Sunday, October 20, 2013

REVIEW! | Lancome Baume in Love #130 Urban Ballet

Lancome's Baume in Love is a collection of four sheer tinted lip balms.  Urban Ballet, described as a translucent neon pink, caught my eye earlier this year because I love anything neon pink, which I believe stems from growing up in the 80's and 90's.  Neon pink was the pinnacle of rad back in the day!  I used to have these awesome hot pink shorts made of parachute material that I liked to pair with my fish-shaped belt pack.  If you follow me on Instagram, you've had the good fortune of seeing this amazing look showcased a few weeks ago on Throwback Thursday.  Good times!  ;)
Anywho, after months of hem-hawing, I finally purchased Urban Ballet and the beautiful Blush In Love in Pommettes D'Amour.
 The color reminds me of an extremely sheer version of one of my favorite pinks, NARS Roman Holiday.  However, once applied to my lips, the pink disappears and it looks like any clear balm.
The balm has no discernible scent or taste, and glides on effortlessly.  However, I found myself reapplying every 15 minutes!  It was as if the balm was evaporating in the blink of an eye.  Balm-like products usually last me about two hours.  I just did not find this balm to be that hydrating, and while I typically don't mind frequently reapplying, four times an hour is extreme.
Another thing I wasn't wild about was the tiny size of the tube.  This combined with the high rate of reapplication means it's going to be gone before you can say "jeté".  While the design of the product is attractive, it's not enough to make up for the under-performance of the balm itself.  I want super hydrated lips AND a well-designed tube for $26.00 USD!  Substance before style!

For me, Urban Ballet was a miss.  There are so many more affordable options that work so much better.  Nivea Lip Butters, I'm looking at you!

My Rating: D
Where to Buy: Nordstrom


  1. I love that pic of you in the pink skirt hahahaha! I WANT A FISH FANNY PACK TOO.
    Lancome is one of those lines that are a huge hit or a huge miss for me. Everyone LOVES their mascaras, I think they're meh. I think they have awesome foundations though! I used to love this souffle blush they had but they discontinued it the jerks haha. I just got the waterproof concealer because my eyes have been watering like crazy, and I like it a lot!

  2. Haha you were a CUTE kid!

    So sorry to hear this one is really more of a miss than anything else. I don't think I can handle having to reapply anything every 15 minutes, and it's just SO sheer! At this price point I'm sure you have a lot of options!

  3. 4 times an hour? I'll pass thank you :-) And you look super cute! Love that photo!

  4. I'll see what I can do to track down a fish fanny pack for you, lol!! The journey may require a Delorean! ;) I feel the same way as you about Lancome. I either LOVE IT or feel TOTALY SHAMMED! I'm 50-50 on the mascaras too. I love Definicils but really didn't like Hypnose Doll Lashes. But I can't shell out $27 bucks every 3 months for a mascara, even Definicils. I think it should cost $14. Maybe I should email them, HA HA!

  5. Ha! Thank you so much! I rocked that spiral perm with straight bangs like a true NKOTB fan! ;) I agree! I kept thinking WTH? My lips aren't even on the dry side so I don't know what was going on with this lippie!

  6. Thank you, Lily! I did love me some neons...oh wait, I've never grown out of that! Luckily the urge to get a perm is no longer happening! And yes - every 15 minutes?! That's seriously never happened before with anything I've tried! Total crazytown!


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