Mary Kay Intuitive pH Lip Balm Review

by - Sunday, July 12, 2020

Mary Kay has two limited edition lip balms for the summer that I thought I would show you,
Mary Kay Intuitive pH Lip Balm is one of those lip balms that adjusts to your personal pH to create a unique to you shade all while having lip balm qualities to it. There are two shades in this limited edition launch, Pink and Berry.
Pink is a typical pH changing lipstick/lip balm colour, it looks light pink and almost clear in the tube but changes to a nice pink on my skin. It is very similar to Dior Lip Glow in Pink Glow (which I will compare it to below), but with more pigment to it.
Berry is a dark berry shade in the tube, that probably is intimidating to the average person, but it really doesn't transition on me into anything much darker. In fact, I would say it is only one notch higher than Pink when worn on the lips. 
Berry on the left and Pink on the Right.
The formula is a pretty basic one, it feels a bit less like a lip balm and more like a slick lipstick. As I wear it I do find that feeling lasts quite a while and when the product is all gone my lips still feel nice and soft. While the balm wears off there the shade stays around for a little bit of time, but not all day like a stain.
Me wearing Berry on the left and Pink on the right.
As you can see in the photos, both look good on my lips, but neither is dramatic on me and both look very similar.

Time to compare the shades to my other pH changing lipsticks/balms.

I currently have Dior Lip Glow in Pink Glow, Sephora Collection Colour Reveal Lip Balm (discontinued) and Winky Lux Flower Balm in Green.
When swatched and given a bit of time to develop, Mary Kay's Berry is the clear pigment winner, followed by their Pink. The other three don't develop too much on my arm and to be honest, do very little for my lips.
Overall I really like these balms. I just generally like the idea of a nice light tinted lip balm. My lips aren't super pigmented but do have some natural colour, so a balm like this adding a little boost of colour while hydrating me is a great product for days that don't exactly show off my lips anymore. Since both look so similar on me, I would personally recommend Berry, it has a bit more oomph to it. 

Since these are limited edition, I suggest you check them out while you can.

What do you think of pH changing lip balms? Do you have any?

*Products were sent for review, all opinions are my own.

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