love the smell and the pink tinted colour! really smooth feeling on lips but not Long lasting.
The only thing i like about this is the smell! This stuff is not cheap and doesn't last!
The Body Shop's Born Lippy is a "lip moisturizer in a pot. Gives color, flavor, and moisture for more kissable lips." This potted lip balm is available in 4 colors/flavors; today I'm reviewing Strawberry. Born Lippy balms contain 8.5g (10 ml, .29 oz) and sell for $6 ($8AUD). This is one of my first The Body Shop products, which I picked up from The Body Shop in Parramatta, which I definitely recommend if you live in Western Sydney, their staff is awesome - friendly, knowledgeable and helpful! The Body Shop is a cruelty free company, but their parent company, L'Oreal is not. This lip balm was made in the UK. The Body Shop products can be bough through their website and stores, a limited selection is also available at Ulta.
Born Lippy comes in a small, clear plastic pot with a twist off cap. A label featuring parted lips, The Body Shop logo, and the product and shade names is affixed to the cap. A peel up label offering an ingredient list can be found on the bottom of the pot. Packaging is recyclable. I'm not really a fan of potted lip products, so this is strictly an at-home product for me. Despite my distaste for this style of packaging, I have to say its pretty cute.
Born Lippy is more of a gloss than a lip balm. This lip product is a dense but lightweight gel that feels slightly sticky but smooth and moist on the lips, but not hydrating in the way a true balm should be. I get pretty short wear from The Body Shop's Born Lippy - an hour to an hour and a half. Born Lippy is transfer prone, but also seems to sink into the lips a little. The Strawberry Born Lippy has a strong, realistic strawberry fragrance and a light, semi artificial flavor.
Strawberry is a very sheer shade, it gives a delicate reddish pink flush to the lips. Color payoff can be built up by applying Strawberry in a thick layer or in several thin layers. Strawberry is devoid of shimmer or glitter. This shade has a translucent, glossy finish.
The Body Shop's Strawberry Born Lippy Balm is ok. This review would've been slightly more positive if The Body Shop classified this product as a gloss as opposed to a balm. If you call a product a lip gloss, I'll probably like it, it isn't hard to please me in that department. On the other hand, I have kinda high expectations for a balm. This gloss is light, comfortable, and slightly moisturizing. Color payoff is purposely sheer, but kind of buildable. Strawberry provides a barely there red glossy tint with a pleasant strawberry taste and smell. I wouldn't repurchase this potted glossy, I'd rather try a Born Lippy Stick next time.
I really like the born lippy strawberry lip gloss from the body shop. I bought it during the holiday season sale for $4 so it wasnt too unreasonable of a price. There's enough of the product that it'll last you a good 3-4 months with an application of twice a day. It adds a beautiful, natural red/pink tint to your lips. Not to colour popping but not too subtle, a perfect combination in between. The smell is amazingly sweet and the aroma wont fade over time like other fragrented lip products do. I usually apply a thin layer over lipstick just to give it a little shine. It does hydrate your lips for a decent amount time of 2-3 hours, not as good as it gets but easily defeats your average chapstick lip balm. Great for school or in your purse.
I love the smell of this and how it feels on my lips. I do enjoy this lip gloss
I love this lip balm! Firstly, the smell is beautiful, honestly I sometimes just sit down and smell it because it's that nice haha. It has a little bit of a strawberry taste, its not very strong but if you lickyour lips a little bit you can taste it. It goes on nice and smoothly, and when applied gives my lips a really nice reddish tint. It doesn't provide really strong colour or anything, just a slight red tint with a little bit of shine. It's very natural looking, and works really well on its own on those no or minimal makeup days. It also works really well as a base for lip gloss or lip balm.
However, it's not quite perfect. I find that it doesn't last all that long, after about three hours the tint has gone and I can't really feel it on my lips. They don't feel dry though, they still feel soft but just don't have that wet feel you get straight after application. It's also not intensely moisturising, which isn't usually a huge issue for me as my lips are usually in good condition, but if they are a bit dry or chapped, I find that this isn't the best product to heal them with. If my lips are already dry or chapped this can sometimes make them feel even drier, however if my lips are in good condition it's lovely and will maintain their good condition perfectly.
The price isn't too bad, it's $7.95AUD, and while it could certainly be lower it is actually those products where a little goes a long way and one tub, although it's small, does last me a few months, even though I use it very often. The packaging could be more hygienic, as it's a finger-dipping tub however I feel it wouldn't be quite as effective in a more solid stick form so I like the tub packaging. Just make sure your hands are clean when you use it and keep the lid on tightly when you aren't using it and you should be fine.
I bought this lip balm for school (there was a no make up rule, but this was quite natural looking). High school seems like a long time ago but I found this pot a few weeks ago and it's practically empty so I must have really liked it.
The formula is quite thick but it doesn't feel cloggy on lips. I think I actually applied it over Vaseline just to lock in some extra moisture.
The smell is really strong but that didn't put me off. I really like the strawberry smell :)
I would buy it again since I really liked it, it's not expensive and to be honest, Body Shop hardly eve fails to impress anyway! I have this lip balm in Raspberry and the (discontinued) Cranberry Shimmer one, with gold bits in.
It's an okay lip balm. The taste is a bit too strong, but I used it under my lipstick most of the times. When wearing alone, it doesn't last for long and it dries my lips a bit. Not a very good lip balm. I wouldn't purchase it again.
i love this it smells so nice ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh packaging is good stays on for quite a while i only have to use a llittle bit tho but the price is so expensive for what it is and i just love the smell omgoshh :D i love it only thing i dont like is that you have to use your fingers to apply it apart from that i love it :L
I am addicted to this lip gloss. Just about every time I step in the store, I must buy it. It smells so good you are tempted to eat it. It does initially moisturize, but it doesn't last that long. Its a shame because I really do love the smell and color.