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As a big Nivea fan I was keen to try this lip balm as it was a wee bit different from just a plain moisturiser. It can be purchased in shops such as Savers and Poundland for the bargain price of just a pound or in shops like Asda, Boots and Superdrug for around £1.99.
The tube is a pretty pink colour with a white inner twist up tube. The lip balm itself is a light pink colour and goes on pretty solid. The only issue is that when you first apply it (especially if you have cracked lips) the colour can fill these cracks and make it really obvious that your lips are cracked. I was disappointed that it wasn't as moisturising as the traditional Nivea lip balms and felt that I would have to moisturise BEFORE applying, which defeats the purpose.
In addition to this, if you keep the lip balm for a year or so, a few beads of moisture will form on the end of the lip balm which is a it odd and off putting for using it. I also use other balms which have colour in them and much prefer them, despite the fact that they can be a bit more expensive.
Overall, I was rather disappointed by this product, especially as it was made by Nivea, who are usually a favourite of mine. The fact that the colour can be uneven is a big negative as I want a lip balm to look natural and subtle, rather than making it more obvious. I bought this product a couple years ago, and haven't used it in about 18 months. Unfortunately not a recommendation.
I have dry lips most of the time even if I drink plenty of liquids throughout the day so I''m always on the search for good lip balms that will keep my lips NOT looking chapped.
Got this for only ?1 from Savers-Nivea was the most trustworthy brand to me out of the selection.
It is enriched with Jojoba Oil and has a sweet, light rosy scent. Also it doesn''t really have a taste if you were to ingest it accidentally. It doesn''t taste like petroleum like some other lip products (I always end up eating them anyway). It has a good texture, the balm itself is not too oily and gives a matte finish. You won''t much of a rosy tint though, as the name suggests, the pigment is quite light.
It works well with other lip products, I''ve used them with a lip stain/tint and gloss. Some balms end up being too oily other products don''t stay on quite as well. If the balm is not applied evenly it sometimes form a white film on your lips because of the accumulation of the balm around rough areas.
That''s how I use it now, along with other lip products because it cannot sustain my dry lips in the winter or the summer on it''s own. I have to put on a layer of lip butter at the start of the day, then apply this balm throughout the day to keep my lips moisturised. That being said, my conclusion is that it will work well on people who don''t have dehydrated or wrinkly lips.
I''ve had this product for almost 5-6months now, liquid is starting to form at the end of the stick. I''d say the stick will last you for 1-2 years with daily use-I''ve barely used 1/3 the balm.
Overall I would say that it does not work well on dry and chapped lips. It will probably work on those who don''t really have a big problem with chapped lips and does not want an overly buttery/oily lip care product on their mouths.
I always hate my lips feeling dry so I normally have an assortment of lip balms, tubes, tube and glosses around my house/car/handbags etc but recently I noticed I couldn't find any of them! When in my local 99p store recently I decided to purchase this nivea rose lip balm as I couldn't find my Wilkinson version. I later discovered a small stash of lip balms in my daughters room so that soon solved the issue when I thought I was going mad!
It is a small 4.8g tube which comes with a nice girly pink lid, which after removed you can see the stick of lip balm inside. The lip balm has the usual twist function at the base to allow the stick to exert out the tube and so it can be applied directly onto my lips.
It contains jojoba oil in this lip balm which makes it soft and gently on my lips and very soothing if my lips are cracked which is great. I do not suffer from particularly dry lips but in colder weather or usually if I am stressed they can peel and I tend to bite and pick at them so having a good quality lip balm is ideal. I also always have this feeling my lips are dry, if I don't apply something to them after a good few hours so I constantly need a good lip balm which will repair the damage I have caused and nourish my lips back to health! With this Nivea Lip balm it has worked well to heal my chapped lips and the consistency is quite smooth and soft.
As a lip balm it doesn't leave my lips shiny or greasy in any way, which is great. As it is "rose" I did imagine that for others it would give a nice pink shine to lips but as my lips are quite dark, it doesn't have this effect but I don't mind too much as I usually would much prefer to use a lip gloss to achieve any colour and glamour. It has a gentle sweet smell, not particularly like Rose but it is a nice candy like fragrance. Fortunately with this the taste is neutral (not that I ever intentionally lick my lips but you know!) so this is another bonus.
Overall this is a really good lip balm, and it currently retails on the Nivea website for £1.79 so I am glad I got it for nice and cheap. Overall it's a great lip balm and so I would definitely recommend it!
