Glossier Balm Dot Com Review

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 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.

Key Ingredients:

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).

Glossier Birthday Balm Dot Com Review

Packaging

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.

Glossier Birthday Balm Dot Com

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

Glossier Balm Dot Com

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 hydratingOnline 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.

 

Pros

  • Super Hydrating
  • Smells Amazing
  • Feels fantastic on the lips

Cons

  • $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

Glossier Balm Dot Com Review

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25 Comments

  1. July 8, 2019 / 10:33 pm

    $15 really isn’t so bad for such a lovely product. I totally wanna jump on the glossier bandwagon even more now!

    • July 9, 2019 / 6:56 pm

      You won’t regret it! At least I hope not ๐Ÿ˜„

  2. July 6, 2019 / 7:55 pm

    I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about this product, and yet I haven’t given up the time to actually get one myself! If I were to get one, I would definitely get one in mint (you probably know that’s my favorite sensation on the lips)! This was an amazing review, and you definitely convinced me to want it even more! xxx

    Melina | http://www.melinaelisa.com

    • July 7, 2019 / 2:03 am

      I honestly didn’t really need it, I have sooo many lip balms lying around my house. But I’m glad I bought it, I would repurchase it. I hope the mint one is just as good, thanks for reading! x

      • July 12, 2019 / 6:31 pm

        I have so many chapsticks too! I definitely have to use some of them up before getting the glossier one, but that one will definitely be the one i purchase next. I’ll let you know my thoughts on it! x

  3. June 20, 2019 / 12:24 pm

    I’ve heard of Glossier for years! The price keeps me away too and I never know what to even get for myself. Who knows maybe one day I might. This balm sounds amazing! Dont think I would go for birthday cake but I’m glad they have others ๐Ÿ˜Š great review!

    • June 20, 2019 / 4:41 pm

      The prices definitely are’t the most affordable. It will be a while before I make another purchase. I also noticed that the expiry dates are super quick on some of the products I bought, their highlighter concentrate only lasts 6 months apparently :S
      Thanks for reading!

      • June 26, 2019 / 9:40 pm

        Oh snap that sucks. If you buy them you basically have to use them up quick then.

        • July 1, 2019 / 1:32 pm

          Yeah 6 months really isn’t a lot of time! I’ve been trying to use it lots in the meantime

  4. June 19, 2019 / 3:04 pm

    I don’t know why, but I decided I wanted to wait until I collected all of the scents that I want before doing a review…still missing the Birthday scent, so I’ve used these for over a year and have yet to do a review!

    Do you find the shimmers in this gritty? I think it’s the main reason why I’ve held off on buying this one, because I’ve heard some people say they find them gritty. That’s a BIG dealbreaker for me!

    Looking forward to hearing what you think of the Niteshine! I think it’s the only thing I want from Glossier Play, to be honest…

    • June 19, 2019 / 4:43 pm

      You’re so close though, just one to go!

      Honestly not at all, I don’t even notice them. They’re super subtle, I almost can’t even see the shimmer. So far my experience has been good but I had a few people tell me on insta that they’ve had issues with the formula separating. I’ve had no issues though!

      That review should be up soon!

  5. June 18, 2019 / 11:12 am

    I have been wanting to try Glossier for ages, omg. I’m so sad they don’t ship to Belgium. I’m really happy that you got to try them though and that you really enjoy this balm dot com. I do agree that most lip balms don’t seem to hydrate the lips and some even dry them out! So glad this one is amazing! x

    • June 18, 2019 / 8:31 pm

      They don’t!? That’s so disappointing! I hope they ship worldwide in the future. I wish more lip balms were hydrating like this one ๐Ÿ˜Š Thanks for reading!

  6. June 18, 2019 / 6:03 am

    Lovely to hear how well this brand did for you! I am the same when it comes to trying new brands – I have to do a bit of research first or wait for the hype to die down before I commit.

    • June 18, 2019 / 8:32 pm

      It takes me forever to take the plunge and try a new brand, but once I do I’m often hooked! I can’t wait to try more in the future ๐Ÿ˜Š

  7. June 18, 2019 / 1:10 am

    The Birthday Balm Dot Com sounds like thebomb.com! I can imagine how yummy the scent would be and the packaging (tube and box) is cute ๐Ÿ™‚

    • June 18, 2019 / 8:33 pm

      It smells so amazing! And I hear the mango one smells just as good, I need that one too!

      • June 18, 2019 / 11:20 pm

        I could be lazy and check the site but what other scents of Balm Dot Com are there?

        • June 19, 2019 / 4:40 pm

          I listed them all I think. Cherry, mango, birthday, mint, and there are a few others

          • June 19, 2019 / 7:11 pm

            Oops silly me!

  8. June 17, 2019 / 6:48 pm

    Oops! Got cut off. I meant to say Iโ€™m sure Iโ€™d get obsessed by the birthday cake smell too!

    • June 22, 2019 / 10:14 pm

      Finally right!? It took me so long to try them. The birthday scent is so good, I almost want to eat it!

      • June 23, 2019 / 2:50 pm

        Iโ€™ve heard the new Mango scent is the same way!

  9. June 17, 2019 / 6:47 pm

    Yay, you tried Glossier! Havenโ€™t tried Balm Dot Com yet though, but Iโ€™ve heard great things! Iโ€™m sure

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