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Hope all of you are doing well!! The product I would be reviewing today is “C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine –Cinnamint”.
Our cinnamon and mint-infused lip balm provides a glossy high shine with a refreshing cooling sensation. Lips stay moist and protected while cinnamon and peppermint give breath long-lasting freshness.
• Developed by Bigelow chemists
• Not tested on animals
USD 7.50 (I had received this in a pack of 5 Mentha gloss variants that I had bought a long time back. Don’t remember the exact price).
My take on C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine – Cinnamint:
I totally love Bath & Body Works (BBW). Just everything about them is awesome!!! Plus, they also store products by C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries. Some of the products by C.O. Bigelow are really awesome! Especially, their Rose Salve. It has become my HG lip balm!! I have lost count of the number of times I have frequented BBW stores (or made my husband do so!!). This pack of glosses was also a surprise gift from my hubby and it included the product I would be reviewing today.
This comes in a sleek red colored tube and a black cap, and looks really cute! The shade name, number, little bit of description and ingredients are mentioned on the tube. It comes with a slant applicator, making it easy to apply. It is sturdy and I don’t have to bother about the cap opening, or the product leaking out. Nothing really fancy about the packaging, but somehow I find it adorable!
The smell and flavour are really nice! Really minty and infused with a hint of cinnamon.I love minty lip balms and glosses, and this has the perfect amount of flavour (not overwhelmingly strong). Cinnamon is an added bonus!! The lips get a tingling sensation on applying this gloss, which lasts for about 5-10 minutes. Due to the cinnamon oil, the lips also get a bit of plumping effect which lasts for around 45 minutes or so. Lips look healthy and fuller. The cool, fresh minty sensation becomes subtle but lasts a long time.
C.O. Bigelow advertises this as a balm with high shine. But I feel this is more of a gloss. It is super shiny! It is really thick, but this is what makes it last longer. It really softens lips, and in fact, even heals chapped lips to some extent. I have used this in really harsh weather as well and it did a brilliant job! However, I would not replace my lip balm and use this instead. I use this only as a gloss; alone as well as on top of a lipstick. The hydration it provides is an added benefit. The only problem I find with this one is that it is a bit sticky. (the kind where hair sticks to your lips).
The most amazing part… Staying power! It really lasts long!! Even with meals in between, it lasts for a good 4 hours. Without meals, it lasts for around 7 hours or so. The shine and flavour becomes subtle, but the gloss is definitely there! I really don’t mind reapplying though, as it is soooo yummy!! 1 tube goes a long way!
Pros of C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine – Cinnamint:
• Heals slightly chapped lips
• Yummy flavor
• Super glossy
• Long lasting
• Sleek, sturdy packaging
• Not tested on animals
Cons of C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine – Cinnamint:
• A bit sticky
• Not for those with a sensitive nose. Though subtle, the flavor and smell last for a long time!
• Unavailability in India
IMBB Rating: 4/5
Verdict: This is a must buy for those who love minty flavoursome lip glosses! I want to check out their tinted lip shine range as well!