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I don’t wear much makeup, particularly in the summer. I already feel self conscious enough about it melting off my face when it’s in the 70s outside (yeah, I’m paranoid) but especially when it’s in the upper 90’s like it’s been lately. So, I was intrigued when I heard about the Rimmel London Keep Calm and Lip Balms– they’re billed as a way to add moisture (+ a little color) to your lips during the hot summer days. Here’s what Rimmel London says about the product:
WHAT IT IS: A nourishing balm with a fresh hint of a tint for an alluring just-bitten effect. When lips are lacking luscious care and color, don’t panic—Keep Calm and Lip Balm, the latest lip-loving product from Rimmel London. Available in six shades that are packed with personality, this longwear balm is enriched with is enriched with moisturizing oils to help heal dry and cracked lips. The unique formula locks in moisture while softening and nurturing lips, increasing lip moisture by 22%*, so your pucker will always be en pointe. Never let your lips let you down. Keep calm and get the London look.
The formula on these was smooth and easy to apply. Berry Blush was the most pigmented out of the three I received (well, one of the three is ‘clear’ so that’s not saying too much in comparison to that one, ha), Violet Blush applied pretty subtle but I liked both colors on me. The feel is very similar to just straight up chapstick- fairly moisturizing (chapstick is definitely moreso) but not long lasting. This is available in five different shades-
Keep Calm and Shop: clear
Keep Calm and Kiss: pink blush
Keep Calm and Rock: berry blush
Keep Calm and Play: rose blush
Keep Calm and Party: violet blush
Overall, at a retail price of $2.50 each, these aren’t bad for the money if you’re okay with reapplying them often and want just a little hint of color. I will probably use these again this summer if I’m going to an outdoor party, the beach or amusement park kinda outing. You can purchase these for yourself on Amazon or in chain drug stores and mass retailers. Let me know your thoughts in the comments!