From left to right we have:
#1: Labello Caregloss & Shine lip balm from Canada that I bought last year and loved so much because it was conditioning and glossy and didn’t have a strong taste. This was apparently replaced because the next year when we went to Victoria all I could find was
#2 Nivea Caregloss & Shine. This was very similar but the formula had gained a cloying sweetness and the flavor of apricots. This still works really well but I just cannot put up with the flavor for very long. However I was pleased to recently find it being sold at my local Walgreens as
#3 Nivea A Kiss of Shine. This is exactly the same as the tube of #2 from Canada, I bought it hoping it wouldn’t be so sweet but no luck. Still, I’m really glad to see more Nivea lip products in the US since I’ve become a fan of them in the last year or so. I found these in a display that held lip glosses as well lip balms:
And the Nivea site has a list of stores where you’ll be able to find them soon.
Next on my quest for a good lip gloss that isn’t terribly sweet, I’ve been advised to seek the Shiseido glosses.