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Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Body Bakery Lip Butter Review

I am on a The Body Bakery craze! As I mentioned in my earlier posts, The Body Bakery is a company that offers beauty products inspired with bakery and yummy dessert scents. How can I refuse sweet and yummy smelling stuff? This can be the downfall of my bank account!

During my last online splurge, I purchased three tubes of Lip Butter from The Body Bakery which is Peppermint Vanilla Latte, Dark Chocolate Mint and Pinkiecharm.

The Lip Butter comes in a standard .15 oz clear plastic tube with a twister at the bottom. The labeling is simple with the play of white and blue colour for the background. The company's logo is printed alongside with the lettering of "Lip Butter". The flavour for each balm is printed separately on a sticker label and is pasted underneath the white line of logo and lettering. Further down the label is printed with product information, description and list of ingredients in small font but is still readable. There is no safety seal on the cap.
The tube of Lip Butter.
The cap still intact and unopened but there's no safety seal.

The ingredients listed for the Lip Butter is: Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Flavour, Flavour Oil, Saccharin.
Ingredients listed on the label.

This is how the tubes of Lip Butter looked like opened:
The three tubes of Lip Butter freshly opened and new.
Close up picture of the Dark Chocolate Mint Lip Butter.

As you can see, the Pinkiecharm Lip Butter has a washed-out red tint to the balm whereas the Peppermint Vanilla Latte and Dark Chocolate Mint is white in colour.

The cap of the balm pulls off fairly easily and twisting the twister to get the balm out is also uneventful. The balm slides in an out of the tube effortlessly without getting stuck at the mouth of the tube when going in.
Twisting the balm out of the tube.

The Lip Butter glides smoothly over my lips. The texture felt a little thick and buttery if compared to Crazy Rumor's lip balm. There is also no taste to the balm and the shine is very subtle. The Lip Butter does not leave any waxy feeling on my lips but it did leave a buttery feeling just like I had applied a film of butter on them. After it had melted in, my lips felt moisturized and soft. After a couple of hours, my lips felt like there's a film of drying butter left on my lips just like their Bedtime Balm. The lasting power for the Lip Butter is a couple of hours before the need for reapplying.

The Peppermint Vanilla Latte Lip Butter smelled more of sweet vanilla than peppermint. There was no tingly feeling when applied. I love vanilla too so the scent is all right by me. I was looking forward to this scent since I am a big fan of peppermint but was quite disappointed that the lip butter didn't have any minty tingle at all. It really is just vanilla.

The Dark Chocolate Mint really smelled like dark chocolate with just a little tiny hint of mint. It actually made me crave for chocolate mints! There was also no tingle of mint when applied. Since both lip butters didn't have any strong scent nor mintyness, I concluded that the mint factor is very minimal in these lip products.

The Pinkiecharm Lip Butter has a washed-out red tint to the balm and leaves a very subtle hint of pink on my lips when applied. I really like the very sheer and almost clear pink tint because it made my lips looked healthy and pinkish. It has a sweet and sour mixed berry scent which I didn't really like at first but the scent gradually grew on me.

Here's what the Lip Butter's swatch looks like:
 The Peppermint Vanilla Latte and the Dark Chocolate Mint Lip Butter had the same swatch as the left one and the right one is the Pinkiecharm Lip Butter swatch.

My verdict: I find that The Body Bakery's Lip Butter is less moisturizing if compared to My Lip Stuff and Crazy Rumor's lip balms. Even though it has it's moisturizing moments, my lips tend to get dry when the Lip Butter had fully disappeared. I found a trick to keep my lips stay soft and supple after applying the lip butter by wiping the balm off before it gets the chance to dry on my lips. It worked very well and my lips stayed moisturized. Would I repurchase these again? Maybe after all of my lip balm stash hidden in my drawer had finished, just for the fun scents and the lovely sheer pink tint.

Where to get these Lip Butter? You can buy them online at The Body Bakery's website. The Pinkiecharm is under the Lip Frosting section.

p/s.: The only downside of it all is that even though the products from The Body Bakery is great especially the conditioner, their customer service is not very friendly and replied my one single inquiry very curtly. What a bummer.
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