Chu Lip, Lip Balm Review

[UPDATED REVIEW]

This is going to be a short review because I have already written a first impression post on it (here). Here are some pictures! The one I have here is Apple Ginger and Tea Rose flavour.

So cute!

Easy to open tab! This packaging is one you will not complain about being difficult to open.

Love that lip shaped indent!

It used to be a perfect round dome!

Description: A egg-shaped lip balm enriched with olive oil, macademia nut oil, and rosehip oil. It doesn’t have any colour or tint to it. It has a lovely fruity flavour and tastes slightly sweet.

Price: Anywhere between MYR 15 to 25.90 depending on where you buy it and factoring in discounts.

Where to buy: Major drugstores like Watsons and Guardian.

 

Pros:

It glides on the lips smoothly.

It hydrates, soothes (because there is menthol added) and moisturises.

It smells and tastes pleasant.

It effectively remedies cracked lips.

Does not feel waxy or uncomfortable on the lips.

 

Cons:

The screw-cap has to be handled rather carefully because it can scrape the product and can be potentially over-tightened, spoiling the snap lock mechanism.

 

Ratings:

9/10

It is a fantastic lip balm! What else can I say?

Lipice Lip Balm Review

My previous lip balm reviews include the Maybelline Baby Lips (here), Mentholatum (here), Chu Lip (here; this is my current fave!), and Nivea Essential Care (here).Β 

Lipice is a product that I’ve heard people rave about so I just had to try it out.

Outer packaging.

Outer packaging.

Description on the back.

Description on the back.

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The tube.

Product inside.

Product inside. It swatches clear.

Description:

Lip balm with SPF 15 and the one I have here is the Apple flavour.

Price: MYR 10.50 (you can actually get this for as cheap as 50% off)

Where to buy: Major drugstores and malls.

 

Pros:

Glides on smoothly.

Very moisturising and hydrating.

Effectively soothes chapped lips.

Nice flavours (comes in 3 more; strawberry, blackcurrant, and lemon).

Doesn’t feel very waxy or heavy on the lips.

Hasn’t caused me any problems or allergies.

 

Cons:

Only con is that it is susceptible to melting in hot conditions (like most lip balms).

 

9.1/10

Perhaps one of the highest rating for any product I have given. Go get one for yourself; it’s cheap and effective. Enough said!

Nivea Essential Care, Lip Balm Review

This is going to be another short review about another lip balm. I love lip balms! I have reviewed 3 lip balms thus far (here, here, and here). It is the one thing that I always end up finishing in my makeup stash. This lip balm is quite a popular one by Nivea and you may have seen it, well, everywhere!

Pictures! πŸ™‚

I just started saving cardboard packaging because they tend to contain information. Clear plastic is a little more tricky to save or properly tear off in the first place.

Outer packaging. I just started saving cardboard packaging because they tend to contain information. Clear plastic is a little more tricky to save or properly tear off in the first place.

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Back portion.

Description.

Description.

The product.

The product.

Description on the tube.

Description on the tube.

Description up close...

Description up close…

The balm.

The balm.

Description:

It is a lip balm that contains shea butter that claims to protect lips from drying out. It appears white in the tube and swatches translucent.

Price: Retails for MYR 10.90 (prices could possible be lower with special discounts or offers and also depending on where you buy it).

Where to buy: It is available in most places that sell lip balm (almost every drugstore/pharmacy/hypermarket).

 

Pros:

It goes on very smoothly.

Has a nice vanilla scent.

Hasn’t caused me any problems or allergies.

Does prevent lips from drying out.

 

Cons:

It feels very waxy and so it can seem very heavy on the lips.

Melts with heat easily so caution needs to be exercised when traveling with it.

 

Note:

There are a few other things to note with this particular lip balm which I don’t really seem to have noticed with the three others I have reviewed. Some may appreciate it, others may not;

-It appear very glossy on the lips.

-The consistency almost feels like lip gloss on the lips once on.

-Application results in a thick layer of product on the lips.

 

Rating:

7.1/10

This is one of those products that if you like how it feels, you’ll like it. If you don’t then you’d hate it. So, it really depends. I have tried to give you as much information as I can so it is your prerogative!

Mentholatum, Lip Balm Review

This is going to be another short review about another lip balm.

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The balm.

Labels and logo.

Labels and logo.

The product. I am halfway through with the purple base already showing.

The product. I am only halfway through with the purple base already showing. And it has been several months since I’ve bought it.

Description:

It is a lip balm therapy that contains camphor for healing dry and chapped lips. It appears white in the tube and swatches translucent. It comes with SPF15.

Price: Anywhere between MYR 10-12 depending on where you buy it and factoring in discounts (prices could possible be lower with special discounts or offers).

Where to buy: It is available in most places that sell lip balm (basically almost every drugstore/pharmacy).

 

Pros:

It does provide the tingling sensation that is related to camphor and thus, soothes skin.

It relieves chapped and dry lips really well.

No strong taste or smell.

Hasn’t caused me any problems or allergies.

 

Cons:

It feels very waxy and so it can seem very heavy on the lips. After the tingly feeling fades away all you would want to do is just wipe it off.

It tends to be difficult to apply onto cold lips especially if you are in air conditioning for long periods of time. I am guessing that the product (or the lips) needs to be warmed up to sort of melt it a little bit so that it glides more smoothly.

 

Rating:

7.5/10

Nothing groundbreaking or exceptional but it does live up to its claims. I feel the pros only just outweigh the cons.

Maybelline Baby Lips, Lip Balm Review

This is a short review about the Maybelline Baby Lips, lip balm.

The balm

The balm

Although there is a pinkish tint, the colour does not show up on the lips.

Although there is a pinkish tint, the colour does not show up on the lips.

Description:

It’s a lip balm in Protecting Berry with a slightly pink tint. It is tasteless but has a fruity, sweet fragrance.

Price: It is anywhere between MYR 7-12 depending on where you get it and discounts (prices can possibly be lower with special discounts or offers).

Where to buy: It is available in most places that sell lip balms i.e. drugstores, Watsons, Guardian, hypermarkets etc.

 

Pros:

It glides on like a dream.

Hydrates, moisturises, and softens your lips.

Great for dry lips.

Hasn’t caused me any problems or allergies.

 

Cons:

It can feel a little waxy when over-applied.

Do not leave it in warm surroundings because it can and will melt!

 

Rating: 8/10

It is cheap, effective and it’s by Maybelline! A good tip is to apply this on your lips before you exfoliate. It does wonders!!!