Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula range products are quite popular among the mass for their exceptional nourishing properties. Recently Palmer’s has launched three lip balms in their Cocoa butter range in India. These lip balms were available outside Indian subcontinent before but in India, their availability was an issue. I am always faithful to Maybelline’s Baby Lips lip balms for their amazing moisturizing formula and intense pigmentation. But, this time I am giving a shot at Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Ultra Moisturizing Tinted Lip Balm Dark Chocolate & Cherry. The name is a long one I must say! Here is my view of this product.
Details about Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Ultra Moisturizing Tinted Lip Balm Dark Chocolate & Cherry
What is it?
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Dark Chocolate & Cherry Ultra Moisturizing Tinted Lip Balm is enriched with Vitamin E and with the added benefit of SPF 15, helps prevent and protect chapped, cracked or wind-burned lips. Smooth application and convenient size make this the perfect year-round lip balm, leaving lips soft with a subtle cherry red tint.
Price- Rs.130 for 4gm
Shelf Life-36 months from the date of manufacturing
Sensitive Skin Alert?
My Experience with Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Ultra Moisturizing Tinted Lip Balm Dark Chocolate & Cherry
Packaging- This lip balm comes in a flattened oval shaped chap-stick bullet. The base of the bullet has a screw which needs to be turned to take out the balm from the casing. The bullet comes sealed in a cardboard outer pack. Both the outer packing and the balm stick has full ingredient list mentioned on them so getting rid of the outer cover would not create a problem! The packaging is sleek and compact. This kind of travel-friendly packaging is always welcome to me!
Shade & Pigmentation- Palmer’s lip balm comes in 3 variants. Dark Chocolate & Cherry one is the only tinted lip balm among the three. It has a very light reddish tint to it. The tint is very faint and does not show on my lips that well. Naturally, to the owners of pigmented lips, this will be a non-tinted ‘looking’ lip balm. I like my lip balms to be wisely tinted (almost comparable to lip glosses) so this lip balm has slightly disappointed me on the pigmentation part.
Texture & Fragrance- Though this lip balm comes from the moisturization specialist brand Palmer’s, it is not a sticky or heavy lip balm. Its texture is light and can be used in every season. But for the same reason, it requires frequent reapplications in this harsh winter months. It has SPF of 15; it is perfectly wearable for the daytime. This variant smells like dark chocolate with a slight hint of cherry. The fragrance is nice but very subtle. I expected a little lushness in the smell.
Experience- I like to alternate between lip balms so my collection is stacked up with lots of lip balms. I like my lip balms to be moisturizing enough to heal chapped lips and the tint should be adequate for a translucent finish on Indian lip tones. This Palmer’s lip balm has a very light and non-greasy formula. This is not something that can heal severe chaps on my lips. It is an okay product for maintaining the moisturization level and that too with frequent reapplication. The tint is very faint. It would not even show on pigmented Indian lips. The fragrance part is also not very prominent. So, if you are a fragrance-free product lover like my mom, your chocolate-loving heart will crave for more. This lip balm will be a better choice for the summertime when our lips are not that dry.
Overall Performance of Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Ultra Moisturizing Tinted Lip Balm Dark Chocolate & Cherry
- Lightweight formula
- Performs well under matte lipsticks
- Easily available
- Not moisturizing enough
- Needs frequent reapplication
- Tint could have been more intense
- Fragrance lacks ‘yummy’ness of cherry & chocolate combo
Would I Repurchase or Recommend?
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Ultra Moisturizing Tinted Lip Balm Dark Chocolate & Cherry could not awe me so I will certainly skip this and try Palmer’s other non tinted lip balms instead. This is almost a non-tinted and non-greasy lip balm that could be tried or skipped. There are better lip balms in the same price range.
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