In case you’ve forgotten (probably not because it’s a recurrent subject on Weeks of Beauty, haha): I love me some mini’s! They look cute on the vanity, are easy to carry around in the bag and you can try out more colors and formulas of the product.
Back when we could still travel and discover the world, I posted a Canada haul. One of the products I picked up was the Pat McGrath Mini Lip Fetish Lip Balm Trio.
It’s a set with three of the Lip Fetish Lip Balms, but tiny. I always adore the Pat McGrath packaging with the gold and sequins. It looks so posh. However, I do realize that it’s a lot of material for no reason, so it’s not very environmental friendly. I kept the sequins as decoration in a brush holder and recycled the outside packaging.
I am definitely a fan of the Pat McGrath lipstick/lipbalm packaging. The bullets are sleek and classy, and the gold lips make it look luxurious. Again, these have been on display on my vanity since I got them back in september 2019 (feel ages away, doesn’t it?!).
The three shades featured in this set are Clear, Flesh 3 and Blow Up.
Flesh 3 is also one of the most popular lipstick shades from Pat McGrath.
The swatches from left to right are Clear, Flesh 3 and Blow Up.
I’m wearing Flesh 3. This lip balm is soooo smooth, it feels thin and so lightly on the lips, it’s amazing! I’ve never felt a lip balm like this one before. Also, this is just one layer of the lip balm. Do you see that pigment?! What I also love is because of the small, pointy lip balm, it applies perfectly neat.
This lip balm is amazing quality, but a pigmented and smooth lip balm also comes with transferability of the color, which I do not like at all. When I wear a lip balm, it’s a clear or very light one, so that I can just throw it on the lips without looking and without worrying about the color sliding around and looking funny.
Blow Up is a peachy pink on my lips, and I like this shade the most. It also has a lot of pigmentation going on though, so I have to be aware of the lip balm sliding around.
The Clear lip balm is a clear balm indeed. No shade at all, also no white cast which is a great pro! All three lip balms are very pretty as to the glow/shine.
So to conclude this review: the Pat McGrath lip balms are lovely to apply, very smooth and moisturizing and have great pigmentation. The glow is nice as well.
The downside (but it really depends on how important that is to you of course) is that because of the smooth formula in combination with the pigmentation, it’s not an easy to wear lip balm, since you will have to keep an eye on the product gliding around.
For $25 this little trio set is a fun way to give the Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Lip Balms a go!
Which shade would you wear?