love at first swipe
long review / rave ahead. i usually have two lipbalms with me at all times; one that i use on its own to moisturise my lips (glides more easily and is usually more oily), and another for pre-lipstick use ( a bit stiffer in texture and pulls just a bit more than the other). my usual go-to pre-lipstick lipbalm used to be burt's bees, but i noticed that when it eventually gets absorbed by my lips, it tends to emphasise lines, and i didn't get any long-term moisturising effects from it, which meant that i had to keep reapplying consistently. this shiseido one has become my new pre-lipstick staple since it has a gentler, softer texture that gets absorbed quickly and doesn't dry my lips out immediately afterwards. just a heads up: while preferably used under lipstick, this is still emollient enough to move your lipstick / liner around. still a really great buy, but 4 stars only since the price is pretty up there for the amount of product that you get.
about 2 years ago