But see, I came across this blog review and thought that lip balm actually looks pretty good and since I was running out of that one peachy gloss Slaphappy from Cover Girl anyway...So it's the time to give NYC a try...
The packaging of the Lip Slider Balm is kind of cute, almost an exact knock-off of Tarte lip balm. It has a (so flimsy that I can poke it open) window for you to check out the actual color and a friendly 3 dollar price tag that you can't beat. Come on, who pays 14 bucks just for a lip balm? (Urgh...if it has a nice packaging and/or it's a limited edition, I am all for it!)
I've got the shade that 's called sugar kiss, what looks like a creamy coral. (of course it shows up as a baby pink on my lips...just like that Paul & Joe lip gloss.)
It has a pretty good coverage for a balm that it does tone down my red lips well without making me look sick. The pigments doesn't line up or float on top that much either (Unlike the glosses from Paul & Joe and Revlon.) there is a slightly jelly finish and it feels balmy (means a bit like a gloss or heavy for a balm?), but it's not gooey or sticky.
Got another picture as space filler...The "coral" looks more like cool pink on my lips...
The quality of the balm is a lot like L'Oreal jelly balm consider it's 1/3 of the price yet twice of L'Oreal 's volume. So it's a pretty good deal. But here comes the thing I don't like: It has a very strong sweet scent and taste that make me gag. I can barely stand Stila it glosses /lip glaze just because of the scents...this thing is a hell lot stronger. (But I think I will get over it eventually.)
The line up of all shades. Sugar Coated, the lightest shade is gone already so give them a look if you are OK with (very strong) baked sweet scent.