Hello ladies! How are you all doing? Today I’ll review a lip balm that somehow can’t find its way into my regularly-used lip balm stash. It is the Lotus Herbals Lip Balm in Strawberry. I saw this lying in my drawer the other day, barely used. I bought this about a year back and I began wondering why I hadn’t like it. Maybe I had misjudged it? So in a way, this review is for you as well as me! Read on to know whether this poor lip balm didn’t get the respect it deserved, or if it was rightfully ignored!
Rs 125 for 5 g
Strawberry, Orange, Raspberry, Fruity Fusion
My Take on the Lotus Herbals Strawberry Lip Balm:
Yes, yes the tub packaging is cute. But I don’t feel like investing in a brush for a lip balm, and I keep my nails slightly long so I invariably find myself in a messy situation when I apply this lip balm :( I think it is high time that they changed the packaging of this lip balm; lip pots are slowly becoming obsolete for a reason!
Coming to the texture of the lip balm, it is quite smooth and feels soft on the lips, not heavy or waxy at all. It has a creamy balm like shine to it too. The only problem I have with this is the pigmentation. There is none! It looks delightfully red in the tub but when applied, hardly any colour shows up.
If you have even slightly pigmented lips, you may as well opt for a non-tinted lip balm instead. If you try to layer it to get some colour, that doesn’t work either because then the balm starts to feel a bit heavy. The lip balm stays on my lips for about 3-4 hours. It definitely doesn’t survive a meal.
What I like about this lip balm?
- Reasonably priced
- Pleasant fragrance
- Moisturizing to an extent
- Does not feel heavy, waxy or sticky on the lips, unless a lot is applied
What I don’t like about this lip balm?
- Tub packaging is SO inconvenient to use and unhygienic.
- Colour payoff is practically non-existent. Hello what about us girls with pigmented lips?!
- Girls with very dry lips won’t find this hydrating enough
MABH Rating: 3/5
I am sure this is an HG lip balm for many girls out there but the catch is that it has very poor pigmentation and average hydrating power. So if you are blessed with good lips then you could go for this, and it may even become your best friend. But if your lips are very dry or chapped or pigmented, I would say it is safer to steer clear of this one.
Will I repurchase?:
Nope, there are tons of strawberry lip balms in the market that are much better than this one for about the same price! This lip balm fares poorly when compared with the Avon Naturals Strawberry lip balm and the Nivea Fruity Shine lip balms. Plus the latter ones come in twist-up packaging!