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Summer Ma(Y)gic #7: SAMPLE REVIEW: L'Oreal HyrdraFresh Lip Balm

So you are probably going to wonder why this is a sample review when I am reviewing a lip balm. How could a lip balm come in a sample size?
Well the thing is this lip balm as part of a set. One time when I was shopping in Lifestyle and staring at moisturisers, I chanced upon the Hydrafresh aqua cream at the L'Oreal counter. You all know I love that moisturiser (Click here to read the full review). Anyway after I used up my first tub of the Hydrafresh aqua cream I went back for the second and that time they has this offer. It was a set- the Hydrafresh cream, Hydrafresh facewash and Hydrafresh Lip Balm. The overall thing cost 849 INR. I think. It was so long ago that I don't have the prices or the box. Since it was part of a set and I didn't exactly 
It's been a while since I did a sample review (Click here to read the previous one) so lets get into it. 

About the product:
Standard packaging- a squeezy tube in a very light pastel pink colour. The product is colourless. It has a pretty strong sweet odour. The odour does fade over time. The balm is thick and viscous like how the Himalaya lip balm is during winters (the himalaya lip balm becomes completely liquid in summers and always leaks in my bag.) This balm remains viscous in all seasons. It is quite hydrating and a bit sticky on the lips. The sheen wears off soon but lips feel hydrated for about 3 hours or so. It does feel a bit heavy on the lips.
I prefer using this at night like a treatment. When I wake up I really do feel like my lips are so much more softer and hydrated. I like my balms for the day time to be lightweight and not sticky.

So I looked it up and it costs 249INR.

I do not know whether this is still available.

What I like about this product:
  • Easy to use squeeze tube.
  • Hydrating
  • Makes lips soft

What I don't like about this product:
  • Sticky
  • A bit too sweet odour for me.
  • The price is a bit too much for a lip balm
  • No SPF.

Overall it is a nice balm and I love it as a lip treatment but it isn't my choice for a everyday lip balm. I don't think I would buy it again. 

Have you tried this lip balm?

miss kays


Read the other posts in this series
Summer Ma(Y)gic #6: What's in my travel makeup kit.


  1. So many cons..better to skip this one..
    Great review dear

    My recent one:Bourjois Velvet lipstick 04 peach club review n swatches !!!