Not moisturizing at all... Did I get a dud??
I love Clinique and am a big fan of their Superbalm Moisturizing Glosses, so I was excited to try out a deluxe sample of this stick in Strawberry (redeemed 100 points for it).First, the pros. I was very pleasantly surprised by how pigmented this went on! I was expecting pretty sheer colour, which is what I'm used to with the Superbalms, but it definitely gave me a great, bright pink colour. I also love the shape and idea of a glossy crayon - application was easy and fun.However, the fun stopped there. While the crayon went on pretty smoothly, within about 5 minutes, all trace of moisture had left my lips. Gone was the shine, and I actually had to reapply some lip balm. This really shocked me because of the product's name (moisturizing BALM) and because of how fantastically moisturizing the Superbalm glosses are. I tried out this stick several times, and each time it left my lips dry and uncomfortable, no matter how much or how little I put on. As it wore off throughout the day, it also left me with that unattractive 'lip liner' look, with colour left only at the edges of my lips.I really wanted to love this, and it's great that it has worked for so many people, but unfortunately this product just didn't work for me. I wonder if it's possible that the sample I got was really old and maybe its composition changed to become less moisturizing? In any case, I won't be repurchasing this product unless I manage to try one that does give me some moisture. It just wasn't what I expected or wanted from a tinted balm, and didn't give me good enough wear to use as a stain. Oh well! Less