LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm
Last Updated:03.24.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

This twist-up, thick lip color pencil applies smoothly and evenly thanks to its pleasant, balm-like texture and glossy finish. CoverGirl created a well-rounded array of shades, some of which contain shimmer, although it's hardly noticeable once applied. The lighter shades go on sheer, while you get more saturated color with the deeper shades.

The balm-like texture allows this to wear a bit longer than standard lip gloss, as it doesn't have the same slippery nature of most glosses.

Note: This formula contains a tiny amount of the potentially irritating fragrant plant extract rosemary, but at this low concentration, it's nothing to be worried about, and the scent is undetectable.

  • Smooth, balm-like texture and glossy finish.
  • Well-rounded array of shades.
  • Twist-up applicator is easy to use.
  • None.

Twist up the color and glide on the shine. Treat your lips to a balm fortified with shea and mango butters for a smooth look with a hint of color.


Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Vegetable Oil, Caprylic Triglyceride, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Beeswax, Paraffin, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Extract, Microcrystalline Wax, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Flower Extract, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Polyethylene. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Red 28 Lake, Red 33 Lake, Red 30 Lake, Mica, Red 7 Lake, Iron Oxides, Red 6, Yellow 5 Lake, Carmine.

Brand Overview

CoverGirl At-A-Glance

Strengths: Inexpensive and widely available; a hugely improved selection of foundations, several with reliable sunscreen; good concealers; enviable pressed powders; some fantastic Lash Blast mascaras; mostly great eyelining options; a vast selection of lip color options, from the long-wearing Outlast to sheer lip glosses to the wholly impressive Lip Perfection lipstick; several great options in the Queen Collection.

Weaknesses: The older foundations are seriously lacking; the newer Advanced Radiance foundation has great texture but disappointing SPF rating; powder blush and eyeshadows; terrible makeup brushes; all of the "Clean" products contain irritating ingredients.

Since 1961, CoverGirl has been slowly building a portfolio of cosmetics that today is about as all-encompassing as a makeup line can be. Originating from the same "medicated" ingredients found in Noxzema Skin Cream (which was never medicated in the least, but seriously irritating for skin), the debut products are still available, albeit with slight modifications. The good news is that for the past several years CoverGirl has consistently updated their line with some very impressive products, especially their foundations, concealers, and vastly improved pressed powders. They also offer some excellent eye and lip pencils, lipsticks and lip gloss, and one of the all-time best long-wearing lip paints, Outlast.

What's puzzling is that although many of CoverGirl's latest products are progressive, they tend to hang on to the lackluster-to-poor options, including abysmal powder blush and eyeshadows and their long-standing, very irritating Clean Makeup. These items may be part of CoverGirl's humble beginnings, but you certainly don't see parent company Proctor & Gamble adding eucalyptus oil and menthol to their Olay products or to products of any of the other cosmetics companies they own. If those ingredients were so important, why not use them everywhere? Needless to say, the great products outnumber the disappointments, and the prices make it easy for those on a budget to be beautiful and enjoy some state-of-the-art products, provided they shop wisely.

CoverGirl's Web site is extremely easy to navigate, and presents a wealth of product information, along with practical (if somewhat cutesy) tips and tricks for successful makeup application and for finding the shades that work best for you. CoverGirl's consumer relations department is consistently helpful if you have any questions or concerns. For example, if one of your favorite items was discontinued, you might want to know what replaced it, and they will let you know. Such service and customer concern is yet another powerful reason to believe CoverGirl really has its (class) act together.

For more information about CoverGirl, owned by Procter & Gamble, call (800) 426-8374 or visit the Web site at www.covergirl.com.

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A lip balm that's not too bad

This lip crayon is easy to use and it comes off as creamy and moisturizing. I used shade 235 which comes off a bit sheer, so you will need to apply it multiple times to show up. Otherwise, a cheap option for a lip balm.

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yeari c.
Exact dupe for Clinque's Chubby stick

Everything about this product is great other than the fact it wears off fairly easily. It smells and acts exactly like the Clinque Chubby stick for lips. A total bargain.

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Liz H.
Nothing more than tinted lip balm

Nothing wrong w/ lip balm but it adds nothing more

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annie y.
Looks great, yet irritates!

I reviewed a lot of glowing commentary about this product and decided to buy it in Berry Twist. I don't have highly pigmented lips, so this product went on true. I really like the fact that it isn't frosty and the balm looks great on my lips. Unfortunately, it feels uncomfortable during application and sitting on my lips- mildly drying and irritating at the same time. The feeling is starting to dissipate after about 20 minutes. I'm usually not sensitive to lip, or any other makeup product

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Blue Eyes
Great Balm

I bought a Mocha shade thinking it would be like nude on my lips, and that's exactly what it is. I love the feel of the balm on my lips and since I live in cold climate most of the year (Pacific NW), this will help keep my lips nice and moisturized. i will be buying more color in the near future.

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