I decided to try and review this little guy immediately, since it isn't a "change my skin over time" kind of deal. I was really excited about ordering this thing online, since it looked so cute and had great reviews!
Product Info▲ Brand: Skin Food
▲ Product Name/ Color: Honey Pot lip balm in Honey
▲ Price: $7.61 USD from Korea Depart
When I first opened this up, I was extremely surprised - IT'S TINY! I guess it's my own fault for not fully looking into what size it was, but I was really disappointed that I paid almost $8 for something this small, and every website I went to made it look bigger. That being said, the packaging is still really cute, and I'm really digging the little applicator.
(Don't worry about that flaw, that was from me! Hahaha.)
The balm itself has a very jelly-like quality to it. It's definitely way more thick than gel, and it's the type of stuff that if you held the pot upside down, it wouldn't come running or falling out. It's also EXTREMELY fragrant. I'm honestly not too sure whether I completely love it or not. It's not sweet smelling like honey, it actually has more of a grape or cherry smell - very fruity. It actually reminds me a lot of Victoria's Secret Love Spell fragrance, which is far from one of my favorite scents.
There's not too much to show for swatch-wise. The balm (if you could even call it that, it's more like a gloss to me!) is very thick so a little goes a long way, and it's very lightly gold/ yellow pigmented. One thing I love is that it's not sticky, it's definitely more smooth. (Which may be why they erred on the side of "balm" rather than "gloss.")
Bare lips on left, lips with Honey lip balm on right
As far as how it looks, it makes my lips nice and glossy and is pretty cute. After wearing it for a couple hours now I can also say that it's pretty moisturizing as well!
Altogether I do like the lip balm, as it moisturizes pretty well, looks cute, and is packaged adorably, but I am honestly not very likely to repurchase it. It was way too expensive for what it is, and after wearing it for so long, the fragrance is starting to get to me. (I'm getting a headache as we speak! :( ) I'd recommend it for short-term wearing and for those who don't mind strongly scented lip products.