Wednesday, March 21, 2012
I spotted this tinted balm while in The Body Shop last year and was immediately drawn to its shiny goodness. You guys know what I'm like when it comes to shiny stuff, yeah? Yeah.
Once my magpie-like fascination with the packaging wore off, I swatched it. Hello! I liked it. A lot. It was a light, blue-based pink that wasn't too pornstar and probably wouldn't make me look like a whore. Fantastic.
Then I noticed that it was $20. Well, fuck. $20 isn't too bad a price, but for someone who hardly ever slaps anything more than a clear balm on their lips, it was a bit too much. I left it.
Since this incident happened around Christmastime, I managed to send over a quick email so S. Claus and told him to chuck it in my giftbag. He agreed and here we are.
Here are some swatches for you (taken with my phone). Squint real hard and maybe you'll be able to make it out.
And now some pics of me wearing it. Prepare for the most sensual photos you're ever bound to see in your entire life. Oh, and ignore my messed hair. Actually don't. It totally adds to the 'I JUST HAD WILD SEX' look. P.S. I'm completely taking the piss.
And my favourite:
Okay, so this balm is quite the little gem. The packaging rocks, it feels smooth and creamy, gives good colour/tint and lasts a decent length of time on the lips. It does smell a tad odd, with its delightful mix of zinc (remember when your mum used to slather that shit on your nose at the beach?) and watermelon, but it's doable. The only downside for me is the pricetag.
There are other shades in the range (not many, from memory) so they're def worth checking out. This one looks good with pretty much any eye look so it's a goodie. I think it'd look sensational on someone with a tan.