Lip balm was the first beauty product I ever owed. I am pretty sure this holds true for many of you ladies out there too. Needless to say, I totally heart them and hoard them like crazy. So when Island Kiss team asked me if I would like to try out their lip balms, I couldn’t say no. Here are my thoughts on them:
One look at them and I was instantly reminded about the packaging of The Balm cosmetics. Island Kiss is a new Indian brand based in Goa. They have introduced 3 lip moisturizers which are 100% organic and 100% pure, with an impressive ingredients list. More information here: myislandkiss.com
All of them came packed in super pretty boxes which have every bit of information written on them. The boxes even had small shells in them. I am glad that the lip moisturizers have a slanted tip applicator because that makes application easy. Since these are oil-based, they are incredibly hydrating. I need to use very less quantity for my lips. They even have a weak sweet taste. They work like a charm to smoothen lips when used 10 minutes before application of lip stain and matte lipsticks. I squeeze out a tiny amount of quantity and blot before applying lipstick.
I have been using ‘Puerto Berry Blush’ variant a lot which has a lovely berry red tint. It’s one tinted lip moisturizer that packs a punch! After I have re-applied it 2-3 times, it stains my lips and the stain stays for long. Even longer than Benefit Benetint stain! Me likey! I didn’t try it as a blush because of the texture being too emollient. I am pretty sure I will be finishing this soon! If you are a fan of subtle berry red shades, you must give this a try.
My mom has been using the ‘Alma Vanilla and Inges Lavendar’variant (transparent on lips) since more than a week on her forever parched lips and she has been loving it.
‘Cherry Blossom Flares’is the only variant I wouldn’t go out wearing somewhere since the milky shade is a mismatch on my lips. So I use it in my night-time routine.
All of these colorful lip balms also have SPF 15! Brownie points!
The quality of these lip balms makes them heavenly, especially for those who suffer from parched lips.
Price & Quantity:
Alma Vanilla and Inges Lavendar: Rs 399, 14g
Cherry Blossom Flares: Rs 399, 14g
Puerto Berry Blush: Rs 499, 14 g (Wish the price was lower)
Have you tried Island kiss lip moisturizers?
Disclosure: Product sent by brand. Honest review, as always.