C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Tint – Violet Mint Review


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The product in this post is one of the three products that I bought from my recent visit to Bath and Body Works. I had previously reviewed the lemon lip cream and night balm (from the same brand) before and thoroughly enjoyed using them.  In fact, I loved them so much that they have replaced my Burt’s Bees lip balms and I look forward to buying a few more products from C.O Bigelow in the future.  Keep reading to know more about this product.

C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Tint Violet Mint Review

Product Description:
This overnight recovery lip balm works overtime, moisturizing and nourishing lips with rich Shea Butter for 8 hours, leaving them soft and smooth. Developed by Bigelow chemists.  Not tested on animals.  Apply liberally to lips before bedtime for intense moisturizing.

Ingredients:

Ingredients

Price:
$7.5

My Take on C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Tint – Violet Mint:

I had never heard of this brand before; even though I visit Bath and Body Works outlet so often (that’s the retail store which carries this brand).  Until recently, I never bothered to check anything else except lotions and shower gels, hence I am glad that my friend decided to gift this product to me because now I have a new brand in my collection and a reason to check out other products available in B&BW store as well.

Lip tint

Packaging: Tube packaging, nearly the size of my palm, with a slant tip nozzle which can be used as an applicator. There’s also a twist-up cap to protect it. The nozzle has a tiny hole to dispense the product when the tube is squeezed and a generous amount of lip cream comes out which can be slathered on the lips.

CO Bigelow

Texture: Very thick, but not gooey or sticky, spreads easily. It does not form a thick layer on the lips, just a thin film with glossy, water-shine finish. It feels like a lubricant which can lower friction and prevent wear and tear.

Color:  Although it is meant to add a pink tint to the lips, it’s very subtle and gives a near-transparent finish to the products.

Lip tint Bigelow

Shimmer and Shine:  It has a water-shine like finish.

Fragrance: The first time that I tried lemon lip cream, it had a very unpleasant smell, like stale mineral oil with undertones of lemon fragrance, hence I was a bit skeptical about other products from this brand as well, but this product has a very cooling mint fragrance, it’s not artificial because it does contain 2% peppermint oil.

Hand swatch

Wear Time:  It wears more than most of the lip balms and salves that I have used in the past.  It tastes sweet, like literally sweet. It prevented my lips from chapping or drying up and the most important feature – it did not make my lips addicted to it, the way EOS does 😛 One applied, C.O. Bigelow lip cream keeps my lips moisturized for a long time and I don’t have to reapply it every few minutes.

Lip swatch

It gives a very strong tingling sensation soon after application because of the presence of peppermint oil, but that sensation is neither uncomfortable nor long lasting; it soon dies down and leaves a faint cooling sensation behind.

Pros of C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Tint – Violet Mint:

  • Travel-friendly packaging – tube with a slant tip applicator.
  • Makes lips instantly soft and supple.
  • Comes in several different flavors.
  • Has subtle peppermint fragrance, tastes a bit sweet.
  • Easy to spread and apply on the lips.
  • Gives a pretty water-shine finish to the lips.
  • Decent wear time.
  • Does do what it claims – makes lips really soft and supple.
  • Peppermint is good for lightening dark lips.

Cons of C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Tint – Violet Mint:

  • Availability can be an issue for some.
  • It has a very subtle tint which is barely visible on the lips and acts as a clear gloss.

Would I Repurchase C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Tint – Violet Mint?

Yes and would stock up other flavors as well. I recommend it to all the readers so that even they enjoy this product.

IMBB Rating:
4.9/5

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