Too Faced Color Bomb! Moisture Plumping Lip Tint


First things first, can we appreciate how stunning, yet simple the packaging is? Aside from the pretty gold packaging, these two lip balms have really grown on me. At first, I will admit, I wasn't the biggest fan. This was mainly down to the tingling sensation that came after they were applied. However, don't be alarmed, I misjudged it and it's nothing more than just a slight tingle for about a five minutes, it just caught me off guard.

The tingling sensation is down to 'plumping and blood vessel dilating technology' that are within these lip balms, which creates the illusion of fuller, luscious lips.

Aside, from the tingling sensation, they are actually surprisingly moisturising. This is because the lip balms contain a mix of vitamin A, C and E along with nourishing mango butter, for the ultimate creamy and comfortable lip balm.

The colour pay-off is pretty decent actually, as you can see from the swatches above how pigmented they are, so you could apply them very sheer or build them up for a more intense colour. Whenever they stop tingling and dry a little bit, they give a typical balm stain, almost satin finish to the lips.

Eastwood Red is a lovely true cherry red shade and Never Enough Nude is a gorgeous pinky nude shade. Both shades are perfect all year around, although I've been reaching for Never Enough Nude more often as it's a perfect every day shade.

They applicator is something I've never seen before, a rounded bullet tip than can be applied straight onto the lips, which makes for easier application.

Even though I do like these lip balms, I'm not crazy about them and I do think there's much better and less expensive alternatives out there, considering they retail for £19. I'm just lucky I got mine in TK Maxx for £5 each!

I've heard that the Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Pillow Plump XXL Glosses give a similar sort of tingling and plumping effect if it's that you're looking for. However, since I wasn't overly keen on the tingling effect, something like the Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balms give an incredible colour pay-off, yet are actually moisturising and comfortable to wear on the lips from the second you apply them.

Overall, I think I like these lip balms, as the only thing that really bothers me about them is the tingling effect, which I guess I can overlook if it only lasts a few minutes. They do make my lips look a lot fuller though, without the 'I've been stung by a bee or got had a course of botox' look, I like the shades and they are pretty moisturising, but I wouldn't pay full price for them.

What do you think of the Too Faced Color Bomb! Moisture Plumping Lip Tints? Would you buy them?


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  1. I love the post! Your blog is just amazing:)

  2. These products sound great :)
    I find that my lips always dry out with lipstick, and so I'm more on the hunt for lip balms and tints! However, I don't know how I feel about the tingling thing-- I think you'd have to make sure you're not allergic to any of the ingredients first, just to play it safe.

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. I checked the ingredients and I'm definitely not allergic to anything, it's just the effect!

  3. I wouldn't like the tingling effect, but those shades look gorgeous!

    A Little Dose of Makeup

  4. They are pretty shades indeed :)

    Blaise x

  5. I love these! I got one from TKMaxx too (I bloody love a good find in that place!) in a lovely berry shade. And yeah, ha, the tingling is a bit full-on at first, but it fades pretty quickly :)

    Misia xx |

    1. I saw the berry shade, I wish I picked it up now!

  6. I definitely need to raid my local TK Maxx - they seem to have so many gems in there, I will definitely ale the time to have a rummage :) xx

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  7. Love your photos here! The furry background looks awesome! You're so lucky you grabbed such a bargain! There's never anything good in my local TkMaxx xx

  8. I actually really like that tingling feeling that plumping balms/glosses give. One of my favorite ones is by Dior. Love the packaging of these.

    Thirteen Thoughts

  9. The never enough nude is so beautiful!

    Heba xx || The HebaBloglovinInstagram

  10. you are so lucky to get them so cheap. I wanted to get my hands on them but they don't sell them in france anymore:(