Why did I buy it?
I don't think it's possible to have enough lip balms. I have them in every room, as well as in the car, my handbag and so on!
I picked this one up in Boots for gbp1.75 - I have used Blistex products in the past and always been impressed so I was keen to try this one out.
This contains jojoba and vitamins C and E to help to moisturise the lips.
Using the product
This comes in a little cardboard pack, and inside is a lipstick style lip balm. It is small and compact and twists up from the bottom, with a little lid at the top. Despite the deep, dark red colour of the tube, the balm inside is a creamy colour so this isn't a tinted lip balm.
As soon as you take the lid of this product you can smell the lip balm. It has an amazingly strong fragrance and I can definitely detect both raspberry and lemonade. If I open this product in the front seat of the car, my daughter immediately pipes up from the back to ask what the lovely smell is. And then of course she has to borrow some!
The lip balm feels very creamy when you apply it and it glides on very nicely and smoothly. It also has that amazing sweet flavour! This might be off-putting for some people who don't like strong, sweet flavours, but I really like this, and it's hard not to lick it off straight away!
This moisturises the lips really nicely and feels really nice when you apply it to dry lips - it definitely soothes and smooths them.
My only criticism of this lip product is that it doesn't have great staying power, and I find it needs reapplying quite frequently.
I really like this lovely lip balm. It has a great flavour and it's very smooth on the lips, and it helps them if they are dry. But it doesn't stay on the lips for very long so it does need to be reapplied quite a lot, and for this I will take off a star. However it is a good price and generally works well so I would definitely recommend it.
In summary: A lovely zingy lip balm!
I saw this balm recently in Poundland, and while another lip balm was the last thing I needed, the idea of this was one that I couldn't resist. In fact, I had decided not to buy it the first time that I saw in, changed my mind and had been searching since. I finally tracked one down, so was very happy to finally sample this balm. The balm
The ingredients in this balm include coconut oil for moisture, jojoba to condition and antioxidant vitamins C and E for protection The balm itself is an off white colour. As soon as you open it, you can detect the raspberry and slightly zingy lemonade scent. It smells really nice, and makes me look forward even more to trying this balm on my lips.
The balm itself has a lovely taste, it is more of a lemonade than a raspberry taste, but it tastes really nice. The balm glides onto my lips easily, and does seem to keep them protected and hydrated. This balm doesn't leave any colour or gloss, but you can wear it under other products if you are looking for colour or gloss. The balm is light and doesn't feel greasy or heavy on my lips. It lasts for a few hours (so long as I resist the temptation to lick it), and continues to moisturise and protect any dry areas while on my lips.
I really like this balm, it has a lovely taste and does seem to leave my lips feeling moisturised and soothed. Despite my favourite balms always being Burt's Bees, this is a very close second in my favourites, as it leaves my lips looking and feeling fantastic. The addition of an SPF of 15 to this balm gives it another edge over most balms I own, as even on those days where it is cold but sunny, I can still use this to give some added protection and as the balm is so light, I should be able to use this through the summer as well.
I have been using this for around two weeks now as my main balm, and I have noticed that my lips do look good, not at all dried out, despite me spending a lot of time at home with the central heating on, which tends to dry out my lips a lot.
Though I have tons of lip balms at home, I have annoying habit of forgetting to take them with me when I go out. On one such occasion, I popped into Boots and picked up a tube of this Blistex Raspberry Lemonade Blast lip balm. I chose this one from the balms available as the flavour appealed to me!
This lip balm is widely available at the usual places which sell lip balm, including Boots and Superdrug. It is priced at between £1 and £2 which is normal for products of this type. The balm, which comes in stick form, has red and blue packaging which is striking and eye-catching. The balm itself is clear, with no tint.
Containing SPF15, the balm contains jojoba oil as well as vitamins C and E to moisturise and care for lips. It smells amazing - definitely an authentic raspberry lemonade smell!
The lip balm applied easily and wasn't sticky or greasy. It tasted great, and I had to be careful not to continually lick my lips! It didn't look obvious on my lips, and didn't add a gloss or a shine - great as a base for lipstick. It lasted a good couple of hours, and I didn't need to apply it too often.
I definitely recommend this lip balm - it does a good job and it has a lovely unique scent.
I'm absolutely addicted to lip balms that its border lining on ridiculous. I've got about 20 of them at the bottom of my bag and this still doesn't deter me from going out and buying more! During the months where the weathers are at extremes (winter and summer being the main culprits!) I reeeeeally need a lip balm, my lips really take a bashing in the hot and cold weather and during this crazy heat wave I noticed my lips were dryer than usual so I popped into my local boots in search of a new lip balm I hadn't tried yet. I came across Blistex Rasperry Lemonade Blast for £1.75, and I was attracted to the brand and also the delicious sounding title! As far as I'm aware, Blistex products are effective for dealing with chapped lips and cold sores so I felt that this might be a running contender in my race for the favourite lip balm!
