Dona plumping lip balm by System JO - review by animepanda89

Great Lip Balm To Keep In Your Bag

While not the greatest lip balm on the market, it is not bad. The aroma is mild and the tingling effect is sorta pleasant. The packaging is fairly discreet. My only complaint is that it can be pretty gritty.
Well priced
Slight plumping effect for some
Rating by reviewer:
useful review


This luscious lip balm from DONA by JO gives the great mix of daily simplicity along with a sultry side when needed.

I keep this balm in my bag on a daily basis and it has quickly become one of my go to balms to use. I love this over my plumping gloss since it is so much easier to use, there is no brush to mess with, you just simply pop the cap and glide it across your lips.

Soon after application you will begin to feel a slight tingling feeling, this is the plumping effect starting to work.

In all this balm is the perfect thing for anything from date night to class.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Bridal gift
    • Mood enhancer
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Oral

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

Due to the natural wax compound this lip balm is usually very smooth, it has a silky texture on the lips. One problem that I have had though is that it can be very gritty at times when you apply it. I believe this is caused by the small bead-like balls of wax that are mixed into the main mixture. The gritty texture goes away quickly once the balm heats up to body temperature. Other than the grit the texture is the same as most natural oil based balms.
    • Beads
    • Smooth
    • Velvety

Taste / Aroma

I chose the acai passion fruit flavor of balm for myself and that is what I am reviewing. The aroma can best be described as an almost sticky smelling fruit scent, it is not unpleasent and it does not last that long.

The balm does not really have much of a flavor, I would almost describe it as cool tasting due to the plumping agent.
    • Light taste
    • Strong smell


This lip balm is not the longest lasting but it certainly gets the job done. I would estimate that the velvet feeling last for a good twenty minutes before one would need to reapply. The moisturized feeling last for roughly an hour after the velvet feeling wears off. On occasion the balm can get a sticky feeling if you apply too much. It is colorless and gives a slight glossed appearance when freshly applied.
    • Absorbs into skin nicely
    • Gets sticky
    • Long lasting


The balm comes packaged in a standard black lip balm tube. The label is black with a lace print and white text. Around the top op the container is a purple band that says aphrodisiac infused, this seems easy to remove if you want something a bit more discreet. The label is papery in texture so I would not suggest getting it wet.

Ingredients: Olea Europeae (Olive) Fruit Oil, Beeswax, 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, Tetrahexyidecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Vanillyl Butyl Ether, Flavor.
    • Discreet looking packaging
    • Easy to use / dispense
    • Travel friendly

Special Features

This has a light plumping effect. I found it to really be more of a tingling sensation that does nothing for me plumping-wise.
    • Cooling
    • Tingling
Follow-up commentary
I still like this lip balm, but it seems to be getting grittier the further I get into the tube, which is a bit of a turn off. It is still a good value for the price though.
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  • Geogeo
    Worth a try, thanks
  • ViVix
    Sorry to hear this is gritty. EU review!
  • SadoMas
  • GONE!
    Nice review.
  • Cat E.
  • geliebt
    Thank you!
  • ginnyluvspotter
    Thanks for the review!
  • Mrs.Tee
    Dont think that i would be too fond of that grittey feeling. Thanks for sharing
  • Forever Hers!
    Gritty? Ekk..sounds icky.
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