[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] One of the things I really enjoy about reviewing beauty is the broad spectrum of products I see. There are always surprises – you expect the really expensive products to work miracles when they very often don’t and the cheaper products to underperform somehow. When I got the Lottie London Sweet Lips Duo through, flavoured with Marshmallow and Cinnamon, I had preconceptions!
Obviously, it was set for the Christmas market that I just didn’t get around to testing but because it’s a lip product and I am constantly moisturising my lips, I really did want to try it. I’m a sucker for a good balm – Biossance, Sisley, Lanolips, Naturopathica and so on. I’m not really a fan of flavours in balms but one of the notable things is that these flavours are very, very mild. Of the two, I prefer the cinnamon (pink) which doesn’t leave any aftertaste and sits as happily on my lips as any of the aforementioned brands.
The texture of cinnamon is looser so it has a bit more glide and the finish on both is more of a matte led sheen rather than gloss. You can use them as night masks but you can do that with any balm really – it’s just an extra slather before you go to bed but the more nourishing the ingredients, the better the result. These aren’t exactly laden with natural oils but there is shea and jojoba. Yet somehow, they do give good, nourishing and easy lipwear and will do a decent barrier job.
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