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Love & Beauty Coconut & Peach Lip Balms



When I spot packaging that is shaped like an ice cream sundae, I don't have to think twice about taking it home with me. Such was the case with this Love & Beauty coconut and peach lip balm set ($1.50), that I recently spotted, over at Forever 21. 

Peach Lip Balm

Peach: I am one who is not very picky about fragrances in lip products. But, this one was just too artificial-even for me. The peach scent in this lip balm is definitely not something I am a fan of. On the more positive note, this lip balm did go on the smoothest out of the two.

Coconut Lip Balm

Coconut: I am a huge lover of all things coconut scented. Anything that reminds me of the beach, sunsets, and warm summer weather, has a friend in me. This coconut scented lip balm is my favorite out of the two, when it comes fragrance. Unfortunately, when it came to application, I found the texture quite uncomfortable. It did not apply as smoothly as I would have liked. It went on gritty and felt a bit rough. 

Both of these lip balms don't have any pigment, so they apply sheer. Honestly, I don't find that there is really anything special about these lip balms, other than the cute packaging and the fun scent. My lips are super dry and while these lip balms didn't exactly worsen them, they did not help moisturize them, either. Also, these lip balms felt heavy on my lips. I could definitely feel like something was coating my lips-sort of wax-like, actually. Not a very comfortable feeling. As far as lasting power goes, I find that I have to reapply every 1-2 hours. 
I would have really liked to have seen more moisturizing-inducing ingredients such as, Shea butter and vitamin E. Lastly, an SPF of some sort would have been a really nice addition.

Overall, if you don't have extremely dry lips and are looking for a basic, fun-scented, inexpensive lip balm, then these may be ones you want to look into. But, if moisturizing is your goal, look elsewhere. There are many other lip balms on the market that do wonders when it comes to moisturizing the lips. I would not repurchase these lip balms again. One of my favorite lip balms is Smith's Rosebud Salve. It never disappoints me, and I can't imagine my life without it. 


Have any of you tried the Love & Beauty lip balms? Which are your favorite lip balms?


Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned above. I purchased the products mentioned above, for my personal use.

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