I don’t want to do tons of reviews because I find they get boring after a while, but today I’m going to do a couple on lip balms.
I’m a bit of a lip balm addict so have been stocking up for the winter months when my lips will get even more dry! Today I’ll be reviewing my eos pomegranate & raspberry lip balm (available to buy here), my Bomb Cosmetics blackberry & fig lip balm (available to buy here) and Maybelline Baby Lips in cherry me (available to buy here).
eos Pomegranate & Raspberry lip balm
I actually got this from a friend who visited Canada: you can’t actually buy them in England, although they are available on amazon.
The packaging is super-cute, because it’s in a sphere shape which is pretty unusual. However, it’s a bit bulky to carry around so I just put I on in the mornings and evenings.
The smell isn’t that great, because I find it a tiny bit sickly but some will like it and it’s not disgusting or anything. I do actually find that this is quite an effective lip balm – it stays on well and it doesn’t take a lot for your lips to feel hydrated. Despite this, I don’t think it’s really worth the hype it’s had, or the money necessary to buy it off amazon, though I do look forward to being able to buy it more easily here in the UK!
Bomb Cosmetics blackberry & fig lip balm
The thing I love most about this one is its gorgeous smell. It’s totally divine, not really sweet at all but intense and slightly – tangy (not really sure how to describe it). The packaging is pretty cute, though nothing to get excited about.
You need to use a little more product than the eos, but I’m not sure if it just seems that way because it’s in atub rather than a stick/tube or a sphere. It gives good hydration and is fairly long lasting. But that smell…so beautiful. You just have to smell it and see.
Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me
This lip balm has also had quite a lot of hype: it recently arrived in the UK, so I bought it from superdrug to give it a go.
The packaging is eye catching, if not particularly classy and slightly plasticky (I think I do like it, though). It has some nice nourishing ingredients like shea butter but is mostly petroleum, which disappointed me a bit. Nevertheless, its hydration is not bad, though not the 8 hours it says on the packet.
The one I bought was slightly tinted, which is probably the most unique thing about this product. I honestly don’t think I’d buy the ones with no colour in. It just seems a bit pointless to me.
Anyways…the one I bought, Cherry Me, has a nice red tint to it which gives a lovely natural tint to your lips when you don’t wantto wear something lip lipstick or lip gloss but still want your lips to look fresh and have a hint of colour. I actually wear this almost every day and am a fan!!
I’ve only got a day left until school ends and I can blog to my heart’s content for the next 2 weeks! Yay!!