Nivea released a new line of lip balms to add to their brand about a month ago and it sparked quite a bit of talk within the beauty world. I wasn't able to find them in my area until about 2 weeks ago. There are 4 "flavors" to choose from, and I was still only able to find 3 of them.
Each Nivea Lip Butter comes in a little flat tin. The balm is inside and reaches right up to the top of the rim. I personally hate this packaging. Since it's so thin, there isn't much to grip on to, and it's really hard to get the cap off. In theory, it's just supposed to slide off, but I can never get tins to open like this, especially when it's so flat. I think I'm eventually going to purposely dent the side of it so I can lift the cap off easily.
That's pretty much the only negative I have for these lip butters. The actual formula is fairly satisfying compared to the other Nivea lip balm I have. I own a Touch of Honey lip balm they make. The balm is not as moisturizing as these lip butters, and doesn't last as long. The lip butter formula is slightly thicker and almost feels like a cream. It's most definitely a balm, but you can pick up some of the product versus just residue of oiliness like most balms. The balm lasts on my lips for about 4 hours and conditions my lips pretty well.
Like I mentioned before, there are 4 flavors, and I was able to find 3.
- Smooth Kiss - flavorless, for all of you that enjoy unscented products
- Vanilla & Macadamia - I smell more vanilla than macadamia in this. It smells very bath like, or bakery like, versus perfume like.
- Caramel Cream Kiss - The caramel undertone in this is quite strong, and it reminds me of coffee. This is my favorite of the bunch.
The fourth I think is a rose scented one, and I have every intention of purchasing it.
These retail for about $4 each and you can purchase these at all drugstores.