While grocery shopping this past weekend, I came across an interesting lip balm.
The packaging reminded me of one of my favorite show’s most recent season–American Horror Story: Freak Show. If you haven’t already seen it, definitely check it out. Avoid if you don’t like clowns though, that may be a deal breaker for you. But, I digress.
It was the packaging that caught my eye, ultimately. The lip balm is called Dr. Lip Bang’s Lip Freak. My flavor of choice is “Atomic Cherry” because I love artificial cherry flavors and scents. The flavors that are currently out besides Atomic Cherry are Berry Sinister, Clockwerk Orange, and Bubble Trouble. Don’t these sound like something I would eventually end up with? It was only a matter of time. This, my friends, was fate.
I was assuming this similar to the iconic cherry ChapStick lip balm, in that it goes on sheer. Until I swatched it with a pale hand and found that it is, in fact, not sheer.
I tricked my husband into thinking it was sheer to get him to try it. Shhh, keep that between us. He tried it, and has experienced the sensation that is ~buzzing lip balm~.
Atomic Cherry smells like cinnamon bubblegum; not so much like cherries at all. I’m not that big a fan of cinnamon, but cinnamon oil is listed as an ingredient. That explains the strong cinnamon aroma. I’m not entirely certain, but I have an inkling that the cinnamon oil may be responsible for the buzzing sensation. Further research to come, I’ll report back with my findings. Eventually.
Putting it on: Time to “freak my lips out”, as they claim! I didn’t feel anything at first, until after about 45 seconds. That’s when I started to feel the tingle, then it snowballed from there. A tingle turned into an electrifying buzz. If I could sum up how this feels in a gif for you, it would be the following:
It lasts a good while too, at least 20 minutes.The website warns it could become addicting, and I admit I’ve been feeling phantom buzzes on my dry lips here and there hours and hours after washing my face and even longer since I put it on. Boy, that was a nice run-on-sentence there. But really, phantom buzzes.
The website listed this as $7.99 but in store (HEB if you’re a Texan) this is $3.88. Less than half of the price that the website lists it for–so I completely recommend venturing out into the great beyond to find it in person if at all possible.
I was absolutely not compensated for this review; like I said… I purchased the product myself. But, if Lip Bang’s sees this review and decides to send me the remaining flavors to try or giveaway, I won’t fight it. Hint hint, poke poke.