Saturday, March 21, 2015

Review : Natio Tinted Lip Balm in Smile

Hello lovelies!

Lately, I've been experiencing dry lips more often. I use balms every morning and before going to sleep but it's so annoying that my lips are still chappy nowadays. Anyway, my sister sent me a new tube of lip balm from a brand that I haven't tried before...

 Natio Tinted Lip Balm in Smile

This is a tinted balm. I like it because it already has color and will make your lips look refreshed and pretty. The shade is also beautiful and really suits my warm skin tone. This can, however, affect the color of your lips if you like using lipsticks, especially sheer ones. That's why I usually use this with more pigmented lippies, mostly those who are near this color, or just use this alone.

Anway, below are the pictures of the lip balm with the labels...

Let's get to know the product with product description from the website:

Conditioning and deeply moisturising lip balms with a hint of sheer, natural colour.

Rich in nourishing natural emollients, the creamy Shea Butter formula conditions and protects lips. Lightly tinted and packed with Vitamin A and E to coat lips in cute, caring colour. Available in six sheer happy-go-lucky shades.

Plant Extracts:
Shea Butter and Jojoba hydrate, antioxidant Vitamin E soften and smooth and Aloe Vera soothes.

How to:
Smooth onto lips, following the contours of your mouth. To build the colour, glide over lips a few times.

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Ozokerite, Mineral Oil, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Microcrystalline Wax, Isopropyl Palmitate, Synthetic Wax, Silica, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Fragrance. May contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 7 Lake, Iron Oxides (CI 77489, 77491, 77492, 77499), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

This is available in 6 shades.

It's $4.95 on the website.

The product is housed in a plastic tube. It's translucent so you can easily see how much product is left and also the shade you'll be getting. The product though is very creamy that there's little amount of the product that sort of melted that stays somewhere on the tip of the tube and you can see it because of the see-through quality.

The shade Smile is sort of a mix of raspberry and mauve. The cool tone looks great with my skin. It's sheer so it will not usually overpower lipsticks if you wear one over it.

The product is buttery smooth and glides easily on the lips. No waxy nor sticky texture. It smells really good too.

It moisturizes my lips and can help lessen the chappiness after some minutes of wearing it but it doesn't heal it as much as I would have wanted. It's not the most effective I've tried but it's still good. My lips look hydrated when I wear this although I need to reapply often because this doesn't really stay long on my lips.

So to sum my review up...

What I LIKE:
- The shade Smile is beautiful
- Smooth, buttery texture
- Mild, sweet scent
- Helps hydrate the lips
- Has Vitamin A and E
- Packaging
- Available in 6 shades

- I don't think this is available in the Philippines yet (correct me if I am wrong please)

Would I buy one again? No, I would not. Although the color is nice and the texture is good, the hydration for me isn't enough. It does give moisture but I have tried other lip balms that work better. :)

Have you tried this balm yet? Have you tried other products from Natio?



  1. I've tried Natio eye cream, but it also came from someone overseas. The closest is probably in the beauty shop, Sasa. Their products are nice, and I appreciate the simple packaging. Lovely color! That's something I'd pick out for myself.

    1. I would like to try their other products. :D

  2. Have you tried The Face Shop's Lovely Me:ex I'm Shea Butter Lip Care Cream? It moisturizes my lips for the whole day if I apply it at night :D And I just recently ran out of it. Super hydrating!

    1. No, not yet. But I will watch out for that. :D

  3. Oh this shade is sooo damn pretty! I love shades like this for a lip color! I don't think we have Natio in singapore either!

    1. Ah... the color is indeed very pretty. I want to check out the other items from this brand.

  4. For extreme healing, I love Blistex Lip Infusion. It has a metal rollerball on top and gets rid of my flakes in a matter of minutes (somtimes, petroleum jelly won't take it all off!)