The Summer season demands lighter, sheerer lips and I often tend to opt for tinted balms or products like Chanel's Rouge Coco Shines or Revlon's Lip Butters. Whilst having a wander around Boots recently, I came across Soap & Glory's Lip Moisture Balm, 'A Great Kisser' in Juicy Peach and thought it was worth a try.
As I've mentioned in previous reviews of Soap & Glory products, I am not a fan of their cutesy, retro packaging, although I know many who are. This balm is encased in a sturdy tin and smells strongly of peach when opened. Thankfully, when applied to the lips the scent dissipates quickly.
Despite the bright peach tint which is evident in the tin, when swatched and applied to the lips, it is pretty much sheer. It is rather on the sticky side and I would actually class this more of a gloss / balm hybrid than a straightforward tinted lipbalm. It did leave a nice, glossy sheen on the lips but it was fairly transparent and I was a little disappointed there was not more pigment present.
I found this lasted around an hour or so before I needed to reapply which is as expected for glosses and balms. I found it to be fairly hydrating but not as moisturising as my trusty Carmex My main grumble with this product is the fact that it comes in a tin rather than a stick and I can see it getting very messy very quickly. I'm not a great fan of tins for applying products on the hoof as well, as I tend to end up with sticky fingers!
This is a nice enough balm but for the price, I expected more from it and it really isn't much different from other basic balms. You are paying for the Soap & Glory packaging and scent. Having said that, if you are one of those people who love all things the Soap & Glory, then you will probably like this and it is by no means a bad product. If you have a sensitive nose though, I would avoid it as it is highly scented and unfortunately, Soap & Glory don't provide testers for their balms so there is no way of knowing whether it is to your taste before you purchase.
Where to Buy - Boots
Price - £5