Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Blistex Lip Brilliance review

Lip balm is one of my handbag essentials, I feel lost if I haven’t got one on the go with me. During the winter I used the Blistex Relief Cream and was impressed so I thought I'd give the balm a go. Inside the goodie bag from the Gorkana Beauty event I got a Blistex Lip Brilliance* chapstick. Over the past two weeks I’ve been using the balm to keep my lips soft. Here are my thoughts...

Blistex Lip Brilliance aims to condition dry lips using replenishing qualities including vitamin E, grape seed oil and silk extracts. It also features SPF 15 to protect against sun damage and hyaluronic filling spheres that penetrate the skin to fill in wrinkles and plump the lips.

I wore Lip Brilliance on its own, without anything else underneath. It can be used instead of a lipstick or with to boost your pout if you like. I used it for two weeks applying when my lips felt dry or before leaving the house. I found myself becoming addicted to putting it on because it smells and tastes like the red sweet, you know the one that is always the favourite one in a packet. I think the smell makes this balm attractive that’s probably why I couldn’t put it down.

Upon application the lip balm glides across the lips smoothly and feels light rather than heavy. I thought I’d have felt the glittery pieces in the stick as a part of the texture but I didn’t, which I liked. When I applied the balm indoors and outdoors, it kept my lips moist for a long time and didn’t dry up straight away - that was a good sign - I only reapplied when the pink tint faded.

What does it look like?

My GIF shows a before and after. In the after picture you'll notice the balm is deep pink on my lips, it is a tinted balm with a rosy tone and has a shimmering effect in the light.

Blistex Lip Brilliance (£2.49, Superdrug) is a great alternative to the plain balms on the market. If you want a balm for conditioning your lips and making them stand out at the same time, this is ideal for you.

Have you tried Blistex Lip Brilliance yet? Tell me your thoughts?

Bianca x

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*Disclaimer: Any items marked with an asterix (*) are sent to me for reviewing purposes, but this does not influence my overall opinion. All of the companies/brands/products on my blog are those that I recommend and would buy/use in the future unless stated otherwise.


  1. Ohh I love it, how lovely, colour really suits you too :-) Now following.

    Hels XX

  2. it looks lovely on you!

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    1. Thanks! I will stop by your blog xx