I’ve not tried any Vaseline products for years and years, but I used to be obsessed with their ‘little round tin’ when I was a teenager (when they were 99p) as everyone raved about all its many uses. I even remember magazines like Mizz and Shout (what a throwback) raving about using it on the eyelids as an eyeshadow for it to crease and look pretty awful in minutes – then it would, seeing as it’s petroleum jelly.
Vaseline Sweet Cherry Satin Lip Balm
The Vaseline Sweet Cherry Satin Lip Balm is one of three products Vaseline launched in 2020 in collaboration with Dani Dyer. In addition to the Vaseline Sweet Cherry Satin Lip Balm, there’s also the Candy Floss Glossy Lip Shot and the Tropical Sorbet Glossy Lip Shot too.
I definitely didn’t purchase the Vaseline Sweet Cherry Satin Lip Balm because it was a collaboration launch. I just liked the idea of a cherry lip balm, and my lips have been so dry lately, I’ve been trying everything to try and remedy the dryness. Plus I’m a sucker for packaging, and the holographic leopard print totally won me over.
The Vaseline Sweet Cherry Satin Lip Balm is £5.99 and contains 10g of lip balm in a small glass jar with a white screw on lid. In the jar, the balm looks like a baby pink colour, however the colour doesn’t translate on to the lips. It looks clear, and just enhances your natural lip colour.
“Together Vaseline and Dani Dyer have created a gentle, velvety lip balm. It does what it says. Satiny finish, moisturised feel, pale pink pigment for a casual look. The effect? A lip product that makes your lips pop, with no make-up.”
This balm has a really delicious cherry scent, which reminds me of the Cherry Drops sweets, and it does have a subtle cherry taste too. It leaves the lips looking glossy, and it feels comfortable on the lips. However, I can’t say I notice any hydration benefits. It doesn’t hydrate the lips, nor leave them feeling moisturised, like the claims.
To me, it’s just a (deliciously scented) lip gloss in jar packaging, which feels nice enough whilst on the lips, but it doesn’t actually benefit the lips. It’d probably be a nice lip balm for summer, when you only need a little hydration boost, but for £5.99, you could find more hydrating alternatives in Boots and Superdrug, such as the Carmex Pineapple Mint Moisturising Lip Balm.
You can find the Vaseline Sweet Cherry Satin Lip Balm right here.
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