Saturday, 19 December 2015
It Smells Like Grandma, Magially
From the title of this post, you may have guessed it correctly, I'm not impressed by this product I'm going to talk about. In one of the 12 little boxes of Charlotte Tilbury's Book of Makeup Magic lies a pretty little jar of Lip Magic. I've been using it consistently, trying to learn to like it (but fail), for over a week now.
- Rejuvenating, Smoothing Propolis Balm
- 5 ml, Mad in Italy *This is a full size!*
- Texture is a creamy balm. Not waxy, not glossy. Thick with quite a bit of grease; vegetable oil is the first ingredient. It won't make lips look shiny or matte, but somewhere in between.
- Lip colour will go on very smoothly and not slide away. I really appreciate that.
- The fragrance is horrible. Not repulsive or pungent, but ultra-mega-grandma old powder-like. Strong medicine scents like Carmex, some Blistex or Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream are okay to me. Floral or funky extremes such as Burberry, Guerlain, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Bite Beauty lipsticks, I am perfectly fine with (not all is weird, but I know there are people out there who do not like those fragrances/tastes). This Lip Magic's scent, I am really disappointed by.
- If you fancy an overly powdery old lady scented lip balm which works decently well under lip colour at a price tag of 25 pounds. Get this.
- Otherwise, try something else.