I recently received these beauty products from Mentholatum for review and while they are sponsored, I will constantly aim to present as true a personal viewpoint perspective as possible.
My usual lip routine everyday starts with a matte lipstick which I then take a gloss or balm (depending on my mood) to glide over so that I can control the top sheen of the lips. By the end of the day without any touch ups my lips are usually pretty dry so when I was given the chance to try on these products I was ecstatic.
Lip Pure Lip Balm
A very minimalist packaging, this lip balm pretty much swivels up like a lipstick. An organic option, the balm is made from a natural beeswax formulation and contains natural plant ingredients of Shea Butter Oil, Almond Oil, Aloe Extract and Jojoba Oil.
My Opinion: If you prefer your lip balms without any smell, this one is fragrance-free… like really! No smell at all! Slicks on clear, lips are left with a healthy sheen. A smooth finish, Lip Pure Lip Balm keeps lip supple and feels very light on lips.
Lip Pure Moisturizing Lipgel
The instantaneous aroma of honey, this buttery textured lipgel smells heavenly. Unfortunately it doesn’t taste just as yummy. Also organic, its made from a gentle Beeswax formulation and contains antioxidants of Vitamin E and Grapefruit Seed Oil. Does not contain any preservatives or colorant. Being a lipgel, it comes packaged in a tube.
My Opinion: As it is a lipgel the texture is naturally creamier, but it glides easily on lips without leaving that sticky mozzarella cheese effect when lips are parted. The honey scent while more distinct than the lemon note is pleasant but not overpowering. The gel is a translucent creamy, buttery liquid with hints of micro-glitter which once applied blends in to produce a clear, slightly glossier finish from the balm. The packaging doesn’t really give any hints that the gel is sparkly so I was pretty surprised when I initially squeezed out the gel. I’m honestly not a huge fan of glitter in gloss but (without a lipstick base) the specks seemed to just slightly reflect and enhance the gloss rather than distinctively sparkle so its something I can let slide. The feel after application is a tad heavier than the balm but the important part is that it doesn’t feel gunky. Even after half an hour lips still feels moist.
Conclusion: I was very pleased with both the lip balm and lipgel because for one its a natural alternative. These days, I tend to enjoy trying more organic products. Secondly, both leave lips moisturized, soft, supple and hydrated in my opinion. There is no real problems faced while trying them except for the personal preference of the shimmer in the lipgel which some might be caught a little off-guard. Of the two, as I prefer less of a gloss finish the lip balm would be my preferred choice but controlling the amount of lipgel applied usually does the trick.
Both Mentholatum Lip Pure Lip Balm & Moisturizing Lipgel are priced at S$7.90 and are available at Watsons, Guardian Pharmacy, NTUC Fairprice and departmental stores.