I simply cannot tolerate the taste of this. I'm a huge MAC fan and have been sporting their lipsticks for 20 yrs.
But wearing this thin, greasy conditioner literally nauseates me. I feel like I'm ingesting a cheap, cloying Glade candle. I've heard this described as tasting like everything from mangoes to vanilla. Regardless, whatever it tastes like I do not want it coating my tongue. Any lipstick/gloss/balm will end up in your mouth, whether you notice it or not, but this formula seems especially prone to slipping off the lips and right into my pie hole. If only it tasted like pie, maybe I'd appreciate it more.
I don't routinely experience severely chapped or irritated lips but when I do, I'll reach for my Aquaphor. A rare miss, for me, from my beloved MAC.
P.S. Even if you appreciate the taste/scent, I found my lips actually feeling more dry after use. I found that highly suspect and maybe all in my mind, but dang if I didn't get a little chapped ring around the upper part of my lips. Weirdness.
I use it the most often as it's a great alternative to lipstick since it conditions the lip too. The colour I got (fuchsia) is really versatile and great for work and everyday use. I use it relatively frequently and it REALLY lasts, I still have the first container I bought a year ago!
I have this in the squeeze tube, and I never cared for it that much (It was just OK, nothing spectacular for the price) until I pulled it out of my makeup bag this morning to wear over top of my long wear liquid lipstick (revlon). Despite being petroleum based and containing plenty of oils, it does NOT, somehow, dissolve the lip color as other glosses and balms can. In fact, 5 hours after application of the lip color, and after several reapplications of this balm, and eating and drinking, my lipcolor is still intact and STILL leaves only the faintest pink trace on a white tissue.
I'm really surprised, considering the ingredients **I'm assuming they did not reformulate it since I bought mine over a year ago, they may have. I threw away the box that has the ingredients on it.** that it did not disturb my lipcolor much at all. And really pleased.
It's also the perfect texture...thin but not TOO thin, not in the slightest bit sticky. Just the right amount of gloss. The only bad thing is it tends to separate in the tube (again, mine is old, but it did this when it was new too, maybe because I didn't use it often?) and the first few times you use it you just get oil. With more frequent use I think (hope?) that this will no longer happen and the texture will be consistent.
It was the mostly neglected tube in the bottom of my makeup bag, but it turned out to be exactly what I needed to wear with my longwear lipcolor. Perfect! Would DEFINITELY repurchase this.
I've had this in stick form as well as the tinted pot form. While I used up the stick, the pot is going to last me forever as I don't reach for it very often. Both products tend to sit ontop of the lips and aren't very nourishing. There are much better lip treatments and tinted balms out there.
I bought this at a duty free and still found it a little expensive at around £9. It comes in a lovely wide pot and you get a decent amount of product. The balm itself is thick and white and not too soft like Vaseline or too waxy, a perfect texture. I usually use this at home with a lip brush as it seems to accumulate dirt when I take it outside. I use it every morning and it lasts at least 3 hours and nourishes my lips noticeably. I use a thicker layer at night and this keeps my lips in good condition, I can tell when I haven't used it. The balm leaves a lovely sheen and is a brilliant base for lipsticks and drying stains. I will be buying again when I eventually finish the pot. If you don't want to she'll out for this, Johnsons original lip conditioner is very similar, of a little more waxy. It also has a similar vanilla smell which I love.
I guess this is being discontinued? I'm an so bummed this is my favorite lip balm, it is awesome in all ways, texture, scent, moisturizing properties. This is an absolute rediculous absurdity that is this beind disc.The product is EXCELLENT.
I had one of those $25 Macy's rewards coupon so I bought this and the Petting pink lip conditioner.
I figured I would get one with color and one for something to replace chapstick or my Carmex. There are a thousand and one lip balms/conditioners much cheaper than these but I have grown to be very picky with what I put on my lips.
I opened Petting pink first and fell in love with it. TASTE is important, even though you're not supposed to be eating the product, its not disgusting or overly waxy. It has a sweet vanilla smell even though it doesn't taste like it. What does win me over is the number of times I apply, which is the issue with all the drugstore products. I can apply probably every couple of hours, meanwhile you feel so dependent on chapstick every couple of minutes or so.
