Thursday, July 30

- Dr. PAWPAW Balm...

In my post where I featured the recent CatalystPR event, I mentioned that one of the brands I had spotted beforehand, and recognised, was Dr. PAWPAW. I had heard and read a lot about the famous balm, with top make up artists declaring it an essential in their overflowing kits. Therefore, I was super excited to finally get my hands on it and learn more about the story of the brand.

Incase you didn't know (I didn't), pawpaw is another word for papaya - the key ingredient of these balms. The exotic fruit is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals (and much more), making it the perfect ingredient for skincare products.

The DR. PAWPAW Original Clear balm, £6.95* is a multipurpose product, aiming to aid skin regeneration, help minimise the appearance of pores and moisturise lips, nails, skin and hair. It's also amazing to use on any burns or insect bites; the list is pretty much endless.

Alongside the original clear version, DR. PAWPAW decided to create two tinted additions to enable you to incorporate the balms further into your beauty routines. As you can see, Peach Pink (£6.95*) and Ultimate Red (£6.95*) are now available.

Due to their multiple uses the balms remind me of the Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream, but these may in fact override my love for it! The things I love about these is that they're not sticky at all and they're unscented. When swatching them, I was surprised at how thick and structured the formula is, as well as the level of pigmentation, but it easily blends in. The product itself feels smooth and the tinted versions leave a lovely, subtle hint of colour.

These balms are suitable all-year round, but are particularly perfect for creating a fresh Summer glow. I used all three balms to create my look in the image below: Original Clear as a highlighter, Pink Peach as a blusher and Ultimate Red as a lip tint. The Original Clear adds such a gorgeous gloss to skin which is unlike any of my other highlighting products, the Pink Peach is such a pretty shade which would suit all skin tones and the Ultimate Red provides both moisture and a lovely sheen to the lips.

Overall, I'm far from disappointed with these. In fact, I'm verging on obsessed. They're buildable, smooth and long-lasting, and have quickly become a make up must-have for me. Packaged in vibrant 25ml tubes (a little definitely goes a long way) at £6.95 each, or you can pick up all 3 for £13.90, they're super affordable too!

What do you think of these DR. PAWPAW balms? Have you tried any?


*Products marked with an asterix (*) have been gifted. I only feature products/services to my personal taste and all opinions are 100% my own.


KAREN
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27 comments:

  1. Oooe these really look pretty!! I so badly wish we had this brand in SA

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  2. I've never tried pawpaw before because I have way too many lip balms I need to use first but I love how versatile it is, I may just have to add atleast one of these to my collection!
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  3. I've never heard of this brand before but they do look like very versatile products :) Might have to check these out :)

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

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  4. I haven't tried any of these, but I'm dying to! They look absolutely amazing. Plus, I love papaya, is one of my favourite fruits! You look stunning, as usual! Love love love the look! xx

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  5. Ohhh, these sound brilliant, Karen and I love how multi purpose they all are. Definitely need to look into getting one for myself to try.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  6. I love using the clear one to keep my eyebrows in place, so fab! The red one looks gorgeous, and moisturising which is good for lips!

    India | Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  7. I really didn't have these down as makeup products, but they work so well! It's great that it can be used as a lip balm and on the skin too :)

    Velvet Blush

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  8. I really love the original formula so I'll have to try the tinted ones :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  9. These products look absolutely great!
    I believe my mum has the yellow one!

    Ellen
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  10. Looks amazing! I'd definitely have to go for the clear one though x

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  11. I didn't think about using the tinted ones as blusher! Good idea! xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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  12. I never heard of these before, I love that peachy shade!

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  13. I only have the original one which I love but definitely need to get my hands on one of the tinted version x

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  14. Wow I am in love with your blog<3 thanks for sharing and the lip tint is so pretty. Can we follow each other’s blog to support each other?:) please let me know if you are interested so I can follow your blog back:)

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  15. I have the original from Catalyst, but I never got on with it. In fact, I disliked it completely, I couldn't review it. :(

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  16. The shades are lovely and it looks great on you! Thanks for the recommendation

    Natalia | Lindifique

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  17. Never heard of these lip balms before, but they do look lovely :)

    I have a new outfit post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

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  18. Love the sound of these I must try them out! Thankyou for sharing
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  19. Ooh these sound great - and they're quite affordable too!

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  20. Waahhh I think I totally skipped this post as I cant believe you was at that event and I didnt make it...I could of met you! Anway, stalker antics aside, is it bad I want to try this brand purely for their name?!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  21. I have seen these and often wondered what they are like, they look fab and glad that the reality matches up Lucy x

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  22. I've never heard of these but they sound great. I love that they're not scented as that really puts me of the EA 8 hour cream.

    Corinne x
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  23. We have something similar here in Aus and they're super popular. :)
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  24. I love these they literally work wonders as a multi purpose balm, great for travelling xx

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  25. I've received the clear lip balm at an event and really enjoyed it. I agree it's very smooth. I didn't know they had tinted versions. Really like the look of Peach Pink and would love to try it. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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  26. I had no idea PAWPAW is for papaya, I have the yellow on it came in a beauty box, it's really nice though for cuticles. Great review

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