9 years ago
This product is ok, but nothing to write home about, or in my case, even repurchase. I got it in peach, which is a very nice, natural peachy pink, and because this balm is actually quite pigmented, it's very visible on my lips; almost as if I was wearing a light, moisturizing, semi- matte lipstick, but for a fragment of the price that would cost. So this balm is a great, very convenient alternative to lipstick, when you want subtler but very noticeable color, which can be touched up at the drop of a hat without a mirror or anything. It feels nice and smooth when applied, and has a pleasant, velvety texture. It also has a light cocoa butter/vanilla scent, that reminds me of MAC lip products. For me, it's not very moisturizing though. I have come across balms that do tremendously more for my lips. So far, so good. However, there's a deal breaker for me, and that's the taste and aftertaste of this. I suspect it's the SPF that makes it so unpleasant, because come to think about it, I have similar problems with every lip product with an SPF I own. This balm is the last straw, no more lip SPF for me ever. It tastes somewhat bitter, but the worst part is, using this leaves a very bad, bitter, chemical taste behind which can't be avoided no matter how careful I am not to get any in my mouth. This ruins it for me. To be realistic, a product like this in meant to be used daily as a go-to, so to serve this purpose it should at least not be unpleasant. To sum things up, if your lips are in good shape (meaning they don't need heavy duty hydration) and you're sure you can deal with the taste of SPF, this could even replace your everyday my lips but better lipstick. It's not for me though.
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