The Story Behind:

I am a sucker for tinted lip balms. Since I have super dry, allergy prone lips, I am always on the hunt for the right tinted lip balm that can keep my lips soft and glossy without causing any allergy or harm.

After bad experience with Maybelline Baby Lips Pink Lolita I got a little skeptical about using every other tinted lip balm available in the market. I was content with my regular Vaseline petroleum jelly until hubby surprised me with another travel trip to Manali! 

I prefer to keep my look light and natural during travel. Hence, I always pick tinted lip balms over lipsticks and lip glosses. They keep my lips supple and moisturized, while adding a slight dressiness to the overall look.  And here started my hunt for Holy Grail tinted lip balm all over again.

And guess what, while doing grocery shopping for the trip, my eyes suddenly fell on an attractive packing of Nivea Fruity shine lip balm. It at once reminded of my forgotten limbic memory of strawberry flavored glossy lip balm. I have used Nivea lip balms in the past too with great results.

The package offered Nivea Essential Care lip balm absolutely free with Fruity Shine! Yippy!

My Experience with Nivea Fruity Shine Strawberry Lip Balm

 The tinted lip balm comes in a bright red and white twist up tube. As soon as, I opened the cap and twisted it up, I instantly fell in love with the pleasant familiar strawberry fragrance.

It has a soft silky texture that glides on smoothly over the lips. Just like its sweet mild scent, the tint is neither too overwhelming nor too light, hence delivering just the right amount of color to the lips.

The shimmer particles impart a glossy touch to the lips. I loved the way it made my pout look perfectly natural and luscious. My lips felt hydrated and bright for over three hours, which is great lasting time for a tinted lip balm.

Thanks Nivea for standing by me!


  • Economical and easily available
  • Good hydration
  • Delivers just the right amount of color
  • Makes lips look supple and luscious with its glossy appeal
  • Silky textures glides on smoothly
  • Travel friendly twist up tube
  • Hypoallergenic, does not cause any allergy or harm to the lips


  • Since, I have super dry lips and this tinted lip balm hydrated my lips perfectly well, I could not find any flaw with this lip balm. Girls with normally hydrated lips may find this Nivea Fruity Shine lip balm slightly greasy.

Rating: 5/5

Overall Take:

I simply loved this tinted lip balm from Nivea. It is great for daily use and travel purposes. With such great hydration, color delivery and shimmery appeal, it provides full value for money.

Written by Anshulika Chawla


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog.. i love nivea lip balms n have used both of these.. nice review 🙂

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