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Sunday, February 26, 2012

In The Limelight: Models Own Lip Balm in Tangerine - A Product Review

Corals and oranges and other bright colours are in during summer! While I did not intentionally jump into the bandwagon, I was drawn into corals and such shades and it's not yet even officially summer. The shades of lip colours I have purchased lately are in the coral and orange family. Anyway, as I have mentioned over and over again on this blog, I have an unending love affair with tinted lip balms and I have discovered one that I can say is the perfect coral on me and that is the Models Own Lip Balm in Tangerine.

There isn't much information about this product on the Models Own website except for the ingredients which should prove helpful in checking out if there is a certain ingredient you might be allergic to. Here are the ingredients:

Polyisobutene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Paraffin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cera Microcristallina, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Montan Cera, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylparaben, parfum, Mica [+/- CI 77891, CI 77861, CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 45410, CI 42090, CI 19140, CI 15985, CI 15850]

What I like:

  • The shade is a screaming bright orange that is almost neon on the jar but it can be sheered out for a nice tint or layered for a more intense colour on the lips. I love how it instantly brightens my face.
  • For a lip balm, this is outrageously pigmented. So pigmented that it can pass as a lipstick even when worn alone. I would like to think of this as a moisturizing lipstick in a pot.
  • The texture is nice - not too gooey and not too waxy either.
  • The product smells pleasantly of citrus. My nose is quite sensitive but I surprisingly like how it smells. Others may find it overwhelming but I surprisingly don't.
  • It has great staying power for a tinted lip balm. Stays on my lips for at least 2 hours with a few sips every now and then and leaves a very nice tint behind.
  • It is moisturizing. It definitely reminds me of MAC TLC, only a tad more pigmented and more orange.
  • For those who are having second thoughts on wearing bright and bolder colours, this is a nice shade and product to start with as you can layer it to suit your desired brightness and intensity.
  • The packaging is pretty sturdy. Being the klutz that I am, I have dropped this a couple of times and it remained intact - no dents and no cracks.
  • Contains 6g of product that has a shelf life of 12 months. Not bad for the price I got it for which is Php 400 inclusive of shipping.
  • Has not caused any adverse reaction on my lips and on the surrounding areas.

What I don't like:
  • Given how hot it has been lately, it melts on my fingertips. Yes, I use my pinkie to apply it provided that I sanitize my hands and do not lend it to others.
  • Not locally available in Manila but it is available in the UK since Models Own is a drugstore brand there.

Overall rating: 4.75/5

Will I buy again? If I see a local reseller selling this again, I would. :) If not, I'd have to settle for eBay and do the waiting game.

Makeup: Pore Serum Gel | Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief |
YSL Matt Touch Oil Free Foundation | Maybelline Dream Mousse
Concealer | MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in Light | Browlash Ex
Water Strong W Eyebrows | Kiss Me Heroine Make Volume & Curl
Mascara | Chanel Joues Contraste in Tea Rose | Models Own Lip Balm

So how do you find corals and oranges?

Have  blessed Sunday, everyone! :)



  1. wow! gorgeous shade!!! like it much!!! where can i buy that here in LA?

  2. It looks like a really interesting product. Too bad it isn't available in Mla. But, I do have something which may look similar but not as pigmented as this. The one from Snoe. But it's not actually a balm. It's a lip and cheek tint. Hmm, wait, they aren't the same. They just look the same. LOL I'm gettin' confused here. Haha! :)

    1. Haha! I got kinda confused din. :D I have yet to try Snoe Beauty products as their branches are not anywhere near me. :P

  3. Very pretty on you my dear, I bet it is much better than Tutti Fruitti.

    1. It's better than Tutti Frutti by lightning years! :D If that even makes sense. Haha! But I'm sure you get the drift, dear. :)

  4. that is a gorgeous orange lip shade!

  5. That look gorgeous! I hope there'll be a local reseller for that soon so I can try it too hehe I love tinted lipbalms like you do ^_^

    1. I hope so too. I can no longer find models own lip balms on where I got it from. :(

  6. thats look interesting lip-balms and the color so pretty. I haven't seen it yet but if arrive anywhere in US too I will give it to try.... happy Sunday

    1. Do give it a try when you see it in the US. You'll probably like it too. :)

  7. Para syang lip tint ng lush, the one that's super red and pigmented. Only this one is coral.

  8. I like how it's so pigmented. Looks good on your skin :) xx

  9. the red looks good on you, and love the pigmented lip balm idea!

  10. I like it, it's perfect for the summer! pretty corals :D

  11. Nice tinted lip balm find and nice color! :) It reminds me of the Sleek pout polish I have, electro peach. I forgot that models own has makeup too, all I've browsed through kasi are their nail polish. :D

  12. Beautifully pigmented coral! Dang, who would have expected such color. hahah I've never heard about this brand before.

  13. It looks super bright in the jar, but it's such a pretty coral color on your lips. It look really nice on you and warms up your skintone, just like you said :)

  14. I havent tried the vitamin c cleanser, will order on my next purchase!!:)
    yeah and the toner smells very refreshing too!:)
    anyway, i love how the lip balm looks on you! Very suitable with your fair skin!:)

  15. super pretty! ganda nun shade sayo pammycakes! <3

  16. I love corals and peaches!!! I love this shade and it's visible on the lips. It's soo prettY!

  17. I hope you have a nice day! Good article, well written, very thought out. like it, it's perfect for the summer! pretty corals. I look forward to your articles more time in the future.


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