If there is one brand for which I am ready to blow up tons of money and indulge myself, it’s The Body Shop. And if nothing else, ONLY because their products smell SO good! I love it when I walk into the shop and it has a lovely combination of floral and citrusy scents. I can go on and on about my love for this brand (even though I own nothing but this lip balm!) so let’s just get straight into the review :)
Rs 205 when I bought it. Not sure if it’s still the same or if they have hiked it.
8.5g (10 ml)
The lip balm comes in a tub packaging. Though it looks decently pigmented in the tub, as you can see in the swatch, it is extremely sheer. I found this disappointing because given the price, I would have liked at least some color payoff. I haven’t given a lip swatch with this review because I’m embarrassed to share it with you all – this lip balm does absolutely nothing for my pigmented lips :(
I think it’s needless to say that the lip balm smells incredible. (You must have guessed that from my crazy introduction to this review!) It really has a lovely raspberry scent which I absolutely adore. Sometimes I just open it to smell it :P
The lip balm is quite shiny on the lips and looks a bit like a low shine semi clear lip gloss.
The biggest drawback of this lip balm is that it doesn’t moisturize! I was really upset when I first applied this and my lips (which are naturally dry and VERY prone to chapping) didn’t show any signs of moisturisation at all. I have heard that The Body Shop lip products in general do not measure up with other brands’ lip products of the same price range, and I really found this lip balm unacceptable. It’s been a year since I bought it and its lying almost as good as new.
- Quantity is decent given the price
- Amazing fragrance (may be a con for some though!)
- Has a semi-glossy finish and shine
- Does not hydrate dry lips at all
- Tub packaging isn’t as convenient to use as tube packaging
- Not much colour payoff (this is a con for me, but its subjective)
- A bit expensive relative to other lip balms in the market
The Body Shop charges a relatively high price for its Born Lippy lip balm and unfortunately fails to deliver in terms of moisturisation and pigmentation. If you would like to try this out, you are welcome to, but I would not be repurchasing this – partly because I don’t think its worthy of a repurchase and partly because I’ll never use it all up :P My apologies to The Body Shop, but this lip balm just doesn’t measure up. (However much it hurts me to say this!)