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WHAT IS IT?
A tinted lip balm from a brand called Figs & Rouge.
The lip balm is in a small metal tube like L'Occitane hand cream, I thought that was what it was when I first saw it because I have never seen lip balm in a tube like this before. You unscrew the small top and squeeze the balm out of the hole in the tube.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
You squeeze out a little bit of the lip balm and smear it onto your lips. It is only tinted very faint so you do not have to be so careful to apply it only inside your lip line but for the first few minutes it will be noticeable because of the shine of the balm, if I go outside of my lip line I use a cotton bud to remove what is excess.
WHAT I THINK
This is very nice lip balm that makes the skin on my lips feel very soft and smooth. The tint is not very bright on my skin because I am very tan in skin tone but you can see it as a shimmer, I allowed one of my clients to try it also but we could not see the tint very well on her skin either.
I like the texture of the lip balm because it is smooth and applies very easy from the end of my fingertip. It does not feel oily or greasy and is pleasing on my lips when I first apply it and afterwards also, I can feel it on my lips for a long time because it does not sink it completely but it is a nice feeling and makes my lips feel like I am wearing a designer lip gloss. The balm does not keep my lips in good condition though and it is like a mirage because it makes my lips feel and look nice but that is short term and by the next morning my lips do not look so good, I wish that the balm was a little bit stronger because if the feeling of softness and smooth skin lasted then I would want to buy this all the time.
It doesn't smell of roses like I thought it would but has got a very faint sweet smell, there is no taste on my lips so it does not make me want to lick all of the balm off as soon as I have applied it. It is not glossy but makes my lips look a little bit shinier than before.
Figs & Rouge Coco Rose costs about £7 and that is expensive because of the feeling not lasting for more than one day only, I do not know if I will buy it again but I will not rule it out because it is very pleasing to use and makes my lips feel beautiful.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
A 12.5 ml tube of this landed with my latest beauty box and I gave a silent whoop of joy firstly because I love anything lip gloss or balm and secondly because I absolutely loved the Figs & Rouge lip balm I got with another box ages ago.
What is it?
This is a plastic tube of lip balm in the flavour 'coco rose' and the tube is pink with white flamingo print and pretty wild. The top is a green cap and it all looks really vintage yet modern.
The product inside the tube is more of a lip gloss than a balm but it also has an added sparkle in it. The colour is a bubble gum pink but it goes on the lips pretty much sheer. It is not too tacky or sticky and has a light strawberry smell to it. The product is 100% pure and natural and promises a multi purpose solution of nourishing and soothing as well.
This is one of the better lip glosses I have tried as it's not too sticky and there is just the right amount of sparkle in there before it is classed as 'too much'. I did notice a few times that it felt grainy upon application but this seemed to melt right out of the product so it didn't stay grainy on the lips for long. I love the packaging and the tube stays clean and hasn't gunked up after dozens of uses so that's good. The tube is plastic squeezy so no problems getting the last bits from the tube either.
This comes carded at £4.95 with free postage from the feel unique website. I would be happy to pay this price for this product knowing how good it is.
Another lip balm that I probably don't need in my collection but I've found myself using it several times a day, it's always the one I reach for if it's there handy and so that speaks volumes as there are few that just sit at the bottom of my handbag lonely! The colour is just right for a sheer splash of colour and it is also moisturising and protecting my lips at the same time. Like it!
Due to being a subscriber of Glossybox, I get a box of random beauty products through my door every month. As part of the June box, I received a tube of the Figs and Rouge Coco Rose Lip Balm. Figs and Rouge is a brand I had never heard of before but I am always willing to give something new a try, hence me subscribing to a thing such as Glossybox. Although mine came with my monthly subscription, a full size (12.5ml) tube of this product costs £5.
The lip balm comes in a very loud and colourful tube which definitely stood out in comparison to the other products I received. This product comes in an aluminium tube which is mostly covered in a bright pink colour with pictures of little storks. There are also hints of yellow, green and black which feature on the lid and the printed text. Wrapped around the Figs and Rouge logo are the statements that this is a 100% natural and 100% pure product as well as the fact that it is moisturising and soothing. These are great claims that I was hoping would stand up.
