Win $100! Beauty Road Test: Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm

Your new favorite summer beauty product.


Ladies, rejoice: I have your new favorite summer beauty product. (I also have $100 to give away but more on that later.) The new Almay Color + Care liquid lip balms are THE BOMB.


Pictured here from left: “Blooming Balm,” “Cantaloupe Cream,” and “Just Plum Good.”

These babies are ultra-rich and ultra moisturizing — just what you want in a lip balm — but they also come in an array of 10 really pretty shades. I tried the three colors above, and can see myself rotating them all summer long (and fall, and winter, and spring, for that matter!). They’re great for a casual weekend look (though I think they’d work well for a dressier occasion too), especially if you’re headed somewhere like a BBQ or even the pool, and don’t want something too overdone. They’re very sheer, and on me, the “Blooming Balm” is the most “natural” looking; just a hint of color and a lot of pretty gloss. My favorite is the “Just Plum Good” — I thought it would be too dark judging by the bottle, but it goes on beautifully, giving a glossy, just-bitten look.


Self portraits are hard! I’m just wearing a little BB cream, bronzer, and mascara. Weekend ready!


On my hand from top: “Just Plum Good,” “Blooming Balm,” and “Cantaloupe Cream.”

Another awesome thing about Almay Color + Care liquid lip balms — they’re totally affordable! They retail for $5.99 each. I know. And hey, speaking of MONEY … Almay gave us a $100 Visa Gift card to give away to one of you guys! You can buy a couple of these and still have plenty of moola left over to treat yourself to a cute new weekend outfit (or something else!).

TO ENTER TO WIN … just tell in the comments below: “How do you get your favorite weekend look?”

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174 thoughts on “Win $100! Beauty Road Test: Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm

  1. Kelly D says:

    I get my favorite weekend look by wearing light makeup such as mascara and lip gloss, a pretty blouse, dark jeans and bright jewelry.

  2. Elena says:

    I like to wear a nice dress and curl my hair

  3. Lisa Brown says:

    My weekend look is the same casual look I do for the week: hair in a french twist, light smoky eye, and lipstick, jeans, a great t-shirt and wedges.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  4. Kate F. says:

    I wear shimmery eyeshadow, dark eyeliner and mascara, and a reddish-pink lip.

  5. Nataly Carbonell says:

    I like to wear a cute tight bow for the hair

    and bright purple, pink or red lipstick on the lips.

    and soft creamy pink or beige eye shadow

  6. Mami2jcn says:

    During the week I wear my hair in a pony but on the weekend I wear my hair down in waves. I keep it casual with just lipstick.

  7. Nicole Larsen says:

    I blow dry and flat iron my hair and put on makeup!

  8. Erika says:

    For weekends, I like ripped jeans, loose tees, and a messy bun- simple stuff!

    chambanachik (at) gmail (dot) com

  9. Cynthia C says:

    I like a casual jeans look for weekends paired with a tee, flip flops and just a little foundation, mascara and lipstick.

  10. carrie obrien says:

    I always carry mascara, lip gloss and concealer

  11. Stephanie V. says:

    black skinny jeans, cute tank, sandals with heels and great lip gloss with eye make-up
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  12. I tend to wear the same thing no matter what day of the week, but on the weekends I definitely put on a pair of cute sandals.

  13. Jennifer B says:

    My favorite weekend look consists of a perfect fitting pair of dark jeans that can be dressed up or down depending on plans

  14. Kiara says:

    My perfect weekend look is a messy bun and a t shirt and jeans.

  15. Susan Smith says:

    My weekend look is casual. I usually wear shorts, flip flops, mascara and lip gloss. I let my curly hair dry naturally

  16. Jessie C. says:

    My favorite weekend look – fitted white tshirt with dark wash jeans, tinted moisturizer with nude lip gloss.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  17. Lorena Keech says:

    Shower, blow dry hair, little or no makeup (save for mascara,)jeans and a white button down.

  18. soha molina says:

    I get it by wearing litle makeup.

