Tried & Tested | C.O. Bigelow’s Shea Lip Butter

05Apr12

PRODUCT REVIEW | SKIN
By Huda Heidi Kattan


I’ve always loooooved those rose-balms-in-a-tin! They smell amazing, feel great and make even the chappest lips so soft in under 10 minutes (I’ve actually tested this)! So when I walked into Bath and Body Works the other day, I was so excited when I saw C.O. Bigelow had expanded their line to Coconut and Shea Lip Butters! I couldn’t wait to leave the store and rub those suckers on!

At first try, the texture was quite heavy for a lip butter, but if felt nice on my lips! I was soooo excited because my lips tend to get chapped quite easy, and I thought this would be great to help them heal! After about an hour of wearing the butter, I wiped it off to see how soft my lips felt, but was so disappointed! While the consistency was so thick, it seems to just kind of sit on top of your lips without really adding any serious moisture—BUMMER!

I’m honestly, NOT a huge fan of this product! I tried both the Shea and Coconut Butters and 100% prefer the classic rose balm over these new additions! The new butters are so thick, like too thick, and there’s no real moisture there, it kind of just sits there!! I also found them to be one of those annoying lip butters that tend to get everywhere and stick! The only thing I would say is that it does last a long time, which is kind of nice, but that’s really about the only thing I like about the product! Sometimes there’s no reason to change a good thing!

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12 Responses to “Tried & Tested | C.O. Bigelow’s Shea Lip Butter”

  1. 1 MArliz

    I love the Rosebud Salve they r amazing!! U should try them:)) helps with my chapped lips all the time!!

  2. 2 Hafsa Issa-Salwe

    I find that raw Shea butter works a treat on my lips. It’s a great multi-tasker and I’ll use it as a lip balm, foot cream, use it to moisturise dry patches and elbows too.

  3. 3 areeba

    request!
    Huda pleaseeeeeeeee recreate this gorgeous SUNITA MARSHALL look.(that’s the models name)
    Much love and respect,
    Areeba ❤

  4. 4 areeba

    heres the link to the photo:

  5. 5 Sindy

    Uda what do u think about the victoria secret lip balm,or the bobby brown?

  6. 6 Reema

    Huda I’d love to see your review on the new YSL glossy stains. ❤

  7. 7 Sal

    The best lip balm is the vasline,but unfortunately it fond only in the uk, every time I go I end up getting all the shelf, u must try, supper great.

  8. 8 Ada

    For ANYONE out there looking you most try Strawberry Lip Balm. It’s by Smiths. I got it at sephora. My parents live in the driest place on earth and I must use prescription body cream because I live in a humid city. Their water is hard as well. Well I picked up this stuff (Same people who make lip salve btw but that stuff doesnt really moisturise just wets my lips). AHMASING!! Lasts all day. And nothing does that for me!

  9. 9 suman

    u av really thick nails, r they real or fake? 🙂 ❤ xxx xxx xxx

  10. Hey I’ve nominated you for versatile blogger award.
    read about it here http://allthingsgemma.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/ive-been-nominated/

  11. 11 F

    Huda do you have any effective formulas or products that can lighten dark lips?

  12. 12 moni

    labello always works wonders on me! + they come in different colors/flavors AND also have a lipgloss line! you can find it in your local pharmacy!


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