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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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