Marks and Spencer African Shea Nut Lip Butter Review

by Natasha A on February 21, 2011 · 36 comments

Marks and Spencer African Shea Nut Lip Butter Review

Marks and Spencer African Shea Nut Lip Butter

What it claims: Inspired by nature’s goodness of shea nut oil to rehydrate.
Price and Weight: Rs. 245 for 10 gms.

Ingredients: Petrolatum, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Olea Europea Fruit Oil, Squalene, Cera Alba, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Aroma, Benzyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Saccharin, Anise Alcohol, Cl 77491, Cl77492, Cl 77499, Cl77891.

Marks and Spencer African Shea Nut Lip Butter

The Good about Marks and Spencer Shea Lip Butter:

  • It keeps my lips soft and moisturised. Consistent use does improve the appearance of lips and evens out the skin.
  • The consistency is not too thick and this what I really like about the Shea lip butter. It applies smoothly on my lips without tugging. Its almost as if it adjusts to my body/lip temperature and sort of melts into my lips.
  • It can be easily layered over all lipsticks as a top coat. No matter how much of this you have swiped on your lips, you would never run the danger of imparting too much shine to your lips. Vaseline, for instance, makes my lips a wee bit too shiny ☹
  • Unlike some lip butters, this feels extremely weightless on my lips so much so that I forget if I have applied anyting at all !
  • Slightly sweet and somewhat waxy in taste but neither too unpleasant
  • Absolutely divine fragrance. I like its cocoa-chocolate-shea smell even better than the Cocoa and Shea products manufactured by The Body Shop. This coming from a Body Shop loyalist should sure enough make headlines :)

The Bad about Marks and Spencer Shea Lip Butter:

  • Availability is limited to only select Marks and Spencer outlets.
  • Being a potted product it does come with its own set of complications like dirty fingers, microbes etc.
  • I purchased it in the winters but I do feel that it may turn gooey and melt a bit if left exposed outside the refrigerator in the summers. Both storage and usage, therefore, might pose a problem depending upon the prevalent weather condition.

Verdict: A good buy for dry and chapped lips.
Rating: :-* :-* :-* + 0.5
Would you purchase again? : Yes

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calicoaster February 21, 2011 at 10:26 am

Why is the post titled “z” ??? ?:) ?:) ?:)

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calicoaster February 21, 2011 at 10:26 am

:giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: Ratiiii you need some :coffee: :coffee: :coffee: :coffee: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: Let me read the review now!! :D

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Natasha February 21, 2011 at 6:57 pm

:toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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calicoaster February 21, 2011 at 10:39 am

Nice review Natasha..Have heard lots of good reviews about M&S products..I will have to give it a try now!! :D :D :D

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Natasha February 21, 2011 at 6:58 pm

yeah i luuuuuuuuuuuuuv it :toothygrin:

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Navpreet February 21, 2011 at 10:52 am

hey Natasha,
nice review…..it came just on time…
i was badly looking something for my lips and i am surely gonna give it a try…..
thanks

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Natasha February 21, 2011 at 6:59 pm

yeah do try it navpreet :toothygrin:

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Jinal February 21, 2011 at 10:54 am

cocoa-chocolate-shea smell ……….yummm :D

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calicoaster February 21, 2011 at 10:57 am

Hi Jimal!!! :D :D :D

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Natasha February 21, 2011 at 6:59 pm

:-*

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jomol February 21, 2011 at 10:54 am

The butter looks so yummy……………..but expensive for a lip balm na :| :|

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Priya February 21, 2011 at 11:17 am

its def cheaper than gold :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: goood morn jomo

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Natasha February 21, 2011 at 7:00 pm

i know jomol and her sona :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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Ida February 21, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Nice review Natasha. :)) The balm does look yummy. I love super moisturizing lip balms!

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Natasha February 21, 2011 at 7:00 pm

:toothygrin: :yahoo:

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Natasha February 21, 2011 at 7:01 pm

it actually feels liks silk on the lips

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shanaiia February 21, 2011 at 12:35 pm

nice Natasha…do they have it in coconut flav by any chance?

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Natasha February 21, 2011 at 7:01 pm

no…they have passion fruit though…it too smelled good but i wanted shea more badly :toothygrin:

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Nids February 21, 2011 at 12:37 pm

gud afternoon evry1 :rose: :rose: … nice different product review..thankxx for the review natasha..me liking it.. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Natasha February 21, 2011 at 7:04 pm

i am glad u like it nids :toothygrin:

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Nids February 21, 2011 at 7:13 pm

i am lil worried now about ur courier natasha.. did u send it across to me ?:) ?:) :waiting: :waiting:

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Natasha February 21, 2011 at 7:15 pm

nahi nids…i will be sending lal remaining couriers tomorrow.dont worry, all parcels are packed…i am just not at homes these days morn to evening so unable to send :((

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Nids February 21, 2011 at 8:30 pm

i’m relieved :pray: :pray: :)) :))

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Natasha February 21, 2011 at 8:37 pm

i am so sorry :(( but i just have been out all the time and the courier gets dipatched at seven pm ….m never able :( to make it back home by then

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ramya February 21, 2011 at 3:08 pm

nice one natasha…. it looks lighter tahn vaseline but the smell must be too good no :)

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Natasha February 21, 2011 at 7:03 pm

yes its definitely lighter than vaseline and does not weigh down my lips…smells divine! :toothygrin:

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Ankita February 21, 2011 at 5:44 pm

This sounds delicious! 10 gm is a lot of product at Rs 245! I’ve only tried Lotus chocolate flavored lip balm and I loved the smell..this must be 10 times more divine :P

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Natasha February 21, 2011 at 7:05 pm

its gorgeous ankita….u must try it :yahoo: btw i saw fuchia class and fuchia ardent today. interestingly both seemed nothing before the color riche fuchia so i did not buy any…will show u my pics of the loreal fuchia soon :yahoo:

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Natasha February 21, 2011 at 7:02 pm

yeah scarlett, will reply soon :toothygrin:

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Niti September 13, 2012 at 6:45 pm

I got this last year – couple of these were kept on their counter(on purpose so i could not resist :-p )
I’m a big fan of M&S so just picked it up (their cocoa butter and vanilla cream is just superb )
it smells awesome & great when you apply it but somehow it leaves my lips more dry after sometime – its vaseline based and vaseline never suited me.. did not find it very moisturising and the poor balm just lying there alone in my office cabinet

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samhita January 14, 2013 at 4:09 am

i am a lip balm addict n i absolutly love this lip balm.. form the feel of my lips , to the smell and even the taste of it.. love it. can u suggest any other great lip balms..

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