Dona plumping lip balm by System JO - review by lil ladybug

The plump is MIA

While Dona Lip Balm works great as a basic lip product, the description is misleading as there is no lip plump to be seen. Your better off using a standard chapstick or lip balm that doesn't change texture mid-use and actually contains spf.
Natural ingredients, many scents to choose from.
No plumping effect, Odd change in texture after use,
Misleading flavors.
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review
The Dona Plumping Lip Balm is made by System JO, their products are made with natural, paraben free, eco friendly ingredients so they are safe to use for everyone. The tagline for this lip balm is; An aphrodisiac infused sensuous smooth balm that moisturizes and plumps. Gives you the pouting lips for added sensuality. Now I personally never felt any sort of tingling that would describe the plumping action and I have read reviews that have said the same thing. So that being said does this make this lip balm worth purchasing?...

They currently have six different scent/flavors to choose from. I tried looking up some of the scent descriptions even checking out other reviews but it's somewhat hard to find any extra info on them. They all just basically say they each have aphrodisiac infused ingredients. I finally settled on the Mangosteen scent which described a fruity scent. Now I wish I had chosen another scent because they is nothing "fruity" about this lip balm. As soon as I opened it the scent of chocolate or cocoa butter hit me hard. I had to double check the label and even checked my packaging slip as I was sure that I had received another scent/flavor by mistake. I hadn't, come to find out that even though you may choose a particular scent they each have a different flavor associated with them. It just so happens that Mangosteen tastes like chocolate/cocoa butter so please be advise if you choose this scent. It's not that I don't like the scent it just wasn't what I was expecting and I really wish someone had mentioned this before.

Once I got over that little surprise, I got use to the flavor and looked forward to trying this lip plumper out. I did feel a light cooling sensation but nothing dramatic. I waited a bit to let it settle then looked in the mirror and I didn't see any sort of plump or increase in fullness. So it does moisturize well and leave a sheen, glossy finish on your lips. The product felt smooth and overall I was pleased with it and continued using it for a couple of days.

Then, fast forward a week or two and I started to notice that the product was getting raised and bumpy on the top of the tube. I thought I had left it opened and it had dried out. So I snapped it tightly as it would close. I left it alone for a few days and when I returned to use it, the whole top of the balm was different in formula. It went from being completely smooth to having a bumpy, hard, raised sticky texture. I think it has something to do with the natural ingredients. I tried scraping some off the top but to no change because it has that same yucky texture. I brought it up to check the side and sure enough it had changed all the way thru. I never even had a chance to really play with it before it started messing up.

So while this may be a aphrodisiac product of some sort, I don't exactly feel sexy with this lip balm on my lips. I was really expecting a lot more from the lip balm since the Dona line has such awesome products. It does a basic job of keeping my lips moisturized but didn't deliver stellar results.
I still try to use this product as I hate to let things go to waste, I just have to use it with my finger or a lip brush instead of applying straight from the tube. I'm just happy It wasn't an expensive product or I would have been bummed.
Follow-up commentary
I really wanted to try to use what was left of this product but the texture became so gritty and rough, I just had to toss it. You really are better off with using a regular chapstick or a actual lip plumper than spending your money on this product.
This product was provided at a discounted price in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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  • 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?
    • Anyone
    • Everyone
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Bath / shower
    • Bedroom / on a bed
  • Features
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    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Lips
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    Other tags that are useful and descriptive for this product.
    • Lip balm
    • Makeup
    • Natural
Do you like this review?
  • Geogeo
    Thanks for reviewing. I figure I'll still give it a try.
  • lil ladybug
    Thanks for reading and commenting, I hope you'll love it
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  • x203
    Thanks a lot. I might give this a shot
  • skeeterlynn
    Thank you
  • Rod Ronald
    Thanks for the review
  • deltalima
    Thanks for sharing
  • spiced
    Thanks for a great review. I'm glad to know that it doesn't work - BEFORE having to spend money on it!
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