  19. Dee says:

    I get my weekend look by semi airdrying my hair then blow drying it, slipping into a cute and fitted pair of jeans, a loose colorful top, and then dabbed on mascara, lipgloss, and using my Almay CC cream (which is tinted a little bit and has moisturizer and sunscreen which is so awesome). :)

  20. anastasia2013 says:

    I get my favorite weekend look by throwing on a bit of mascara (black, unless I'm lucky enough to have some blue or pink around), scrunch up my hair into bouncy curls and climb into some comfy jeans and a nerdy t-shirt :)

  21. Margaret Smith says:

    I like to keep it simple by using a natural look to my makeup. Usually I wear a natural colored eyeshadow in beige and brown, a little mascara and lip gloss.

  22. kim h says:

    My hair is usually in a braid on the weekends and I dress in casual clothing with light makeup

  23. tamarsw says:

    I need to feel good and be comfortable!

  24. Deborah Anderson says:

    I'm all about keeping it simple on weekends. Mascara, blush, & lip balm is all I need.

  25. Allie says:

    I'm a stay at home mom so I put on jeans

  26. jalapenomamamn says:

    My weekend look tends to be casual.
    Shampoo light gel, minimal makeup have to have mascara and liner.
    Dressy jeans light jacket with boots.
    Thank youl

  27. Christina Sparks says:

    I wear blue jeans a nice top and makeup and curl my hair.

  28. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Roll out of bed. I'm ready to go

  29. Debbie B says:

    i keep my weekend look very simple – after dressing up for work all week I'm ready to be casual

  30. Debbie B says:

    i keep my weekend look very simple – after dressing up for work all week I'm ready to be casual

  31. Stephanie Larison says:

    A cute dress with some heels, some foundation and lip gloss and I'm ready for date night!

  32. sandra says:

    weekends are just get up and go

  33. tina m says:

    i like to wear dress and curl my hair

  34. Denise S says:

    I look the same every day of the week. Jeans, a shirt, and no make-up or jewelry most of the time.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

  35. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Keep it simple. Shirt and shorts

  36. rachel says:

    I try to spice it up with cute dresses and curly hair.

  37. Cherilyn White says:

    My weekend look is to be as comfortable as possible. I would wear an A-line black skirt, gray blazer, shiny black accessories. I would have my hair in a messy bun and peach eyeshadow, bronzer on cheeks, and strawberry/peach lipgloss and cute sandals or wedges.

  38. Michele C says:

    I like to wear jeans, and an aloha blouse

  39. Lynn says:

    my latest weekend go to look is a high pony fishtail braid, some tinted moisturizer and hot pink gloss. I've been wearing alot of nike spandex shorts and colorful tanks this summer, it's been so darn hot!

  40. Emily says:

    I keep it simple with lip gloss, mascara, jeans and a cute top.

  41. cindy w says:

    My favorite summer weekend look is a maxi dress, sandals, and my hair up with a little lip shimmer – love
    Almay's colors

  42. steve weber says:

    my favorite summer weekend look —

    cargo shorts, black t-shirts, flip-flops and designer sunglasses
    groogruxking40 at gmail dot com

  43. Amy says:

    My weekend look is hair in a pony, a cute sundress and my rainbow flip flops, lipgloss, a coat mascara and a swish of bronzer

  44. BYoo says:

    I usually put my hair up in a loose messy bun, swipe on some tinted lip balm and curl my eye lashes and put on mascara!

  45. sarah hirsch says:

    my typical weekend look is no makeup, jeans and a tshirt

  46. janna johnson says:

    comfy clothes and ponytail hair

  47. Karen Gonyea says:

    A little mascara a lip gloss :)

  48. steff says:

    skinnies and a tank top!

  49. mickeyfan says:

    Jeans, a tee and a fun belt with kicky sandals!

