Have you ever had such high hopes for something, you put it on a pedestal before you even got your paws on it?! I try not to do that, but with the slew of new products and social media propping them up, it’s hard. There are many products that exceed my expectations and are pedestal-worthy, and then there are a few that don’t measure up and I regret giving them so much hype in my mind.
Enter: Lip Smacker Kiss Therapy Lip Balm
I have incessantly dry lips, and I’m always looking for the next ‘best thing’ to soothe them. I’m a habitual licker, so that doesn’t help either.
My favorites, as of late, are Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask, Clarins Lip Comfort Oil, Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, and good ol’ Carmex Lip Balm Medicated Sunscreen for days I’ll be in the sun. Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask is hands-down my favorite lip product. That stuff is legit and keeps my lips moisturized for a long time. Clarins Lip Comfort Oil is a close 2nd.
I picked up Lip Smacker Kiss Therapy Lip Balm in Superfruit and Eucalyptus Mint to give each a try. Superfruit contains SPF 30, coconut and jojoba oils to help moisturize, while Eucalyptus Mint contains eucalyptus leaf oil, coconut oil and shea butter in a non-shine formula.
First off, these are not bad. I think if my lips weren’t incredibly dry, I would love them.
Superfruit smells amazing – like strawberry candy. And Eucalyptus Mint has an incredibly light menthol aroma, which is great because I can’t handle too much menthol scent. This one is not overpowering at all.
Both Kiss Therapy balms have a medium consistency – the balms are not too light or heavy. But these just coat the skin’s surface; they don’t penetrate or feel very moisturizing. Kiss Therapy just sits on the top layer, and anything I do removes the product.
My favorite lip product, Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask, is thick. Really thick. But it also feels soothing and adheres to the lips well. I can go hours without reapplying. With Kiss Therapy, I feel like I have to reapply this balm every 30-45 minutes when I drink water, even through a straw. I think part of that is because my lips don’t feel hydrated with this balm, even with the Eucalyptus Mint version, which is supposed to treat and heal dry lips. Because I’m applying so often, my lips feel like they have a caked layer of balm on top. They want more hydration, and Kiss Therapy fails to deliver.
A ton of people love these. I’ve read a vast amount of positive reviews, so I know I’m in the minority when I say these are not for me. I will use these 2 up, but I won’t repurchase.
Have you tried Lip Smacker Kiss Therapy Lip Balms? What do you think about them?
Meh. Nothing I would spend money on again. Doesn’t moisturize well and leaves my lips wanting more. Smells great, though.