I was given this in my July GlossyBox - it’s a Figs & Rouge peppermint & tea tree balm.
Out of a pretty terrible beauty box (if the next one is also crap, I’m unsubscribing), this was the product that caught my eye the most. I threw it into my handbag and took it on the road.
Around the time I started using it, it was still pretty hot here. Putting my finger to the product, my finger just sank into the greasy mess of balm. The texture is a little like light cream with chunks of sugar in – when spread onto lips/skin the ‘sugar’ melts away to nothing, though.
When applied, it is pretty thin, unlike balms that last on your lips for hours. I do actually prefer lip products that you can still feel on your lips an hour or so afterwards, so I find myself reapplying this every 30 minutes or so.
But this is so much more than a lip balm. It says it can be used on dry skin too. I used some on my hands and it did feel pretty moisturised afterwards. However, with the minty scent, I’d rather keep it to my lips than use it on my body.
As a product, I like it. I think it’s a nice thing to put on my lips – not like the greasy stuff that I prefer, but suspect is bad for my skin. Figs & Rouge products are made from all natural ingredients so there are no nasty things in this at all, which is also awesome. One major drawback to this, though, is that it is so damned hard to get into the tin! You really have to wiggle it a lot before the lid will come off. It’s such a pain…
Would I buy this? Probably not. I think I should… but I probably wouldn’t. I do enjoy using it now I have it, though.
If you’ve used any Figs & Rouge products, let me know!