I was unbelievably lucky and found a bunch of these Healthy Lips on clearance at Walmart – I couldn’t help but snag some because I’ve heard people rave about them. Spoiler alert: for good reason, too!
Color: Berry Healthy is a neutral, deep pink that leans slightly cool, but could mostly be considered a neutral pink-berry. The neutral-ness of the shade tends to make it look less berry than what one would traditionally think – there’s very little purple in it. I personally would consider this a pink nude in my own collection.
Finish: As most liquid lipsticks do, this formula dries down to a matte finish. The packaging states that this is a velvet finish, but to me there isn’t much shine, and what little there is definitely goes away as the product wears.
Packaging: The packaging on this lipstick is definitely unique to other liquid lipstick tubes! It’s square and acrylic with the silver cap. This definitely feels weighty and more luxurious than a typical drugstore liquid lipstick. The only complaint I have is that it’s unnecessarily bulky – there easily could have been less acrylic on the outside of the product and still kept the aesthetic.
Applicator: I adore the teardrop applicator with a well on the inside. The shape lends well to application – it’s easy to get a crisp line with the pointed tip. The well ensures that you don’t have to dip into the tube a second time as it holds enough product for both lips.
Application: I found application of this to be strange at first, until I got more comfortable with the formula. It’s not actually fully opaque; it’s semi-opaque, but with this particular shade that actually worked in its favor. The product is thicker than you would expect – not a mousse, but also not thin like a standard liquid lipstick.
There were some issues with evenness on application, especially on the edges of my lips. You could definitely tell that some spots were more pigmented than others, however it was incredibly easy to just use my finger and dot off the excess.
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