I’ve seen this pop up on all sorts of “best of” lists and truly thought “Plum? Lip Treatment? What is that all about?” and then promptly forgot about the product. Well, it was included in one of the sets I received as a sample from Sephora over the Holidays (so, we have them to thank for this review), and I finally broke it out recently.
O. M. G.
This stuff really is amazing. It is basically a hydrating lip balm with a beeswax base (I like beeswax lip balms, have you noticed this?) and it contains Sugar to act as a humectant (pulls moisture to the outer surface from below) some anti-oxidants and even has SPF 15 (see below for the UV range covered). It tastes a little sweet but there really isn’t much flavor, which is good given my propensity for basically chewing off balm if it is yummy (admit it, you do this too!).
Regardless, my biggest reason for loving this is the color. When you use the balm is deposits a little color, which is darker than my lip color but is really much lighter than you would think looking at the picture above. It’s a pretty translucent plum color that is somewhat buildable. I like it so much I’m likely going to pick up the Rose Version as well.