Food for thought- since lip balms can often be shiny, and lip glosses are often moisturising, how does one decide whether to call a specific product a lip balm or a lip gloss? And why has there not been a Royal Commission assembled to look into this pressing issue? Yup, you’re seeing my philosophical side :p
Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm is a mystery to me. It is DAMN glossy (in fact it outshines many of my lip glosses), and actually pretty meh when it comes to moisturising the lips. I mean, if it wasn’t for the name on the tube I would have totes mistaken this for a gloss.
The Malin + Goetz Mojito lip balm has a totally non-sticky gel like texture which is quite similar to the Ellis Faas Glazed Lips L309 (reviewed here). It feels and looks fab on the lips, but doesn’t really do anything for my lips in terms of hydration.
Still well worth checking out for the high shine; delish minty, lime, mojito scent; and the oh so hip packaging.
Has anyone tried this? I hear that Malin + Goetz also has a ‘lip moisturiser’ which is available at Mecca Cosmetica but I haven’t seen it in person- I wonder if it’s any more moisturising than the Mojito balm?
I got this from Urban Outfitters for $12.
Full ingredient list: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Butylene/ethylene/styrene copolymer, Ethylene/Propylene/ Styrene copolymer, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tricaprylin, Phenoxyethanol, Bisabolol, Fragrance.Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Aug 18th, 2011 in Lip balm, Lip Gloss, Reviews | 14070 comments. Shine+On+You+Crazy+Mojito+Diamond%21+Malin+%2B+Goetz+Mojito+lip+balm+review2011-08-18+08%3A08%3A06myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D1407
I’ve been curious about the Yes To range of products after reading Karen’s glowing reviews on Makeup and Beauty Blog , more so recently because I’ve been paying much more attention to the ingredients in my lip care and actively seeking brands that have a more natural focus.
So as you can imagine, I was delighted to be given the opportunity to trial some lip products in the Yes to Carrots range.
About the brand..
FOUNDED IN 2006, Yes To is a consumer-inspired line of hair and skin products born out of a desire to make you look and feel your most happy and radiant. Yes To combines high-quality organic fruits and vegetables with a special mineral elixir derived from the Dead Sea to nourish and hydrate naturally. [from website]
Like the rest of the Yes To Carrots range, this lip balm uses lovely ingredients like Coconut oil, Shea Butter, and true to it’s name- Carrot Root Extract. Carrot Root Extract is very high in vitamin A precursers and vitamin E.
This balm is fairly moisturising on the lips (richer than the Burt’s Bees lip balms, and similar to Badger Balm which I reviewed earlier) and has a modest wear time of about 30mins before I feel the need to reapply. Normal-> mild dry lips would absolutely love this, very dry lipped individuals may prefer something a little heavier/richer.
Oh and the yummy melon smell of this lip balm is very, very addictive.
This is my favourite out of the 3 Yes To Carrots lip products, and the one that I will run out and repurchase when I finish this tube.
The Lip Tints are basically a tinted balm. After applying this for the first time I was blown away by how gorgeous the peachy rose shade is, and how it just brightens up my face and is pigmented enough to take the ‘corpse’ purple out of my natural lip colour (compare against the first lip photo).
In fact, I would even go so far as to say that it is a (slightly peachier) balm version of Chanel Rouge Coco ‘Mademoiselle’ ! I kid you not.
‘Sunset Pink’ glides on like butter, and feels very lightweight on the lips. It is moderately moisturising, and has a wear time of about 45mins. It has a mintiness to it from the peppermint oil in the balm which I absolutely LOVE.
for the rest of the review, keep reading after the jump!
–myfunnyvalentine on Jul 2nd, 2011 in Drugstore, Lip balm, Petrolatum Detox | 7392commentsPetrolatum+Detox+chapter+5%3A+Yes+to+Carrots+2011-07-02+05%3A29%3A50myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D739
Enriched with superior skin conditioners and antioxidants, this emollient balm soothes and relieves dry, chapped, irritated lips. Unlike waxy sticks, it penetrates quickly to provide instant relief. Offers broad-spectrum sun protection with an SPF of 25; also guards against windburn and temperature extremes. Contains natural mint to help freshen breath. Fragrance-free. Colorant-free. Dermatologist tested. [product description from Jack Black website]
Availability: Sephora, www.getjackblack.com
I find it amusing that the BEST LIP BALM I HAVE EVER COME ACROSS was designed for men.
Jack Black Intense Lip Therapy is some seriously amazing stuff. If you’ve read my previous lip balm posts you’d know all about how much I struggle with dry lips and how frustrating it is that balms that seem to do the job for other girls just didn’t seem to work for my lips. This balm was recommended to me by the ridiculously gorgeous Holly (of Beatideas.)
This lip balm is intensely hydrating, and seems to ‘penetrate’ the skin rather than just sitting on my lip surface- so that even after the balm has worn off, my lips feel healthier and softer. It stays on my lips for a decent amount of time (a good hour or so) before I need to reapply.
There is a minty scent, and a cooling tingling sensation with this balm which I now find quite pleasant.
Jack Black Intense Lip Therapy is conveniently packaged in a small squeeze tube, and the texture of the lip balm is halfway between ointment and gel so it spreads easily even on bitterly cold mornings.
Another important advantage of this balm is that it has SPF 25, which is more SPF than found in the majority of lip balms. And of course, as the title of this post suggests- it is petrolatum free.
I purchased this tube from Sephora.com through a mail forwarding service, and have ordered a few backups in the original mint flavour- as well as their new flavours Grapefruit and Ginger, Black Tea and Blackberry.
full ingredient list:
active ingredients: Octinaxate 7.5%, Avobenzone 3.0%
other ingredients: Natural mint flavour, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Persea Gratissima (Avocado Oil), Camellia Sinesis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Jun 29th, 2011 in Lip balm, Petrolatum Detox, Reviews | 7120 comments. Petrolatum+Detox+chapter+4%3A+Jack+Black+Intense+Therapy+Lip+Balm+SPF+252011-06-29+01%3A51%3A21myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D712
Tags: Jack Black
Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Apr 19th, 2011 in Bobbi Brown, Lip balm, Reviews | 1656commentsBobbi+Brown+Lip+Balm+SPF+15-+a+review2011-04-19+23%3A32%3A00myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D165
|Lip swatch Korres Mango Lip Butter. No more Zombie Jen XD|
Polybutene, Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Hydroxystearic Acid, Polyethylene, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Magnifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Mica, Aroma (Flavor), Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Oryza Sativa Cera (Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Extract, Linalool, Limonene, Hydroxycitronellal, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 15850 (Red 6), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), CI 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake).
Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Apr 12th, 2011 in Lip balm, Petrolatum Detox, Reviews, Swatches | 1563commentsPetrolatum+Detox+chapter+3%3A+Korres+Mango+Lip+Butter2011-04-12+07%3A16%3A00myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D156
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