By Divya Menon
This is my first post on IMBB and I am too excited to be a part of this group amongst all the wonderful and gorgeous ladies. This is a new lip balm in my collection. My sister got me a huge goody bag of products from Australia and this is one of them. This one is from their Peony collection called Pivoine Sublime. The collection also has a CC cream, Perfecting Cream, Skin Perfector Serum, and a Perfecting Mist. This collection also has four lip balms – Rose Amber, Rose Nude, Rose Plum and Transparent. Except for the transparent one, all the others are tinted. So, let’s get into the review.
Price: $20 for 4 g/0.14 oz.
This creamy beauty balm nourishes, smoothes, protects (SPF25) and sublimates the lips, while giving them a natural shine. Lips feel comfortable, with an 8h-hydratation* and look evenly colored.
Enriched with perfecting peony extract, this lip balm is easy to apply and offers a natural finish.
A peony flower coming into bloom is truly stunning. The flower transforms itself, revealing a natural unique beauty with perfectly velvety fresh and luminous petals.
*Efficacy test on 12 women.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol Cocoate, C18-36 Acid Glycol Ester, Synthetic Wax, Shea Butter, Pentaerythrityl Tetrabehenate, Beeswax, Paeonia Lactiflora Extract, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Octyldodecanol, Boron Nitride, Glyceryl Oleate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid, Saccharin, Fragrance, Linalool, Limonene, Citral, Yellow 5 Lake, Red 7 Lake, Manganese Violet.
(Natural origin ingredients)
My Experience with L’Occitane Pivoine Sublime Tinted Lip Balm – Rose Amber:
Peony is a symbolic flower of China. Apart from its decorative uses, it is widely used in medicines and cosmetics. Peony contains a chemical called paeoniflorin which has anti-oxidant properties. This is the reason why it is very effective in reducing wrinkles and heals many skin problems.
The lip balm comes in a cute violet metal twist up tube with a peony petal print over it. It is a travel-friendly one. I usually store it in the paper cover that it came in, else I can see an oily surface at the edges especially during summers.
Rose Amber is a beautiful Dusky Rose/Orange shade. It glides on smoothly and gives a sheer and muted finish to the lips. The lip balm is non-sticky and gives a moisturised velvety feel. It made my lips look plumped up and soft. This has a mild and sweet floral scent which isn’t that overpowering. Though they claim that it provides 8 hours of hydration to the lips, I thought otherwise. It did decently survive through my meals, drinks and snacks but, I had to reapply it. The best part is that the tint stayed even after a heavy meal. So, I think it stays for a decent 4 hours and not beyond that.
Since the skin on the lips is sensitive to the sun, it tends to burn easily. Hence, it is very very important that you use lip balms with sunscreen to protect your lips. This lip balm has an added sun protection which is the holy saviour. It comes with an SPF 25 which provides essential protection from the damaging UV rays. In India, there is a limited availability of SPF lip balms, and whatever I have tried didn’t work for me well. I have used this balm during the hot sunny days and it definitely takes care of the sunburns.
Pros of L’Occitane Pivoine Sublime Tinted Lip Balm – Rose Amber:
- SPF 25.
- Glides on smoothly.
- Lips look fuller and soft.
- Soothes and conditions lips without a cakey feeling.
- The balm has a light scent.
- Non-sticky and non-greasy.
- Moisturises and protects the lips.
- Since its lightweight, it can be used underneath a lipstick.
- Can be used as a cheek tint as well.
- It’s a lipstick in disguise with the right amount of colour and SPF.
Cons of L’Occitane Pivoine Sublime Tinted Lip Balm – Rose Amber:
- Does a decent job of hydrating lips, but if you have very dry and chapped lips, this isn’t an option.
- Availability in India.
- Doesn’t live up to the claim of 8 hours of hydration.
IMBB Rating: 4.5/5
Will I Recommend/Repurchase L’Occitane Pivoine Sublime Tinted Lip Balm – Rose Amber?
Most certainly. Waiting for my sisters next trip. 🙂
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