Ever notice how when you walk into Poundland you end up leaving with the thing you wanted (ie. plasters, batteries) and end up leaving with a bagful of crap (ie. tupperware that’s too small for anything, a dog collar when you don’t have a dog).
Well whilst I was Pounland-crap-shopping I saw this cute Einstein duo set – there’s a moisture lip balm and a hydrating lip cream. For £1 I couldn’t refuse (plus the psycho girl who worked there followed me around the store, saying that I HAD to buy it).
I don’t know anything about the Einstein beauty brand and I don’t know what the retail price is – I was just sucked in by the cute, medicinal looking packaging:
An intensive deep moisturizing balm that gives a refreshing burst of cool heat to dry, chapped lips and protects without a waxy, greasy, medicinal feel. With Cocoa Butter and Vitamins A and E.
The Lip Cream (in the pink jar) has Vitamin C beads for exfoliation and should be used before the lip balm. It can be used a lip stick base too.
As a lip balm addict I am dedicated to Jill Stuart, SKII, La Mer and Sisley Lip balms. How does a £1 set compare?
Ahhh it’s not bad!
Exhibit a, on the left is the waxy lip balm which is alike any lip balm but it has a menthol minty feeling. Quite nice.
The lip cream, Exhibit b (I know I haven’t actually labelled them A and B) is really nice – sinks in quickly and is just slightly exfoliating, I REALLY enjoyed using this one before applying lipstick.
Oh but one thing. Check out the lip cream – it’s barely full! Cheek squits! It’s about 1/4 full – I know it’s cheap but still, at least bulk it out a bit, please!
Ingredients – nothing too whacky here, yes there is mineral oil in it:
This won’t become my new must have lip balm but I really like the lip cream, even if they were stingy with it and if I saw it in the £1 shop again I would buy another, sure. I lose lip balms every week anyway so at least losing this one isn’t too painful.
Ever tried Einstein?