What it is: Burt’s Bees‘ new Rejuvenating Lip Balm with Açai Berry.
The Lip Smacker deal: it’s the smell! This smells just like a lip balm I had when I was little!* I feel like I’m five when I use this — even mother asked me where I had found a Lip Smackers when I got her to try this. (Eyes-closed testing, people!) Somehow, unless you really miss those days when you were five, I feel the Mango Butter lip balm (which launched simultaneously with this one) might be a better choice. But then again, I haven’t checked it out yet; perhaps it smells like candy or something!
note: I brought the balm with me to an exam (dedication) and had a few friends sniff it. Strawberry Lip Smackers; confirmed!
The moisture factor: Like the other Rejeuvenating Lip Balm I’ve tried, this isn’t as hydrating at the original Burt’s (or even as hydrating as the Honey version.) It’s about as moisturising as the Pomegranate balm, which is to say, it’ll be fine for normal lips, okay for dry lips, and not an option for very dry lips (like mine!)
The verdict? I would personally pass on this one, but then again, I was never into Lip Smackers**! I was always a Labello girl when I was little ;) Something to keep in mind, though, is that while these have a similar nostalgic scent, they’re a little more age-appropriate, and definitely impart more moisture than those old ‘smackers.
Try it if…
- You miss the good old days when LipSmackers were acceptable to whip out at your desk!
*Shut up. I know I’m still technically little, and at 5’2″, I always will be.
**I’m pretty sure I had all of one tube, and it was an original, thankyouverymuch. None of this “Dr. Pepper” nonsense.