[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] Huda’s new Silk Balm takes inspiration from travels in Korea where silk balms can be for face, lips or even hair. Instead of using any of the tingle tricks to create plumping, this formula uses hyaluronic filling spheres, soybean and licorice extract to seep into creasing and give a smoother look.
In use, it does give a smoothing effect (like all gloss or balm) but I didn’t really see any plumping. That said, I rarely do so perhaps I have particularly robust lips! It’s in a formula that I thought initially was completely clear but the blurb suggests it’s blush pink – in which case it’s the palest pink I’ve ever come across. I think it gives a slightly milky wash and it’s nicely light reflective so I don’t have any complaints. I had to go to the dentist today and usually that’s a bit of a torture for my ever-dry lips – I was wearing Silk Balm and they stayed perfectly flexible with no tightness or soreness afterwards so that tells you something. In fact, from being a little underwhelmed in the first place, I now feel that the emollient, balmy qualities are pretty good – I wasn’t expecting to test it to the extreme in that way but I’m pleased it passed with flying colours.
I honestly don’t care if it plumps or not – although I suspect it’s probably made for those with barely a ruffle of less than smooth skin on their lips in which case the effect is probably wondrous. It turned out to be the hero of the day (actually, the true hero of the day was my friend Uchenna who is also my dentist doing her thing in full PPE on the hottest day of the year). It’s £18 HERE, non affiliate HERE.
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