The lip balm is packaged so that its very quick and convenient to use, there's a little dial at the bottom of the stick to allow you to control how much you use. It smells and tastes amazing, I'm always wary of a lip balm being too sickly that I start to hate using it but the taste is so good! The balm itself felt greasy and oily, and like it was coating my lips rather than nourishing them. After using it every few hours for a week or two my lips felt tight and dry and I had this constant irritating urge to lick my lips which only made them feel worse. Eventually I just got sick of it and reached for my trusty Chapstick.
I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone looking for a lip balm to nourish chapped lips or to use as a preventative. It's a fun product because it smells and tastes great, I'd say its more directed to the younger market. I ended up giving it to my niece who loves the taste and loves pretending its a lipstick! Unfortunately this gets a thumbs down from me, even though I really wanted it to work it just didn't!
I bourght this as a stocking filler for my boyfriends daughter, she loves it, she says it tastes great and is nice on your lips. I have used it a number of times and I found yes, it does taste Devine I don't think it will moisture your lips even after the whole tube tho.
Several weeks ago I found Blistex's raspberry lemonade blast chapstick at my local dollar general. Considering this chapstick was only $1 I figured why not try it out, after all, raspberry lemonade sounds really refreshing and tasty to me. The second I bought this item I tried it out! True to my expectations this chapstick tasted great and I could smell it even after applying it to my lips.
Unfortunately I had way to much faith in this product after that first use. The chapstick is oily and did not at all absorb into my lips. After about a week of using this product my lips actually became drier than they were to begin with. I have no idea why, but this product just does not moisturize at all.
If you are looking for a great smelling and tasting chapstick that does not moisturize, this is a product for you! On the other hand, if you want a healing and moisturizing chapstick do not waste even a dollar on the product. I will probably repurchase this product just because it smells so good and tastes great (Which for me has been very hard to come by when it comes to lip products).
I plan to just use an intensive moisturizing lip product and just apply this over that product. So that I can get the benefits of a good moisturizer and awesome flavor of this blistex chapstick.
I actually won one of these after entering an online competition so I was excited about giving it a try as I'm a sucker for freebies! Despite being a Vaseline girl at heart, I like having other lip balms for less frequent use to be a little more special or just for a change, and this one fits the bill at being a bit different. It may be rather scented for regular use, but it softens lips and gives you a big of 'zing'!
Blistex is a very popular brand with a decent range of products, putting them up there as one of the experts in lip care. Their Raspberry Lemonade Blast is a newer product on the shelves and stands out for it's more novel appeal, setting itself apart from the more generic balms out there.
This is described as having a 'protecting and tantalising fruit-flavoured formula' to moisturise and refresh lips. It does this through a combination of coconut oil (to moisturise), jojoba (to condition skin) and vitamin antioxidants C & E (to protect). I'm quite glad that that's how far the science goes with this; there's no other fancy names and gimmicks to try to real us in, there's just a few simple, well-known ingredients that are combined to work well together to provide healthy, soft lips.
I really like the packaging of this as it's a small lipbalm in a dark red tube, and the label contrasts in a blue colour, with the Blistex brand name clearly visible on the front along with a small image of a lemon and some raspberries to highlight the flavour. It comes in a larger packet on a piece of cardboard with a yellow design, so it stands out on the shelf as being quite funky, modern and refreshing. It's the standard design with a pull off lid, whereby you twist at the bottom to get the balm to rise.
The balm itself is white in colour and goes on lips quite smoothly without dragging. I noticed that it does seem to nourish and moisturise instantly quite well, but as I'm a huge Vaseline user and lover, it still doesn't provide the same level of relief from dry lips or the same amount of moisturisation. Nonetheless, it does the job and the scent makes it feel that little bit more special than a regular Original lip balm.
This has quite a strong scent that's sweet because of the lemon, and slightly feminine and fruity because of the raspberry, but the combination of the two means they're not easily discernible, not to me at least. For a lipbalm, this may be a bit much for some as you do get a slight taste from it, so I wouldn't necessarily recommend for frequent use, or use when about to eat perhaps. The lemonade element does give this a bit of a kick or zing, not to the point where it tingles, unlike some lip balms, but it does do something for my mood slightly. I find it quite fun to use, making me feel that bit more fresh and awake and active. It's strange what a lip balm can do to a girl! Or guy, as I'm not being sexist here!
Would I recommend? For something a little different, that's fruity and has a more novel, lively appeal, then it's worth a try. It does what it suggests by making lips soft and adding some 'zing', it's easy to apply and comes in a handy pocket-sized tube. Unfortunately, it's not one I would use regularly as it doesn't provide enough, or long-lasting enough, moisturisation given that I'm used to Vaseline, and it's a little too strong scented and flavoured for use on every occasion.
Selling at Superdrug for £1.75 (4.25g)