A while back Mary from Neon Chipmunk Makeup posted a review of the nearly cult classic Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter, and ever since I've been wanting to pick it up. Finally, I gave in and bought the set, and I'm loving it!
So this is probably one of the biggest lip balms I've encountered in my day. There isn't much wasted space in packaging either - its a behemoth of a balm. I'm not 100% sure if the one sold outside of the set is as large, but this one is pretty huge. The diameter of it alone is from the tip of my finger to my first knuckle - nearly twice the size of the average lipstick/balm. Instead of twisting at the bottom to push the product up, it twists at the top - which is strange, as I find myself constantly trying to twist the bottom as I'm not yet used to it.
The product itself is actually quite pretty to look at. It is not one uniform color across, but rather has a marbling finish similar to a Baked Blush or MAC Mineralize Skinfinish. Very pretty.
Tuscan Blood Orange reads as a sheer, dark peach with very fine and subtle shimmer. It applied mostly evenly, but did get a bit patchy rather than fading evenly. The only shade I could find that was similar to this was Revlon Peach Parfait Lip Butter, but that was darker, less orange toned and had microglitters.
On my lips, this product felt like the average balm. It deposited a good amount of moisture, but wasn't something that is going to fix a giant amount of damage on your lips. It is infused with Coconut Oil and Cocoa Butter.
The biggest thing about this product is the fragrance, as you could well imagine. Since this is based on the fragrance itself, it is highly fragrance with the iconic Tuscan Blood Orange fragrance. If you are sensitive to products that are heavily fragranced/flavored, this one may not be for you. It didn't bother me - probably because it smells good :) - but I can definitely forsee myself kind of avoiding this when my medication is making me sick, as the fragrance has a good amount of power.
- Unique Shade
- Natural Ingredients
- Good amount of product
- Heavy fragrance and flavor may not be for everyone.
Do I like this? Yes. Is it a holy grail? No. It is a tinted lip balm, and a darn good one at that, but if it is pricier than Chapstick, it needs to moisturize better than Chapstick.