I think Eve Lom was probably among the first skincare brands to release a lip balm. I remember being at school and positively aching of it, and, I’ve kept a little tub of it around ever since. A tiny little white jar – the original Kiss Mix was a hydrating mix of menthol and gloss, so when the brand released coloured versions a year or two ago, I knew I’d get my hands on it.
The packaging of the Kiss Mix Tint is almost identical to the original – the only giveaway is the cute little kiss print and the name of the shade. There are three shades to choose from, ranging from nude to deep berry. If you’re looking to dip your toe into the lipstick pool, these are a great place to start. Alternatively, the balms are also perfect if, like me, you’re all about dialling everything down.
When I saw the shade Demure, I couldn’t resist! It’s the perfect nude – not too pink, not too brown, it feels absolutely perfect for everyday wear. The stunning shade coupled with good-for-skin benefits of the Kiss Mix (serious hydration and the minty freshness) make this an absolute staple in my handbag.
I’ve been applying the balm with my finger, and I get a good two hours of wear before I feel my lips drying out a little. The formula feels rich and silky on the lips, it’s not sticky or gloopy, and I am just obsessed with the colour!