Well, it’s official… I’ve jumped on the Glossier Bandwagon. It takes me a ridiculously long time to talk myself into purchasing a brand that’s new to me, and most other things too. Glossier has been on my radar for about two years and I’m only just now enjoying my first order. I picked up the Glossier Birthday Balm Dot Com, Niteshine Highlighter Concentrate and Super Pure Serum.
The prices kept me away for a long time, but when I ordered I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the prices were displayed in Canadian, not American! I was expecting the exchange rate to kill me, but apparently I was spending much less than I thought I was.
I wanted to try Glossier’s balm dot com specifically because my friend Polished & Inspired loves them and has posted about them enough on instagram that I HAD to see what the hype was about.
Glossier Balm Dot Com Review | Birthday
Glossier Balm Dot Com retails for $15CAD and contains 15ml of product. In other words, it’s going to take me at least a year to finish this tube, probably more! Balm Dot Com comes in many different varieties including Original, Cherry, Rose, Birthday, Mint, Coconut and most recently Mango. I picked up the Birthday Cake variety and as I said on my instastories — it smells freaking amazeballs.
Castor Seed: A natural plant extract, the thick emollient has unique water-binding properties that keep moisture locked in.
Beeswax: A natural emollient which acts as a protective barrier.
Cupuacu Fruit Extract: An organic, long-lasting moisturizer with Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids that melts into skin on contact.
Rice Bran and Rosemary Leaf Extracts: Antioxidants to combat free-radical skin damage.
Full Ingredients List: Petrolatum, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire d’Abeille, Lanolin, Flavor/Aroma, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Sodium Saccharin, Tin Oxide, BHT, Limonene, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
I love that each variety of Balm Dot Com has slightly different packaging. The original tube is just pink and white, but instead of pink the Birthday Cake version is sparkly silver! This is a pretty standard Squeezy tube but instead of a slanted applicator there’s just a flat tip with a hole for the product to be squeezed out. It works, and if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.
I also think the cardboard packaging looks lovely.
Uses for Balm Dot Com
In my Summer FabFitFun review I received a random healing balm that was supposed to be able to be used for a ton of different beauty hacks as well as healing cuts, scrapes & burns. I DID say that I generally don’t enjoy these kind of “everything balms” but Balm Dot Com is different for me because I bought it solely with the intention of it being a lip balm.
The Birthday variety is also intended for the lips which is why it has a very slight shimmer to it. That being said you can still technically use it for all the same things that the original can be used for:
- Moisturizing Cuticles
- Softening Rough Skin
- Adding a Dewy Look to Cheekbones
Why I Love It
Glossier Balm Dot Com is LUXURIOUS AF. The first time I smelled it I died and went to birthday cake heaven. It smells and tastes like a rainbow cake pop which is awesome, and the balm is thick and hydrating. Online it’s described as a “dense, waxy texture” but I don’t think that Waxy gives the best description.
Balm Dot Com does have a dense texture but it’s smooth and emollient. It doesn’t absorb too quickly or too slowly. It stays on my lips for a good couple of hours and I feel like it really sinks in and nourishes my lips instead of creating a barrier between the product and your skin.
I don’t like waxy balms because I feel like they never actually hydrate my lips. Balm dot com has given me the most luscious, soft hydrated lips. I know it sounds like I’m exaggerating but this balm is… the bomb dot com. Seriously, it’s good. You need it.
- Super Hydrating
- Smells Amazing
- Feels fantastic on the lips
- $15CAD per tube
- Only Available Online
Have you tried the Glossier Balm Dot Com? Which is your favourite!?
This is possibly the quickest, most positive review I have ever written on my blog but I think it’s well deserved. I go out of my way to be critical of all products I review so that you get the most in depth information possible but there’s nothing Glossier could do to make the Balm Dot Com better for me. I wish it wasn’t $15, but honestly I think it’s money well spent. The mango balm dot com is next on my shopping list!
Thanks for reading, talk soon! x