Delipscious Tinted Lip Balm is one of the products that I recently won from The Body Shop. I’m quite pleased that it was included in the basket because it’s one of those items that I never would have picked up but now that I’ve tried it, will definitely buy again.
Why wouldn’t I have tried it? Mainly because in tube form, the colours don’t look that special. And there’s no way I would have picked up the colour I won, papaya crush, because of its slight orange-iness. But while the colour doesn’t look that great in the tube, it really works well on my lips.
The Body Shop is pushing this product mainly as a lip balm that provides “a hint of color” and yes, the colour is subtle but it’s definitely visible. Even more visible is the almost sparkly quality that this balm gives your lips. It’s not so sparkly that you can’t wear this product during the day, but if you’re wearing this balm, it’s obvious that you’re wearing something a little fancier than your basic Blistex.
Personally, I really like how Delipscious looks on my lips and since it was packaged in a typical (though nicer than usual) lip balm tube, I find it to be a really easy way to add some prettiness into my day.
I also love how this stuff (at least the papaya crush scent) smells though it might be a bit too fruity smelling for some.
So this item looks great, it smells great, but when it comes to how it feels, I have to go with “okay” instead of great. While it’s not sticky, it does go on kind of heavy and you can definitely feel it on your lips for a bit. Initially, there’s a slippery feeling to it (which makes sense since it contains cocoa butter, which melts a body temperature) but as the balm dries, it becomes almost waxy feeling.
I actually don’t mind the waxy phase; it makes me feel like my lips are actually being moisturized.
However, that appears to be only a feeling and not reality. Despite this claim, “Organic, virgin, cold-pressed Community Trade coconut oil moisturizes and softens skin, while helping to replenish moisture levels” (among other “it moisturises claims), I do not find this balm to be very moisturizing.
But then a balm that actually moisturizes is a rare thing and when I find it, I think I can easily wear it under this product, so that I can have the best of both worlds.
Would I Buy This Again: Yes, especially since it only cost $10.
Should You Buy It: If the colours work for you, yes.