Dona plumping lip balm by System JO - review by AshMegYo

Lip Balm, Yes. Plumping, Not So Much.

I really enjoyed this lip balm from DONA. It is available in 6 different scents, all of which smell amazing. If you're looking for a great gift idea or stocking stuffer for Christmas, be sure to pick this up! :)
Great Smell
Thick, Long Lasting
Reasonably Priced
I didn't like the gritty-ish feel of it.
No Plumping Action At All
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


I am a lip balm addict. I am always wearing it and have to purchase it constantly. This pomegranate plumping lip balm by DONA is some of the most amazing lip balm I have yet to try. While the plumping effect was a complete dud, the taste, scent, and feel of this lip balm is so great. It has a light tingling sensation which I find quite pleasant. :) With ingredients such as Olive fruit oil, cocoa butter, beeswax, and more, this is a thick, nourishing lip balm that will leave your lips feeling oh so smooth and sexy.
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    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
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Lips

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

The texture of the lip balm, to me, is a little weird. Mine seemed to be a little crumbly but once it is applies smooths out real nicely. It's nice and thick, not synthetic feeling like usual chapstick, and with a little bit of a "grit" that some may find nice (I didn't). The thickness means that it lasts for a good long time, and the feel of it never gets tacky or sticky. The natural ingredients are a definite plus for someone with sensitive skin. The overall texture is very creamy and smooth.
    • Creamy
    • Smooth
    • Thick

Taste / Aroma

The taste of this lip balm is not strong at all. The smell is a very strong pomegranate scent, which is really very pleasant. There are 6 scents total to choose from: Came Camu, Pomegranate, Goji Berry, Mangosteen, Blue Lotus, and Acai. However, if you prefer for your lip balm to taste really good, you probably might like to skip this one because the flavor is not at all very strong.
    • Light smell
    • Light taste


The performance of the DONA lip balm was highly impressive. Normally on me, lip balm lasts between 15-30 minutes before I either want to reapply more. But the initial light tingling and remaining creamy texture of this lip balm lasted for a long period of time and I didn't feel the need to keep applying more. I liked the smell the best. Everytime I apply it I can't help but constantly inhale the pomegranate scent. It absorbs into the skin of the lips nicely and makes them very smooth. I, however, didn't notice any plumping action at all.
    • Absorbs into skin nicely
    • Long lasting


The packaging of the DONA lip balm is very simple. The tube is a dark brown/black color, with pale pink lettering. Nothing about it screams sex. It comes in a traditional "chapstick" type tube, which is convenient and travels well. No instructions came with the product, but it's very self-explanatory, as is any chapstick or lip balm. The container does not leak or run unless it is left in the sun and melts. The sophisticated look makes this a nice gift. I'm actually planning on ordering a few as stocking stuffers.
    • Discreet looking packaging
    • Does not leak
    • Would make a nice gift
Follow-up commentary
Because I am so obsessed with lip balm, I can't stop using this. I'm not so sure I would order this again because of the gritty feel, but there is a possibility that I might in the future. If you're looking into trying it, go ahead.
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  • CindyH
    thanks for the review
  • deltalima
    Their scents are all over the board so I'm not sure if I want this. Thanks for sharing.
  • Sissy
    Great review
  • Kissy
    Interesting about the "grit" Thanks for the review!
  • AshMegYo
    You're very welcome!!
  • ArmyWife4311
    great review, thanks for sharing
  • damnbul12
    Thank you for the great review.
  • sweetpea12
    Thanks for the great review!
  • JADE76
    good review
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