I’m a fan of super cute things. Perhaps because I am pretty cute?
No one excels quite as great at the cute package game as Korean Beauty brands. At first, I thought it was it seemed pretty gimmicky. However, I have a hard time resisting cute things, so I still ended up buying a few things over time. Most of which weren’t too expensive, so why not give it a try? I’m glad I gave most of these products a chance because they are quite excellent!
Most recently, I had gotten these two lip balms from the brand Tony Moly.
First, the cherry tomato lip balm that has the very faint smell of an actual cherry tomato. The lip balm itself looks like an actual cherry tomato, it’s uncanny! The site claims it has real berry extracts and promises to make your lips soft, plump and keep them protected. Well, I’m not sure about the plumping action, but it has definitely improved my lips. I slather some of this stuff on as I prep my skin and it keeps my lips moisturized. As someone who wears lots of liquid matte lipstick, I can say it’s doing its job there.
I will say, the only thing I am not a fan of with that sort of packaging, is how you have to dig in to get the product. But it’s better qualities makes it stand to me. (And I really can’t get over how cute it is.)
The banana! Now, I should say I am biased when it comes to bananas. I am severely allergic and I love anything that reminds me of what I can no longer have!
The website says it has “banana extract, coconut oil, milk protein extract, and Ceramide 3.” Given, I will say I sorta grabbed it without thinking it through and slathered it immediately on my mouth. I don’t advise this if you have an allergy, I apparently like to live dangerously (or stupidly.) Luckily, no reactions happened! (I can’t promise the same will be for you, please don’t do what I did if you do have a similar allergy.) Unlike the tomato balm, this is a bit thicker. I’ve been using it for night time, before bed and I wake up with pretty soft, hydrated lips.
So what are my feelings about both of them? They are super cute and they work well... that said... Both come in at $10 and have about .24/.34oz respectively. While I think there’s plenty of good, more affordable lip balms, the packaging and effectiveness can be worthy if you like to have good products that also look aesthetically pleasing. I, like to have cute things on my table, that my cats will ultimately knock off.