In a recent package from Balmshell I received 2 mini samples of their glosses:
Weekend in the Hamptons - sheer beige pearl
Yummy Mommy - brown-toned berry
Here's a lip swatch of Yummy Mommy:
Weekend in the Hamptons doesn't show up too well on my pigmented lips but it is gorgeous over a nude lipstick such as MAC's Brave New Bronze:
These glosses are also paraben free, and contain the following ingredients:
Jojoba oil - brings moisture to the lips.
Lanolin oil - locks in moisture.
Perfume-free, flavoured with a hint of natural fruity vanilla.
If you haven't read my review of the full-sized gloss in Darling You Look Fabulous, here it is :)
I also got to try one of their Smear Campaign lip & cheek stains in Scandalous Scarlet:
Doe's foot applicator
Sponge tip on the other side to help blend the stain out instead of using your finger (hence the 'don't get caught red-handed' tagline!)
Deep red colour with slight burgundy tones, when blended out the colour is quite sheer
The product is quite wearable and fool-proof. Even though it looks quite dark in the packaging, the colour is sheer enough that when dabbed on my lips it barely shows a hint of colour. It would work better as a stain on someone with lighter lips than me.
As a cheek stain, it shows up fine on my NC20-25 skin but any darker and you would have to do multiple layers for the colour to show up.
According to the Balmshell website, the stains are also paraben free, and contain the following ingredients:
White tea extract - contains powerful anti-oxidants that protects the skin
Chamomile extract - an anti-allergenic that soothes skin
Rose water - balances the skin's natural pH level
Also in case you didn't know, Sephora.com has the Balmshell glosses on sale for $11, but the only thing is the discount seems to apply to US only not Canada.