I’m a big fan of L’Oreal (it doesn’t get much better than HIP JellyBalm or Skin Genesis Daily Moisturizer Oil-Free Lotion), but I’ve got something to say about their Bare Naturale Gentle Lip Conditioner and it isn’t pretty.

The preservative-free, fragrance-free lip soother is 96% natural and does a decent job of conditioning lips while adding a sheer tint to your pucker. But must it taste and smell like old-school Metamucil? For real, it tastes like some supplement that you’d buy at GNC.

Surely there’s a way to add some fruit juices or bubblegum essence to this product without rendering it carcinogenic. Don’t ask me how, I’m no scientist…just putting it out there. And it’s $10! I don’t know about you, but if I’m shelling out that much for .11 ounces of lip balm, I want some flava.

4 Comments on L’Oreal Bare Naturale Gentle Lip Conditioner Tastes Like You Bought It At GNC

  1. bourgieadventures
    November 25, 2008 at 5:05 AM (10 years ago)

    You know, I am really looking for a good lip balm. My lips have been peeling a lot in this weather and I think I’ve been over-exfoliating to compensate.


  2. Arlynn
    November 25, 2008 at 2:20 PM (10 years ago)

    Eck… thanks for the warning Daneen : )

    I know I'm always a sucker for great new lip glosses. So far my fav is Mary Kay's Nourishine Lip Gloss. Not much flavor, but the color & glossiness are pefect!

  3. Anonymous
    November 26, 2008 at 2:01 AM (10 years ago)

    Thanks for the warning, Daneen! I’m not surprised, tho! I’m sooooo disappointed in L’Oreal’s Bare Naturale mineral makeup (so chalky and cakey – gross!) that I’m not surprised at all that the entire Bare Naturale line has other disappointments in it! L’Oreal has always been my favorite ‘dime store makeup’ line, but now I’ve had to find other faves, instead (Maybelline’s mineral line is MUCH better than L’Oreal’s!)!

  4. Miss Eliza Sea
    November 29, 2008 at 8:02 PM (10 years ago)

    Burt’s Bees lip gloss is amazing, and it tastes yummy too!