Dona plumping lip balm by System JO - review by sweetiejo

Great Balm Little Plumping

Although it doesn't plump like it is advertised to do, it does leave lips feeling healthy and full of moisture. It can melt in your pocket, but it hardens easily by being placed standing up and putting it in a cool place. The scent is so light and gentle it gives a feeling of gentleness. It feels so great on the lips without it being greasy or sticky. I love this stuff and it is well worth the price.
Leaves Lips Smooth and Moisturized,
Doesn't Plump, Melts in pocket, Can stain
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


The Dona Plumping Lip Balm, is designed to be a great balm with a great scent and also provide plumping for lips. This lip balm would be great for any women or girl who like strong scents in their lip balms. I use my lip balm for both myself and my young niece who find the lemony scent wonderful. The ingredients are as followed:
Olea Europeae (Olive) Fruit Oil,
Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter,
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter,
Riicinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil,
Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate,
Caprylic Capric Triglyceride,
Stearalkonium Hectorite,
Propylene Carbonate,
Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12,
Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil,
Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E),
Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract,
Menthoxypropanediol: made from methenoyl for colling properties
Tetrahexyidecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C): anti oxidant
Vanillyl Butyl Ether : used for warming sensation and scents
    • Bridal gift

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

When you first apply this lip balm it has a great scent and makes your lips feel so soft and smooth. It goes on in a medium amount, so not to thin, and not to thick. There is no oily feeling afterwards and it does leave your lips full of moisture, making them feel softer to the touch. If you leave it in your back pocket for longer then an hour it will start to melt but sitting it upright in a cool spot will make it solidify again. If you put it on when it is even slightly melted a lot will come out making it very chunky, otherwise it goes on smoothly.
    • Slick
    • Thin

Taste / Aroma

The Scent I purchased was called Camu Camu, the scent turned out to be one of my favorite aspects of the lip balm. It had a scent like a very sweet lemon mixed with a little bit of vanilla, and just a touch of honey dew. It was a very unique scent that I had not smelled before. It was a sweet and clean scent all at the same time. The scent was light, giving it a very delicate feeling overall. There wasn't really a taste to go along with the scent, except for beeswax flavor. The scent added a lot to the lip balm making it become one of my favorites.
    • Bad taste
    • Light smell


The lip balm was supposed to plump the lips this wasn't the case. Although it did have an overall cooling effect it did not actually make my lips appear to be bigger or anything but more moisturized. The cooling sensation lasted only for about ten minuets at most. The lib balm feeling lasted for about an hour, but your lips did feel moisturized after that faded. It absorbed into the lips nicely and quickly without smearing on the skin around it. I liked how the lip balm made my lips feel super smooth and moist, they felt healthy and natural. While I was disappointed in not being able to have the plumping feeling I wanted. I don't believe it will have allergy concerns, but I use it on my niece who has sensitive skin and she loves it. Overall it may not have been what I expected but it did give me an even better feeling, that I have fallen in love with over time.
    • Absorbs into skin nicely
    • Long lasting
Follow-up commentary
This lip balm has become one of my least favorites over time. It easily melts in your pocket even if it is not hot outside. It also has a harsh texture against your lips it feels almost as if it a bit gritty. There is no S.P.F in it so your lips can be burned if you don't watch out when you are out in the sun. Overall the more I use this lip balm the more I don't like it. I have kept mine in a drawer in my bathroom and doubt I will use it much more.
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  • PeaceToTheMiddleEast
    Thanks for sharing!
  • sweetiejo
    your welcome
  • Michele
    Thanks for the review!
  • sweetiejo
    your welcome
  • Femme Mystique
    Yes, you definitely can't let our get melty. I think that's when mine got gritty.
  • sweetiejo
    It was horrible just being in my pocket it melted
  • Gettinmymojoback
    thanks for the review
  • freud13
    I always carry my lip balm in my pocket so it's good to know that this one is prone to melting.
  • MK434
    Thanks for the review!
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