Dona plumping lip balm by System JO - review by joiedejouets

The Loveliest!

If you're looking for a great inexpensive lip balm, that will look and make your lips feel super supple and glossy. This is a great product. If you're seeking the next best plumper, I don't think this will do it for you.
Divine scent, Moisturizing
Could last a bit longer
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


Dona's Plumping Lip Balm in Mangosteen has been a delight to use. Apart from being the best smelling lip balm I've ever smelled under 10 dollars, it feels and looks great when applied to the lips. It has the most perfect natural glossy shine to it, although I can't speak to its plumping properties. I imagine this could work for anyone, no matter the gender.

The ingredients are for the most part all natural and are completely safe to use and have some great things in them to keep your lips supple and kissable. As someone with sensitive skin, I have no worries about this making me break out or making my skin feel gross. It just works in a very subtle way without being too greasy like most lip balms can be.
  • 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?
    • Mood enhancer
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Oral

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

This balm incorporates a slick, super moisturizing formula that never feels too greasy or waxy on the lips. It's very thick and creamy but not so much that you want to immediately wipe it off. This is one of my favorite aspects because I am often grossed out by how thick and greasy some lip balms can be. It's divine texture promises mood enhancing properties. Its impressive list of ingredients (Olive Oil, Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E, Beeswax, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin C, Honeysuckle extract, and Castor Oil being among the list) and the way it feels while on are enough to guarantee a second purchase for me.
    • Creamy
    • Slick
    • Thick

Taste / Aroma

I purchased this in Mangosteen, which is my new favorite scent from Dona's Product line. It's so creamy, and the smell is just out of this world. It's not too cloying or sweet, it's just lovely. I don't know how to begin to explain the smell. It's very creamy and tropical smelling to me. There is a extremely light menthol taste that doesn't make you feel sick when you accidentally get some inside of your mouth.
    • Light taste
    • Smells good


It had good staying power. Realistically a lip balm isn't going to last any long amount of time before you would want to reapply though. It sinks into the skin beautifully and does not require any clean up. Although if you so wished, it comes off easily with water.

For me, I didn't purchase this for the promise of plumping, I just thought it looked like a great product, and I haven't been disappointed thus far.
    • Absorbs into skin nicely
    • Feels natural
    • Reapply often


The Balm was packaged in a clear plastic bag along with something else I'd purchased. There was no box or anything, just the lip balm by itself. The packaging looks just like any other lip balm you would buy at a drug store and is very unassuming I think.
    • Can be opened with one hand
    • Discreet looking packaging
    • Travel friendly

Special Features

As mentioned previously, this product spouts all about having this wonderful plumping effect. I've not noticed any significant plumping since using it. However, I didn't really purchase it to be a plumper, so not too much disappointment on my end with that. You can't really have super high hopes for something under five dollars.

This product moisturizes really well and it makes your lips feel very healthy and supple.
    • Tingling


My experience with this product was positive from the get go. I was very surprised when I got my first whiff of the great Mangosteen scent. It made my lips super glossy and supple looking, and I definitely received compliments when wearing.
Follow-up commentary
I love it even more. I would definitely repurchase it. It makes my lips super-lovely, and it's gotten better since I've had it--softer and just overall a lovelier finish.
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  • Missmarc
    Thank you for the review.
  • surreptitious
    Thanks for reviewing! I'd probably just use it as a regular lip balm as well.
  • js250
    Good review--thank you!!
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    Great review!
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    Thanks for the review!
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