  50. Amy Tong says:

    I get my favorite weekend look by picking out my favorite chic and comfy outfit, match it with my favorite eye shadow colors and lip gloss. These colors look great on you and I love them. Can't wait to give these Almay Liquid lip palm a try.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  51. jen gersch says:

    i throw on jeans and some pink gloss

  52. Kerry says:

    My favorite look is a maxi dress and flip flops.

  53. nannypanpan says:

    i flip my bob out on the weekends and i make sure my eyes are done so i look refreshed

  54. Madeline says:

    For my weekend look, I blow dry my hair straight and put it in a ponytail, apply some sunscreen and light makeup, then put on a cute shirt and shorts and my favorite sandals.

  55. Melinda says:

    My wknd look is simple – blush, mascara and lip gloss!

  56. Sean says:

    Sorry ladies, no make up for me, but my wknd look is a polo and shorts

  57. Anna Pry says:

    my favorite weekend look is my pj's with a cup of coffee in my hand

  58. debra ford says:

    This is perfect because on the weekends the hair goes up and all I usually wear for makeup is a great lipgloss!

  59. Janice Cooper says:

    For my weekend look I wear my hair down with spiral curls, wear black mascara and black eyeliner and a neutral color lipstick.

  60. Holly C. says:

    love a sundress, sandals and lip gloss

  61. joni says:

    I just dress for the occasion. Hopefully shorts and a cute top.

  62. Eugenie says:

    I keep it fresh and simple–I just wash my long hair and go casual.

  63. LAMusing says:

    Yoga pants, flats, a cute tee with a bold piece of jewelry…and a little lip gloss!

  64. Becky Horn says:

    My weekend look is a good tshirt and a pair of jeans, comfy and easy.

  65. tara pittman says:

    no makeup and a cute dress

  66. d schmidt says:

    I'm a stay at home Mum but usually very short on time weekdays so I get my weekend look by having a Husband at home on those days so I cab actually put on make up :) I look forward to Saturdays!

  67. jennifer hron says:

    My favorite is a little mascara, blush and naturally curly hair.

  68. Lisa V. says:

    My weekend look is mostly casual because I do a lot of outdoor things. I may throw my hair up in a pony tail or throw on a baseball cap and add put on some liner and mascara.

  69. Wanda McHenry says:

    I get my favorite weekend look by taking extra care styling my hair and wearing makeup and sporting my nice casual outfits.

  70. ky2here says:

    very minimal. Shower, moisturize, leave-in conditioner and out the door.

  71. Betty C says:

    Jeans, a favorite tee, and sneakers. Just moisturizer and lip balm unless I'm going out for dinner.

  72. Susan Chester says:

    I like to wear colorful clothes and simple makeup on the weekend.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  73. Jammie says:

    I just add a little lipstick and some eyeliner! sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  74. Rebecca Graham says:

    sandals, printed denim, and a light jacket.

  75. Lisa says:

    On weekends I use a BB Cream, Blush, and Eyeshadow during the day and when I go out I add Eyeliner, Mascara, and Lipstick.

  76. Erica Best says:

    light makeup and lips gloss

  77. Bruce says:

    Nothing special – jeans and a t-shirt

  78. ashley says:

    my weekend look is shorts and tshirts! Its the one day during the week that I don't have to dress up! But I always wear mascara!

  79. mermont84 says:

    My fav weekend look is my jeans and cute tank with my comfy flip flops
    mermont84 at

  80. Michelle Hudak says:

    My weekend look has to be fast and easy: just a bit of concealer, mascara and always moisturizer with SPF. I usually go with a light lipstick and a hint of gloss. I try not to blow dry or curl my hair…just let it dry on its own on weekends to give it and me a break. Jeans and a tshirt are my go-to weekend wardrobe

  81. mermont84 says:

    My fav weekend look is my jeans and cute tank with my comfy flip flops

  82. Daniel M says:

    weekends are for relaxing, fav worn out jeans and tshirt

  83. Brittney House says:

    I love a relaxed weekend look. I like a dress, leggings and sandals.

