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). 

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! 🙂

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!

Makeup Hack; Cream/Wax/Oil Based Products

I thought a hack post was due so this is a simple hack for all you out there that do not like extra product being wasted.

I actually saw this hack on YouTube quite a while ago and I have been wanting to try it ever since! This person actually used a foundation stick. I tried it with lip balm and it works!!! I am pretty sure it works for any cream product or wax/oil based solid products.

 

So step by step;

1. Find a container you wanna use to hold your extra product. Clean and disinfect it.

2. Place your product in the microwave and melt the product in short intervals of about 20 to 25 seconds of heating time at medium or 70% power (caution; metal packaging CANNOT be used in a microwave so make sure it is only plastic containers you are using). I used 20 secs of cooking time for each interval and repeated for about 4 times until my lip balm completely melted. Of course if it is a larger amount of product more intervals would be needed.

3. Pour the melted product into the container intended for the product. Product would be hot so be cautious!

 

And voila! Extra product that can still be used!

 

After melting it in the microwave you can get almost all the product and as you can see here, the tube is completely empty!

After melting it in the microwave you can retrieve almost all the product and as you can see here, the tube is completely empty! I featured this lip balm in my first product empties post here.

 

The container that I cleaned and poured the lip balm into!

The container that I cleaned and poured the lip balm into!

 

I do hope that you guys do this with utmost care and caution. It does involve heating the product and different products have different melting temperatures which is why you should do it in short intervals as opposed to one prolonged heating time.

My disclaimers for this blog applies to every post and this post is no exception.

 

To all my followers and readers and also to all those who liked and commented on my posts, I would like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart!

 

THANK YOU!!!

First Impression, Chu Lip Lip Balm

I saw a promotion for this product on the Sasa Facebook page and I rushed to grab it. It is the cutest lip product ever! This first impression is on the Chu Lip lip balm. I’ll let pictures do the talking.

Soooo cuteeeee!!!!!!!!

Soooo cuteeeee!!!!!!!!

Packaging labels.

Packaging labels.

Main ingredients that boasts to keep the lips "lovely and sweet". Of course these ingredients are effective remedies to dry lips.

Main ingredients that boasts to keep the lips “lovely and sweet”. Of course these ingredients are effective remedies for dry lips.

So cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I especially love the lip impression in the middle.

The product. It has a white dome shaped plastic that probably shields and keeps the product intact.

The product. It has a white dome shaped plastic sheath that probably shields and keeps the product intact. The cover also has a snap lock mechanism that keeps it in place.

The flavour I chose. Here you can see the tab that allows easy opening of the package.

The flavour I chose. Here you can see the tab that allows easy opening of the package.

Eh voila! Easy breezy!

Eh voila! Easy breezy!

My thoughts:

It is a colourless product that does not deliver any kind of tint to the lips. It is infused with nice flavours that taste pleasant. It also has menthol which would soothe dry and chapped lips. Its selling point is the packaging and the general shape of the product! Who wouldn’t love a little lip impression in the middle of an egg shaped lip balm! First impression, I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Leave the packaging and the oh so adorable shape of it aside, the lip balm itself is hydrating, moisturising, does not feel oily or greasy and tastes pleasant. Although it retails at MYR 25.90 (which is pricey for me for a drugstore lip balm), there is 7 grams of product in it which is twice more than regular lip balms. If you look out for promotions, you could probably find them at a lower price! They’re available at drugstores chains like Watsons and Guardian (also available at Sasa).

Go try it out! I am loving this!

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!!!