First impressions weren’t great with the Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm. The first thing I noticed was the awful packaging. The pixi colour scheme across all the Pixi range is lovely but applicator itself was definitely bargain bucket. The twist up casing feels very cheap and clunky and actually makes the product difficult to apply. When applying any degree of pressure the stick whizzed back into the tube meaning I had to grip the whole thing like a child’s crayon to get any product out. I did find after a few uses that the rickety twisting mechanism caused a few nicks in the product and one major smudge issue leaving half the stick stuck in the tube. For this reason alone I’d definitely not pay the £8.00 RRP, if not just for the inconvenience of it all.
However, when I finally managed to apply it with some degree of accuracy, the product itself worked well.The colour range is great and offers something for everyone. I rarely find tinted balms that match my lip colour but found the shade ‘Honey Nectar’ to be a pretty close match. Pixi also offer another natural rose shade, alongside 1 clear and 3 vibrant shades. The shea butter does indeed moisturise and condition lips nicely however I wouldn’t say it’s as ‘lightweight’ as it advertises itself to be. After a while I would have to remove it completely to reapply as it does tend to cake up slightly. That being said, I do suffer from very dry, chapped lips during the winter months so I may give this product another go in the summertime.
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