C.O. Bigelow • My Favorite Lip Balm • Lip Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||62%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've used blistex for a long time, but ever since i stumbled accross this, i will not be returning to blistex for a very long time.
1. Packaging: The packaging on this product is very sleek and put together. I think the packaging is cute. I like that it has a slant on the top because it's easy to apply and i can carry it in my purse. I use the Rose Salve as well, but I carry this around with me because it's more sanitary.
2. Price: This is definently more expensive then Blistex. Where i'm from it's 7.50 plus taxe. But, the results of the product are really good, so i think it's worth the extra dollars.
3. Product: the quality of this product is great. I don't think there's any petroleum jelly in it, which I like. It claims to be frangrance-free but it's not, it smells like vanilla, which doesnt bother me since i absolutely adore vanilla scented products. It's smooth and the igredients in it are really good for the skin, and the lips. It contains shea, and almond oil, both are really good. I love how smooth this is on the lips, it absorbs fast and doesnt sit on my lips, and the results last a long time, which means i wont have to reapply it every half an hour, and it'll last me longer since already a little goes a long way with this product. You only need a decent ammount to cover the entire lip area. This is the balm i carry with me during the day because it's sanitary (as mentioned before) and it gives my lips a nice glossy finish making them look a little more plump then usual.
Would i recommend this? Yes.
Will I repurchase? Yes.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I passed by this product so many times & ending up purchasing this because the matte balm stick (forgot the name, in a black casing) is being discontinued, so was what the SA tole me. So I got this instead.
I do not believed & there is no proof that Petrolatum is an inferior product, but obviously all the other ingredients put together make this an excellent lip balm. I use it in the day time as well. My lip felt so comfortable & plump.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I love this balm, it goes on smoothly and it smells great! My only problem with it is it dries pretty quickly so when my lips are extra chapped I need to apply it a few times. It has a great shine though and not sticky at all!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I am big fan of the Mentha 2x lip gloss and when I saw the MFLB I thought I would give it a try - given the name I thought it may be even BETTER. I figured if I love the Mentha 2x I would certainly love the MFLB as well... surprisingly it's not the case. It's a little bit runny and understanding the main ingredients are Shea and Almond oil, it's not going to be thick so I can deal with that, however, it's definitely not going to be "My Favorite Lip Balm". I do like the applicator, it also has the wide beveled surface, I noticed some of the tubes of gloss did not which is disappointing. I don't have a need to buy this product again, but I would recommend it to fellow balmaholics who don't like tacky/sticky lip balms/glosses and want an intermediate sheen to the lips. It is a very good every day, light weight lip balm and worth the $7.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
My sister and I both picked this up on vacation and wow, i.love.this.lip.balm!! I got the shea butter version and it's now my favorite ever! Smells great, moisturizes and softness and oh la la, juicy shine and buttery soft balm. Will definitely be repurchasing and great stocking stuffer idea!:)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Not just another petrolabum-based salve! This fragrance-free formula is enriched with emollients like squalene, shea butter and plant oils to moisturize the lips and boosted with antioxidants (in packaging that protects these important ingredients from light and air) plus a wonderful natural aroma from vanilla extract. It is similar to Kiehl's Lip Balm #1 (but better) and a nice alternative to Paula's Choice Lip & Body Treatment Balm for those of us who can't handle jar packaging (Paula's formula is slightly more emollient though as it contains beeswax and lanolin). The formula can become slightly runny when left in a warm pocket, but this situation can be easily remedied by gently shaking the tube before use. It also lends a shiny finish to the lips, but if gloss isn't your preferred lip look then simply apply sparingly - a little bit goes a long way. Generously sized for a lip balm, and decently priced for such a thoughtfully formulated product.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I really like this lip balm. I use this and the rose salve seriously 20 times a day! I love them. This is so hydrating and it has a nice slight vanilla scent. It is a bit expensive like the rose salve as well but I use it anyways. The only con is that it breaks me out if it gets on my skin so i have to be careful. But other then that I really like this lip balm!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is a review for the C.O. Bigelow My favorite NIGHT BALM. Although this stuff is pretty expensive at about $7 for a very small tube, it's worth it. I have used other products such as the Rose Salve at night on my lips not to mention other balms and cocoa butters but nothing comes close to this stuff. It actually hydrates the lips and penetrates them, whereas the other products just kind of sit on top of the lips. The nice thing about this product is that you only need to use a little bit. You wake up in the morning with soft, hydrated, "come hither" lips! LOL!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This review is for the My Favorite Balm Night Treatment (couldn't find it here on the reviews). Wow! Very effective and smoothing out lines and leaving lips very moisturized.
Applied it at night and awoke to very smoothed out lips. My lips still felt moisturized and supple during the day. I can't say that other lip balms have had that same long lasting effect for me.
Felt great going on, not too gloopy and had a pleasant taste to it. Will definately buy it again :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is more of a gloss than a balm. Doesn't soften much, but adds quite a lot of shine. If used with a lip brush it can be really pretty.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I love this lip balm! It smells delicious, and it's super moisturizing. The packaging is also simple, and isn't obnoxious like a lot of other lip balms.
But, I don't like how super liquid-y it is. I would probably like this one better if it was in a stick form. Its also way too expensive for a lip balm (despite the great quality).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Truly is my favorite lip balm. The smell is great, it glides on smooth, and is very moisturizing. If they had it in a stick form, I'd love it even more.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
C.O. Bigelow knows - it is my favourite lip balm. And I've been a lipstuff junkie for years (once, when I was in high school, my best friend sent me that "LipBalmAddicts" site...I don't know if it still exists, but it was still funny...), so that's saying something.
