[unpaid/purchase/affiliate] Although Summer Fridays has very recently been in the press for a batch recall of their Jet Lag Mask which causes redness and irritation for some users, they owned it, apologised, refunded and reformulated so we can move on. I bought this from Cult Beauty, the main stockist, because lip balms remain a bit of an obsession.
What I like about this is the texture – it’s a beautiful formula without being an exciting one – but the texture is very soft .. I’m not sure I’d quite claim it as a dupe for Sisley Balm but it’s as near as I think I’ve ever found. I’m still very much taken with Biossance Balm and have it at my desk at all times, but the Summer Friday texture is closer to Sisley than Biossance.
The formula is shea, murumuru (full of oleic acid) and plant waxes so it sits well on the lips without disappearing in a flash, and has no taste so there’s no temptation to lick it off. It’s got a very light, sweet scent that I associate with shea but it’s really not intrusive. It gives a sheen to the lips that’s gloss-like and works well as a matte converter with lipsticks if you’re finding mattes too drying at the moment. I thought it was expensive at £19.50 but this comes from the person who has spend £50 on Sisley several times so I can’t really account for that – side by side, it’s obviously far more of a bargain! Anyway, it’s HERE, non-affiliate HERE.
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