So this evening I received an email in my inbox, letting me know that my newest Darling Girl shipment of loot has been sent! Hopefully it will be here tomorrow, as once the product ships from the brand, it usually gets here super duper quick! I can't wait.
Honey Love is the second lip product by the brand that I've tried, but the other one I have was discontinued before I had a chance to review it!
It bears mentioning that all lip products from the brand are on a sold out basis - I emailed the company's owner and she told me it would be a brief hiatus as an ingredient had been discontinued by the distributor. They should be back soon!
Darling Girl Cosmetics describes Honey Love as a "gorgeous, honeyed pink" with a semi-opaque finish. Against my cool toned skin, its a very flattering nude with warm pink undertones. These are the kind of nudes that I gravitate towards, especially in the summer, because they pair well with colorful eye looks, but don't pale my lips out and make me look ill.
The formulation of these is actually rather unique. Because it is a pigmented balm product, I kind of expected it to be like the Revlon Lip Butters. Now, these aren't matte at all, but they don't have half the sheen as the Lip Butters and are much more like a lipstick in comparison. Honey love was actually quite comfortable to wear, and I kind of feel like it is due to this finish. It adheres to the lips well and has quite an emollient quality to it at the same time, without being overly gloss and sliding around. It had a little slip to it, but was very different than most products of the same family that I've tried, which I liked.
I wore this on a day where my lips weren't in good form; my lips were chapped and I think I was slightly dehydrated. While this wasn't a miracle fix to my lips, it wore comfortably and did no harm. This could be due to ingredients such as Sweet Almond Oil, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter and Avocado Butter that are found in the product. If I can wear this on one of my worst lip days with success, imagine how great it must be when my lips are in better shape. The color itself stuck around for about 2 hours, which wasn't groundbreaking, but it didn't disappear right away.
- Unique and comfortable texture
- Moisturizing qualities.
- Great nude lip option.
- No fragrance.
- Could have a longer wear time.
I really like the texture and finish to this. I just felt that it was unique for a balm like product, and it makes me want to try more from the range. Check these out when they're available again!