A few weeks ago I bought the BritishBeautyBlogger Clinique Box mainly for the Clinique Sweet Pop and now I thought I would share my thoughts on whether these are worth it or not. Let’s be fair the packaging drew me in to start with…
Obviously the Clinique Sweet Pop looks like a macaroon and I love macaroons when they’re edible so I saw no reason as to why I wouldn’t love them when they were makeup! Now every BBB Clinique Box came with a sweet pop in Red Velvet and I was really pleased as I am trying to get into wearing red lips more often. AKA trying to channel my inner Taylor Swift as often as possible.
Now as well as looking like a macaroon this innovative little thing is a lip scrub as well as a lip balm, a two in one. The frosted glass side hides a sugar scrub and the plain side a red lip balm. As the product is Clinique it has no smell or taste which was slightly disappointing to me, as a macaroon shaped product, I think, should taste like macaroons! But if you have sensitive skin these will hopefully not trigger your sensitivity in the slightest.
Now the balm is very similar to all other lip balms, except it actually moisturises, unlike you Vaseline who just block moisture from getting to my lips. Immediately after applying you get that moisture shot and they feel really smooth. It has a really subtle red tint which sadly didn’t show up enough for me to swatch for you but it does look really subtle on the lips. Perfect for summer because matte lips twinned with dry lips isn’t my dream combo.
The scrub is sort of a sugar scrub which on first application doesn’t seem to be particularly ‘scrubby’ so to say. (This was the main criticism I saw in previous posts I’ve read.) However, once you get through the layer of balm the real scrub appears, but it’s not a harsh scrub which I like because I use the LUSH lip scrubs once a week and if this was more ‘scrubby’ I wouldn’t be able to use it too often.
Honestly I am loving this so far, hydrating, smoothing and ‘scrubby’: everything you could possibly want in a lip balm/lip scrub combination. These aren’t the cheapest at £15 a pop (if you pardon the pun,) but then again a LUSH lip scrub is £5.50. I would say I prefer the Sweet Pops scrub because it has the balm aspect in the scrub so you don’t get a sugary fall out, but it’s up to you!
Have you tried the Sweet Pops, what are your favourite lip scrubs?