As a loyal user of Nivea, I usually swear by their fantastic lip balms since they offer a wide range and lip protection in my opinion is essential regardless of what time of year it is!
The packaging and design is appealing as its pink an girly living up to the Rose name, the size is small enough to just tuck away into a small handbag. Unlike tins, where you your fingers in I find the roll up chap stick design more hygienic as you can apply it directly onto your lips.
The quality wasn't as good as the plain nivea one. Also left a pinkish colour artificial looking colour on the lips rather than the desired clear gleem. It is affordable available for around £3 and lasts quite long... mainly because I don't like using it so often so it's taken me about 6 months to finish it.
Although the initial effect is a softening one as claimed by the product, the effect is not long lasting and lips require reapplication after about half an hour which can be annoying, especially during winter when they feel dry because of the cold anyway. It's also not a good base to apply lipstick or any type of lip wear over.
SUMMARY: Good if you can be bothered to reapply very often, but I'd rather buy a product that lasts longer! Currently using Bodyshop's lip balm which I will review soon.
I always think that lips are a dead giveaway when it comes to the aging process so I have been using lip balms for a couple of years now and paid a lot more than the £1 I paid for this Nivea Soft Rose but with pretty much the same results!
I purchased this lip balm from one of our local pound shops in March and, although I use it on a daily basis, I am only just coming to the end of the stick.
It came in a blister pack (always a bit fiddly to undo) but once opened it looks just like a lipstick. The casing is pink and the container is white and all you need do is pull off the top and turn anticlockwise to reveal the actual balm.
The balm itself is a pink rose colour with a slight pearlecsent sheen and I have used it both on nude lips as well as on the top of my lipstick and find it glides on really well. I also pop a little on my lips before going to bed applying it slightly above the top lip line in the hope that it will penetrate those pesky wrinkles that seem to appear on a regular basis! As it is not a greasy balm there is no worry about leaving marks on my pillows or bedsheets.
It has a subtle rose perfume but it is not overpowering and soon disappears which, for me, is ideal. The balm is easy to apply and glides on easily and evenly time after time without clogging.
I tend to keep my lip balm in my make up bag and, as long as it is not in very warm conditions, have found it does not melt ( unlike some others I have tried) nor does it go gloopy.
I love the texture on my lips after application as they feel soft - probably because it contains camomile which many other lip balms do not.
I would recommend trying this Nivea product because of its design, ease of application and the results. I would buy it again even at the RRP of £1.99.
Nivea Soft Rose Lip Balm
Having very chapped lips over the winter I have been stocking up on lip balms. The Nivea Lip balm was picked up in Lloyds the Chemists for £1 - a special offer as it is usually £1.99.
The product is very similar to a lipstick, in that the pick lid comes off, and the product twists up from the bottom. The balm itself is pearly pink colour very similar to the lid, and has a faint aroma of flowers. Like other nivea lip balms it a very lovely silky product to apply, and it isn't at all grainy, or gritty when it is on.
I tend to apply this over my lip stain product, which gives a wonderful dark pink colour, however on it's own it's a lovely soft pink shade. The balm doesn't make your lips sticky, so your hair is unlikely to get caught in this product.
Mine has been on the go for around 3 months now, and the packaging is still in one piece - some of the writing has worn off but there are no cracks or splits in the lid.
With 'normal' wear it probably lasts about 2 hours but this is cut short for example if your out drinking or sat having a meal.
I highly recommend this product, it's lovely on, and keeps your lips nice and soft. Although if they are already sore, and chapped you may need a more intensive product to promote healing.
Nivea Soft Rose Lip Balm
On another of my Poundland spending sprees I picked up a packet containing this Nivea soft rose lip balm which I hadn't come across or tried before. I have used the blue Nivea lip balms lots of times over the years and found it to be very moisturising and thought that if this were similiar with the added bonus of giving my lips a nice pink tinge I would be a happy lady!
The lip balm comes in a small and compact plastic tube, the lid of the tube is a lovely rosey pink colour with a pearl effect over it with a slightly slanted top. This lid clips onto the base of the lip balm and is easily pulled on and off, it is not the most secure design. The base of the balm is a white plastic. The Nivea blue and white branding is on the side of the lid.
To use the lip balm you remove the lid and turn the base of the unit anticlockwise, this raises up the lip balm stick from its plastic casing so you can apply it to your lips. Turning the lip balm clockwise retracts the balm back again so thst it stays clean and protected.
