Everyone knows I love lip balms. It’s an addictive, impulsive, and expensive habit. And when Weleda sent me these tinted lip balms, I was immediately curious and excited. Here is a brand that I love – their skin food has helped my eczema-prone skin to calm down and become normal again. I have been using their almond oil cleanser and face oil too, both products I would recommend to anyone with sensitive skin.
But alas, I don’t love the lip balms as much as I love their skin food or almond oil. Why? The balms are not balmy enough – my lips are left feeling a bit dry and tight. I know my lips are particularly dry, so these may be more suitable for people whose lips are not as dry as mine. Plus the colours…what can I say…nude is not nude on me – I look like I have chalk on my lips. The berry red is definitely more me, so a big tick against that one for colour. And the rose is more of a nude for me, so a mini-tick against that one for a colour I can use. They would have been better off bringing out a clear one – suitable for everyone, instead of jumping on the nude-bandwagon. Unless you are going to cater for all skin tones and colours, you are safer going for a ‘nude’ colour that is more inclusive.
That said, the lip balms are made of organic shea butter and organic jojoba oil, are suitable for vegans, and do have a lovely sheen to them. They recommend using their everon lip balm under these balms for very dry lips, which I am yet to try, but who is going to apply two lip balms at a time? Not even obsessive me. I would recommend amping up the moisturising properties of the tinted ones so that they are a standalone product. They are reasonably priced though, at £6.95 each, which is fair for something that adds a bit of natural colour to lips.
Have you tried them? What do you think?