Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Review on "The Body Shop" Satsuma Shimmer Born Lippy

Hi Everybody!

I hope you had a good 3 day weekend! I'm a bit late in saying that, but I hope you had a good time regardless! XP

Today I am reviewing on "The Body Shop" Satsuma Shimmer Born Lippy
This product costs $6 and contains 9g, 10mL, or 0.3 oz of product. You can buy this online or at The Body Shop store. I'm sure there are little promotions that sell like 2 of these for $10 at the store, so you can take a look.

What do I think of this product?
This was something I kind of wanted to try for fun. I'm more than halfway done on my EOS lip balm and I just wanted to look around for something new.
This lip balm is in a little pot and has a very nice citrus/orange smell to it. However, if you accidentally lick it or eat it, it doesn't taste good, just a chapstick taste. =P While the lip balm itself does have color, it does not added a lot of color to the lips, if that is what you are looking for. It pretty much is like a clear lip balm.
It does have a bit of shimmer in it, which I don't mind. It is not a crazy shimmer, so it won't make your lips look weird. And it does make my lips look kind of cute and pouty without the weird overly shiny look like some lip products.
However, I need a lot of product to make my lips hydrated and it does not last very long, which means I have to reapply. For my EOS lip balm, two swipes on my lower lip is enough for me to spread it out and make my lips really soft and hydrated. However, I need to take a small chunk of the satsuma born lippy to make my lips feel just as hydrated. Also, it does have a slightly sticky texture and feeling on my lips that reminds me of lipgloss, which I don't like. 
Another issue I have with this is that I need to dip my fingers in, take out product, and apply onto my lips, which leaves my fingers with residual sticky product on them. That is kind of annoying to always have to wipe my fingers clean and it is not really hygienic unless I wash my hands every single time before I use this!
Hmm, I think this lip balm is okay, like it works, but I would not buy it again.

Do I recommended this product?
Honestly, I think that you can find a better lip balm with a lower cost, so no, I do not recommend this product. If you like to buy and collect these things for fun, I guess maybe =P, but in terms of function and convenience you can definitely find something better!

So, I hope this review was helpful to you. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to write in the comment box below! Thank you for reading and have a great day! (or night, if you're on the other side of the world haha) XD


  1. I don't know if it's just me, but I found it drys out my lips :(

  2. that sucks =(, if I use too little it does make my lips feel dry and sticky, I guess you can try applying more? At least, I feel like I need to use a lot to make my lips feel moisturized.