I’m a sucker for cute things. Buying anything cute is a guilty pleasure of mine so when I get my hands on something adorable plus it works, I’m sold.
I have been seeing transparent lip balms all over social media but really didn’t know where to get them. I think the lip fairies heard me cause a few days ago, Beauty N Seoul, an online shop in Instagram reached out to me and sent me one to review!
Say hello to the KKOT tinted lip balm! I honestly haven’t heard of this brand but knowing that it’s from Korea somehow made my doubts go away. I love Korean makeup, especially their skin care products!
Now let’s talk about what I think about this famous lip balm.
The packaging is pretty straight-forward as it’s clear and made out of plastic. I like how they look coordinated because everything is transparent! I think they made it this way to highlight the star of the show which is the dried flower inside. Yep, there’s a flower inside the lip balm!!! Soooooo cool. I think this is the first lip product that I have seen with a real flower inside so plus points for that! Plus, don’t you think that if Belle in Beauty and the Beast had a lip balm, this would be exactly it?
According to the box that my lip balm came with, this product is said to be a nutrient-filled lip balm which contains squalene, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and tocopherol. I have done some digging and the Korean brand KKOT Essence Lip Tint Balm claims to use Japanese formulation for the products. It smells and tastes like the strawberry-flavored Lipps candy too (super yum! Not that you can eat your lip balms lol)!
This is me with bare lips. My main concern with my lips is that they’re pretty dry and super pale so aside from K-Palette’s 2-way eyebrow pens, lip balms and lip tints are my go-to makeup products!
Ta-da!!! After applying the lip balm, my lips instantly felt moisturized and has a subtle tint to it which I looooove. I’m all up for anything that makes my dry and pale lips feel and look better!
One thing that I noticed is that the moisture doesn’t seem to last that long. Not really a red flag for me. Some people would even prefer that cause no one really wants their lips to look like they just had a plateful of lechon or anything oily for the rest of the day, right? 😛
With its cute packaging, moisturizing properties and subtle tint; I’m pretty sure this lip balm wouldn’t leave my bag starting today!
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Beauty n Seoul (@beautynstyleinseoul)