  84. I concentrate on my eyes and wear a nice smokey shadow.

  85. crystal smith says:

    I get my favorite weekend look by keeping it simple- hair down and a little bronzer and lip gloss…during the summer the heat will have my hair flat and make up melted right off after a little time playing with the kids- so I keep it stress free :)

  86. mariem says:

    i lke to wear neutral makeup

  87. Ellie W says:

    Well just putting real clothes on and make-up is a change for me on weekends. During the week I am usually wearing lounge pants/pj's and a t-shirt around the house.

  88. tina reynolds says:

    My favorite weekend is a little makeup lip gloss, jeans, tee and my justin boots.

  89. tiffany lane says:

    Fresh face and lip gloss

  90. Linda G. says:

    I like to air dry my hair on the weekends, especially in the summer

  91. Erica C. says:

    On the weekends, I just spend extra time to wear my hair down (instead of in a pony) and wear mascara.

  92. cassandra mccann says:

    I opt for comfy and clean which is basic and easy and effective star95011atyahoodotcom

  93. bethanny says:

    My weekend look is usually lipgloss, lashes, bronzer, heels, and a smile.

  94. D Johnson says:

    Tinted moisturizer, mascara, and lip gloss is my go to summer makeup look.

  95. traymona says:

    My weekend look is casual like my weekday look.

  96. stormy says:

    I'm a stay at home mom so typically my weekends are spent out on the town with my kiddo and husband so to get my favorite look I just throw on jeans and tshirt and some lipgloss and mascara

    ranewwatersfamily at gmail dot com

  97. Lee says:

    A maxi dress and some lipgloss make my weekend!


  98. kathy pease says:

    throughout the summer we have been doing a lot of swimming in our pool on the weekends so I mainly just use sunscreen and some lip gloss

  99. susan smoaks says:

    I achieve my favorite weekend look by wearing some mascara, eye liner and lip gloss. I like to look hot but natural!
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

  100. Angie Lilly says:

    I have two basic outfits that I wear and they both include twill pants and a v-neck knit shirt of some sort. LOL So…in order to snazzy it up for the weekend, I like to play around with my jewelry. I have earthy looks, sparkly looks, or simply/casual/fun looks. Add a fun or funky bandana to the mix and have fun!

  101. ccboobooy says:

    Lipstick, foundation, and concealer.

    charity s

  102. Tabathia B says:

    My favorite weekend look includes black mascara, eyeliner, tinted lipgloss, bootcut jeans, wedges and summer blouse

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  103. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I get my weekend look my straightening my hair and darkening my makeup a little

    pokergrl8 at

  104. Mihaela D. says:

    my favorite weekend look is my fav pair of jeans and a tShirt

  105. Starr Greenwell says:

    My weekend look is a favorite outfit, with good mascara, lipstick and foundation and lots of happy thoughts.

  106. Thomas Murphy says:

    I get a fresh haircut and some new clothes.

  107. Brenda Elsner says:

    My weekends are my down time so I just go casual: t shirt, jeans/shorts and hair pulled up in a ponytail.

  108. Sand says:

    I like to wear comfortable clothes and wear bold makeup.

  109. maria cantu says:

    I put on a bright colored sundress and sunscreen.

  110. @kolpin4680 says:

    my weekend look consists of flip flops in a variety of colors and a flowing wrinkle-free maxi dress.

    kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

  111. slehan says:

    My favorite weekend look is sunscreen and a hat.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

  112. Karina Lee says:

    i like to wear dramatic eyeliner

  113. Mari says:

    I get my weekend look by adding argan oil to my dampened hair and face. I also add coconut oil to my skin.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  114. Francine Anchondo says:

    wear my hair down with some eye shadow and mascara and lip gloss

  115. shea balentine says:

    Casual look for weekends… still use concealer and mascara tho =)

  116. rebecca shockley says:

    By locking the bathroom door and having one of the older siblings watch the little kids. They can be quite persistent and loud!!! Alone time in the bathroom minus the kids screaming.
    rjwashington2000 at yahoo dot com

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