Tatcha Camellia Nourishing Lip Balm


Don't let delicate piece of gold leaf fool you: Tatcha's Camellia Nourishing Lip Balm is remarkably un-fancy and unfussy. Which, when you think about it, is kind of the point of a lip balm, right? It's supposed to moisturize and protect, and see itself out (or, absorb itself in). Tatcha's does all of the above, without stickiness, a glittery finish (the aformentioned metallic topping is barely perceptible when spread onto your lips; the finish is pretty matte), or a weird hyphenated flavoring (e.g., hibiscus-boysenberry, ginger-root-mangosteen).

The clear, jelly-like balm, a mixture of camellia and macadamia nut oils, licorice extract, plus squalane for...I'm not sure why (why not?), is also the perfect consistency, somewhere between a slippery gloss and thick beeswax. Girls, of course, will find it appealing, but, being low-shine, it's also great for guys. They'll just have to get past the gold leaf. And the price tag ($36). But it will last.

Photos by Elizabeth Brockway.

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  • Josef Šlaich

    Love this balm! Smells like heaven and leaves my lips silky smooth. I swear by Tatcha beauty products.

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  • Leili

    Perfect timing, ITG! Have been on the fence about buying this for a while, and guess who's off to order it now? =)

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  • Belle

    I actually really like the packaging, much nicer than I expected!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

  • http://genuineglow.com/ Lilly

    I am a huge fan of Tatcha blotting papers, but I have not tried any of their skincare products, will definitely checkout this lip balm! It's not easy to find good lip balms that are not overly shiny.


  • Tory & Kerry

    We swear by Nuxe Reve de Miel - but this is tempting.


  • Sharron

    Looks awesome! Can you guys review Lip Ink? I'm kinda obsessed with them and want to see how you'd use it: http://bit.ly/17Qqd50


Tatcha Camellia Nourishing Lip Balm