I bought this when I was in Hong Kong in Sasa for HKD50. The lip balm comes in a lipstick form which i thought looked very elegant. It comes in spf 15 which is always a plus. The lip balm glides on very smoothly and does not really get absorbed into your lips, which i wasn't quite fond of because i felt like there was this plastic film on top of my lips. Secondly, the bullet of the lip balm broke off so easily. It didn't break and crack, the bullet literally just fell off as I was twisting it up. I knew this was definitely not because I dropped it as the base of the bullet was still round when it fell off. I hope you understand what i'm trying to say. I do like the product, it has some flaws here and there but because the consistency is so creamy to the point where the bullet can't stay even after me melting the base and trying to reconstruct it back together, it just doesn't cut it for me.
I received this from my mom, who told me that t was given to her by a friend. This constant swapping of owners should have made me wary of the product, but being the naive person I am, I thought I'd try it. I don't see that much of a difference on my lips as I thought I would, with the product being so expensive, and from a well known brand. I have this in the clear color, and it just feels sticky and heavy on my lips.
As many others have said on this page--- the smell. I absolutely detest this smell. It reminds me of a detergent or clinical sanitizer kind of smell.
All in all, if you are looking for a good moisturizing lip product, get Baby Lips by Maybelline :)
Okay, absolutely NOTHING has been able to get the "crack" out of my lips...until I discovered this product. It is the only one that acually makes my lips feel soft, supple and not dry. I never figured I would find one that would heal my lips. The only thing I do not like about it is i feel the stick is a little flimsy, I am afraid to press on my lips too hard for fear that it will break.
I bought it with the 8 hour Cream from E. Arden. It has the same or very similar scent, I actually donít mind the strange smelling when the products do work for me. This does definitely! It is nice, goes on easily, leaves a bit of shine, doesnít stick and leaves a good feeling on the lips. Also like the fact that it does have an spf 15.
I like this stick. Fresh Sugar it's not...but for a cheaper alternative, it's a good buy. One real positive for me is that Eight Hour works way better under lipsticks/gloss than Fresh Sugar (I wear the Rose by itself), so Eight Hour may work that way for you, as well. Eight Hour lip cream does last for hours, and it does moisturize, fill-in lines, soften lips, and provide sunscreen. A little goes a long way, and the container is sturdy and portable.
Unfortunately, it smells just like a citronella candle. If you're not into that scent, you won't like this balm. I don't mind the scent, which I notice only upon application, and I tell myself it's a preventative against mosquitoes who may ponder over feeding on my lips.
Disappointed with this so-called moisturising lip tint. 8 hours? More like 8 minutes. I put some on whilst watching tv (not even eating or going out), and in less than 10 minutes my lips feel dry again. The colour doesn't spread very well on lips - maybe you need to moisturise before putting the lip tint on to aid an even distribution of colour, but doesn't this negate the purpose of buying a moisturising lip tint? Colours online are more subtle than in real life so don't buy before trying. If your lips are dry, I don't suggest using this. Oh, and packaging is uncreative and uninspiring.
I have this in the blush color, and it has failed me in many ways:
the tube broke when I dropped it, the bottom part cracked and would not swivel until a screw was drilled in the side.
I find it too sheer.
It does not moisturize my lips or make them less chapped.
It is highly fragranced and tastes chemically.
It is too expensive.
I have the untinted version of this in wacky 60's style violet packaging. I don't really like it. It doesn't have effective UVA protection and the packaging seems cheap like somethign you'd get with a GWP. I like the smell and it seems reasonably emollient but I haven't found myself reaching for this very often.
Paula Begoun says that it is an emollient, petrolatum-based lip balm packaged in a lipstick-like container. However, this greasy formula's range of sheer nude and berry colors lacks effective UVA protection, and this product is not recommended
Iíve got it in berry and my opinion it is too sheer. It did not give me the color I expected but outworn trampy red which maybe hip somewhere but as a women from post soviet world (and seen this colored lisp all my childhood) this is not my pick.
I bought this in 'Blush' which is a violent looking pink in the tube but goes on very sheer. It keeps my lips soft for hours (ok maybe not 8 hours but pretty close) . Like I said the colour is a very soft pretty pink which brightens my face (I have yellow undertones to my complexion)