Monday, March 03, 2008

Guest Post! Sephora Professionel Most Complete Lip Balm

That may just win the prize for unnecessarily long and stilted-sounding lip balm name. Today's poster is Bess, who braved the money-sucking sea of spend that is Sephora to bring us this review (and Sephora plug?):

My name is Bess and I am addicted to anything you put on lips. Lips are the easiest thing to "make-up" in the morning and I love how I can slick something on and go! My signature "look" is to apply a chap stick with a sheer gloss over it (I'm loving Stila Lip Glaze in Vanilla, $20) topped with a tint of color with a nude lip liner (Digging Sephora Jumbo Pencil in Wood, $5). I came upon this Sephora chap stick while cruising the site and am in love with the moisture and smell it provides! Besides my obsession with everything lips I love to hang with my dogs and read a good book.

Price: On sale right now for $2, normally $5

Appearance: It comes in a minimalist white pot container and is slim enough to slip in your pocket without being too noticeable- great for application on the go. The text is printed write on the plastic so there is no chance of the paper getting all stained and torn. Since it is in a pot and not a stick you do get it on your hands which can be kind of inconvenient.

Glide: It goes on smooth and not at all waxy. It appears sheer also and not white--a trait I encounter frequently with pot chapstick.

Flavor/Smell: When you first apply it has a wonderful vanilla scent, then after about a minute the menthol kicks in and you get a bit a tingling and mint smell. Another couple minutes and your back to vanilla. It's just enough flavor to make you say "yum" but it's not over-powering.

Lasting Power: It stays slick for a couple hours- depending on if you're eating or licking your lips, and you can feel your lips really getting moisturized.

Product Pluses: It has vitamin E, mango butter and menthol. The website suggests it as a lip stick base- which I would also recommend, though your lipstick will look more sheer. I have also used this balm as a cuticle cream in a pinch and it has worked wonders.

If they would add sunscreen with broad spectrum protection and put it in a tube it would be THE perfect balm! 4.5 out of 5


Blogger Jenna said...

Is it only available online? I'm not familiar with sephora, but I want to try this stuff!

1:49 PM  
Anonymous Maggie said...

I'm an idiot when it comes to lipstick and stuff, so... uh... sheer is like translucent?

10:59 PM  

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