This lip balm range by Holika Holika offers 6 different flavors. This is the first flavor I am trying and testing. This post is the review of the lip balm in “Red Cupcake” flavor which smells like red velvet cake. I have also reviewed lip balms by other Korean skin care brands – The Face Shop, Skinfood, Tony Moly and Etude House. I have mentioned before that the reason why I hoard lip balms is because, I suffer from extremely dry lips and no amount of lip balm application can remedy that but this does not stop me from trying out new lip balms every now and then. I always buy lip balms as part of my Korean makeup haul and in this post, I review one of them.
Each delectable balm moisturizes lips with its smooth creamy texture and gives them a softly tinted finish. Their sweet and sugary aromas will fill your nose with the tempting scent of fresh baked cupcakes. Indulge your sweet tooth today with these adorable lip treats!
Apply the lip balm generously and evenly on lips.
My Experience with Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm 01 Red Cupcake:
The lip balms from this range by Holika Holika have the cutest ever packaging. These mini dessert balms are in the flavors of delicious cupcakes. The packaging resembles the flavors – the “Red Cupcake” flavor is in the shape of a red cupcake with white frosting as the lid and it has a cheery on top. The packaging is cut in half and the top half is a flip cap and the bottom half has a tub to hold the product. The biggest and perhaps the only downside of this product is that I have to use my fingers to use the product. Like I mentioned in the reviews of other lip balms, I despise the packaging which makes me use my fingers. Picking up the product with my fingers seems unsanitary to me but apart from that I have no qualms about the packaging.
“Red Cupcake” flavor has the fragrance of red velvet cake and unless one is not a fan of this flavored cake, it should suit most of us. The texture of the balm is that of a shiny lip balm in a jar. It adds faint tint and shine to lips but nothing like a lip gloss and looks fairly natural on lips and I am sure it will look even better on non-pigmented lips.
I really like this lip balm – it is moisturizing, adds subtle shine to lips, has a cute packaging and smells like cupcakes. The texture is lightweight and does not feel tacky or overly sticky. It is very comfortable to wear and stays intact for at least a couple of hours and then can be reapplied. It makes lips supple, soft and well hydrated and preps them for lip color application. Even though it is a dessert flavor, it is not excessively sticky like sugar syrup and is comfortable to wear.
Pros of Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm 01 Red Cupcake:
- Affordable lip balm and comes in an extremely cute, cupcake like packaging.
- This range (in equally cute packaging) also has 6 different flavours
- Has a very subtle red velvet cake fragrance which vanishes soon after
- Has a sweet taste and it comfortable to wear
- Provides a moisture barrier and hydration to lips
- Contains shea butter and several other seed oils that provide hydration to lips
Cons of Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm 01 Red Cupcake:
- I wish that the packaging had the product in dome shape like EOS lip balm to keep the process more sanitary
- Packaging makes this lip balm bulkier than other lip balms
IMBB Rating: 4/5
Do I recommend Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm 01 Red Cupcake?
I like the aroma of this lip balm and that combined with the packaging makes this lip balm a perfect buy. I recommend this lip balm to all those who regularly wear lip balms and love to hoard products with cute packaging.
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