I am absolutely obsessed with L’Oreal Paris HIP Jelly Balm right now. They’re the poor (wo)man’s MAC Tendertones…except they’re better, IMO.

The creamy balm lends a juicy pop of color to lips without the stickiness of your average gloss. The six shades have a magic quality that flatter all skin tones (I am partial to Plush). They’re so moutwatering and moisturizing that they render your chapstick obsolete. And when you’re having a bad day, HIP Jelly Balm is the perfect pick-me-up beauty buy.

They smell like cotton candy, taste like caramel, and cost less than $10. Does it get any better?

Buy the entire set without breaking the bank.

Available at mass market retail stores and at drugstore.com.

5 Comments on Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week: L’Oreal Paris HIP Jelly Balm

  1. Caramel Diva
    September 30, 2008 at 5:10 PM (10 years ago)

    yeah i know i bought a couple last week BOGO!!!!

    their great!!

  2. Anonymous
    September 30, 2008 at 7:45 PM (10 years ago)

    Hi Daneen,

    Are these pretty sheer or more opaque?


  3. Daneen :)
    September 30, 2008 at 7:52 PM (10 years ago)

    They’re pretty sheer. But not so sheer that they might as well be clear. You’re going to see the color on your lips, but it will be flattering. Trust me. Even Plush (bubblegum pink) looks TDF against my tan skin – which is absolutely amazing. I’m wearing right now…and it smells heavenly!

  4. Emilita
    October 1, 2008 at 12:35 AM (10 years ago)

    Good review. I’m going to keep my eyes peeled for this as soon as CVS has another bogo sale 🙂

  5. Anonymous
    October 1, 2008 at 1:50 AM (10 years ago)

    ugh i have one and in no means do i think it’s better then a tendertone.