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RAMY Rose Lip Oil | Review

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You know what I always wonder? Had I not originally given in to the charms of lip balm, would I still need them now? I ask because I actually know people—as in not friends-of-friends—who are perfectly fine without balms because they’ve never given a thought to lipcare before. On the other hand, if I didn’t need lipbalm, I would have one less friend fun thing to play with.

When RAMY’s Rose Lip Oil landed on my porch last month, the first thing I noticed was the motto running across the cardboard packaging: “Minimum Makeup, Maximum Impact.” It happens to fall exactly in line with my motto, except mine would probably be more like zero effort, ALL THE IMPACT. We were off to a good start.

RAMY formulates their balms with jojoba and almond oils, which I was pleased to see are fairly high up on the ingredients list. They come in a sturdy, .35 fl oz glass tube with a plastic screw-on cap. The rollerball applicator is a new addition; previous versions featured a glass dropper, cute but certainly not as practical. There’s a mint and orange version as well, but I had to go for the rose-scented one, which smells deliciously floral and a little bit jammy. The oil itself is on the thin side, spreading quickly across the lip with a few back-and-forth swipes. Because of its thin consistency, it sinks in very quickly, almost too quickly for my tastes. While I prefer my balms to stick around for awhile, I will note that the effects of this oil last longer than its physical presence. Even after it has fully absorbed, my lips still feel smooth for an additional 3 hours. It also makes a surprisingly good base for lipstick, plumping out the lips (sans tingling effect) and smoothing out lines. It’s not heavy-duty enough to work as an overnight treatment for me, but I like to apply it in the morning and touch up throughout the day.

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RAMY Lip Oils retail at $18 per tube. The rose rendition, while lovely, doesn’t hit all my requirements for an HG balm. It’s a solid showing and a nice addition to my beauty bag though, so give it a look if you dislike the feel of balm on your lips, or are in the market for a lightweight lip oil. If you need something heavy-duty, I’d give it a pass.

Which lipbalms are you currently loving?

xo,
MM

Like rose lipbalms? Check out my review of the cult classic, Smith’s Rosebud Salve.

Full Disclosure: The product featured in this post was provided free of charge by PR for editorial consideration and review. All opinions are my own. For more information, please see my disclaimer.

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26 thoughts on “RAMY Rose Lip Oil | Review

  1. Oh heeey a lip oil! Sounds amazing! I almost never need heavy-duty stuff during daytime, so this should do just fine! I think Aesop has something like this too, but I’m still in love with the Rosehip Seed Lip Balm! I probably need to use it up soon and replace it though, since I’ve had it for maybe 10 months. *sad kitty face*

    • OH HEYYY. I do have very dry lips, so this should work fine for you if you can get away with a lightweight balm during the day. And I need to try that one! Was going to buy a tube when I was in NYC but then I thought about how many balms I have open at the moment…

    • I’m the same way! There’s something about oil that’s just slightly disconcerting, I like to rub my lips together and be able to feel something. But maybe that’s just me.

  2. Interesting. INTERESTING. Greasy lips kind of creeps me out, though. I mean, I get that it sinks in and just makes lips smooth. But that little bit of time where you have OIL ON YOUR LIPS. T_T

    • I’d check out the Hourglass one too if you’re interested in lip oils! That one’s gotten so many raves, but from what I’ve heard, it has a much thicker formula than this oil does.

  3. I’m one of those who hardly use lip balm. My lips don’t really need it. Sometimes, just sometimes, when I lack sleep and when I’m dehydrated, I will apply lip balm. However, I do enjoy the occasional tinted lip balms. Since I used up my Burt’s Bees one, I never thought to buy another one >_<

  4. Sounds absolutely lovely though I’m not sure how I feel about a rollerball lip balm. I don’t really take to rollerball perfume because I think the remaining contents would get contaminated via contact with bacteria on the skin but with lip balms you can’t avoid that unless it comes in a squeeze tube. Love anything with roses too though!! Thanks for reviewing what seems like an intriguing product.

    • That’s definitely true, I’m ok with rollerball perfumes because I figure they contain alcohol, right? haha. With this balm, I definitely only apply to clean lips. If I’m touching up throughout the day, I’ll rinse my lips and wipe with a paper towel before rolling on the oil.

  5. Hmmm, you piqued my curiosity with this, but I am on the fence. The after-effects sound great, but I like to feel something on my lips, otherwise I will probably keep re-applying it for fun, and $18 isn’t cheap when it comes to balms. I am working my way through my Jack Black stash right now so maybe after that.

    • I’m the same way, which is why I prefer something a little heavier like Smith’s Rosebud Salve. I like this a lot with a gloss balm or moisturizing lipstick over the top though.

  6. Oh interesting! The only lip oil I’ve tried is Hourglass’ but it doesn’t have a true oil consistency–more of a glaze, I think. This seems interesting and nice but I always need to feel like I have product on my lips so I don’t think something this thin would be ideal for me.

    Current favorite lip balm? Osmia Organics Honey-Myyrh Lip Repair. DUDE, this stuff is INSANE. I’m so obsessed!!

    • Same, it’s very strange not to feel anything on my lips even if they’re smooth and moisturized! I guess I’m just too used to thicker formulas. As for Osmia Organics, all of my willpower is currently going into pretending I never saw that review…*averts face*

  7. I don’t have any snazzy lip balms or oils at the moment at all 😦 I have the cute EOS balms, which are great for under lipstick, but snazzy they are not. I need one!! I have my eye (just one…the other one is busy doing something else I guess) on Nuxe’s Reve de Miel, which I keep waiting to go on sale but which never does. I need a lip balm library. CLEARLY I AM FAILING AT BEING A BEAUTY BLOGGER.

    • The EOS balms are so cute but I have a feeling they won’t do it for my super-dry lips. I hear such wonderful things about Reve de Miel, but I have one too many balms open at the moment. Need to finish one before I add another wing to my lip balm library!!

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