Thursday, 22 August 2013

Product Review : Naruko Lip Repairing & Smoothing Lip Balm Set

Hello! I'm not super hardworking but I've decided to blog here and there while I'm free :D Also, very very unfortunately, I have the habit of purchasing items online whenever I am feeling a little down. Retail therapy is super bad for health okay, online retail therapy counted as well! So... I kinda have a lot of products on hand... *Briefly considers burying credit cards and ib device*

Anyway, I got lip balms! I'm very anal when it comes to lip balms because I have super dry lips. They're so terrible that using any lip products, balms included, can cause them to peeeeeel. Then I'll end up looking sick with pale dry lips :/ So ever since, I've constantly been on the hunt for newer and better lip balms. I was purchasing something for my mom and decided to add this to the cart as well.

Introducing the Naruko Lip Repairing & Smoothing Lip Balm Set!

Well I'm don't need so many lip balms and given a choice I would go with the pink one! Just cause it's pink. But it comes in a set anyway so...

Pardon my mentos xD I was trying to get better lighting with my mentos container! Very simple packaging, just like your usual, average lip balms? (But I like pink :P)

The pink one's called the Vitamin ACE Ageless lip balm and the purple one's called the HA Intense Hydrating lip balm. As you can very obviously see in the picture, the pink one contains a yellowish balm that looks a little... Not so appealing. Whereas the purple one contains a creamy looking whitish balm that looks normal I suppose?

Here you can see their functions and ingredients.

L - HA Intense Hydrating Lip Balm / R - Vitamin ACE Ageless Lip Balm
As you can see, or not see (lol), the HA Intense Hydrating Lip Balm (Purple), looks like nothing on the lips. It's good for prepping the lips before lipstick application. Probably will not change the finish of your matte lippies but I can't say for sure as I don't own any matte lippies. Works well with the lip stains I own. HOWEVER, over application will give you a whitish film on your lips. You don't want that so remember not to spam. As much as I'm obsessed with lip products, I often do not like feeling anything on my lips or accidentally tasting/consuming my lip products. This lip balm feels almost like nothing on my lips, making me feel more at ease. This product contains fragrance but it's very mild, just a herbish lavenderish scent?

For the Vitamin ACE Ageless Lip Balm (Pink), it has a glossy finish. It's not obvious in the picture but obvious in reality. You can safely spam this on if you desire the finish to be more glossy. I usually use this when I'm going out without any other lippies or at night before bed. I find that this balm is a lot more moisturizing than the purple one and it glides on a lot smoother :/ It improves the appearance of fine lines because of the glossy finish and have not noticed any significant difference in my lip lines. I prefer this pink one to the purple on because it hydrates my lips a lot better and keeps it from peeling or shriveling up. This smells similar to the purple balm with the addition of a slight menthol scent. Don't ask me why :/

To conclude, there's no need for a comparison as these come in a set haha. Either way you'll still get both and you'll wanna use both unless you're super rich and don't mind just using the one you prefer. If sold separately, I'll get the pink one. I have not seen these at Watsons thus I assume that they're only available online at Naruko's website HERE for $7.90 (Not inclusive of GST I think). Also, it's mentioned that for best product quality you'd wanna finish this within 6 months after opening. Time to spam spam spam!

HA Intense Hydrating Lip Balm (Purple)
Moisture level : ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ (Average lip balm :/)
Scent : ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ (Nothing pleasant or unpleasant)
Texture : ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ (Feels like nothing but doesn't glide on very smoothly)
Overall : ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ (Just... An average lip balm?)

Vitamin ACE Ageless Lip Balm (Pink)
Moisture level : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (Very very moisturizing!)
Scent : ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ (Nothing pleasant or unpleasant)
Texture : ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ (Glides on smoothly but one star off cause... I just don't like feeling stuff on my lips.)
Overall : ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ (Better than the purple one, get this! [But you can't choose lollol])

It's worth getting if you're not as picky as me, about $4 per lip balm? Would work better for people whose lips aren't as extreme as mine.

Domo ❤

Disclaimer : This product was purchased by yours truly and reviews are as always, 101% honest!

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