Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Product Review: Kiehl's Lip Balm #1 SPF4

At a Glance:
Price: US$7 / RM29
Weight: 15ml
Made in: USA
Likes: Wears well under and over lipstick, nice sturdy packaging.
Gripes: Pricey for what it is, leaves a film on my lips, didnt moisturize my lips at all! :(
Repurchase: No
Jenn's Rating: 2 Stars!! Abit pointless to have...


Product Description:

Temporarily protects and helps relieve chapped or cracked lips. Helps protect lips from the drying effects of wind and cold weather.

Actual Product Pic:

Texture & Scent:

This lipbalm feels kinda like petroleum jelly - it has a gel-like texture that spreads easily. I find that it leaves a film on my lips though. This one doesn't have a scent to it.

This is how it looks on my bare lips:


This lip balm comes in a squeeze tube with a twist off cap and it travels well! :)

The dispensing hole:

Time Test:
This lasts about 8 hours on my lips before it fades.

Price & Availability:
This lip balm is priced at US$7 / RM29 each and is available at all Kiehl's stores.

This is works well under lipstick :)

My $0.02:

I've been wanting to try out this one for AGES, since i've been reading raves after raves about this baby! So glad to get this as a door gift when Kiehl's opened its doors here in Penang! :D

Sadly, it did not work for me! :( Instead of moisturizing my lips, i find that it dries them out further. Also, it leaves an uncomfortable film on my lips instead of sinking in! >.<

Not all is bad about this lip balm though - i find that it travels well. The small and light tube fits into my handbag / pocket easily. I also like how it wears well under lipsticks, though i personally prefer a more moisturizing balm underneath.

At US$7 / RM29 per tube it is not the cheapest lip balm there is out there, so naturally i'm a little disappointed. I'm sticking to my beloved Badger Vanilla Madagascar Lip Balm, which i love to death (at about half the price too)! :)

Thats all for now! The MAC Wonder Woman collection premieres locally tomorrow at Gurney Plaza, so do pay them a visit if you want to grab something yeah (but save some for me! lol!)! :D

Photo credit: Product pic from


  1. the lipbalm is alright but i did not repurchase..coz i got bored half way using it and keep switching now :P

  2. agree totally!!! i was amused of all the rave about this lipbalm. glad i got it free coz i will never use it again. feel drying instead of moisturise. and hate the oily texture on my lips.


  3. I've finished 2 tubes of these :) They're actually good on my oh so dry lips! Just too lazy to apply with my fingers!

  4. and one more thing,jenn, the acai moisuturizer was a big letdown too :/ i wouldn't care to wait to see any improvement of my skin coz it caused me breakout within a week of usage! .. well it may be too "rich" for sure feel kinda matte after i spreaded it on my face but after a while my face was starting to get greasy...
    no no for me..


  5. Nope don't like this one either! Its such a hype isn't it?

  6. Didn't like this as well :( I find that petrolatum-based lip balms dry my lips more than they moisturise, really, and this one is the same. Plus, it's just too oily!

  7. xin: icic. at least its ok for you la!! you can always come back to the other half of the tube when you're bored with the rest! Haha!! :D

  8. Carol: I agree!! The part i don't like about it is the waxy layer it leaves on my lips!! Yuck!! >.<

  9. Nikki: thats great to hear!! :D Oh yeah!! The finger part!! I'm super anal about keeping my fingers clean, so i'll just run the opening of the tube all over my lips! Haha!! :P

  10. Carol: Aiyo!! I hope your breakouts have subsided now!! Yeah its better to toss it out then! No point waiting since its breaking you out!

  11. Stephanie: actually come to think of it, stuff with petroleum jelly dries my lips out too!! >.<

  12. I've been wanting to try this out, too.
    Glad I read the review!


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