Looks like we're not quite over the whole BB thing yet are we? The phrase has been overused so much that I'm sure I can't be the only one who is a little bit bored? And with that comes one of the latest releases from No7 in the form of their new BB Lips Beauty Balms SPF15. Gimmicky name? Yes. Gimmicky product? Absolutely not.
My mum and dad visited me over the weekend and with a mum who works for Boots (damn I miss that discount now I don't live at home!) it means she usually comes down to visit me in London with a few treats. This time she brought me two of the No7 BB Lip Balms in shades 'Ballerina' and 'Blush Pink'.
At first I was a little dubious. I see the name BB lips and think they're just another gimmick. Nevertheless, these are lovely, lovely lip products. The first, 'Ballerina' is a perfect pinky nude that give lips a hint of colour and the tinniest amount of finely milled shimmer. The second, 'Blush Pink' has been in my handbag ever since I got it. It's a muted reddy berry shade that gives my lips a wash of rosey colour and perk up my complexion.
The formulas are lovely and creamy with not a trace of stickiness. If I had to liken them to anything in terms of formula it would be Lanolips. They feel so hydrating on the lips and do a lovely job of concealing any less than perfect looking lips. I also love that they have a cleaning friendly nozzle. A quick wipe with a bit of anti-bac and you're good to go. If I had to compare them to something it would be the Clarins Instant Lip Perfecters but at half the price.
If the No7 vouchers crop up again I'll be buying the other shades. They're seriously lovely balms that give lovely colour, great hydration as well as SPF15. What more could you want?
*Both products bought by my lovely Mum.