The Body Shop Shea lip butter : Review, Swatch and Photos

 

Hey everyone!

Today I’m reviewing on my of night time skin care routine staples- The Body Shop shea lip butter.

Price : 255

 

The Body Shop Shea lip butter Review, Swatch and Photos

The Body Shop Shea lip butter Review, Swatch and Photos

 

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What The Body Shop says about the Shea lip butter :

With added Community Trade beeswax from Zambia and the antioxidant vitamin E to care for and pamper lips.

Shea butter – Moisturises and helps soften the lips. Provides a rural community of women with regular work and income.

Organic Beeswax – Moisturises and helps condition the lips. Acts as a barrier that helps to seal in moisture. Helps to keep product texture consistent, when used over time.

Vitamin E – Is an antioxidant that helps to soften, condition and protect the lips.

 

 

My take on the product

 

The product comes in a round tub packaging. The packaging is cute but the packaging is unhygienic, its quite annoying when the product gets under the nails everytime one applies the product!

The texture of this lip butter is actually like butter and the color is also a light buttery yellow. This product is best used under lipsticks or at night as it leaves a white cast on the lips. It has a strong shea nut fragrance – a warm sweet and heavy scent that reminds one of cakes and cookies. Everyone may not like this fragrance, I sometimes find it too heavy but quite comforting at times, especially in winters. Because of its thick and heavy texture, it doesn’t really absorb into the lips but just sits on top. This is the reason I feel its best used as a night time lip product. It is quite moisturizing and makes the lips soft and supple. I generally use a thick layer of this on my lips before bedtime and my morning, my lips feel hydrated though left with a white cast.

 

The Body Shop Shea lip butter Review, Swatch and Photos

The Body Shop Shea lip butter Review, Swatch and Photos

 

Its a great product for winters and for those with dry lips. The little tub packs quite a quantity, I’ve been using it for months now and I’ve barely used about 40% of the product. If you have dry lips or like the shea/cocoa/vanilla scents, this is must-have for you!

 

The Body Shop Shea lip butter Review, Swatch and Photos

The Body Shop Shea lip butter Review, Swatch and Photos

 

The Body Shop Shea lip butter Review, Swatch and Photos

The Body Shop Shea lip butter Review, Swatch and Photos

 

Overall Verdict

 

The Body Shop lip butters come in a tub packaging and have a thick buttery texture which is quite hydrating though not suitable for day time wear. It leaves a white cast on the lips and is best used for night time application. The product is heavily fragrances with the shea/vanilla-like scent which may not be liked by everyone. Apart from the scent, the product is excellent for hydrating lips especially for dry lips or during winters. It is one of night time must-haves and I highly recommend these! My mum who has dry lips has gone through tubs ans tubs of the The Body Shop lip butters!

Rating : 4/5

Have you tried The Body Shop lip butters?

 

17 Comments

  1. December 21, 2011 / 6:06 pm

    all the lip balms i have are tinted, i guess i need to have one untinted balm as well πŸ˜‰

    • Corallista
      Author
      December 23, 2011 / 9:07 pm

      πŸ˜› I just have Nivea and Lip ice among tinted ones. Any recommendations for me?

  2. December 21, 2011 / 7:30 pm

    i somehow like the chapstick type lipbalms better than the pot ones…

    • Corallista
      Author
      December 23, 2011 / 9:11 pm

      They are so much easier to use and hygienic too, I prefer those too!

  3. December 21, 2011 / 10:15 pm

    This was the first TBS lip butter I got years ago, I loved it but yes the whitish cast is too strong for day wear, great nighttime product though

    • Corallista
      Author
      December 23, 2011 / 9:28 pm

      I prefer it for night time too Pooja. Currentlu loving the Kiehl’s lip balm, its the best I’ve used so far – no cast, sinks into the lips and gives a softer, fuller appearance almost instantly!

  4. Anandhi
    December 21, 2011 / 10:56 pm

    I have heard a lot about this lip balm Ankita.. I would surely pick this up on my next visit to tbs:-)

    • Corallista
      Author
      December 23, 2011 / 9:31 pm

      πŸ™‚ TBS lip butters are great for winters!

  5. December 21, 2011 / 11:07 pm

    Yaa..this is worth trying,as I too have kinda dry lips!! Thanks for the reiew Ankz,,,though u already recommended it before to meeeeeeeeeeee!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    • Corallista
      Author
      December 23, 2011 / 9:31 pm

      You’re welcome πŸ™‚ Hope u like it.

      • December 23, 2011 / 10:44 pm

        Well I wanna buy Kiehl’s lip balm!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Plzz suggest me how to buy it?? Do they have their own website or such where I can connect and ask them???

  6. December 22, 2011 / 4:11 am

    It definitely looks super rich and creamy.

    • Corallista
      Author
      December 23, 2011 / 9:37 pm

      Its quite rich, its a butter πŸ™‚ Have u tried Kiehl’s lip balm, its amazing!

  7. Bidisha Sinha
    December 22, 2011 / 12:14 pm

    wow..looks delectable…will try it out since i have very dry and chapped lips πŸ™

    • Corallista
      Author
      December 23, 2011 / 9:38 pm

      Aww πŸ™ Winters are really harsh on the lips, do try it out. I love Neutrogena also, its great for dry lips!

  8. December 22, 2011 / 4:11 pm

    i’ve used this,bt never repurchased due to the white cast n no absorption thing. Chapsticks are good enuf for me πŸ˜‰

  9. Zara
    December 23, 2011 / 9:06 pm

    i hate tub LBs..gets so messy and i end up having to clean my nails afterwards…

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