is bright pink with a metallic hue and features a product label with the barcode, weight etc. On the bottom it features the shade and the shade number.
== In Use ==
To use the Jelly Tints you just use the applicator like you would a lip stick you simply twist it up from the base and then apply. My version which is 'Lychee' and it is a milky white colour, almost like the plain Nivea Lip Balm. Lychee is probably the only shade which won't give a colour tint to the lips but for me this is absolutely fine as I wanted it as a neutral balm to add moisturisation.
The consistency of the Jelly Tints Lip Balm is that of a normal lip balm although it is a bit softer and has a slightly more oily feel to it which isn't a major problem for me. It does have quite a fruity flavour and aroma to it which is nice although I think if I used it all day every day the smell would be a bit sickly so I tend to apply if I am around the house or going to bed. However, it does add a nice subtle sheen over the top of a lip stick or just for a natural look.
But more importantly does it actually work? Well yes, although I'm not a big fan of the aroma all the time but applying once or twice a day is absolutely fine. I do find that once applied it does last for quite some time before being absorbed and my lips are quite moisturised as well as feeling hydrated. The slightly oily texture doesn't leave a residue on the lips once absorbed which is definitely a good thing instead my lips feel incredibly soft.
== Overall ==
I am quite fond of this little gem I managed to find, although I'm not overly keen on it's smell, once it is applied I don't find it overly noticeable. For less than £1.50 it has managed to keep my lips nice and soft which is what it was meant to do. I really don't have any major gripes about it and would happily recommend it to any woman wanting to keep their lips moisturised. 4 stars from me - knocking 1 star off simply because it is hard to get hold of.
== Product Information ==
Price: Around £1.40
Availability: Limited - try online make-up stores