Bloomtown recently came out with 2 lip balms ‘Avo Mint’ and ‘Red & Berried’. I originally planned to only purchase one lip balm however they had a deal going on which meant I got 1 for free and paid half price for the other.
I first starting buying from Bloomtown just under a year ago and due to the quality of the products, excellent customer service and use of natural ingredients I was more than eager to try out these new products.
Bloomtown are an ethical, vegan, cruelty free beauty brand that make handmade products, all of which are palm oil free. They are based in Cornwall and their products are available for purchase online.
As someone who isn’t a big fan of mint, I was pleasantly surprised by the Avo Mint lip balm. It was moisturizing and I didn’t feel like I needed to constantly reapply it to feel like it was doing its job. The peppermint scent is distinctive without being too heavy.
The back of the tin contains a list of ingredients and I was incredibly surprised to see that I knew what each one was apart from one. I hadn’t heard of Candelilla wax before but after doing a quick google I learnt that it is a vegan wax from the Candelilla shrub plant native to mexico and the southern united states.
The red & berried lip balm was the one that I was most looking forward to and it did not disappoint. The lip balm is a deep scarlet shade that is berry scented.
I love that you can still smell the berry scent once you apply it to your lips but it isn’t overpowering. The lip balm is moisturising and for a tinted lip balm I was impressed. The red & berried lip balm has a very subtle tint that looks quite natural which isn’t something that I’ve come across before. The tinted lip balms I’ve used previously have been quite highly pigmented and a rather unsubtle shade of pink
Overall, I really like both lip balms. They retail at £4.80 which I think is great for a product made from natural ingredients that is vegan, cruelty free and palm oil free. Also Bloomtown are a growing UK based brand so purchasing their products means that you get to support a brand that produce high quality handmade products.
You can shop Bloomtown products on their website here. You can also follow them on Twitter and Instagram @bloomtownuk.