What to do with RM20 Metrojaya cash voucher on hand on a post-Valentine’s Day? You bet I bought a lil gift for myself 😉
Origins has been teasing their fans in Facebook with a special Origins Drink Up™ Hydrating Lip Balm Set for RM88, just a few days before Valentine’s Day. I find it a bit sad that Origins only came up with one special set for the ladies and one for the men.
I had my eyes on Origins Drink Up™ Hydrating Lip Balm Set because they are a miniature lip balm with a few color choices. This means I won’t get bored before finishing a tube and I get to try a few different shade for probably the price of two full size Drink Up™ Hydrating Lip Balm? Plus this set is too cute to resist and I happen to finish all my lip balm at home. Score!
I am more interested with Origins Drink Up™ Hydrating Lip Balm Set due to it’s pink tone lip balm. If it were to be red to coral shade I won’t probably buy it at all. When it comes to pink tone, I never say no 🙂
Of all counter brand lip balm, Origins one intrigued me very much. I’ve never tried these. I’ve heard of all the good reviews but never really splurge on expensive lip balm.
At a glance it’s one confusing product. I mean look at these. Origins Drink Up™ Hydrating Lip Balm Set is packaged in a lip gloss-like tube but in fact it’s a lip balm. A liquid lip balm. Are these suppose to be a lip balm that works like a lip gloss?? The texture from the tube sure does resemble lip gloss. I have my doubts on this one to be honest. I’m never a fan of lip gloss and I’m afraid this lip balm will be the same as lip gloss – sticky. After reading reviews and reviews online, I’ve decided to get it. I suppose there’s no more turning back now that I have it with me eh? 😀
Origins Drink Up™ Hydrating Lip Balm Set comes with 4-miniature tube with four different shade. Each tube comes with a slanted plastic nozzle tip, which I would prefer over sponge tip. It’s easy to clean after each use too. Yeah, I’m very particular with cleaning my makeup product after each use 🙂
From left to right: 05 Cherry Pop, 08 Plum Punch, 03 Pink Guava, 01 Nude Nectarine. As you can see, Origins Drink Up™ Hydrating Lip Balm Set texture sure do looks like lip gloss to me. I panicked a bit when I first use one of the tube. I don’t like what I see. I don’t like the thick texture but I was hopeful that it will turn watery upon spreading onto the lips.
It took me quite a few use to get used to the whole liquid lip balm concept. Origins Drink Up™ Hydrating Lip Balm goes on thick and rather a bit sticky, just like a typical lip gloss. However, my perception on these changed a bit thereafter. It does live up to it’s claim of providing hydrating to the lips. My lips stay pout and moist the whole time I had these Drink Up™ Hydrating Lip Balm on. What I really like about this lip balm is that it doesn’t dries up my lips, doesn’t peel the top layer skin of my lips, doesn’t give me the white line on the inner lips area and it’s long lasting as well. It’s sticky but more like watery type of stickiness. I can live with that.
Origins Drink Up™ Hydrating Lip Balm has a hint of mint scent to it. Not overpowering like Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain. It also has a bit of minty and cooling sensation that feels quite comfortable on the lips. As for the color payoff, I encounter the same problem I had with Mentholatum Limited Edition Water Lip Tinted Lipbalm. The lighter shade doesn’t show up well on my dark tone lips. Only the one with stronger color does. Here’s the lip swatch for all four Origins Drink Up™ Hydrating Lip Balm shade. The one which I’ve been wearing the most is 08 Plum Punch. Plum Punch give my lips a hint of shade. Whenever I need a nude lip balm I will go for 03 Pink Guava, which is also another of my favourite.
It’s good to know that Origins Drink Up™ Hydrating Lip Balm is formulated without all the harmful ingredients listed on the box.
I’m trying to figure out what exactly is this Drink Up™ Hydrating Lip Balm suppose to be because it’s like a hybrid version of lip balm + lip gloss. No doubt it’s a lip balm as stated but designed to work like a lip gloss. Although I’m not a fan of lip glosses, however I do like this one. I’m quite happy to be able to snag the last box as it’s already sold out everywhere by the time I got to the counter.
Anyone bought a box too? Do share if you like this lip balm!
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review. I bought the product on my own.