Saturday, 15 March 2014

The Body Shop Born Lippy review

Hello my lovelies!

All the way back in October I purchased a set of the Body Shop Born Lippy on a ferry back from Germany, and since I have been using them pretty much everyday I thought I would give you a quick review of them!

The set included five different flavour lip balms - Passionberry, Raspberry, Strawberry, Watermelon and Satsuma Shimmer.

The lip balms came in this cute lollipop packaging that looks so appealing, the colours compliment each other brilliantly and it's such a clever way to package products. The bow is a particularly nice touch and I think it gives the packaging the cute factor that everyone loves.

I'm really surprised that the lollipop style packaging has lasted this long because all it seems to be made of is weak cardboard, but I'm glad that it has as it looks adorable on my dresser!

Looking online it seems that these lip balms are now only sold individually which is a real shame but they're only £2.00 each so they're still good value.

All of the lip balms smell delicious and the slight tint of colour they bring really brightens up my lips. They last about 2-3 hours before they need reapplying - which is pretty average for a lip balm, and they're great for everyday moisture for people with either normal or slightly dry lips. (I don't think that they're strong enough to help with really dry/chapped lips.)

One of my favourite things about this range is that they aren't sticky at all, they're very sleek and also have a really lovely shine finish. 

Watermelon born lippy

Surprisingly, I actually like all of the flavours, but my stand out favourite is definitely Watermelon. I feel that they've pretty much captured the exact flavour of a watermelon and the peachy/nude tint of it looks really pretty when applied to my lips.

Passionberry Born Lippy

My least favourite out of all 5 would have to be Passionberry, but only because I wasn't that big of a fan of the flavour. It was still nice but it has been the balm I have used the least. When applied to your lips passionberry has a very light almost lilac tint, which I have to admit is very pretty. If you apply it very lightly you still get the same moisture and taste but without the purple tint, so if you don't like purple lip products, you can still enjoy this!

Satsuma Shimmer Born Lippy
Satsuma shimmer as suggested by the name has a gorgeous sparkle to it and I often apply it over a lipstick to give it a pretty shimmer.

At first I wasn't sure about using this balm because I didn't want to have bright orange lips but it turns out that the orange tint isn't very noticeable when applied, and looks like a light gold.

Strawberry Born Lippy
I don't normally like Strawberry flavoured balms, they're always just way too sweet and overpowering for me but this one is just right! When applied to your lips you're treated to a gorgeous rich red colour and an even more gorgeous smell. 

Raspberry Born Lippy

I haven't really got much to say about this balm apart from the fact that I love the pink tint it has, in fact the only reason I wear this balm is for the pretty pink tint. I'm not much of a fan of the taste or smell and I don't see how it smells even remotely like a raspberry; raspberry is my favourite fruit so I was very disappointed overall with this.

The only thing I don't like about all the products is the fact they are in pots. I find it's really annoying because after applying it to your lips your left with an oily finger! I also think pots aren't very hygienic so once I've finished these I'm going to buy them in stick form!
As you can see, my overall rating is 4 stars so I definitely recommend! If you're interested in purchasing any of the 5 balms I reviewed click here to be taken to The Body Shop's website!


  1. I bought the Passionberry born lippy about 2 weeks ago, I quite like it! I guess it depends on what sort of flavours you like etc. Great review, and very accurate.

    Think I might buy the Watermelon seeing as you love it so much.
    Jamie x

    1. Thanks! and you definitely should, watermelon is the BEST! xx

  2. I love the body shop but i've never tried any of the born lippy range! They sound really good though so i might pop in and get some.

    1. i can't believe you haven't tried any of them! xx


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