If you'd like to "upgrade" your lip balm experience, I can think of nothing better right now than the new 29 Lydia Mondavi Skincare Wine Blot Lip Balm.
From it's elegant tube (which feels and looks much more like a luxe lipstick), to the beautiful packaging including a heavy case and 29 stamped on the cap, this is a great product. And best of all it has a price that won't break the bank (around $9!). The lip balm, like all of the products in the 29 line, is made with grape seed extracts, which act as natural anti-oxidants.
The dark wine colored center of the balm contains the grape seed-derived ingredients in the formula. The balm was smooth and had a nice bit of slickness to it (but not greasy!). I was very impressed by how quickly it softly melted into my lips - and made them soft, plump and smooth. It has a fresh, citrus/berry - like scent, which dissipated quickly, and it applied clear with no tint/color.
The finish once it absorbed was semi-shiny, but not overly glossy. I loved using this as a base under my more matte lipsticks, and also because it has a built in SPF of 20, I felt good about using this when I wanted a more natural lip on the weekends, at the beach, etc.
This is such a lovely product at a great price! Stay tuned for another product I fell in love with from the 29 line that I'll be sharing with you shortly. In the meantime, head over to Target or Target.com and pick this little gem up. - RLB
*This product was provided courtesy of 29 Skincare PR for reviewing purposes.