UD Rehab Makeup Prep Lip Love was created to use as either a primer to soften and hydrate lips prior to lipstick application or to use as an everyday balm or an overnight one to soothe and moisturizer dry lips.
Let’s take a look!
Urban Decay Rehab Makeup Prep Lip Love comes housed in start white squeeze tube with a cloud splash of inky dark purple decorating the front. There’s a slanted applicator to apply the balm and it’s 0.43 oz in size. I thought the texture and the idea reminded me a little bit of Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Lipsaver Treatment Primer.
UD loads this balm up with shea butter and coconut oil which by the way gives it a light, subtle coconut water-like fragrance and taste. Don’t worry, it’s a really natural flavor and scent and nothing too strong or overpowering. They call it coconut mint but to me it just seems like coconut water.
The balm is a translucent pale shade that applies clear and glossy on lips. It’s thicker coming out of the tube but a lot thinner once applied to lips with a lightweight texture that wasn’t balmy but had more of a light lipgloss feel. I think the thickness or lack of it could be disappointing for some. I didn’t mind so much because I felt like the thinner, glossier texture made it more easier to wear during the day. Formulas like Jack Black’s or even the new Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Shea Butter Lip Balm always seem terribly difficult to wear out of the house as they are so thick and balmy. This was very light and added a nice hint of shine! One thing to keep in mind, this isn’t going to provide hardcore moisture. It wears away fairly fast but it is lightly hydrating through that wear and it keeps lips pleasantly smooth and soften after it wears down. It works nicely under other lip products but you’ll want to go with a very light layer of it when applying something else over it since the glossiness of the product can make a mess out of products you apply directly from the tube.
Do you need it?
Probably not for $15.
It’s a nice, hydrating treatment and/or primer but it doesn’t do anything that other cheaper options around do. The lighter moisture factor and the shorter wear makes the $15 price tag a little harder to swallow for those that like sticking to a beauty budget. I see it being a popular pick with Urban Decay fans. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a UD fan but I question whether I need to spend $15 on a lightweight, short wearing lip balm.
Have you tried it yet?
Will you be?