Name: Lip Infusion
From the packaging:
An innovative way to moisturize lips and make them soft and shiny.The steel ball produces a pleasant feeling of freshness. Lip Infusion, thanks to its liquid form, penetrates into the small splits of the lips allowing the moisturizing and protective ingredients present in the product to penetrate deeply.
What I liked:
– ball applicator
– fresh feeling on lips
– glossy effect
– the price
What I didn’t like:
– not moisturizing
– not long-lasting
– the taste
– the scent
I am a lip balm addict. I love trying new lip balms (in tubes, pots, tinted etc) all the time and I have at least a dozen lying around my house and in my purse. And even though my lips are soft and moisturized, I apply lip balm about 20 times a day simply cos I’m used to it and feel naked without.
But now I’ve found something that could cure my addiction, if only I could bring myself to use it: a crappy lip balm, just like Blistex Lip Infusion. The lip balm is clear and in liquid form. The consistency is very thin and runny, so unlike most lip balms out there, it doesn’t feel waxy at all.
However, it doesn’t feel like you have anything on your lips either. One layer doesn’t provide enough moisture for me, so I just apply two or three coats but even then the moisture has all gone away after about 15 minutes.
This is definitely a lip balm that you need to reapply A LOT during the day to keep your lips hydrated, especially if they are dry and chapped. But since mine are alright, I use it as less as possible cos I can’t stand the taste. It tastes a bit like medicine to me and even my boyfriend has commented about how awful it is. And the artificial scent is just as bad.
But to be fair, there are a couple of things I like about the lip balm. It has a metal ball applicator that glides smoothly and effortlessly on the lips leaving a cool and refreshing feeling behind. In addition, the balm makes your lips shiny, giving them a nice glossy effect. However, I don’t think these are good enough reasons to buy a lip balm that doesn’t moisturize, since that is what lips balms are supposed to do.
The lip balm contains Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (also called Octinoxate) and Ethylhexyl Salicylate which protect against UVB rays. While I appreciate that the lip balm contains some form of sun protection, it isn’t broad spectrum. And since the lip balm doesn’t last very long, I think the sun protection may probably disappear pretty soon too. So I wouldn’t rely solely on this for sun protection.
Overall, I like the packaging and the concept of the lip balm, it’s innovative and interesting. Unfortunately, the lip balm is also ineffective. It doesn’t moisturize lips, disappears soon and smells and tastes disgusting.