I’ve been using these since my teens and they haven’t changed much since. The difference between the butters vs balms, is the butters are largely shea butter while the balms are largely castor seed oil; none of them have petroleum jelly. I prefer the butters in the winter, when I need a denser, waxier layer, and the balms in the summer, with their glossy and lightweight finish. They don’t leave my lips as soft as I’d like, but rather helps lift the rough top layer to expose the softer lips underneath.
Born Lippy Watermelon Lip Balm
I love this one because of its juicy scent that straddles the real thing and candy. It goes on perfectly clear and is shiny, but not obnoxiously so. It wears for a long time and is quite comfortable.
Born Lippy Satsuma Lip Balm
This is the first one I ever bought, because I loved the golden sparkles (like in YSL Golden Glosses) in the mandarin base. It gives a sheer wash of color and smells like the rest of the satsuma line: a deeper, nonacidic orange. It was fun when I was young - definitely a summer shade.
Born Lippy Strawberry Lip Balm
My favourite. This gives a glossy red tint that is very luscious and kissable. The scent is also divine, classically strawberry without any cheapness. There’s no shimmer; just a clear jelly finish.
Coconut Lip Butter
Coconut is another scent The Body Shop does pretty well: it’s a very floral coconut without much nuttiness. The consistency of the lip butters is a bit lumpy and hard, especially if your fingers aren’t warm. It’s white-ish so it prevents you from applying too much, lest you look like you ate a bar of soap.
Mango Lip Butter
This is probably my least favourite lip butter from The Body Shop. I’m not really a fan of their mango scent, it’s piercing to the nose and smells a bit cheap/plasticky. It’s still a little inconsistent in texture but I do like how it moisturizes well in the winter.
CAD $6 [The Body Shop and all free standing stores]