The balm itself is a medium pink colour and it is a solid looking vaseline like stick (but not Vaseline!). The balm smells delicious! It is quite a strong fruity/flowery scent that is quite sweet and sickly, but this doesn't last very long on the lips. On application the balm glides onto my lips easily without pulling or being a bit of a chore to apply. It is lovely and smooth and enriching on the lips, you can feel that it is very moisturising.
The rose lip balm leaves a nice glossy and light pink sheen over your lips, which has a slight opal effect. This is not a hugely pigmented lip balm, but I knew that before I bought it. I wanted this for it moisturising properties rather than a fashion statement, though it is a pretty balm! This also contains jjojoba oil.
This rose lip balm from Nivea is available in supermarkets, on the high street and online priced at £1.75 (superdrug price) for 4.8 grams of product.
I haven't been in the habit of using a lip balm until recently because I haven't suffered much from dry lips. However, since I have been working more outdoors, I have noticed that my lips feel less soft than they used to. When I went shopping for a something to help, I came across Nivea Soft Rose lip balm on sale for just 89p in Savers. As I like other Nivea products, I decided to give it a try.
Nivea say the balm will enhance my lips' "natural beauty", by leaving them velvety soft, moisturised, and touched with a delicate rose sheen. It contains jojoba oil for it's softening qualities, an SPF factor of 10, and it is supposed to be rose scented. So much for the theory..
The balm comes in a cardboard and plastic blister style pack which does seem a bit excessive, but I suppose it helps to ensure no-one tries the product in the shop. The actual tube itself is lipstick style, with a twist up base. I do slightly prefer this compared to the type of balm that you apply with your fingers as I think it is probably more hygenic. There isn't much danger of the lid coming off in my bag either. The outer pack advertises the fact the balm is a new shape. As I haven't used it before, I am not sure what the improvement has been. The lid has a contoured top that makes it look like a lipstick, which may be what the claim is refering too. If that is so, it isn't much of an exciting development. The balm inside is blunt ended anyway. This gives a wide point of application, which is both convenient because it makes using it quick, and irritating because it is easy to get some outside your lip line. So I need to use it reasonably carefully.
I do not think that the balm smells of roses at all. It does have some scent, but I would call it more of a sweet marshmallow like aroma, with only a slight floral quality. It is a gentle smell, and personally one I prefer to a strong rose scent, as I think that has a tendency to be overpowering. If you were hoping for a specific rose perfume, this would obviously be disappointing though. It doesn't have any taste to me, which is probably good, as I would be inclined to like it off!
Nivea says the balm will provide subtle colour and they are right. The word "rose" may make you think this adds more colour than it does. I tried some on the back of my hand first, and I could barely see any tint at all. So I was surprised to see that on the lips it did add a definite if pale pink colour. It is enough for me not to feel "bare" if I am not wearing lipstick. I do tend to apply it mostly over lipstick though. When used like that, it mainly looks as though I have added a pale gloss on top. I like the finish in general because it looks subtle and natural rather than highly glossy. I think the balm would appeal even if you don't like wearing lipsticks for this reason.
As for whether it works as a balm, I am pleased to say it does a good job. As mentioned above my lips had become dry, and I had not been using any other balm, bar an occasional slick of Vaseline. I am sure therefore that the subsequent softening of my lips is due to using the Nivea product. They felt better straight after I applied it, but the real difference has come from regular use. My lips do feel moisturised, and I don't have to apply it as often now it has helped to restore them to normality. I don't find it lasts on the lips after eating or drinking, which is the main reason I have to apply again throughout the day. I especially like the light and non sticky feeling when I am wearing it. My lips feel soft but not greasy. I don't enjoy wearing lip products that I feel conscious of once they are on!
Overall, I would recomend the lip balm, because it does what it is supposed to, while departing a light and pretty colour to the lips. The only potential disappointment is with the lack of a distinctive rosy scent but that does not matter to me personally. I am intending to buy it again, but after a months use, I haven't finished the first balm yet. When I do re-purchase, I will be very happy to pay just 89p for 4.8g. You can buy it in the poundshops if you can't access a Savers, as well as the usual pharmacies, but you will obviously pay a little more. Recommended.
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I dont wear lipstick or lipgloss, but I do like to have nice kissable lips. I had the blue stick of this nivea lip balm but it didnt taste that great and felt a bit greasy.
The pink version is a lot better. It has a slight tint to the colour when applied which leaves my lips with a very soft baby pink sheen. It is like a lip gloss but has no stickiness and is nice and subtle. Its not a lip balm for the boys at all!
I think that Nivea is a really good brand as every product I have used by them has done an excellent job.
