Do you remember when EOS lip balms first landed? We all scrambled and paid absurd amounts in shipping and handling fees just to own a sphere shaped lip balm, only to be a disappointed once said ball shaped balm arrived and was put to use? Yeah me too and to further rub salt into the wound, I'm oddly allergic to the EOS formulation - there's always one huh? Well round, almost-novelty shaped lip balms are everywhere at the moment and if you are on the lookout for something more functional than fun, may I point you in the direction of the newly launched Palmers Flip Balms.
Yes the packaging of the Palmers Flip Balms does happen to be a little on the bulky side and as such less than ideal for stashing in your jean pocket but unlike past, spherical shaped balms the Palmers Flip Balms the design is somewhat practical. As the name suggests, you do indeed flip the top of this balm open to reveal and use the balm, meaning there is no need to fiddle around with lids - or in my case misplace said lid and find a hair covered, fuzzy lip balm at the bottom of my handbag...lovely. The flip style is beyond easy to use, so much so you can use one hand and all but feel like a magician (edit - that may just be me and the fact that there was a five year old present when I first tried said lip balm).
What I rather like about the Palmers Flip Balms is that not only do all three smell delicious (super sweet) but unlike some lip balms they are jam packed with ultra nourishing and skin soothing ingredients. Now ask yourself, is a Palmers product really a Palmers product if it doesn't contain Coco Butter? Of course not and as you've most likely guessed each of the three Flip Balms contain a healthy dollop of Coco Butter alongside Vitamin E to soften the skin, as well as an individual fruity addition depending on the balm: Coconut, Mango or Watermelon - the latter ingredient tends to fragrance more than anything else.
Each balm glides onto the lips with ease, is lightweight, comfortable and as you can imagine beyond hydrating - they are almost akin to a lip butter but without the sticky or heavy texture. As they are all but weightless nor detectable on the lips in appearance, the Palmers Flip Balms are the perfect partner to any matte lip product - be that over or under in terms of application - as well as being a great everyday, non-healing lip moisturiser.
Look past the fun and bold shaped packaging and the Palmers Flip Balms may just surprise you.
You can find the Palmers Flip Balms (all three variants) via Superdrug for £4.99 each - link.
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