Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Jill Stuart Fruit Lip Balm Tint Color in 102 Peach Tint

The last couple of weeks I have been obsessed by lip-products, as I probably have mentioned a million times before. I was particularly pleased to see some new additions on the Jill Stuart Fruit Lip Balms listed on several Japanese cosmetics-website-sellers, so I picked up the Jill Stuart Lipbalm on one of the cheapest places I found them, gooddealer.com.

The prices of Japanese cosmetics vary on the various websites I love to shop. Normally adambeauty is one of the cheapest resellers, but the stock is not always as up to date than the other shops. Gooddealer I found to be the cheapest on most Jill Stuart products.

Jill Stuart is one of the most princessy brands in Japanese cosmetics. You will pay for the cutesy factor as well, as it is not a cheap line. Blushes retail for approximately $55 to $60.

The balm comes in a light pink box that has a darker pink lady on the background. The amount of lipbalm inside is an average 7 gram or .24 oz. I think Carmex distributes a similar amount.


It is a product for moisturizing the lips, according to the package. It is not a gloss, but it has gloss-like substance, which you can see in the following pictures. The package claimes that it has a 'Fresh fruity floral fragance', and it does! A very light fruity floral scent, which is probably Jill Stuart signature scent (but I do not have that many JS items yet, so I cannot compare).

The ingredient-list looks wholesome and rather natural. However, I am not sure if this is the full ingredient list, or just the ingredients they want to mention. It contains Strawberry Fruit juice, Raspberry Fruit Juice, Macademia Seed Oil (really moisturizing and healing), shea butter, orange oil and many other goodies.

I picked the 102: peach tint.

The cap is utterly gorgeous. It looks like a tiny jewel box.



The balm inside does not have any shimmer at all. It is indeed a lipbalm with a pinky tint with a hint of peach. I would call it to be more pinky than peach.


Also, when swatching I found the gloss to be more pink as well. It is indeed a warmer pink, but I would not call it a peach as Jill Stuart does. The colour is incredibly sheer on the lips, but it will give a lovely, balmy feeling with a hint of pink.


A close-up from the previous swatch...don't ya love my veins...LOL? Indeed, now I see more of the peachiness of the gloss....The sheered out sides are the most representative for how the balm would look on the lips. I have not taken a lipswatch, as my pigmented lips would not show much colour at all...my pale inner arms still do...


Would I buy this again? No, I love the cutisy and princessy factor of the balm but I do not believe that the balm itself stands out for the price I have paid (appr $19). It is a lot better than Carmex. But It does not live up to my Badger Balm in Tangerine, which contains twice as much products, more organic goodies and is 3 times as cheap. However, I am glad to have this product and I will use it up for sure, as I am a great fan of natural goodies on my lips.

9 comments:

cheryl said...

ooh lovely balm, helen... i'm having a hard time knowing what colour is considered peachy, what's not, lol... cos something will have to be ORANGE for me to consider it "peachy", lol...maybe i'm just colour-blind.

fuzkittie said...

That looks really really pretty!!! <3

ning * star said...

this looks so pretty <3

Yumeko/Bittenbefore said...

i never buy balm as i dont like putting my finger in it but the packaging is so pretty eh

Pixie said...

Ahhhh, so pretty. I think there has to be more in there than what the "ingredients list" says, but still very lovely.

Elvira said...

It is beautiful. I find most JS products give me that . "Awww" factor...however you are right. $19 is too much for a lip balm if you have another product that does just as good of a job. At least when you run out of the JS balm, you can keep the little pot and use it as a pill bottle for your purse or perhaps fill it with another lip balm!

beautifulwithbrains said...

That's soo pretty!

alltheprettyshimmers.com said...

wow, the packaging certainly looks incredible! I also like the juicy peach color. I'm such a sucker for cute potted balms!

Amber M. said...

its really pretty and sheer but way too much for lip balm ;/