Figs and Rouge 100% Natural Balm For Lips, Hands, Face and Body

Monday, July 15, 2013


I won this cute little balm tin by Figs and Rouge in a 'retweet and follow' type competition on Twitter a few weeks ago and was so excited for it. I've had this somewhere on the depths of my numerous page wishlist for a while, and so getting it as a freebie definitely put a smile on my face. Figs and Rouge are known for their natural cosmetics, and although I'm not too fussed about chemicals in makeup (I explain why here) I've always thought the brand sounded nice and wanted to give them a try.

The balm itself clear and waxy, it says on the back of the tin that it's petroleum free it but feels and acts almost identical to Vaseline. If I'd have been blind trialling this product I'd have been convinced that it was a regular old Vaseline lip balm. Don't get me wrong it does the job but I haven't noticed anything particularly spectacular- I don't think it works any better than my trusty Nivea Caramel Creme lip butter or any other similar lip balm tin. I think the main reason I'm not especially impressed with this is the smell/taste (or should that be lack of). I expected 'Coco Vanilla' to have the most amazing scent, it actually it smells like nothing at all. Maybe it's to be expected from a product that's not loaded up with artificial fragrances, but still I love a good scented lip balm and so the blandness was a bit disappointing to say the least.

According to Figs and Rouge you can also use these little tins for the hands, face and body, I don't know about you but I wouldn't want to use this as anything other than a lip balm. Maybe if I was out with desperately dry hands, I'd consider using it at a push if I didn't have a hand cream in my handbag (like that would ever happen, I'm the queen of the organised handbag!) But with the slippery texture I certainly wouldn't want to be smearing it all over my face, and a little tin like this wouldn't go very far if it was used as a body cream. I get the whole 'it's natural so isn't harmful can can be used anywhere' but in reality there are much better products out there for your face, hands and body. Maybe if you're really against using petroleum based lip products or if you're all into your natural products this will be just the thing for you, but for me I'm not hugely bowled over. It does the job and it comes in a cute tin but I probably wouldn't go out of my way to replace it when it runs out. At £5 it's on the slightly more expensive side of lip balm tins too, and personally if it's not going to work better than any other similar balm then I'd rather have one that smells nice.

Have you tried anything by Figs and Rouge?

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13 comments

  1. This sounds lovely, I won something very similar from another brand and I know what you mean I think they are great as lip balms but I'm not sure I would like to put it on my elbows ect.

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

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    1. it's just a shame it has no scent because otherwise I'd have probably preferred it over my other lip balms. I know what you mean, it seems weird using it as a body or face moisturiser lol x

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  2. Hi, thanks for joining the Monday hop. Glad I ran across your blog. Followed you on blog lovin. :) Can you get the product in the US?

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    1. I think you can get Figs and Rouge on Feel Unique.com, so probably could get the brand in the US :) x

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  3. Hello. I saw the comment you left on my blog and would like to say thank you for following. I love your blog as well and have also followed you back :)

    www.fallingthoughfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Alex I appreciate it :) x

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  4. Its always nice getting free things and new products to try. I love the eos I don't think anything else can replace those for me.

    http://diaryofatrendaholic.blogspot.ca/

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    1. I'd love to try the EOS balms they sound amazing, definitely going to pick some up on my next holiday to America :) x

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  5. This reminds me of philosophys 27 wishes! Except you couldnt use that for your lips.. I tried and it tasted bitter and terrible! :p Ill have to keep this in mind when I make my next purchase at feel unique! Ive never heard of this brand

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  6. I've never heard of the brand but it sounds lovely. Well done on winning! I never win any of them damn RT comps haha.
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh xx

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  7. Wow! Figs? I've never tried them!! where can I buy them??? xx Peach

    http://momomoworld.blogspot.com

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  8. Loving this packaging. I think the vintage touch of it simply makes the product wantable. I heard of this brand before, but haven't tried it myself. Interesting how it really looks like vaseline and is suppose to be used on almost every body part...are you still enjoying the product or did you use it up?

    xo,
    Luchessa.

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    1. I love the packaging too it's very cute! I used up most of this but I still do have it around somewhere. I do like it it's just not my favourite lip balm, I think it's because I was expecting 'coco vanilla' to smell amazing when it's actually unscented x

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