In order to use the lip balm, the bright green cap needs unscrewing. After this, it is possible to see the glittery pink balm inside the tube. As the name of this product is Coco Rose I wasn't sure whether to expect pink or a chocolate looking product but I did like the colour that it was. The balm squeezes out with ease so care needs to be taken when doing this as you could end up with it everywhere if you squeeze too hard. The balm is also quite thick in consistency. Sometimes, thick creams and balms can be tough to rub in but not this one. With just a tiny amount on the end of my finger, I was easily able to rub this into my lips and it was absorbed really well. If you do use too much in one go, your lips can end up feeling quite greasy which isn't a nice feeling.
Something I wasn't expecting with this product for it to not really have a particular scent. However, it does have quite a strange taste to it which I can't quite put my finger on. It neither tastes completely of rose nor coco but I would say it does lean closer to coco. This isn't a taste that I like though so quite quickly I was put off this product. While I didn't like the taste, I did like how it looked and felt on my lips. The balm gives a lovely pink, glittery sheen to my lips which is a nice look if you don't want something as heavy as lipstick or lip gloss.
Even though I didn't like the taste of this product, I did stick with it to see what the results would be like. The lip balm is extremely moisturising and after a couple of days, my lips were a lot softer and smoother than they normally are. However, this lip balm is more expensive than what I would normally pay for this kind of product and I don't think it works much better than a cheaper alternative. That, plus the fact that I didn't like how it tasted means that it just isn't a product for me.
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I'll get the bad out the way first, the scent is not my cup of tea. It does claim that it adds colour to your lips where I don't think it does, maybe some glitter. Other than that this is amazing, it makes your lips super soft and hydrated. I would definitely repurchase again.
As a subscriber of Glossy Box, every month I receive a selection of beauty products contained within a decorative cardboard box. Inside my May box was an aluminium tube in an eye-catching cerise adorned with white coloured images of a stork. It had been created by Figs and Rouge; a brand I had never previously heard of. I initially believed my tube to contain a rich hand cream, but on closer inspection I discovered it was a multi-purpose lip balm named Coco Rose, which offers a blush pink colour.
I was interested to learn that Figs and Rouge are a brand that sell petroleum free lip care products and they pride themselves on their 100% pure and natural ingredients. Whilst some of my Glossy Box products are often smaller in size, I was pleased to discover that the tube I received was full size with its 12.5 ml contents. To add to the overall appeal of the product, I like the bright lime coloured octagon shaped cap, which is easily unscrewed to reveal the pink contents.
Due to the product name I had anticipated the balm to offer a delicate rose aroma, but I cannot report of witnessing any scent. I squeezed a small amount of the balm onto my fingertip and transferred it onto the back of my left hand to enable me to thinly apply it with the other. Despite it offering a good consistency similar to that of a thick body cream, it was easy to apply to the surface of my lips and seemed to melt into the skin on contact. It initially felt a little greasy, as I had applied far too much, which resulted in me having to wipe it away and start again. I feel this to be due to the balm being contained within a tube, as it is very difficult to dispense a tiny amount, which is all that is required for each application.
The balm offers no greasiness although I am able to feel it on my lips, but I cannot admit to this being unpleasant. I like the fact that it offers a pale pink sheen, which gives a healthy appearance. Figs and Rouge claim that the balm contains anti-oxidants and deeply penetrating skin conditioners and as a result, my lips were left feeling smooth and hydrated. Whilst I wear lipsticks during the day, I find that during the evenings and on those occasions when I am home and do not wear make-up, my lips can become dry and offer an uncomfortable tightening sensation.
The balm contains naturally occurring fatty omega acids, which assist in keeping the skin soft and supple and due to my regular use I am able to report that my lips did not suffer with any areas of dryness or flaking. In order to restore comfort to dry and sore lips, the balm contains plant oils, which are deep penetrating and nourishing. I do not believe in copying long lists of ingredients into my reviews, although with this balm there are very few. However, I would advise that the balm contains alcohol.
Whilst I am highly impressed with the balm and the fact that the tube is likely to last me a long period of time, I am not keen on the £6.95 price tag, particularly as other brands offer similar and more affordable products. You can purchase Figs and Rouge Coco Rose Lip Balm in stores such as Boots and due to the reasons discussed above, I feel a four star rating to be appropriate.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.