[unpaid/purchase/affiliate] I had a rush to the head a couple of weeks ago and splashed out on five new lip balms – Tower 28, Rabanne, Kosas, Nars and a replacement of my beloved Charlotte Tilbury Crystal Happikiss. I’ve got two to show you in this post and I’ll show you the rest next week.
Above are Rabanne Love Balm in Love Language and Tower 28 Juice Balm in Squeeze.
Rabanne came reader recommended so I had to try it and I’m not disappointed with the texture although it was quite hard to make a colour choice because they’re all so pastelly. Love Language, once on, made me think of Claudia Winkleman for some reason. It’s a milky pink tint but properly balmy – really a beautiful consistency that feels comfortable and protective. It’s not a high shine – I’d say really it’s a satin finish – and not dissimilar to Charlotte Tilbury Crystal Happikiss. It’s £29 (pricy) HERE with a choice of five colours. I can’t distinguish any aroma on this one other than vaguely waxy.
Obviously, I am completely thrilled with Tower 28’s Juicebalm in Squeeze – it’s super close to Rene Pink – my only complaint is that there is just a tad too much pigment. I’m so fussy! It’s got a much higher shine and again, is a very comfortable wear. It’s a twist-up mechanism and has a slightly sweet aroma.
It’s £18 which feels very reasonable and I got it HERE. I always assumed, because of the quirky name, that Tower 28 is Korean but in fact it’s straight from California and named after a lifeguard beach tower. Here they both are all swatched – the very bottom swatch is Rene Pink and you can see it’s not that far away from Squeeze.
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