SPF 15 is a BIG PLUS.
Im not too picky with packaging. I dont ever dip my fingers in it, since the world is so filthy. I apply directly onto my lips with the pot. I can bank I will probably lose this sooner than I would finish it because I could be that careless.
For the two conditioners, it came out to a little over $7 with the coupon, I would probably never buy it retail. If I ever earn the same coupon again - I would maybe buy it again.
My favorite aspects of this lip balm are the smell (sweet and comforting but not artificial vanilla cookie) and the packaging (sleek and clean- cut)
The product itself is pretty moisturizing and doesn't feel heavy on the lips. I use it only for summer though- during cold months turns harder and it's difficult to spread.
It's not cheap but you get loads of product.
My favorite lip treatment might be apivita lip balms but it's second on the list!
This is my absolute favorite product. If I had to be on a desert island with one beauty product this would be it! I have naturally really red pigmented lips and red undertones in my skin, and I'm constantly trying to get my lips to have that nude, natural look. Most lip glosses accentuate the red in my lips unless I use nude liner or a bit of concealer as a base, but this Lip Conditioner is the only product I've ever found that makes my lips look fantastic (and nude-ish) all on its own. I have used it with (almost) every look that I do and it goes with everything. I get tons of compliments on it, and one day even the sales girl at MAC asked me what I had on my lips. I highly recommend this product, not only because it smooths and conditions my lips, but because it makes them look HAWT! Definitely anyone who doesn't like the redness in their lips will love this gloss.
I adore this product. I didn't love it when I first tried it, but I discovered how amazing this product is when I decided to use it up as part of my Project 10 Pan. I have gone through my original and used up two more pots (plus part of one that I lost before I could finish...boo!) and I am slowly working my way through another. MAC Lip Conditioner keeps my lips moisturized all day even though I only use it a few times a day - in the morning after doing my makeup, a couple reapplications during the day if I have time and remember to do so, when I get home, and before I go to bed. This product will probably not last all night on your lips (it didn't on mine), so here's my trick: after applying MAC Lip Conditioner to your lips, dab on a coat of Smith's Rosebud Salve to seal it in. Vaseline or some other similar product might also work although I haven't tried it myself, but make sure the sealing product doesn't have any irritating ingredients (menthol, lemon, etc) or you are going to end up canceling out the benefits of the lip conditioner. After doing this, the lip conditioner stays on my lips all night, even in air conditioned rooms. I know the MAC Lip Conditioner is still there because I have tested this out using the brown tinted version (Soothing Beige) and in the morning I can still see the brown conditioner on my lips underneath the Rosebud Salve. MAC Lip Conditioner makes my lips soft, smooth, and more plump. If I do get flakes on my lips, I just apply this product and gently buff the flakes off my lips using a damp washcloth and it gets rid of them. The lip conditioner does cost more than drugstore formulas, but it works incredibly well. It also contains amazing ingredients that won't irritate your lips, unlike a lot of fomulas, but actually benefit your lips: Almond Oil, Shea Butter, Avocado Extract, Wheat Germ Oil, and Vitamins A and E. This is great skin care for your lips, which are just as important as the skin on your face! This product is a 'Paula's Pick' on Beautypedia (ie, an excellent product), but she did point out that the ones with SPF in them do not have sufficient UVA protection (the aging rays!). Therefore, wear a different lip sunscreen with good protection if you are doing to be in the sun for awhile, but otherwise this is an incredible lip balm that I am so glad I rediscovered! Bonus: the empty pot/tube/stick when you actually finish up one of these count as one of the six empty containers that you can then bring back to a MAC store for a free lipstick, lip gloss, or eyeshadow, or a free lipstick at a MAC counter. This, coupled with the efficacy of the product, makes me feel better about the initial sting of the price.
NOTE: The pot or tube are a better deal. While the stick is more convenient, you pay the same price for only 1/3 of the amount of product in the pots and tubes.