The tingling sensation is down to 'plumping and blood vessel dilating technology' that are within these lip balms, which creates the illusion of fuller, luscious lips.
Aside, from the tingling sensation, they are actually surprisingly moisturising. This is because the lip balms contain a mix of vitamin A, C and E along with nourishing mango butter, for the ultimate creamy and comfortable lip balm.
The colour pay-off is pretty decent actually, as you can see from the swatches above how pigmented they are, so you could apply them very sheer or build them up for a more intense colour. Whenever they stop tingling and dry a little bit, they give a typical balm stain, almost satin finish to the lips.
Eastwood Red is a lovely true cherry red shade and Never Enough Nude is a gorgeous pinky nude shade. Both shades are perfect all year around, although I've been reaching for Never Enough Nude more often as it's a perfect every day shade.
They applicator is something I've never seen before, a rounded bullet tip than can be applied straight onto the lips, which makes for easier application.
Even though I do like these lip balms, I'm not crazy about them and I do think there's much better and less expensive alternatives out there, considering they retail for £19. I'm just lucky I got mine in TK Maxx for £5 each!
I've heard that the Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Pillow Plump XXL Glosses give a similar sort of tingling and plumping effect if it's that you're looking for. However, since I wasn't overly keen on the tingling effect, something like the Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balms give an incredible colour pay-off, yet are actually moisturising and comfortable to wear on the lips from the second you apply them.
Overall, I think I like these lip balms, as the only thing that really bothers me about them is the tingling effect, which I guess I can overlook if it only lasts a few minutes. They do make my lips look a lot fuller though, without the 'I've been stung by a bee or got had a course of botox' look, I like the shades and they are pretty moisturising, but I wouldn't pay full price for them.
What do you think of the Too Faced Color Bomb! Moisture Plumping Lip Tints? Would you buy them?