My Favourite Lip Balm (MFLB from here on in) is kind of liquidy and glossy without the sticky. Seriously, this is glossy balm. None of that waxy stuff that you get with other balms, which I guess some hate and some love. It pretty much just slides on and keeps my lips moisturized quite awesomely. I wear it over my lipstick and it keeps me from looking like a cracked-lip-scary-witch.
It smells awesome and has shea butter and sweet almond oil, which is a nice change from the slightly-stickier mentha balms that CO Bigelow is known for. MFLB is strictly moisturizing. It smells good too.
In a pinch, it will work for moisturizing cuticles too, I've found. Although you're probably better off getting actual cuticle cream...but as I said, in a pinch it will do.
All in all, I will be repurchasing this again and again (yes, those B&BW B2G1 sales are all going to MFLBs). Awesome :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This wasn't a horrible lip balm, but it didn't really impress me. I like the slight vanilla scent it has as well as the squeeze tube with the slanted tip applicator, but overall it just wasn't anything special to me in terms of moisturizing. It wears off quite quickly on my lips, and for some reason my balm became completely liquidy inside the tube, so it's extra messy to deal with. I think maybe it was in very hot temperatures for a day and never recovered. Anyway, it's okay, but I wouldn't repurchase. C.O. Bigelow's Rose Salve is my HG lipbalm though, and I highly recommend that over this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Brown
I think people have personal preferences when it comes to lip balm.... flavored or not, tinted or not, glossy or waxy.... My preference runs to the glossy. If you're into waxy, something of the Burt's Bees lip balm texture, this is not for you. If you're wanting a gloss, something that doesn't melt into your lips but feels viably there for a while, this is a better match for you.
I initially picked this up as a less expensive alternative to Kiehl's lip balm, which I have used for years and loved. It's become my mainstay, as I like it more than the Kiehl's actually. It doesn't get sticky, which Kiehl's seems to do over time, and there's a nice, very light almond (in my mind) flavor. Not tasteless, but nothing punchy, fruity, or assertive. I really like this.
One lippy off though because I find that I need to apply twice-over before my lips feel adequately moisturized.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have been using C.O. Bigelow products for YEARS. I have so many different kinds, and I've never been inclined to buy this one until now, just because I'm attracted to the yummy flavors! I do like this lip balm/gloss, just because it has good ingredients, it works pretty well, and its not clumpy like some chap sticks (I HATE CHAP STICK). I feel that it's not the MOST moisturizing thing in the world, but my lips really aren't that dry so it works. But it just dries up so quickly! I constantly reapply. My main use for this is just to put a thin layer over some of my thick/sticky lipglosses to thin them out, and for that, it's perfect! I might buy again, if I ever run out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
My mom originally hooked me onto C.O. Bigelow a couple years ago. She bought all the different kinds, from cinnamon to green tea and so on. I found that while "My Favorite Lip Balm" was great and did it's job upon application, the lip gloss would be non-existent 20 minutes later. I don't know if i'm licking my lips too much or if it just wore off. I think we're all on that quest for the go-to lip balm that moisturizes and looks really cute and if you want my opinion, this is not it. (I recommend good old Carmex!!! It's great and stays on forever!) But I did find an unconventional use for this lip balm. After taking off my make up, I find that my eyelids can become very dry and flaky even, and applying a bit of this balm over my entire eyelid before going to bed leaves me with beautifully moisturized eyelids for the next day. :] Hope this helped someone!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I wanted this to be a favourite lip balm, but it's only ok, and not even a balm.
My lips are dry and chapped no matter what season so I need to be wearing some kind of balm or gloss most of the time lest the skin on my lips start flaking and peeling off. I thought this would be a simple moisturizing balm that I could apply for that purpose. It's does an ok job when it is on, but only because it's better than nothing on my lips. But it doesn't stay on very well, nor does it absorb into the skin so all it does is give me a slippery shine which I am not looking for. After a short while it sort of disappears leaving me with my lips as dry as before I put it on and not much softer, almost like it just evaporates.
I was disappointed that this was not balmy at all, and I could forgive that because the smell was pleasant and was ok as a gloss, but after the first two or three uses the formula started separating inside the tube. When I squeeze it, most of what comes out is a liquidy oil. The product doesn't even come out properly and makes it very hard to apply well. This was worse in the summer, and now it's a little bit better with that since it's fall but it still separates noticably. I don't know if it's just my tube though, I'll have to give the testers a squeeze the next time I go to BBW.
I picked this up when BBW had the 3/$14 lip sale. Retail is 7.5 CAN. At sale price this is still not worth it (for the poor job it does) so I won't be buying again. I got the lemon lip cream from C.O Bigelow in the same sale and I highly recommend it as a replacement balm for this. It's actually about the same consistancy as My Favourite lip balm when it doesn't separate but it does a better job at moisturizing and smells delicious. It's not for seriously chapped lips though, as it's not balmy either and won't work as well as Blistex medicated balms.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I just recently acquired this lip balm. I find it to be greasy and I feel as if it doesn't dissolve into my lips as I would like. It tends to just sit on the surface and have a glossy feel to it. The smell of this lip balm is light and sweet, I think both Shea butter and almond oil go good together. C.O Bigelow could also spend some time working on a design for the tube, it is a plain white color with writing all over it. Because I paid $5 for it I will continue to use it until it is done however I don't think I will be buying one again.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
this is literally my favorite lip balm. i didn't know how much i would like it at first because as a favorite go to everyday lip balm i don't want something too shiny or sticky or too thing, also when i'm carrying it in my pocket i don't want a pot. the smell comes from the shea butter and almond oil they add and it's my absolute favorite. almost the same consistency as the lemon lip cream but a little thicker. the slanted tip is the smoothest tip ever. i love it! go to bath and body works and try the tester because they have every tester imaginable!