Product Review: Tokidoki Gelato Lip Balm Stain in Donutella

Tokidoki Gelato Lip Balm Stain in Donutella, US$9.00
Tokidoki Gelato Lip Balm Stain in Donutella, US$9.00

My lips are very dry so these days I opt for lip tint. It’s easy to apply without a mirror and it doesn’t get caught with my hair in the wind (which leaves streaks on my face)!

I am aware that Tokidoki is a younger brand for the teens and the twentysomethings, but this one is cheap and I wanted to try it. As natural as the Burt’s Bees one is, somehow there is a taste to it and depending on the person it can be off putting. I wanted one that doesn’t leave a bad taste and provides a little more color. This one does a good job with the taste – peach with melon flavor – but for some reason, the color comes out very neon! Check out my lips:

Me wearing Tokidoki Gelato Lip Balm Stain in Donutella
Me wearing Tokidoki Gelato Lip Balm Stain in Donutella

The color is described as “sheer coral strawberry stain” on the Sephora website, but somehow it looks very neon, more like a hot neon pink. It’s not a bad look when you are younger, but now that I am 36 and a mom, I feel this is too young for me. It moisturizes moderately well otherwise, better than Burt’s Bees, though I have to reapply/touch up for both nonetheless.

The packaging is really cute though. I don’t think I will repurchase because of the neon hues, but if you are in your teens or 20s and looking for something cute, then this is nice.

Disostearyl Malate, Polybutene, Octyldodecyl, Neopentanoate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Polyethylene, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2 VP / Hexadecene Copolymer, Isononyl Isononanoate, C10-30 Cholesterol / Lanosterol Esters, Lauryl Methacrylate / Glycol, Dimethacrylate, Crosspolymer 1, 2, Hexanediol Caprylyl Glycol, Flavor / Aroma, Simmondsia Chinenesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Saccharin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopehryl Acetate. May Contain [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Red 6 Lake (CI 15850) Red 7 Lake (CI 15850) Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090) Red 21 Lake (CI 45380) Red 27 Lake (CI 45410) Iron Oxides (CI 77491; CI 77492; CI 77499).

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