Today’s review is on a summer essential that we all must have. I’m talking about a lip balm with SPF. I picked this one up by Sun Bum and it’s in the flavor “Watermelon.”
Grab as many as you can because we literally can’t keep any of our lip balm flavors in stock. Our smooth SPF 30 sunscreen lip balm with added Aloe and Vitamin E will protect and moisturize your kisser all day long… just try not to lick it off. Relieves the drying effects of sun, wind and sea. Restores and nourishes chapped lips. Contains soothing Cocoa Butter. Gluten Free/100% vegan. Petrochemical Free. PABA free.
My Experience with Sun Bum SPF 30 Watermelon Lip Balm:
This lip balm comes in a very sleek, cute packaging. I thought this variant called “Watermelon” will have a red or pink tint to it as it says “watermelon,” but to my surprise, I found that it was a clear lip balm.
It just imparts a lot of shine to the lips. I was slightly disappointed there, but what won me over by several times was the fragrance of this balm. It smells heavenly and of yummy, juicy watermelons. The fragrance is strong and I love how fresh and tropical the fragrance is. It just makes me super happy. The fragrance lingers for quite some time. The lip balm also tastes sweet, like watermelon. Maybe it’s the fragrance that makes me think that it tastes like watermelons 😛 I don’t know, but I absolutely love this little baby.
The texture of the lip balm is very thin and watery. It is very slick but not sticky and goopy. Because of its runny texture, it moves a lot around the lips and can’t be worn on top of lipsticks or liquid lipsticks. It will instantly make a matte lipstick look sheer and glossy.
I love the fact that it has such a high SPF in it. Till now, I have used only lip balms with SPF up to 8. I think this is a good lip balm considering the price factor too.
The staying power isn’t much to write anything about, but it hydrates my lips well, so I don’t really require much on the lips for 3-4 hours. It moistures my lips really well.
Pros of Sun Bum SPF 30 Watermelon Lip Balm:
- Affordable lip balm.
- Cute packaging.
- Comes in a lot of flavours.
- Smells divine!
- Sweet, sugary taste.
- Thin texture and very lightweight formula.
- Keeps lips moistured for a long time.
- Hydrates the lips.
- SPF 30!
- Makes dry lips smooth and supple.
Cons of Sun Bum SPF 30 Watermelon Lip Balm:
- Limited availability in India!
- Can’t be used under lipsticks and liquid lipsticks because it changes the finish and pigmentation.
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Sun Bum SPF 30 Watermelon Lip Balm?
Yes definitely because at this price, I think it’s totally a steal to have a lip balm that smells great and tastes good too. Also not to forget the most important thing – the SPF 30 factor!
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