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About Face: Review of Soap & Glory Gloss Sticks and Glossy Lip Balm

Mighty Mouth Extreme Hydrating Super Glossy Lip Balm

SoapandGloryMightyMouthGlossyBalm ChesapeakeFamilyAboutFaceFirst picture: Soap & Glory Mighty Mouth Extreme Hydrating Super Glossy Lip Balm

Second picture: Swatch of Mighty Mouth Extreme Hydrating Super Glossy Lip Balm

Mighty Mouth Extreme Hydrating Super Glossy Lip Balm is a mainstay of Soap & Glory’s line, and according to the brand, is “made with a special formula with over 70% moisturizing ingredients and therefore has an extreme hydrating effect on the lips” and “contains Xlarge Collagen™ plump peptide complex to give the lips a plumping effect.”

The product will also supposedly “visibly fill lip wrinkles” and “boost both collagen and circulation so your lips get a plump bee-stung effect.”

When compared with Sexy Mother Pucker, clearly Mighty Mouth is supposed to be the more plumping product—and yup, I felt that tingle. For about 30 minutes after I applied Mighty Mouth, my lips felt like I had somehow slathered on a bunch of Pop Rocks candy—simultaneously warm and swollen. But my lips only actually looked marginally bigger, and that effect was gone by the time the tingle was gone.

Only a half-hour of plump? That’s a bit weak.

The other attributes of the gloss aren’t that stellar, either. The product is loaded with shimmer and made my lips a darker pink shade, but after barely two hours, the shine was totally gone; after any kind of meal or drink, the product disappeared immediately.

Mighty Mouth is also fairly sticky, so you’ll definitely know you’re wearing it—it really weighs on the lips. During the course of one eight-hour day, I reapplied the gloss five times, which seems excessive.

SoapandGloryMightyMouthGlossyBalmSwatches ChesapeakeFamilyAboutFaceUltimately, I just wasn’t impressed with Mighty Mouth. I did appreciate that it plumped my lips, but the tingle sensation lasted uncomfortably long, while the bee-stung effect itself seemed surprisingly short. The color isn’t that amazing, and the wear-time isn’t that long. Overall, Mighty Mouth feels fairly average—and I would certainly, overwhelmingly recommend Sexy Mother Pucker instead.

VERDICT: C+. Mighty Mouth isn’t bad, but it also isn’t good; it does the plumping it promises but only barely. I also was disappointed by how quickly it disappeared from lips.

AVAILABILITY: $22 at Sephora.com and Sephora store locations.

EDITORIAL NOTE: The products featured in this post were provided to Chesapeake Family’s About Face blog by the manufacturer or their public relations company for review. Chesapeake Family’s About Face blog posts are inspired by personal experience and opinion, and are not paid for or influenced by the manufacturer, PR company, or any other organization unless mentioned.

Photos by Roxana Hadadi.

Roxana Hadadi headshotIn middle school, Roxana Hadadi was a cosmetics-scorning tomboy; in high school, a glitter eye shadow- and black nail polish-loving trend kid; in college, obsessively committed to dying her hair unruly colors that upset her mom. Now a bit older and a bit more mature, she’s trying to figure out what hair, body and cosmetics products will work for her, you and your family in About Face, Chesapeake Family’s new beauty blog — and she’ll leave the sparkle makeup and neon highlights in the past. Roxana also writes movie reviews for Chesapeake Family’s Popcorn Parents blog.

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