What it says on the tub: A buttery lip balm that melts on the lips and offers a shiny tinted finish. The combination of shea butter and rice wax offers deep hydration ad softness. Ideal for chapped lips.
The weather has become noticeably colder over the past couple of weeks and has brought with it some pretty fierce winds. I've noticed I've had to up the no of times I apply lip balm in order to keep my lips supple and hydrated so thought it was time to put this through its paces.
At first glance I was quite impressed with size of the tub. However it gives a false impression, because when you unscrew the lid there isn't as much product inside as it would have you believe from the outside. It's still a decent amount given the price but it's not as much as the packaging would have you believe.
I have the mango lip butter and there is a light scent of mango which is pleasant, but not overpowering. This is a tinted lip balm and the pigment shows surprisingly well when you apply it to the lip. You can also increase the depth of colour by adding layers if you wish. It appears as a sheer peachy coral shade, goes on smoothly but annoyingly, you're always left with colour on your fingers after applying it so have a tissue to hand after application. I also found myself having to reapply a few times throughout the day too which became tedious after a while.
I find it moisturising (while it lasts) but it's not my lip balm of choice. I think I would probably reach for this particular shade more during warmer weather when I'm happy to wear less makeup and leave my lips bare with a wash of colour I'm pretty devoted to my Burts Bees honey chap stick and prefer the convenience of a tube, rather than poking my fingers in a tub (which is tres annoying when the balm get under your nails) and it's more hygienic.
This comes in a variety of scents which include Wild Rose, Guava, Pomegranate, Quince and Plum and is full of natural goodness being mineral oil, silicone, prophylene and ethanolamine free. For the record this means absolutely nothing to me, but may be of interest to those who do understand the importance of these missing ingredients. Actually, please tell me if you do - I'm curious!
If I ever remember (or get round to it) I may try the Guava and Jasmine balms in future as the look of these, for me, are more suitable for everyday wear. Minor gripes aside, this is a nice tinted lip balm which gives you soft, moisturised lips with that 'bitten lip' effect without breaking the bank.
Where can I buy it from: Liberty, Selfridges, ASOS, Bath & Unwind