Product Type: Tesco Lip Care
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Good lip balm, does the job on the cheap
Tesco Lipbalm Original
Member Name: Kary
Tesco Lipbalm Original
Date: 23/10/11, updated on 23/10/11 (48 review reads)
Advantages: Does the job well and doesn't taste as strong as many others
Disadvantages: can last less time than some others
Anyone who knows me knows that I get dry lips, dry lips from heat in the summer and dry lips from the cold in the winter. What to do? Use lip balm after lip balm? Personally I find that the mainstream lypsyl stuff is rubbish, it just turns to mush, so last time I was in Tesco I had a look, there were several options most of which were expensive, I thought I would give the tesco stuff a try.
The packaging is bog standard tesco stuff, blue round the outside with a bit of white, I prefer the lid on these products to the Nivea ones where the whole things slides off, though these ones are easier to lose. The taste is not really present and this makes a change as I usually find that they are quite strong and quite nasty.
With my lips getting bad as much as they do I do tend to keep one in my pocket, at least at times when I know they are sore, another problem I tend to get with the brand name ones is that they melt, whether this is a compromise for a softer lip balm that costs more or a slightly harder one that is cheaper I don't know but for my purposes this is brilliant as the Tesco one seems much more resistant to melting.
Of course ultimately what does it matter if I prefer the lid or the fact that it doesn't melt in my pocket if it doesn't work, I am glad to say however that despite the price of around 75p this works a treat. You don't need to apply loads, I find one whip round on the lips is plenty and being a bloke I am quite happy that it doesn't leave me with a glossy finish that sticks out a mile, as although I don't have anything against guys using makeup etc it is not something I am into myself (I just use the lip balm which is very manly and sensible). If you apply to much though I have been told that it is very easy to tell that you have the stuff on but once you know how much you need your ok.
The longevity of the product is probably not as good as some of the brand name ones and I can get through one of these very quickly in the middle of cold, windy UK winter but for the price difference and my personal tastes this is still the better option.
Overall it is a good, cheap, lip balm that does the job.
Summary: If you have bad lips give it a try
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