Last fall, I was super excited to receive the Tatcha Gold Camellia Nourishing Lip Balm. As a girl with extremely dry, peeling lips year round, I'm always on the hunt for a good lip balm. Yes, I have plenty, but I am always desperate to try the latest and greatest formulas.
I don't often talk about packaging, but I can't talk about Tatcha without mentioning just how gorgeous their packaging is. Look at the pretty purple lining and the lovely blue and purple box the lip balm rests in! Plus, the paper used for the product information sheet is just lovely!
Now onto the lip balm - there is a layer of gold leaf on top! I've been using this lip balm in one corner to preserve the gold leaf, which adds a bit of shimmer and glow to your lips. The lip balm itself is quite smooth, and not overly slippery. I think this stuff makes a great base for other lip products, and while I wouldn't call it matte, it isn't overly glossy either.
In terms of the scent, this smells similar to Tatcha's Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil (review). To me, it is a lightly floral, almost licorice like scent that isn't intrusive or strong. However, I know that my buddies Gummy and Belly absolutely hate the scent of this lip balm!
While this isn't as creamy as La Mer Lip Balm or as thickly long wearing as Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask, I find that this lip balm has made it into my favorites. I have a terrible habit of picking at the peely bits on my lips, and this lip balm very quickly smooths over all but the roughest/rawest of flaky bits, preventing me from any further picking. My lips just soak in this stuff, and while some of the other balms in my stash are more hydrating, I find it a bit miraculous that my raw flaky bits are repaired within just a few hours!
This Valentine's Day, Tatcha has a beautifully wrapped gift full of Tatcha sweetheart candies and this lovely lip balm. I think it is the perfect gift for any lip balm lover! <3
What do you think of Tatcha's Lip Balm? Have you tried it? How did it fare for you? I'd love to know!