How are you all doing? I am sure enjoying the lovely monsoon; I like to sit at home more than going out in muddy puddles! Okay, so my pick today to review is this tinted lip balm by Palmer’s. Let’s see how it worked for me.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Dark Chocolate & Cherry Ultra Moisturizing Tinted Lip Balm, enriched with Vitamin E and with the added benefit of SPF 15, helps prevent and protect chapped, cracked or wind-burned lips. Smooth application and convenient size make this the perfect year-round lip balm.
$1.49 for 4g
Use a water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating. Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Children under 6 months of age: Ask a doctor. Reapply at least every 2 hours. Protect this product from excessive heat & direct sun.
Cocoa Butter: a rich, natural moisturizer that leaves skin soft and silky, tranforming even the roughest, driest areas into buttery soft skin.
Vitamin E: a powerful antioxidant that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and imperfections on the skin, giving a more even and toned appearance
My Experience with Palmer’s Dark Chocolate and Cherry Cocoa Butter Formula Ultra Moisturizing Tinted Lip Balm:
The main reason behind picking this pretty little lip balm up was the amazing blend of dark chocolate and cherry! I mean, really, who can resist this delicious blend? This lip balm comes in a tiny white packaging with colourful fonts all over it. It has a nice twisty thing at the bottom which is very convenient to use. It is very travel friendly due to its tiny frame.
It contains SPF 15 which, indeed, is really necessary to avoid lip pigmentation. Lip pigmentation is a serious issue which doesn’t go away easily, so look out for SPF while getting lip balms. The bullet is red in colour and has tiny micro shimmer particles, but these particles are not very visible on the lips. The bullet is different from the usual ones, it comes in an oval shape. The moment I open the lid, I can smell the heavenly fragrance of dark chocolate and cherry, the smell is amazing and yummy. The fragrance lasts for a minimal time of 20 minutes or so after application.
The lip balm has a smooth consistency which is why it gets evenly applied on the lips. The consistency is buttery and not that heavy too, hence feels light on the lips and not waxy at all. In order to get a nice visible tint, I have to swipe it at least 3-4 times on my lips. The tint is a decent reddish pink one which gives a natural flush to the lips. It does not look artificial at all on the lips. In fact, the moment I apply it, my face starts glowing and looks clean and better, I don’t know why, but it does!
It might be not suitable for pigmented lips since the tint isn’t very pigmented. The reddish pink colour lasts on the lips for a very less time of 30 minutes or so and then vanishes away completely. Hence, I was a little disappointed with this. It makes lips soft and supple and makes them appear fuller, but it does not completely treat chapped lips as something more effective is needed to heal them; hence it is not a perfect pick for winters.
Adding to it, it irritated my lips a bit and I felt the urge to scratch them all the time and then I had to wipe it off completely. The expiry date is after 2 years, don’t know why this happened!
Pros of Palmer’s Dark Chocolate and Cherry Cocoa Butter Formula Ultra Moisturizing Tinted Lip Balm:
• Very affordable and travel-friendly
• Contains SPF 15 which protects our lips from the scorching heat
• The fragrance is an amazing fruity, chocolaty blend and is very sweet and heavenly
• It gives the lips a nice reddish pink tint which makes the lips look super healthy
• It gives a natural flush to the lips making them appear fuller
• Makes lips very soft and supple
• It heals chapped lips moderately
Cons of Palmer’s Dark Chocolate and Cherry Cocoa Butter Formula Ultra Moisturizing Tinted Lip Balm:
• Not available in India
• It irritated my lips a bit and I felt like scratching my lips every now and then
• It will not completely treat chapped lips; so not suitable for winters
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Palmer’s Dark Chocolate and Cherry Cocoa Butter Formula Ultra Moisturizing Tinted Lip Balm?
Yes, it is a decent lip balm and most importantly a very affordable one. But, it did not suit my lips very well. I clearly don’t know the reason behind it. We have some other good lip balms available in the market too.
This lip balm was a total mixed bag for me, but I would not like to recommend it. We have better ones with a more pigmented tint for the lips and healing ability, other than that I love the Cocoa Butter range by Palmer’s and would recommend that range to everyone.
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