Product Type: Soap & Glory Lip Care
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Soap & Glory A Great Kisser Lip Balm
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Soap & Glory A Great Kisser Lip Balm
Date: 06/08/12, updated on 06/08/12 (66 review reads)
Advantages: Nice packaging, colour and scent
Disadvantages: Very expensive, greasy and sticky
I am a massive fan of Soap & Glory products and last week I purchased their lip balm, as this was one of their few remaining products which I had not tried before. I do occasionally suffer from dry lips and if I don't use a lip balm, I end up licking them all the time, which in turn dries them out even more, to the extent that they become very chapped and sore.
The Soap & Glory lip balm comes in three different scents and colours and the one I purchased was the Chocolate Cherry one, which is a "sheer popsicle pink". It comes in a small round metal tin (similar to the Vaseline pocket one) and it contains 18 grams of the lip balm. At £5 a tin, it is one of the most expensive lip balms that I have ever bought. The retro looking tin is very pretty and typical of the Soap & Glory packaging (easily recognisable to any Soap & Glory lover I would say); it is pink, black and gold and has the picture of a "sexy" smiling lady from the 50's. Across the front, in large lettering it states "A great kisser", there is also the Soap & Glory logo and you are advised that this is a moisturising lip balm. On the back of the tin, you have the usual manufacturer details, the barcode, a full list of ingredients (who ever reads these?), and the particular scent of the balm.
The Soap & Glory lip balm contains mango butter to moisturise, apricot butter for weather protection, lingonberry oil to boost the barrier repair (and prevent water loss) and pomegranate extract to renew your 'dewy'. Soap & Glory claim that this "melt-on-your-mouth conditioning mix may just be the best lip balm ever built (it's not too waxy, not too slippery, not too greasy, not too sticky. In fact, it's just right)".
Now, here are my first impressions of this lip balm. Like I mentioned earlier, the tin is very pretty and I love the look of it, as well as being ideal to carry around because of its pocket size. It opens very easily, you just pull off the lid (without having to twist), I find that it is actually easier to open than the Vaseline tins, which can sometimes be quite stiff. The balm, which is solid, has a bright pink colour to it and smells amazingly yummy, you would just want to eat it (very chocolaty with a hint of cherry). When you touch the balm, it seems to become more liquidy, so a gentle stroke will be enough to get it on your finger without having to dig in and leave ugly holes all over. The balm is easy to apply to your lips, glides on without pulling at your lips and you really don't need to use a lot, a little will go a long way. Once applied, I think it makes your lips look quite nice, as there is a shimmer to it, and makes them look almost like you have lip gloss on.
I find this lip balm tastes quite sweet and this makes me want to lick my lips all the time. Also, I find that it is quite greasy and very sticky (contrary to what Soap & Glory claim), it is not absorbed at all but remains on your lips until you have eventually licked it or wiped it off. I found that even strands of my hair would stick to my lips, that is how sticky it is! "Great Kisser"?! You certainly would not want to kiss anyone whilst wearing it! Personally, I prefer lip balms that moisturise AND soak in, without leaving your lips feeling greasy and sticky.
Overall I would not personally recommend this lip balm to anyone, and have awarded it two dooyoo stars, mainly for the packaging, look and scent of this product.
Summary: A very expensive lip balm that doesn't soak into your lips, leaving them feeling greasy and sticky
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