I love me some lip balms. In fact I would probably go as far to say that lip balms are my personal favourites in the add-ons of the beauty world - not including the likes of foundation and concealer.
So having said that I am sure you can understand why I was thrilled to get a balm in last month's Birchbox and one I knew nothing about too.
Although I have heard of Pixi as a brand before and tried out their classic Glow Tonic when it went viral a few years back, I have never really tried any of their makeup products. Therefore I was excited to get the chance to experience this side of the brand first hand with a product I will really get use out of.
The name of the lip balm instantly made me think of moisture. Shea Butter tend to be quite nourishing so this product held promise from the start. Hydration is just what I need to save my lips from the cold harsh weather we have outside.
The colour was very appealing too - a my lips but better shade that I could definitely get on board with.
The packaging, although nice, frustrated me a little. The twist up mechanism isn't very tight and therefore the product kept winding itself back down every time I tried to apply it. I'm not sure if this is a fault of mine or if all of these lip balms have the same issue. Either way it certainly made application slightly more challenging, but nothing that would put me off using this!
Over all the formulation is very nice and one I really enjoy wearing. Although it isn't the most moisturising lip product I own, the sheer colour is beautiful and leaves your lips with a subtle and healthy sheen. It has become my go-to product for everyday wear without fail.
I would certainly recommend it to fellow lip balm lovers, although it is advised that reapplication is certainly needed to keep the hydration throughout the day.
Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm in Honey Nectar - £7.04 from Beautybay