Review: Weleda Everon Lip Balm
This year I imposed myself the rule of using only one lipbalm at a time, rather than buying and keeping one in my handbag, one in the bathroom, one in my bedside table, as I used to do… nevertheless, Weleda’s Everon Lip Balm almost made me break my rule and go get another one ASAP, without using it up first.
I haven’t done it because I want to finish this product, and recycle the container so that at least a part the sacrifice isn’t made in vain, and I know that if I buy another lipbalm, this one will simply be pushed aside and forgotten, serving no earthly purpose to anyone…
I bought this balm to replace my all-time favorite, Benecos Bio Lippenbalsam, which was out of stock when I went looking for it, and since I needed lipbalm I settled for this one, which at first sight had quite the seductive ingredient list: jojoba, shea, bee and vegetable waxes, vanilla… mmm. Till now, I don’t think I ever found a vanilla lipbalm I didn’t like.
Despite all these sweet initial promises from a distance, upon trying it was mutual antipathy from the start, although my opinion (and this lipbalm) has softened somewhat after a period of regular use. I still don’t care much for it, though we made peace around the summer.
The reasons? It’s hard, very waxy and thus rather difficult to spread, so that I have to drag it on my lips; I must say, doing so does leave my lips with a nice natural reddish tone, so there is that; besides, it does stay on the lips for a fairly long period of time, even after eating or drinking. On the other hand, it just doesn’t feel as nourishing and hydrating as other balms I’ve used, and I find this rosey-vanilla scent sort of annoying.
In warmer weather this balm becomes a bit more tractable, but if it insists on surviving now that the cold weather is here to stay, abandonment will be inevitable. Oh, this thing is interminable like a bad relationship, or a conversation with that garrulous, gossipy, silly older aunt who buttonholes everyone with her personal problems: I’ve been applying it daily twice or thrice a day for months and it still has product left. Never again.
So, my rating for this product is 3 points.
1 point: No! Never again, not even if you gave it to me. Not even if you paid me to wear it.
2 points: I didn’t finish the trial period and it’s very unlikely I’d buy this again. It might work for you, but it does nothing for me.
3 points: Meh. I’ll use up my jar/tube, but I doubt I’d buy again. It might work for you, but it doesn’t do much for me.
4 points: I like it. It’s nice and does its job. I might buy this again, if I find nothing I like better.
5 points: I love it! It does its job very well, I find it a pleasure to use, and it’s earned its place in my beauty routine.