Jill Stuart Melty Lip Balm ($18 at Gooddealer) is a new pot lip balm with a highly emollient formula for keeping lips super soft, hydrated, and nourished.
It’s supposedly formulated with three types of honey which include rose, orange, and lavender honey as well as rose hip oil and shea butter.
Let’s take a look!
As you can see part of Jill Stuart Melty Lip Balm’s appeal is the packaging. This comes in a jeweled decked pot that features Jill Stuart’s traditional silver mirrored packaging with a cute little bow decking the front of the topper and the top having a crystal featuring Jill’s initials.
Melty Lip Balm is available in three shades all of which share the White Floral Bouquet Fragrance from Jill Stuart’s fragrance collection. No worries it isn’t unpleasant in the least unless you’re sensitive to fragrance and flavor in your lip products. I always slightly scared of perfume-y lipsticks and gloss but this actually has a rather soothing rose bouquet scent and flavor that’s rather relaxing and very pleasant. It does not leave a bitter or nasty taste in your mouth.
Rose Pink and Lavender White are two permanent shades where as Orange Coral is a limited edition shade (I picked this one up because I love shades like this!).
These have a highly emollient texture with a thick texture but they remain fairly lightweight on lips without being sticky or tacky. I find the wear very comforting with a soft, hydrating feel and I enjoy the fact the balm ads a nice glossiness to my lips. Well after the product wears away lips still feel very soft and nourished. Orange Coral is quite translucent and adds a very, very sheer, subtle touch of color.
If you’re looking to go a little cheaper I actually think Etude House Dear Girls Lip Balm or Etude House Etude House Lip Perfume are superior products. These have more of a slippery texture with a highly glossy feature and are a little less thick. This isn’t to say Jill Stuart Melty Lip Balm isn’t lovely because it truly is. However, at $4-$7 Etude House wins the budget pick…! Of course, with Etude you get more cutesy packaging versus the elegance of Jill Stuart.
Overall, Jill Stuart Melty Lip Balm brings glass to the lip balm world with a gorgeous formula and even more gorgeous packaging.
My friend in Japan actually purchased this for me but Kevin from Gooddealer.com also has them in stock.