Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm Review, Swatches Cantaloupe Cream

In Almay, Lips by Angie Canning5 Comments

Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm

A new budget-beauty buy at the drugstore has got me very excited!  The new Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balms are not only shiny and soft, they leave your lips feeling moisturized and lush.  Offered in nine shades from soft nude and peach, to pinks on up to deep red/plum, the shades are so versatile for any makeup look.  I have one shade to share with you today.

Cantaloupe Cream Almay Color Plus Care Liquid Lip Balm  (8)

Liquid Lip Balm in Cantaloupe Cream

Cantaloupe Cream Almay Color Plus Care Liquid Lip Balm  (9)

This liquid lip balm has a small doe-foot applicator.

Cantaloupe Cream Almay Color Plus Care Liquid Lip Balm  (10)

Cantaloupe Cream Almay Color Plus Care Liquid Lip Balm  (12)

Swatched: Cantaloupe Cream

Cantaloupe-Cream-Almay-Color-Plus-Care-Liquid-Lip-Balm-SwatchOn the lips: Cantaloupe Cream



The formula of Cantaloupe Cream is very softening, moisturizing and lightweight on the lips.  It is not sticky, and although it feels like it sinks into the lips well, the glossy shine stays on the lips for a long time (more details below).  The balm has a light vanilla cookie scent to it, which I find pleasant and not overpowering.


The pigmentation of Cantaloupe Cream is on the sheer side, but it can be built up to an extent on the lips.  As you can see from the lip swatch above, it appears more of a pinky-peach on my lips because my natural lip color is showing through.  It is pigmented enough to not look clear, however, and does give my lips a very noticeable peach tint.


This product lasts surprisingly well for a moisturizing balm on my lips.  At two hours the shine begins to fade, but I can still feel the gloss on my lips after 3 1/2-4 hours until it slowly fades completely.  It wears down gradually, and leaves my lips feeling moisturized to the end.  It also lasts surprisingly long even while eating and drinking.


The small doe-foot applicator makes this product easy to apply to the lips.  The product evenly distributes on my lips, and the applicator makes it easy to get around the edges of the lips.


Overall I am very impressed with not only the staying power of the Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm, but the moisturizing properties as well.  This product actually soothed my lips after a long lipstick-swatching session, which says a lot for its moisturizing properties.  The icing on the cake is that it is so very glossy, so it can give your lips that polished look while soothing at the same time.  Even if you feel this particular shade might be too sheer for your liking, I definitely recommend checking into these.

RougeRating 92%, A-

      • Product – 10/10
      • Formula – 10/10
      • Pigmentation – 8/10
      • Longevity – 8/10
      • Application – 10/10

Price and Availability

  •  Approximately $6 – $8 (USD), price varies upon location.  You should see these popping up in your local drugstores if not already, very soon so keep a look out for them!

Have you tried the new Almay Liquid Lip Balms?  I’d love to hear what your favorite shades are!

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  1. I knew I should of picked one up when I saw them awhile ago! darn! Well, you know what that means…there will be one in my hands on my next shopping trip! haha

    1. Author

      Haha, yes I know that feeling too! 🙂 Don’t worry, I think (or I am hoping!) these are here to stay. I haven’t seen Almay do limited edition products so there is a good chance they will be in the regular collection soon anyway. 🙂 I hope you like them! 🙂

  2. This is my second product I’ve purchased right away after reading your review. I found this at Target and used a killer $4 off coupon — so I scored this beauty for 99 cents! It is deceiving because at first it applies very bright orange, but it does sheer out as such a pretty peach tint. Thanks again, for your wonderful reviews!

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