February 25, 2014

Le Couvent Des Minimes Smile Lip Balm in Mint, Pear - pics, swatch, review

Hello, Beautiful!

Back in August I reviewed the Le Couvent Des Minimes Smile Lip Balm in Honey, which came in a jar. While I liked the lip balm itself, I'm not the biggest fan of jar lip products because I don't always want to dip my finger into a jar. Le Couvent Des Minimes also makes the Smile Lip Balm in tube form, which is what I have to show you in this post. I have scents/flavors Mint and Pear - with Pear being my absolute favorite of the two because it smells and tastes like pears - yum! They go on silky smooth too! Check out all the product info below, along with my full review, after the pics!

Le Couvent Des Minimes Smile Lip Balm
Flavor/Scents: Mint, Pear
Continue scrolling down to see more pics of each individual flavor/scent.

Le Couvent Des Minimes Smile Lip Balm
Flavor/Scent: Mint

Le Couvent Des Minimes Smile Lip Balm
Flavor/Scent: Pear

Le Couvent Des Minimes Smile Lip Balm Info & Review:
Cost/Availability: $11.00 (0.5 oz full size). Available on the Le Couvent Des Minimes website, at Ulta, on the Dermstore website, and everywhere else Le Couvent Des Minimes is sold. Click here to find a retailer near you.
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Kisses

Delicious and effective lip care for lips that are softened, nourished and protected. Thanks to its original recipe with a delicious aroma, the Smile Lip Balm softens lips, nourishes lips, and protects lips.

Currently available in three flavors/scents in the lip balm tube form:
  • Mint
  • Pear
  • Orange Blossom

As I mentioned at the start of this post, I have previously reviewed the Smile Lip Balm in jar form, in the flavor/scent Honey - but I do find the formulas to feel different.

I have Mint and Pear - and while the Mint is lovely, I find the Pear to be my favorite because it's not everyday that a lip balm is pear scented/flavored. It has a very delicious fresh pear scent and taste - yum!! They both smell great taste great.

The texture is nice - which I can only describe as a smooth gel balm. It glides onto lips very easily and you don't need a lot of product. It actually feels a little silky gliding on, it's non-sticky, feels smooth and comfortable on the lips. They are hydrating, but if you have very dry chapped lips I don't know if this lip balm will really penetrate deep enough to the point where it will repair your lips. That's my problem at the moment - my lips are so incredibly dry and chapped that I feel these didn't penetrate deep enough. However, they still did penetrate my lips to hydrate them nicely, but it's just a matter of not being intense enough to repair very, very dry and chapped lips. This lip balm will keep your lips in a healthy, soft state after you've done a lip scrub and gotten your lips back to a smooth, non-chapped surface and then continue use. I don't find them to be very long lasting though; I re-apply often with these depending on what I'm doing (eating, drinking, talking, kissing)

I love the tube over the jar because it's way easier to apply, and way easier to take with me in my purse. It has a slant tip applicator, which makes it simple to spread the lip balm across the lips. Plus, I don't always want to stick my finger into a jar - especially when I'm out and about, and may not have the cleanest hands. I keep the jar at my house, either on my makeup table, in my bathroom, or in my makeup drawers (to pull out and use when needed).

Final thoughts...

I think the jar version in Honey is slightly more hydrating/nourishing but I do still really like these lip balm, especially the Pear. I don't have another lip balm that smells and tastes like the Pear one, and I'm kind of loving that. My lips are incredibly dry at the moment, so maybe that's why I don't feel like these are as deeply hydrating as other lip balms, but they still are a nice enough lip balm that I keep one in my purse at all times.

I really enjoyed these and I think a lot of people would enjoy them as well. I'd recommend!

Now let me know what you think...
What do you think of these lip balms? Have you tried them or are they on your beauty wish list? Discuss in the comments below.

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