07 May 2011

Review of Kiehl’s Lip Balm with SPF 15 in Hue No. 30G

I'm sure you can work this out but just in case: product shot on the left; blobbed and sheered out on my hand on the right!
A while back I showed you the box of Kiehl’s goodies I got from my wonderful friend Joanne, and promised you some reviews.  Because my lips were feeling incredibly dry, the product I reached for first was this tinted lip balm with SPF.

You get 15ml of petroleum-based balm in a little white tube, which is actually a fair amount of product. You can apply directly from the tube to your lips using the slanted applicator, but I generally squeeze a wee blob onto my fingers first.

This is a product that’s pleasant to use, with a lovely sweet scent and taste - although, strangely, I do think the taste changes once it’s been on your lips for a while, and becomes more  ‘medicinal’ … I’d be interested to know if anyone else found this or if I’m completely imagining things.

Despite my best intentions of saving this for my holiday in about a month’s time, I’ve been reaching for it on an almost daily basis. I stash it in my jacket pocket or handbag and find it lovely and moisturising, with a very subtle colour – it looks red in the tube, but just gives a barely-there gleam to the lips, with no stickiness.

It leaves my lips feeling soft and protected and instantly relieves my chapped lips. And with SPF 15, this would be a great beach or poolside pick – a theory I’m planning to test, if I can just leave it alone until then!


cornflakegirl said...

I must check these out, I haven't been into Kiehl's in ages.

The Make Up Fairy said...

Dying to try this. Love this brand so much x

fluff and fripperies said...

Thanks ladies - it's a lovely product alright x

little t said...

I have yet to try anything by kiehls- I need to try this. Hear the creme des corps is amazing too!

JustLikeJasper♥ said...

Great review :)
I suffer from chapped lips and this sounds like the perfect solution x

Joanne Hegarty said...

Must try this. I often forget that you need to give some tlc to your lips too!

Skinni Peach said...

Oh I got this in Oz last year and still have it...absolutely love it! gives the most gorgeous sheen!

Kirsteen Bell said...

Interesting. I bought a Kiehls lip balm years ago which was great but unfortunately medicinal tasting from the start. This product sounds much nicer and well worth a try.