The main aim of balm instead of gloss is to improve the quality of your skin on your lips. I use this every day without fail, and my lips feel soft and never have any cracks or skin coming off.
It comes in a small hard plastic tube, when you twist the bottom bit which is thicker, the product twists out. It lasts forever I dont think I have had to buy a new one yet and I have had this for about a year. You only need to brush it over each lip once and it will leave a layer for a few hours as long as you dont lick you lips too much.
It costs around £1.80 in Boots but that was a year ago. This is a great product to have ready to heal your lips after winter ready for summer when you need to switch to their same product but that has spf contained in the lip balm.
I bought this by accident, but boy am I glad for it. I wanted an ordinary lip balm to wear before bed time (if you want soft and chap free lips in the morning this is something I would recommend doing). As I was applying it I noticed a tint to it. At first I was annoyed because I'm not a lipstick kind of gal, and thought "oh gosh what am I going to do with this...it's of no use to me now," but upon closer inspection and the effect it had, I grew to like it. It wasn't too much unwanted colour that lipsticks often leave me with, it looked good, but most importantly it worked (the moisturizing aspect). During my day-to-day life I like to wear light "natural" looking makeup, and this adds a missing element to my look that I can't necessarily achieve with lipstick.
Side note: One day I was walking with a male friend, and feeling that my lips were a tad try I pulled out this lip balm. After applying a bit my friend asked, "what is that stuff you just on your lips, I like it...it looks good (on you)."
I work in an environment where there is a dry humidity and in some areas,air conditioning. I also work 12 hour shifts and so am on my feet for many hours of the day.
My lips, like others get very dry and chapped on occasions and i am a sucker for the inevitable and find myself licking my lips to keep moistening them, which, as im sure most of you are aware of, in time makes your lips even drier. I work in healthcare and want to avoid broken skin wherever possible and also like to maintain an appearance that is clean and apporachable, which is why i decided to try NIVEA SOFT ROSE LIP BALM.
I bought this in my local poundland, for £1 no less, but i am aware that you can pick these up either online or in your local supermarket or chemist ranging from £1-£2.
Nivea's first product was a cream first developed back in 1910, and throughout the years the company has developed a range of products which are sold internationally from skincare to lipcare and including sun protection products. Their products appeal to Women, Men and children and are thought to be of a good, mass produced quality.
Nivea have many lip balms on the market, from sticks to tubes in varying flavours that claim to do varying things to the lips.
The soft rose balm is no different.
* THE BALM *
The balm claims to provide colour and shine and comes in a pink lided white dispensered balm stick. The lip balm is 4.8g os solid pink balm that in a dipenser that needs to be twisted anti-clockwise to dispense the balm.
The packaging is plastic with the lid being bevelled at one end. The peraly pink lid has the Nivea logo on it, with the descriptive writing of the product in white. Around the writing are small but elaborate flowers sketched delicately in white.
Nivea owned by Beiersdorf is made Hamburg and it is recommended that the product is used within 12 months of opening.
Nivea claim that this product "Protects your lips with precious natural ingredients and a delicate rose scent and gives a velvety smooth feel, while shielding your lips from the elements". The balm certainly has a sweet scent to it, and one that is not overly perfumed, but i do not liken it to rose, none the less very nice!
The balm contains scents of roses and caring Jojoba Oil which help to moisten the lips and impregnate them with sheen and softness really. The product is dermatologically tested and i personally have never had a reaction to this. I would advise though as with all products on your face, try firstly to make sure that you dont have a reaction, and if you do, i would stop using it!!
* IN REALITY *
This balm in reality works really well for me.
Firstly it is not like a vaseline that i have to stick my finger into a pot to take out the balm which can inevitably be open to more germs and in not as hygenic. This balm is lidded and has a twisting motion to release the balm and retract it back into the tubing.
Secondly, due to its size, it is small and compact and can fit into my pocket therefore i can reapply this as much as needed throughout the day to protect my lips.
Thirdly, due to the colour of the balm, this leaves a light pink coloured sheen on the lips and look s really quite nice. When dealing with lots of people everyday it is nice to look presentable and 'pretty' (if that is possbile, haha) and this balm allows that as well as doing the job of a lip balm.
Fourthly and finally, this balm really is moisturising and when rubbing my lips together when wearing the blam, always feel a soft sheeny product that does exactly what it claims to do at a bargain price.
5/5 for me, i would definately recommend this product!! Shop around though, dont spend over the odds if you can get the same thing in your local discount store!