Ahhh, the endless selection of lip balms. Since forever I have been on a hunt for the perfect one. The one that would transform my lips and make them super soft, without cracks and that they would finally stop being chapped. My lips are literally the driest on all the land, no matter how much water I drink during the day, no matter if I use hydrogel mask on them every evening, nothing actually made a long term difference. I have tried so many lip balms, I stopped counting. One of my latest favourites was Too Faced Hangover Pillow Balm Lip Treatment. It is quite good, amazing consistency but it did not work wonders for my lips.
Since Summer Fridays lip butter balm came out I have been reading raving reviews and how good it really is. Almost every review is shining. So as the lip balm hoarder as I am I had to get it. I bought it about a month ago and I have been using it ever since. But the question is – is it really THAT good? Let’s see…
Buy Summer Fridays butter balm on Sephora, Net-a-porter, Cult Beauty or Revolve.
Packaging looks good but…
The packaging is a bit inconvenient. For 19.50 pounds (I bought it on Cult Beauty) there could definitely be a proper packaging. Yes, it looks good on photos and is totally instagramamble. When I first opened it I squeezed it just a bit and a flood of balm came out so I had to get a small empty container to store a bit there. Also the mouth of the tube is metal so if you put it directly on your lips, it can hurt you. I need to put a bit on my finger and then on my lips if I want to use it which is inconvenient when you are on the go. For that price I expected bit more, unfortunately.
It’s the insides that matter.
Apart of the packaging here are a few points about Summer Fridays lip butter balm. The consistency is quite thick and it sticks together. I felt like it will be like this on the lips too but it actually glazes over the lips super nicely and it is not sticky at all. Lips feel soft immediately. It also feels amazing as an overnight lip mask if you put a bit more on. Apart from that I feel it vanishes from the lips quite soon so I need to reapply quite quick.
So, is it really that good?
I am quite torn about the Summer Fridays lip butter balm. If it would be a bi cheaper I would say yes, go for it because it feels great on the lips. But for 19.50 pounds I expected a bit more and after reading all the reviews I was convinced it is a miracle in a tube. Don’t get me wrong, it is a very good balm. But I don’t think I will repurchase.
Read my Good Molecules skincare review HERE.