So this was one of the full sized products that everyone who subscribed to the Vellvette box got in the Feb box. Yes, I know half the bloggers went over the moon with this, but it was not much of a happening product for me. I totally love the packaging of the balm. It comes in a cute tin box that is absolutely reusable material. What I am referring to is the Figs & Rouge Aloe Mint Lip Balm. The sneak preview did give away the product and I was actually looking forward to having it as a part of my Feb Vellvette box.
When I received it I was delighted. I loved the look of the balm tin which was very vintage. My happiness was a bit short lived as it took quite a battle to just pull of the lid of the balm. I have been using balms packed in tin like the ones Omved sells, but this one was absolutely snap shut.
I love mint. But the fragrance of this balm is slightly over powering. It smells like Mentos, the mint pop. The fragrance is quite intense for a few seconds post the application and then it wears off, which is a good thing. The other issue is that the effect of the balm does not last really long. At least I have had to reapply it as frequently as every two hours which is a pain.
The texture ( as one of the bloggers I interact with KofyKat pointed out ) is squishy. It is too soft to the touch, unlike the normal texture of a lip balm. Just take a bit of the lip balm on your finger and it melts really quickly making it quite easy to apply. The flip side, the balm melts too fast!
A warning: The summer has started. This balm melts. Really fast! So please store it in a cool place. Not advisable to dunk it in your purse!
Price and Shelf Life
This 17 ml tin of lip balm is priced at INR 695 and has a shelf life of one year. What is upsetting is that the date of manufacture is not mentioned anywhere on the tin, so I have no clue about the expected expiry date this balm can have. And this is also one of the reasons why I am a bit apprehensive to use it on the lips.
Where can I buy this?
Currently I do know that it available on the Vellvette site. Click here to buy. If anyone knows where else this can be bought in India, please let me know, so that I can update the list.
Will I recommend it?
Ummm, no. I am happy with my Omved and Rustic Art lip balms. I shall stick on to those because I find them more suitable to the Indian seasons. This one does not figure in my list of rebuys at all.
Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Butyrospermum, Parkii Fruit Butter, Cera Alba, Mentha Piperita Leaf Oil, Aloe Barbandesis Fruit Juice, Limonene Linalool.
Figs and Rouge is perfect for those lips that chap and peel, cuticles that go haywire, skin that itches and burns and eyebrows that just can’t stay in shape. Carry this in your purse and let your creativity go wild! The uses of this balm:
- Apply on lips to hydrate them and also use as a base to make the lipstick last longer.
- Use it at night to treat cracked or dry feet.
- Use it to hydrate dry skin on face, hands, arms or legs – will not leave your skin sticky at all.
- Vellvette recommends: Apply a tiny bit to keep the brows in shape all day long.
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