Beauty products bargain hunters often can be found prowling the cosmetics aisle of the neighborhood drugstore. But Body Shop products available only at Body Shop outlets command the attention of women seeking more for less in their make-up choices. What they find in Body Shop's lip color category are tinted shimmer lip balms, starting at $6, in fruity Raspberry, Watermelon, and Satsuma colors/flavors. Tinted shimmers appeal to consumers who prefer a light dash of lip color and a lot of moisturizer.
The tinted shimmers are packed in small pots that are easy to stow in a purse, briefcase, or backpack. Despite the seemingly small amount of product, buyers are impressed with how long 0.3 fluid ounces last -- up to one year, according to a Body Shop Shimmers review on Epinions. Unlike lipsticks and lip balms that come in a twist-up tube, the unusual packaging of Body Shop Shimmers requires a finger or brush for application, a procedure that some users find awkward. In terms of staying power, the Body Shop Shimmers perform like most glosses and sheers; that is, they need to be reapplied every couple of hours, although some users report they last a bit longer than other balms and sheers they've tried.