As a self proclaimed makeup aficionado, I buy and test a lot of makeup. I have done my fair share of this in the last couple of years and, though there are people with much more experience than me, I know what I like and what I don’t like. There are many factors that go into liking a product, as I consider all of the fine little details that most people probably don’t even think about. For example, most people just think “Does this blush look good on my face?”, however I wonder that, but I also question its price, versatility, texture, etc. It’s by passing all of these mini-tests that an ordinary product turns into a “holy grail” product, or from “Yea, it’s good” to “It’s great. I totally recommend it.”
All I have to say to that is, “WHY!?“
I am pretty enraged right now and when that happens, I can’t make my point properly, so I’m going to do this in point form. This lip balm is:
- A really thick balm that doesn’t make your lips drier but certainly doesn’t help them
- Super hard to get out of the packaging, I swear this tube is made of rubber or something…and it gets even worse as I near the end of the tube
- Fussy. I know that this is another comment on the packaging, but I think it’s a valid point. The tube it comes in makes it really hard to apply evenly to the lips, making certain areas more smooth and others are still left chapped
- Painful (in more ways than one), which sounds crazy, right!? I agree, but it doesn’t leave your lips feeling soft and soothed like it should, it kind of makes them feel attacked
Expanding on my last point, THE MINT IN THIS IS WAY, WAY, WAY TOO STRONG. I’m not kidding when I say that every time I go to use this my lips start to almost sting. If you are familiar with lip plumpers, you’ll be familiar with this sensation, except for this balm it is MUCH worse. I don’t understand it, but every time that I put this on my lips, my lips feel like they are being ripped open, almost like Mr. Jack Black (and not the hilarious actor, he’s awesome) wants me to become the joker. No, sir, I’m fine with my lips as they are, thank you very much.
|If it wasn’t a good look for Heath Ledger (RIP), then what makes you think it’s a good look for me!?
Photo from here.
Okay, so that’s it for my first ever “Dislike” post! I hope you learnt something about this product and enjoyed reading (well, as much as you can when I’m being so negative, haha). If/when I stumble upon another stinker of a product, I’ll be sure to do another one of these!
If you have any products that you would like me to try and/or review, please let me know in the comments below! Thanks so much!
Have a great day!