Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Choose your shade wisely
I don't know why it's so hard to find lip balm with tint and SPF. The only other one I've seen is a Neutrogena balm, and it unfortunately has Oxybenzone in it.
Anyway, I have two colors of Coola Mineral Liplux SPF 30. Firecracker is a sheer red, which you can use for just a hint of berry tint or a bold red. I love it, and it deserves five stars. It smells great (Hibiscus), it's moisturizing, and it comes in a really cool twist-off-top metal tube. I lost my first one and immediately bought a replacement because it's so great. If you're going to get one color, get this one.
Then there's Summer Crush. First of all, it's not the color you expect. I was hoping, based on the color of the tube and the online swatch, for a vibrant coral pink. It is not. It's a very light, cool baby pink, a bit paler than my natural lip color. I do like it, but it probably wouldn't work for anyone less pale than me (and I am quite pale), or anyone with a warm undertone. Second of all, they decided to go with the scent "minty rose". Not only is that not a summer scent, it is absolutely atrocious. For five minutes it's like I've slathered my grandmother's perfume under my nose, then the smell dissipates (thank god). Why doesn't it smell like coconut? Or pineapple? Or anything remotely tropical or summery? The color and the scent make the name "summer crush" a complete misnomer for this product. It would be better called "spring rose" or "baby pink" something.
That being said, it's a good product and I will still use it for shade variety. I can't imagine what the other, apparently lighter shades must be like. Coola could really do with a re-vamp of this line and some new colors. I would definitely be interested in one of these balms in that coral color I was hoping for.
Most Helpful Critical Review Extremely dry
I really wanted to like this balm. I had been searching for one with color and SPF for a long time. It gets one star for being cruelty-free. Unfortunately, there is nothing else I like about the product. The balm itself is so dry. I'm looking at it right now and can clearly see how dried out it is. I can barely get it on my lips. It's very difficult to apply and uncomfortable on. It also dries out my lips. I am also not a fan of the scent. For the price, I'm very disappointed.
Reviewed by 606 customers Anticlimactic
Amanda G. from undisclosed
I had my eye on this product for a while. I finally decided to splurge and get it! I REALLY expected to LOVE the firecracker liplux. It doesn't do well in heat! It melted enough that I can't twist it up or down, and it was only outside for like 20 mins! So, don't take it poolside. The color wasn't as tinted as I hoped. The tint is super light! It does have almost a lipstick type of smell. It doesn't bother me, but if you're sensitive to smell, you might want to keep that in mind.
New favorite lip balm.
Christina W. from undisclosed
I really like this lip balm. It's both sheer and matte, and lasts quite a while. I like the red color, as well as the more nude tones. They also work really with two colors layered.
Soft creamy taste good pretty
Gloria M. from undisclosed
Soft creamy taste good pretty colors and great sun protection, I loved it and I recommended!
I ordered the color fire
Deborah M. from undisclosed
I ordered the color fire cracker which is what I bought in Hawaii and when it came it said fire cracker on it but the outside Was not the same and in point of fact the color of the lipstick was not the same
So far, so good. The
Sandra C. from undisclosed
So far, so good. The color, Nude Beach, looks quite natural, The feel is almost as good as the lipsticks that I like. I would like for it to last a bit longer as I forget to reapply while playing sports.
Strong Fragrance/Dry Formula
Ana from SLC, UT
I was really disappointed with this product. I was hoping the formula would be creamy and smooth, but its' dry and pills even if you put a lip balm on before. The fragrance is also way too strong and its not tolerable. I will be returning this and probably just purchasing a standard lip SPF and using my other lip products on top.
Firecracker! Great shade. Lip protection
Aileen K. from undisclosed
Firecracker! Great shade. Lip protection important!
Logan from undisclosed
I've tried Firecracker and Summer Crush so far the the colors are lovely. I really like that they are creamy and don't have the yucky SPF taste that is sooooo hard to get out of your mouth. Finding an SPF lip balm is challenging and these are especially nice for a hint of color too.
Great product and customer service!
Christina C. from undisclosed
I love this product, pretty, vivid color, not too matte or glossy, and it protects my lips from the sun. I had an issue with the post office stating that my order was delivered when it had not yet - likely due to covid, huge volume of work they have. Contacted Coola's customer service and they were terrific, handled everything promptly til I had resolution/product in hand.
Purple Sky is Perfect
kayjay from New York, NY
I bought this, totally convinced it would be a miss. 30SPF on lips? Gonna look like garbage right? Nope. This color matches my lips perfectly. I put it on everyday along with my tinted face sunscreen and I could honestly go out with just those two things and feel like I looked pretty good. Natural. It's the perfect base for lipliner/lipstick too. Love it to pieces.
Samantha P. from undisclosed
I love that this is tinted so you're putting lipstick color on, but at the same time protecting your lips. I loved that the packaging screws on so you never find the lid off in your purse. Love it!
Great color. It's a little
Patricia S. from undisclosed
Great color. It's a little dry though so I need an additional balm over it.
Beautiful colors NO SPF taste
Logan from undisclosed
I usually have several of these going at the same time. They are lovely and creamy and doesn't have the yucky SPF taste that similar products from other brands have
I am so happy with
Lynne F. from undisclosed
I am so happy with Coola mineral liplux. Living in Florida makes my lips extremely sensitive to dryness. This product hydrates my lips and protects them from the sun's harmful rays. Color is lasting and flattering while protecting my lips at the same time.
Gwen C. from undisclosed
I can't go without sun protection on my lips because I had two squamous cell carcinomas. This lip balm sunscreen is easy to apply and I can add lipstick on top, if I want to change the color.
Not likely to purchase again.
Alicia S. from undisclosed
I love the classic lip balm so this was disappointing- both in color (barely there) and softness. It is very stiff.
Cristine P. from undisclosed
Love the sun protection and bit of color that brightens the face. Feels good on - not too dry, not too slippery. Would buy again. Hard to find this combo of benefits.
Subtle lip color
Gretchen H. from undisclosed
The color is more subtle than I expected, but looks natural. I need to remember to protect my lips when out in the sun.
Tasha from undisclosed
This was way too thick/waxy to apply to my lips even after warming it up on the back of my hand.
I had purchased a coola
Lori Z. from undisclosed
I had purchased a coola sunscreen tinted lip balm last summer and loved it. But when I tried to find the same color online it ended up being way too light for me.
A nice lip balm that
Emily H. from undisclosed
A nice lip balm that feels nice but the colour was way off from the images so ended up not a very good colour for me. Would be nice to see it worn on models with different skin tones.
Favorite lip balm for the
Autumn M. from undisclosed
Favorite lip balm for the summer! Great colors to go with my tan and smells so good! Plus it has sun protection!
Pretty, fun and protects your lips!
Emily R. from undisclosed
I'd give it 5 stars, but the price is just too high. It is a fun, pretty way to protect your lips though!
I love that this has
Annie P. from undisclosed
I love that this has sheer, buildable color with SPF. I've purchased the color firecracker twice now and summer crush too. Mascara, white tea face sunscreen, and liplux is all I need in the summer. The smartest part is the packaging. The top screws down to the base so you don't lose/ melt lip balm all over your bag.
Best SPF for a mineral lipstick
Mackenzie from undisclosed
I love the texture this brand has to offer for your lips! It's not cakey, but very hydrating. Plus it's SPF protection is top notch.