Many lines have churned out gloss balms and with their semi-recent popularity I wanted to share my favourite line, The Covergirl Lipperfection Jumbo Gloss Balms. I definitely prefer them over the Clinique Chubby Sticks which are a MUA favourite. And at $4.99-$7.99 (depending on where you shop) I don’t think they can be beat the price and colour selection.

covergirl lipperfection jumbo gloss balm group shot

I’ve always had very fine hair but since starting university 3 years ago I’ve lost a significant amount of it. I’m not too sure if it’s due to stress, prolonged use of hair styling tools or a combo of both, but I’m always willing to try volumizing or thickening products.

I used to love the Big Sexy Hair Root Pump, as it gave me tons of volume. But I hated the way the product settled on the scalp, making it feel itchy and that it needed to be washed after the first day.

Instead I started using Ojon’s Volume Advance Thickening Spray which I get from the Estée Lauder warehouse sales at 2 for $12. It leaves no residue, smells great and adds some volume, but not enough for day 2-3.

So I’ve seen these around and finally decided to bite the bullet and buy a few (read: 16) of them. I tried to get a selection of nudes and brights, but somehow they ended up all being quite bright on me. This is the buyer I bought from and with whom I had a very good experience. I ordered them on March 4th and they arrived on April 6th. They did say to expect 6 weeks for shipping so I was more than fine with the timing of their arrival. They were $1.21USD each ($19.36USD total) but with the exchange rate my final cost was $24.76, or $1.55 each, and I paid via Paypal.

From left to right: 02, 05, 07, 08, 11, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 29, 34, 35, and 36.

One of the things you may notice when you get them is how light the packaging is. There’s 0.155oz in each tube, making it less than the .22oz you get from Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick but more than you get from 0.11oz of Limecrime’s Velvetines. It does feel quite flimsy and you’ll have to be careful not to be too rough with the applicator as they seem like they could be prone to breaking.