Holiday beauty quick fixes: Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm
18 Saturday Jul 2015
I like to travel light. Very light. My holiday beauty bag follows the same rule. I like to keep it simple with tinted balms or creams for day and a pop of lipstick for evenings out. Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm promises to give a fresh, rosy glow with a hint of a tint to keep lips feeling and looking flushed and healthy.
Volume/ weight: 4g
Scent/ flavour: Ripe Raspberry
Ingredients: Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polybutene, Ozokerite, Octyldodecanol, Beeswax, Trihydroxystearin, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Phenoxyethanol, Vanillin. [+/- Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499), Red 6 (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850)].
Sales blurb: Awaken lips with this super-nourishing balm. The unique formula is rich but lightweight and gives a gorgeous wash of colour to lips – it’s the perfect pick-me-up anytime! Packed full of beneficial ingredients, this balm soothes lips immediately & nourishes them long term. [from Pixi website]
The lip balm glides over dry lips and leaves a waxy coat on lips. This stops moisture loss from the lips. The shea butter in the balm moisturises and softens the lips. This is a really soothing lip balm, particularly when face with harsh winds. I get sore chapped lips in all weather and so I need a good shea butter lip balm to protect against this.
The balm has a really subtle raspberry flavour but it’s not overpowering and is actually quite nice. I am not keen on flavoured lip balms but this is subtle enough for me to like it.
It is a really soft and sheer colour and so can give a beautiful sheer tint to cheeks as well. It’s a nice little multi-tasker and has added bonus of being pool friendly. Cream blushes are the way to go for a beach or poolside flush.
It’s expensive for a chapstick, even a tinted one. I find that it does much the same for me as the Maybelline Babylips chapsticks but is more expensive.
I’ll be using it on holiday this summer but probably wouldn’t repurchase. It’s a nice little chapstick with a subtle flush of colour. For the price, it’s not really for me, but if you’ve tried Maybelline Babylips and want an ‘upgrade’ this is definitely one to buy.