Name: Star Fruits Strawberry
From Labello’s website:
This new formula makes your lips delicious, kissing them with a fruity-fresh strawberry taste. Star Fruits Strawberry covers your lips with glossy shine, over a subtle, red-toned glow.
What I liked:
– moisturizes lips
– very shiny with just a hint of color
– the scent
– the packaging
What I didn’t like:
– I honestly can’t think of anything
If you are a regular reader of my blog, then you know that I am a lip balm addict. I have tried several brands throughout the years and although their lip balms were good, I always went back to Labello.
Not only they moisturize my lips very well, but Labello lip balms are available in lots of types and flavours. My fave is the Strawberry one, which is part of the Star Fruits collection that includes fruity and glossy lip balms.
Star Fruits Strawberry Lip Balm is red in color and has a smooth, although a bit slippery, texture. It moisturizes lips leaving them soft for a few hours. It is very glossy but not sticky nor heavy and provides just a slight pink with a hint of red color and lots and lots of shine. And it has a sweet fruity scent too which smells gorgeous!
The packaging is simple but pretty. The tube is a bit bigger than most lip balm packagings (it contains 4.4g), red and has pictures of strawberries. Very cute!
The moisturizing properties of the lip balm are due to several emollients. Ricinus Communis (Castor Oil) is an oil derived from the castor bean which forms a barrier on the skin that binds water in. Although it can have a sticky feeling on skin, the lip balm isn’t sticky at all.
Octyldodecanol (a fatty alcohol) and Hydrogenated Polydecene (a synthetic polymer) also have emollient properties: they gives skin a soft and smooth appearance.
The lip balm also includes Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), which is derived from the seeds of the karite tree. It forms a barrier on the skin preventing water loss and retaining moisture. In addition, it reduces the appearance of dry, rough patches on skin.
I love this lip balm! It moisturizes lips wells and provides a wet and shiny look with just a hint of color.