Friday, 3 March 2017
3INA Cosmetics The Lip Oil Balm in Strawberry
3INA (pronounced Mina, I am reliably informed) is a relatively new, Spanish beauty brand. I stumbled across 3INA on Asos - their beauty selection seems to be growing and improving by the minute, and this was a speedy add-to-bag. I'm always on the lookout for a decent lip balm, and this tinted, oil balm option sounded right up my street.
The packaging is a pretty standard lip gloss/balm tube - but with a squidgy applicator - which is all honesty, I'm not the biggest fan of. My inner germophobe is unnerved. the scent is pretty sticky-sweet, fake strawberry - I quite like it, but it won't be to everyone's taste. it does dissipate quite quickly however.
See? Slightly weird, squishy spongy applicator. I can't help but feel this is going to get a bit gross over time.
The texture is actually really nice - think more of a thin balm than a sticky oil. I think it's middle of the road on the moisturising stakes - not Baume de Rose or Agave Lip Mask levels of hydration, but perfectly useable and the squeezy tube makes re-application easy. It absorbs relatively quickly in to the lips and does make them much more comfortable quickly, without being at all sticky or gloopy. I think these could be a really nice beach-bag staple for summer.
The swatch above shows how this absorbs in to the skin - you can see it starting to melt away while I take the photo! I really like these little tubes - I'll be picking up another shade or two before summer!
Have you tried any 3INA cosmetics products?
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