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Is the Glossier lip balm worth the hype???

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that_chic
I know i know ! You might be wondering oh man, another review about people raving about this product & brand. Hey ! I have been there & finally surrendered to buy this product to find about whats with all the hype about this product as well as the brand. As a person who can never have enough lip balms , these are my first impressions ✨
This balm here contains beewax , castor oil & lanolin. & they are supposed to soothe & moisture dry & chapped lips.
Balm has a very thick creamy texture, which can need a teeny tiny bit of more effort to slide over the lips. I noticed after the application it takes quite some time for this to get absorbed. 👍
There is no applicator, so we have to squeeze and use our finger tips to apply ( i know not having an applicator can be hygienic and all, since I’m not used to it, feels like a task. May be i will get used to it ) 👎🏻
This comes in 7 different varieties . I picked the berry one . They also give a sheer tint. But my lips are all dark so i don’t feel any difference 👎🏻 tint or no tint its all the same
Also unlike other lip balms, less is more for this one & goes a long way ( justifies why they charge whooping 12$ ) 👍
All in all i feel these are good but I don’t think these are the only once that can get the job done. My bodyshop hemp lip balm just does the same job for a cheaper price. But i guess with there OG packaging & pretty for instagram is also the reason why there is a lot of hype for this brand & the product as well ! Hope this helps
Jul. 29
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ChantalWill you repurchase it?
Jul. 30
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that_chicDefinitely not! Cos it might last this whole winter & for summer I would like something light ! 😊
Jul. 30
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My recent lip balm empties! They are great!
I always carry around lip balms in my bag, because who doesn’t like a smooth lip lol? Here are some lip balms that I use on daily basis. They all make my lip super nice and soft. Glossier. - Balm Dotcom Scent? yes, rose scent, and there are more scents online for you to choose. I have mix feelings about this product. This product is easy to use, versatile, and super cute too, BUT, it’s basically thick Vaseline with nice scent. I still love it for what it is. I sometimes even use it to moisturize cuticle and hands in winter. I would recommend it if you don’t mind spending $16 on a good versatile lip product. NUXE - Reve de Miel Stick Levres Hydratant Lip Moisturizing Stick 4g Scent ? yes, smells like citrus, and honey? I would say this product does not immediately melt into your lip. You have to apply 2 layers to moisturize your lip. I guess this is great, because my old lip balm sometimes melt in hot temperature, therefore it’s super travel-friendly. Nuxe Lip balm is light weight, and not sticky at all. I will def repurchase it soon.
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Jiathepeach
Battle of the balms
Who else hates having dry lips?? I used to own a bunch of lip balms and found they all actually made my lips even drier... later found out this was a marketing scam to make you buy more. My dermatologist recommended using Vaseline on my lips and I have never looked back. Vaseline (petroleum jelly) is great at preventing moisture loss from my lips and keeping them plump. I recently started looking for petrolatum-based balms a bit ~fancier~ than my Vaseline and found these two. Kiehl's - Kiehl's Lip Balm Absolutely love this balm. I have the cranberry and it smells/tastes amazing (not sweet, just subtle flavour) and keeps my lips hydrated. Glossier. - Balm Dotcom Bought this because of all the hype and expected to love it more than my Kiehl’s balm but was a little disappointed. While I love the mango scent, the consistency is a bit too thick and is a hard to squeeze out of the tube. They both offer a range of lovely scents and are similarly priced but in my opinion the Kiehl’s balm is the winner!
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