Monday, August 16, 2010

The Body Shop Born Lippy in Raspberry - Review

What they claim: A glossy and moisturising lip balm with a sweet berry flavour, that leaves lips looking and feeling soft, smooth and kissable.

Ingredients: Ricinus communis, Lanolin, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Aroma, Cera Alba, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Silica, Benzyl Benzoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carthamus tinctorius, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Rubus idaeus, Tocopherol, CI 15850, CI 77891, CI 19140.
  • Raspberry extract - helps provide a natural fruity flavour.
  • Community Trade organic beeswax - moisturises and helps condition the lips. Acts as a barrier that helps to seal in moisture.
  • Lanolin - is one of nature’s richest moisturisers
Exfoliate the lips using The Body Shop make-up Lipscuff before applying Raspberry Born Lippy to moisturise.

Apply to the lips with your fingertip, as often as required.

Price: Rs. 195 for 10ml tub. (Got 10% discount during sale)

Pros:
1. Smells lovely, like real berries. Highly intoxicating, love it. Also there is no flavour / taste to the balm.
2. Leaves behind a very glossy pink finish, though I felt like it could be more tinted.
3. It did take care of my chapped lips, lips were softened and looked healthy. Although it was a temporary effect.

Cons:
1. In a pot: I prefer my lip balms in tubes, prevents contamination.
2. Effect is not long lasting. You apply the lip balm, it makes your lips feel all soft and glossy, but within 2 hours the lip balm is gone (I don't know where it goes, I guess I just eat it up) and it leaves me with extremely dry lips that just need more lip balm ASAP. It is kind of addictive, if you know what I mean. The softening, soothing relief is temporary and as soon as it disappears from my lips, I am left craving it like an addict. This has not happened to me with Neutrogena or even Nivea.

Will I repurchase: No way.

I have been hearing so much about these from people around me, that I was sorely tempted to try these. But I am disappointed. While they make the lips look all fab and glossy pink, there is no long term relief for chapped lips. In fact they just get worse, hungering for their next swipe.

9 comments:

  1. I have the born lippy in raspberry and passion fruit.They smell great but are not long lasting and hydrating I would also prefer nivea over this.

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  2. Happened the same with me when I tried TBS watermelon lip balm. I liked the taste but it felt heavy on my lips and it made my lips patchier with dry skin. I fear trying any other TBS lip balms.

    I like raspberry lip balm's pink color here.

    <3

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  3. Hi Tanveer.I am a new follower.
    I like your posts and keep coming back to them everyday.
    I agree with your opinion on the TBS lipbalms.I had the strawberry one and faced the same problem.

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  4. i have tried many lip balms but i think all are the same. they make your lips soft and healthy for a while but not long effected.Do you know what i usually use for making my lips soft? Boroline...it's really great...no big name but very very effective.

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  5. Amn't a big fan of the TBS lip balms, but they smell so yummmmy :-)

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  6. Ack, that makes it a completely wasted lipbalm, then :( It sounds just like a drying gloss to me. I prefer to use eye cream on my lips - it soaks in very quickly and actually does hydrate them. Very expensive, though, so not a perfect remedy :)

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  7. I love these, they are so shiny with a hint of color.

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  8. But clearly you dont :P
    I dont know, this is not a treatment product, so it is only fair..to each her own :)

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