For one thing, I keep ‘orange-y’ things at bay- be it a flavor in food or a fragrance. I don’t know why. The Orange candies we used to eat when we were kids, yeah I hated it. Rasna Orange? No thanks. Although I’m a big fan of this color in fashion/beauty. Now Narangi is the elder sister of orange. When I went to the store and sniffed this balm, one word describes it- AMAZING. Now you see, you enter Forest Essentials store, it is already a heaven for your olfactory senses. But more than the smell, the USP of this product lies in its packaging. Classy is the word. I am a sucker for cute packaging. In fact, there were two variants- one without the mirror (which was cheaper btw), they called it ‘for men’ and another one which I bought-‘for women’. I asked the SA about the difference in quality or quantity, there was no difference whatsoever. Only the mirror makes it “feminine”. But now the variant without the mirror has been discontinued.
Okay so I’ll talk about the different aspects one by one.
True to its name. Sweet narangi. The fragrance is not overpowering. It fades after about 1 hour.
Super gorgeous, super classy packaging.It comes in a hexagonal cardboard box with black foam inside which holds the lip balm snugly. It has an in-built mirror like there is in blushes, compacts etc. Really helpful when you’re on the go. Plus the sleek packaging makes sure it fits in your purse or jeans pocket. Only gripe is that since it is a tub packaging, you have to take it out using your fingers. Some may find it unhygienic but it works for me. I scrape it out with my nail and then apply it.
5 g product.
The lip balm is yellow in pan but colorless when applied. This is the lightest lip balm my lips have ever touched.The consistency is like ghee, but much better. Unlike the waxy lip balms (the likes of Vaseline), this lip balm is feathery light. You apply it and after sometime you forget you applied something. It doesn’t feel heavy AT ALL. It instantly makes the lips super soft and leaves a glossy finish.
It fades after around 2 hours on my lips. I don’t have chapped lips so I cannot comment on that.
Now the main reason I picked this cute piece of pricey balm is that it works on Lip Pigmentation. Yes. My lips got pigmented after I used Maybelline Color bloom for a couple of weeks. I don’t use lipsticks or lip gloss, so I’m not talking heavy pigmentation. But whatever moderate pigmentation I had, this baby is taking care of it.
Expensive! 495 bucks for a lip balm, that too just 5 g product. Mine is getting finished so quick 😦
The other variant which is now discontinued in stores was for Rs. 375.
I think they have hiked the price now. Their online site is showing Rs. 595.
Will I repurchase?
Hell yeah! But I wish they hadn’t discontinued the cheaper variant. I was planning on buying that, now that my fancy for cute packaging has been curbed 😉
Overall Verdict: A+