Product Type: The Body Shop Lip Care
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The Body Shop Born Lippy Stick Lip Balm
Member Name: cyberem78
The Body Shop Born Lippy Stick Lip Balm
Advantages: Great colour, soothes dry lips.
Disadvantages: Goes a bit soft in hot environments.
I recently got the chance to try this Born Lippy stick lip balm from The Bodyshop for free thanks to having a voucher. I was already a regular shopper at the high street store and also have an account with their online shop. Last Christmas I also got a collection pack of their Born Lippy tub lip balms which I have enjoyed using over the past several months.
These lip balms are sold in store and online and they cost £3. They come in several varieties including pomegranate (which I'll be reviewing here), lychee, pink berry, plum and toffee. The product size is 5g or 0.17 oz and the packaging resembles that of a lipstick. I really like the graphic design of the packaging as it's trendy and cute. There are little hearts all over the base of the balm whilst the lid shows a Marilyn Monroe style mouth gaping with excitement. There is not much information on the lip balm packaging except for contact information for the brand. However, you can go online to their online store and there is more information available on the individual product page. The packaging overall means this is a lightweight product which you can easily carry around in your pocket or handbag.
I chose the Pomegranate variety when I looked at the collection in store because I thought this was the nicest colour. The balm is a kind of orangey red. Texture wise this is a soft, glossy balm which glides easily onto the lips and feels ultra moist once applied. Due to the fact that it is a soft lip balm a lot of product comes off onto your lips and I've found I'm using it more quickly than I thought I might.
The lip balm smells lovely and is authentically pomegranate in 'flavour'. This scent is fresh and sweet without smelling artificial. It's ingredients are impressive as there are many natural ingredients including beeswax, olive fruit extract, sunflower seed oil and meadowfoam seed oil. It also contains a sunscreen
The lip balm does not feel overly thick or too thin on the lips but feels just right. It leaves a tint of colour which really brightens my lips and looks like a lip stain, rather than a lip stick. I really like the effect it gives me as it's quite a powerful colour but it still looks as natural as a lip balm. It also is very easy to apply this without needing to look in a mirror to do so or be careful about painting it around the edges of your lips. You can just apply this on the go and it looks great. It softens my lips immediately and makes them feel soothed and calm if they are dry and uncomfortable.
The lip balm has the right consistency so that it remains on the lips for many hours despite what you do such as drinking or talking. I find myself wanting to re-apply after about five hours which I think is acceptable.
I'm very pleased with my lip balm overall and am keen to try the other varieties in the range. This pomegranate one has not let me down at all and I really love that smudge of colour it provides. The only negative I can think of is that this lip balm has a soft oily consistency which tends to sweat in hotter environments. I normally pay £2 to £4 for my lip balms (I'm a lip balm addict!) so I think the £3 price tag for this is acceptable.
Summary: A great lip balm that is worth trying.
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