L'Occitane • 10% shea butter anti-drying lip balm • Lip Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||20%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Grey
Yes this lip balm is hard, bitter, and expensive. It is also one of my favorites. I find that getting a fresh tube really helps with both the flavor and consistency. I've found this balm to be one of the most moisturizing, so I use it under gloss and lipstick. The flavor really doesn't bother me, so I continue to repurchase this every time I see it. The only lip balm I like more is by Caudalie, and it is almost twice the price. Great for taming man lips if you don't mind the flavor and consistency!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I was given a full size of this as a GWP and I think it is the newest version. Unlike other reviewers I did not have any issues with product moisturisation or the smell. It smells light, sweet and buttery and is very hydrating and not at all waxy. One fatal flaw though was the application. I found the balm disintegrated at an alarming rate leaving the application tip of the balm bumpy. The texture, when applied to my lips, left them raw ad was quite painful. For this reason I would not repurchase even though I am a huge fan of L'Occitane.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
This is one of the worst lip balms I have ever tried. It has a gritty texture, is horribly sticky and I'm pretty sure it only exacerbated any dryness I had. I would recommend the L'occitane "ultra-rich" lip balm, which is much much smoother and leaves your lips supple and soft.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Smells nice, but it's way too hard and leaves an awful waxy feeling on your lips.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Unlike other reviewers, I had no problem with application or moisturization with this product. I found the balm smooth to apply and moderately long lasting. On the other hand, sweet baby Jesus, does this stuff smell and taste awful. The scent is reminiscent of cheap strawberry incense and stale wax, and the taste is like grandma's perfume. Ugh.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
Major disappointment. I like the smell but that's about it. Once used I feel like I have to re-apply every ten minutes because it makes my lips feel so dry. The texture is not creamy enough. There are far better and cheaper(!) lip balms out there, available at all kinds of drug stores. No need for this high end stick. I keep this at home now and only use it every once in a while. Also: I tried to use this instead of gloss once when I still had some left-over gloss on my lips and the lip balm started to crumble. This has never happened with any other lip balm before so I was quite surprised. Nope, not moisturizing at all. Will not buy again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This review is for L'Occitane Shea Butter Lip Balm Stick. I do not like this product at all. When I apply it, it 'drags' on my lips. It does not moisturize at all and in fact, my lips feel drier within a few minutes after applying. I tried this product several times before coming to this conclusion. You would think that with shea butter it would be better at treating dryness, but I did not find that at all. I do not recommend this balm. A basic chapstick is way better and much cheaper.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Does not leave your lips moisturized for long. You are better off buying Chapstick. Pricy too!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought this because I hear such great things about this brand. I had tried their hand creme, and I liked that, but this product does nothing. In fact it makes my already chapped lips more chapped, if even possible. The only good thing is that it smells good. Would I buy it again? Most likely no.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
At first, I was very weirded out by the "hardness" of this balm. It's not like any other balms at all...it's very dry, too. It doesn't do much for my lips, but since my lips are naturally never chapped or cracked - and pretty much never dry - I don't need an extra-strength moisturizer for them (which this balm definitely IS NOT). I generally put it on before I put on my lipstick/gloss just..to feel like my lips are somewhat supple. It smells kind of nice. That's about it.
I wouldn't purchase again, because it's very pricey for what it does..which is nothing.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I agree with others. My balm broke as well. I purchased this because I heard so many Delta Flight Attendants rave about it. However, I only wear the balm when I am at home and have nothing else to do. I do not feel like it moisturizes my lips at all. If I put it on at night, when I wake up in the morning my lips feel the same way that they did before I put the balm on. Meh...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Other, Fine Eyes: Brown
I really liked this lip balm. It was one of the few that hydrated my lips without feeling greasy afterwards. I don't like my lips to feel like there is something shiny or waxy on it, and I thought this was great for priming lips before lipliner application or just wearing alone without changing the landscape of my lips in any way. The pencil would still stick, and it kept my lips looking very soft and natural. I have had my lip balm for about 8 months now, and its nowhere near finished. Would definitely repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
WORST LIP CHAP EVER. $10 for something that BREAKS on my first try. Store would not refund purchase. This should make "worst product of the year" list. Dried out my lips and hurt to apply.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Living in the desert have made me develop a bad habit of licking my lips frequently. This caused my lips to get scaly and chapped. I thought for sure I had contracted some fungus or something and went to the dermatologist to get a diagnosis. As it turns out, I have a serious case of chapped lips and the prescription--- LIP BALM. I've used so many different brands in the past, Jo Malone, Nivea, Vaseline, Bobbi Brown, La Mer and nothing worked. I tried this and used this for just 3 days consistently and my lips are no longer chapped. I am very happy with this product. It's all natural and it really works!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Looks like it was finally discontinued... no wonder, this product is awful. It's dry, sticky and useless. Total waste of money. The packaging is nice though.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is the worst lip balm. It shouldn't be called "anti-drying" because the actual balm itself is so dry that there is really no hope for my lips. After I had it for about a month, it started having a really awful fragrance too, like dried wax, years-old lipstick. I didn't want to throw it out because it was so expensive, so I kept using it, but I couldn't handle that taste on my lips anymore and have since moved on to much better things. This price wouldn't be bad if it was actually good balm, but you could do better even with anything from a drugstore. (And I usually like L'Occitane Shea Butter products, especially the hand cream, but this was just horrible!)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
I bought this when I was out for the day and had forgotten to take a lip balm with me. I thought I'd spend a bit more buying one from L'Occitane as the quality would surely be better. Unfortunately, this wasn't the case. I found the balm extremely hard to put on, and it didn't moisturise my lips or prevent them from drying out. The smell and taste is terrible too - probably because of all the sunflower oil it contains. I've given it several chances but I haven't been able to make it work for me - including leaving it under a lamp to soften it up (which works brilliantly with The Body Shop Vitamin E lip balm). For the price it really is a mediocre product.
EDIT Did I say mediocre? I meant TERRIBLE - I had to throw it in the bin. I'm downgrading my score from 2 to 1.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
this is ok lip balm, but for the price...hmm...I bdon't think so.
It's hard to put on at first. And it does leave ur lips mositurized and has a matte finish ...but I like my lip balms to have a more mositurizing slick feel to it...for me it's TOO matte, and I'm not too crazy about the scent either...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
I find it hard to believe L'Occitane labelled this lip balm as 'anti-drying', because it leaves much to be desired in the moisturizing department. It does not apply smoothly which tugs at my already chapped winter lips, and in fact feels a bit grainy going on which I find odd. In all honesty, I'm surprised they can charge $10 for such a mediocre product when there are so many other outstanding lip balms for a fraction of the price.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I've had a tube of this lip balm for about 5 months now, and just finishing it up. I agree with other reviewers in that the product at first seems very hard and dry in the beginning, but after you start using it, it gets easier. Yes, it is hard when cold, but softens up nicely if you keep it at room/warm temps - usage for me after the intial break-in has not been as bad as other reviewers make it seem. It does feel a little grainy going on, but nothing that I haven't gotten used to at this point. As a balm, it works as advertised. I like that it isn't slick or slippery - its a nice matte, dry balm that coats and protects my lips without feeling heavy. This makes it a nice choice for putting on under lipstick. If I want gloss, slickness or shine, I'll put on lip gloss! Really, this stuff isn't as bad as other reviewers make it seem. So why only 2 stars? Well, I'd say this is just an average balm - nothing really special, IMHO, so normally I'd give it a "3" rating, if it weren't for the price. I mean, really, why should I pay $10 for just an average, decent balm? The price is just a little too steep when you can get something comparable for less.