When my mum bought a big set of L'Occitane products from QVC a while ago, I grabbed the lip balm instantly, held it close like some kind of cosmetic Gollum. At last, my precious, a luxury lip balm as opposed to using Vaseline as I'd been used to for what feels like aeons. I had the highest of hopes, because of course L'Occitane is a luxury brand, they must charge the right price for the quality, right?
It's a sticky, gloopy mess that never, ever absorbs, so you're forced to swipe it off after 10 minutes. Especially when it comes squishing out of the tube in a line, so you have to smoosh it across your lips. Also, no matter how well you store it, the top of the product inside will always dry up, so you even have to pick off the dried surface of the balm when you squeeze some out. In short - more hassle than it's worth.
10% shea butter? You spoil us, L'Occitane, you really do.
I'm quite pleased my mum bought this in a set of umpteen products, because looking at its individual price of £8.50 on FeelUnique, I feel a little sick in my face. I wouldn't pay that much for something that just does nothing for me.
It doesn't even feel like it moisturises much, I just had stickier lips.
My advice is, if you want a lip balm, you'd be better off using a Pritt Stick. At least that applies evenly.
Have you tried this lip balm? Was your experience different?