When I headed to Crete I was surprised to stumble across a Sephora, I had no idea a little Greek island would have one but it did make me pretty happy. I didn’t actually buy much when I was there which was a shock to myself but I did pick up one of the Glamglow Poutmud Wet Lip Balm Tints in Love Scene because why not?! Firstly I had no idea that some stores in the UK stock the Glamglow range although most only seem to do the clear lip treatment as opposed to the tinted version which I bought. The lip balm worked out at the equivalent of £16 which is quite a lot for what it is but is it worth it?
The first thing I noticed about the lip-balm is that it’s whipped meaning that you don’t have to rub and push your finger into the pot to get enough product to put over your lips which is great because too many times I end up ruining lip balms due to putting my fingers through them. The Poutmud range is designed to be a moisture-rich lip balm designed to soften, hydrate and restore your lips, the general things a lip balm is designed to do. The Glamglow lip balm did exactly that and I could still feel it softly on my lips even a few hours later despite being in a hot country.
There’s plenty of softening ingredients included within it including Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Butter, and Cocoa Butter but it’s the inclusion of Moroccan Mint Leaf which I loved as despite not loving scented products the slight air of mint was refreshing. I opted for the Love Scene colour which had a slight pink tone to it as I thought there would be more chance of me wearing a tinted lip balm than a clear one, and so far it’s working.
While the packaging looks pretty the ball-shaped design isn’t the most practical for carrying around as it can’t slip into a pocket within your bag quite as easily but I can forgive this factor as I almost always carry around a huge bag anyway.
Overall I do think this is worth the £16 price-tag as it is really hydrating, left my lips feeling so soft and the tints are a great hybrid product for those days when you want a bit of colour but don’t want a full blown lipstick on.
Would you ever consider paying this much for a lip balm?