Today I’ll be reviewing one of Body Shop’s most well-known products,
The Body Shop’s Born Lippy lip balms have been around for ages and are one of the first products I ever remember purchasing from The Body Shop, ever since I was tiny! However, I had not used this product in years! I recently visited Portsmouth and was feeling really cold, with dry, chapped lips when I realised that I’d left my lip balm at home. As I was quite close to The Body Shop (and there was ‘SALE’ written on the window!) I thought I would pop inside and get one of their lip balms which I remembered using when I was young(er).
The Body Shop’s Born Lippy Lip Balms cost £2 and come in a lovely, colourful range of flavours – Strawberry, Raspberry, Watermelon, Satsuma, Pink Guava & Passionberry. And they all smell DELICIOUS. I had quite a hard time trying to decide which flavour to pick, then with the help of my boyfriend (who was probably trying really hard not to drag me out of the shop – oops!) I picked Passionberry!
The Passionberry lip balm is very creamy, and looks purple in the (rather convenient) pot. Its colour is what initially put me off from picking this over one of the other red/pink/orange lip balms as I’m not a fan of purple tinted lips. However, once I applied the lip balm to my lips, it did not look purple at all – just shiny and transparent. Yay! The other thing which made me pick this over the other flavours is its smell – YUM. I’ve never smelt an actual passion berry so I’m not sure how it compares to the actual fruit – it does, however, smell good enough to eat! Unfortunately, it does not taste as good as it smells. However, this is quite a good thing, as it means there’s more chance of the lip balm staying put on my lips, without me licking it off!
Now, onto the important question: DOES IT WORK? When I applied this to my dry, chapped lips it felt absolutely amazing – just what my lips needed, to soak up all the moisture! So I was rather impressed with this when my lips where in a really bad state. However, I did find that when using it when I had just slightly dry lips it did not make much of a difference in terms of softening my lips, except that it did perhaps keep them from drying out further. Also, the lip balm does stay on for a good amount of time.
Overall, I would recommend this lip balm based on its gorgeous smell, convenient packaging and moisturising properties for dry, chapped lips. I would still opt to use my trusty Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm when I want extra soft lips – However, there’s no denying that The Body Shop’s Born Lippy lip balms smell much nicer than Burt’s Bees!
– 7/10 –
Have you tried Born Lippy lip balms? What are your favourite products from The Body Shop?