Name: Fat Balm
Price: £3.99 at Superdrug
From Eyeko’s website:
Berry-liscious tints with light reflecting particles and added moisture for softer, sexier lips. Smooth on to cheeks too for a fruity flush. Available in 3 sheer shades.
What I liked:
– gives a nice hint of color to lips and cheeks
– the fragrance
– the packaging
– the price
What I didn’t like:
– the size
Eyeko Fat Balm is available in 3 shades: strawberry, rasberry and minty. I purchased the strawberry one. The color looks dark red with silver shimmers in the tube, but, once applied, it gives your lips and cheeks just a hint of pinky red tint and the shimmers are barely visible. It provides a nice sheen rather than a shimmery effect. It’s a very pretty, natural and wearable color. And while I usually prefer fragrance-free products, this has a delicious and very appealing scent! It smells like strawberry but isn’t too sweet.
This balm glides on smoothly, is very moisturizing and leaves my lips soft and supple. I also tried it on my cheeks and it gave me a lovely natural flushed look. A little goes a long way when applied as a blush, although it is a bit sticky and you need to be quick to blend it. It lasts longer than most lip balms, so you don’t need to reapply it often. However, when used as a blush, the color fades quicker and you need to do several touch-ups throughout the day.
However, the fat balm is very fat and thus doesn’t fit into my lips properly so I often go out of line when applying it. Also, there isn’t a lot of product in the tube, just about a half-inch.
The packaging is absolutely adorable! In fact, it is so cute that I can’t help to keep it in its box! The tube is pink, fat and easy to carry around.
The product contains a lot of emollient ingredients that smooth and soften skin and lips and prevent water loss such as jojoba oil, isopropyl myristate and castor oil. This last ingredients can have a slightly sticky feeling on skin. The balm also contains waxes, like candelilla wax and beeswax, that not only have emollient properties, but also give form and structure to the product.
This balm is very affordable and the price changes depending on where you buy it. I got mine in Superdrug in London for £3.99 ($5.71), but you can also purchase it on the eyeko website for £5 ($7.15). Eyeko offers free shipping worldwide!
Overall, this is really a great product that I will definitely repurchase. It moisturizes and softens lips and gives a nice natural pinky/reddish tint. The packaging is very cute and the fragrance is so yummy! My only complaint is the size. I wish it was slightly slimmer so it would fit my lips better and that it contained a bit more product as, being addicted to lip balms, it doesn’t take me long to finish them.