It hurts. A LOT … when you mistakenly grin, when you lick it or even when you drink. It’s enough to make a tear trickle down your face from time to time, and can be quite unattractive.
Chapped, cracked lips … the official sign that it’s summer or winter.
Dry lips can often make you regret all the times you took its moisture for granted. Chapped lips are as a result of lessened humidity in the air. This is particularly the atmosphere during winter and summer. Studies show that prolonged exposure in the sun will heighten one’s likelihood of getting chapped lips – but that’s pretty much expected. Additionally, because the lips do not have oil glands, persons often lick them to replenish the moisture, however, this is one of the main culprits of the dry lip problem.
But the folks over at Revlon’s got you covered. They’re aware of the yearly struggles that the lips go through so they’ve recently introduced their Kiss Balm line.
Six tropical, fruity flavours designed to provide lasting hydration with a pop of colour. Give your lips a coat of Juicy Peach, Crisp Apple, Tropical Coconut, Fresh Strawberry, Sweet Cherry or even Berry Burst.
I picked myself up a Crisp Apple at Fontana Pharmacy and I’m ready to tell you wassup !!
When I removed the cover, the kaleidoscope of scents that rushed towards my nostrils reminded me of a cherry lollipop I use to eat as a child. However, when I gave it a second whiff , the aroma overtook my senses and tantalised my nostrils with a scent very similar to the apple Jolly Rancher; forcing my taste receptors to remind itself of the sweet and sour flavour that the popular sweet would give. If I’m being honest, I was actually moved to give it a quick lick. Beware !! It does not have the same taste.
The fragrance doesn’t just unfold and linger in the space around you. It transfers onto your lips so you could actually smell it on your upper lip especially. Don’t worry, it’s nothing that’s obnoxiously loud that’ll cause you to sneeze.
When my friend had smelt it herself, and had seen me applying it; she was already sold and was anxious to get her hands on one to call her own. One of her main concerns was the consistency. She’s very heavy handed and wanted to know how it felt after several applications.
I must say, the product is lightweight and went on like my lip was a hot skillet and the balm was butter. With just two swipes my lips instantly felt smooth and soft. You could possibly forget that you’re wearing it. Even with dozens of applications (because I tried it) it does not weigh down the lips to the point that they begin to feel numb. It did not feel heavy or sticky and was actually rather comfortable. The image below is about ten swipes.
With each swipe the hue that is deposited gets more pigmented but not to the point that it is overpowering. It resembles the look that a lipgloss would give. The gloss isn’t enough to blind a person who’s 1 mile away nor will it make you look like you just ate fried chicken. Perfect for the minimalist woman – hydration and colour. It can also couple as a base for your favourite matte lipstick.
Get Juicy, Kissable Lips this summer ’17 !
For a chance to win your favourite Revlon Kiss Lip Balm and a Revlon makeup pouch, simply comment below and name all six flavors of the Kiss balms. Entries end on Sunday 16th at 11:59pm. Feeling lucky? You could be one of six winners.
*This is a Jamaica ONLY giveaway*