I am such a huge hoarder of lip balms 😛 as my regular readers would know by now! And if the lip balm has an amazingly delicious scent and comes in a cute little tin, oh my, how can I resist it? 😀
I bought this lip balm from Boots at Heathrow airport in London. My first tryst with Soap & Glory products when Sephora first opened in Delhi and I bought their Soaper Heroes kit (click on title for review). I’ve been in love with S&G products since then and always eager to try out new stuff from this brand! So, when I spotted this lip balm at Boots at the airport it looked very tempting and I bought it 🙂 and I’ve been completely in love with ever since! I even featured it in my Friday Favorites post twice!
Moving on to the review of the Soap & Glory A Great Kisser lip balm, the lip balm comes in a tin with very attractive retro style graphics on its label. The tin is pink and orange colored and looks very pretty and cute 🙂
Many times, such tin lip balms are difficult to open but surprisingly this one opens very easily and also keeps shut properly. It’s very convenient to use and the tin is very lightweight and easy to carry.
The only issue with the packaging is of hygiene 🙁 we all hate dipping our fingers in the lip balm tubs but well, have to compromise for the cuteness 😛
This lip balm comes in 5 flavors according to their website – Peppermint, Sweet coconut, Juicy Peach, Chocolate Cherry and Vanilla Bean.
The one I have is Juicy Peach and very very true to its name, it’s absolutely juicy peach 😉
The first thing you’re bound to notice when you open the tin is the fragrance. It’s a very peachy fragrance. It smells of fresh delicious peaches. It’s a very very delicious scent. I always want to lick this as soon as I open the tin 😛
The scent is not a very strong fragrance but something that is very prominent. And the scent is also not the artificial kinds, it smells very natural and very good!
Talking about the texture of the lip balm, when you see the lip balm at first, it appears to be very solid and you would assume it won’t be a soft lip balm. You would assume it to be a hard lip balm with a waxy texture and something you need to work to get on your fingers from the tub especially in winters. But let me tell you, it’s nothing of the things we just assumed 😛
It’s texture is so so soft. It doesn’t come on your finger instantly. But just one-two times you circle your finger in it and you get a soft gooey lip balm on your fingers with no effort. It really has a beautiful texture that just melts at one touch of your fingers and it gets applied on the lips very smoothly.
Soap & Glory defines the lip balm as – this melt-on-your-mouth conditioning mix may just be the best lip balm ever made. A great kisser™ is formulated with mango butter to moisturize, apricot butter for weather protection, lingonberry oil to boost barrier repair (and prevent water loss) and pomegranate extract to renew your ‘dewy’. It’s not too waxy, not too slippery, not too greasy or too sticky. In fact, it’s just fabulous.
Their definition is bang on about the texture! It is fabulous! 😀 its texture alongwith the fragrance is the best part of the lip balm for me. No wait I love the tin too 😛 oh I love it all 😀
On lips, it gives a kindof glossy look and gives a very healthy look to lips with a slight tint of color. The tint is very naturally peach and blends in so well with lips that it just gives a healthy glossy shine to lips and nothing more!
I couldn’t get a swatch picture as the balm just kept coming as clear and transparent on my fingers!
Talking about the moisturization, it’s not the lip balm that will repair your chapped lips or extremely dry lips. But it’s great for normal-dry lips and it makes my lips very soft. It’s more of an indulging product. But I vouch for one thing- it has made my lips very soft. It really softens lips but yes won’t give enough moisture to heal them in extreme cold weather. We have our Vaselines for that, don’t we? 😉
It also lasts a pretty good time on your lips, that is if you don’t lick the balm!
One confession – I have a weird obsession with tasting my lip balms 😛 and yes, I tasted this. This has been the most tempting lip balm ever and I could have never resisted tasting it. And let me tell you, it actually tastes delicious! Oh yes baby! It tastes sweet and has a very mild taste similar to the fragrance! Most of the times, I just end up licking it all from my lips and I constantly reapply! This might just become the first lip balm I’ve ever finished completely 😛
I’m in absolute love with this lip balm and I just can’t get over it 😛 these days I use it allll the time 😀 the texture and fragrance combined make it such a pleasure to use!
I bought this lip balm for £4, approx. Rs.400 according to the conversion rate at that time. Yes it is expensive for a lip balm. But for me it was more of a luxury purchase, no no I don’t go around buying expensive lip balms all the time 😛
But also, I want to point out that the quantity of this balm is 18grams which is quite huge! And you need a tiny amount to cover your lips at a time so thinking rationally, it might not be all that expensive! I personally felt the quantity of the balm, the feeling of the brilliant texture which is such a delight to use plus the fragrance and how it softens my lips, this all is worth the price and I do not regret spending this amount on it at all!
Overall, it is a fantastic lip balm which makes lips soft but is not strong enough for extreme dry lips. It has a delicious peach fragrance and has a brilliant texture! Because of its price, it’s more of an indulgent buy rather than an essential! But I do recommend it to all! I would love to try it in another flavor too! 🙂
Price: £4 approx Rs.400.
Available at: Sephora in USA, not available in India yet. But might be available in Delhi Sephora, do check and let me know Delhites 😀
Ingredients: Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax/ Cire Microcristalline), Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil/ Huile Minérale), Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Synthetic Wax, Lauryl PCA, Paraffin, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Vaccinium Vitis-Idaea Seed Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Tocopherol Acetate, Saccharin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopherol, BHT, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, CI 15850 (Red 6), CI 15985 (FD&C Yellow 6 Al Lake), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).
Why you’ll like it:
1) Attractive & Convenient packaging.
2) Amazing peach fragrance.
3) Makes lips soft.
4) Very soft and wonderful texture.
5) Huge quantity in tin. Will last long.
6) Gives a very pretty glossy look.
Why you’ll dislike it:
1) Not enough for very dry lips.
2) Tin packaging can get unhygienic.
4) Not available easily.
To buy or not to buy?
Definitely buy if you want to pamper yourself! 🙂