A Gift! – Shiseido Water in Lip Lip Balm in Sakura

October 21, 2010
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Isn’t this a beautiful lip balm? A friend was in Japan recently and had bought this for me as a souvenir.

As can be expected from Shiseido, the packaging of the slim tube is pretty and classy – I particularly like the font of the product name and the understated cherry blossom image.

According to online retailers, this 3.5 g lipbalm contains spa water from Italy (w0w!) and has hyaluronic acid to hydrate dry lips. It apparently also contains cherry blossom powder to impart a light pink colour to the lips.

I’ve only used it once and could feel its soothing effect immediately. I didn’t really see the pink on my lips but I do concede that they looked more even, thanks to the balm. In addition, there was the barest hint of shimmer and a subtle minty after-feel, which I love. Unfortunately, although it is lightweight, it left a somewhat waxy feel; I’m hoping it wears off with prolonged usage (I only had it on for about ten minutes). This balm does have quite a few positive reviews on Makeup Alley, so I’m looking forward to using more of it. :)


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10 Responses to A Gift! – Shiseido Water in Lip Lip Balm in Sakura

  1. October 21, 2010 at 11:06 am

    This lip balm look so pretty. wonder if they will bring in soon :)

    • makeupmag
      October 21, 2010 at 12:07 pm

      Hi Starryxuan,

      I hope they do!

  2. October 21, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    You’re right the packaging is SWEET!

    • makeupmag
      October 21, 2010 at 12:56 pm

      Hi Elle,

      It’s very feminine! :)

  3. Sam
    October 21, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    I love this brand- can’t wait to try this gorgeous one one day!

    • makeupmag
      October 22, 2010 at 12:07 am

      Hi Sam,

      I hope you find it easily! :)

  4. October 21, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    At first glance, the packaging print reminds me of Jill Stuart print, lol!

    hope to spot this in my local drugstore soon! ^^

    • makeupmag
      October 22, 2010 at 12:09 am

      Hi Jennifer,

      You’re right – it does have the femininity (and pink!) of Jill Stuart products. :)

  5. October 22, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    This is my favourite lip balm! I have been telling those folks at Shiseido to bring this in.. maybe after AquaLabel?

    I like that it gives the literal effect of “water in lips”, adding a bit of gloss on the lips. I don’t use lipstick or lipgloss all the time, so this lip balm is my everyday lip product.

    • makeupmag
      October 22, 2010 at 6:53 pm

      Hi Ms G!

      I hope they bring this in. Apparently, there are other shades and glossier finishes. Would love to see them in person. :)

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