Welcome to ‘Til The Last Drop: a bi-monthly column in which I, CF Beauty Editor, Olivia Bennett, share my review of a favourite cult product that I (truly) use to the last drop. This week’s featured product is Glossier Balm Dotcom.
I’m messaged by friends and family, at all hours of the day, with recommendation requests for everything from “the budget gel moisturiser that works with combination skin” to “the hard-hitting eye cream that will make Botox a last resort”, and queries on “whether X, Y, and Z from the current trending brand are REALLY worth the hype”.
Such incessant inquiries sparked this column, where I’ll cover best-selling names alongside under-the-radar brands to note. You’ll hear about blow-the-budget products that live up to their hefty price tag and the purse-friendly steals which I unashamedly turn to time and again.
No need to text me, I’ll be sharing all my intel with you right here every other week. Tune in.
Many a Glossier product could earn a place in this column, but Balm Dotcom would be my desert island beauty rec. This wonder balm is a godsend for dry lips: it's generously laced with lanolin, beeswax, and castor oil, which are collectively known for their heavy-duty hydrating properties. Whilst the balm comes in a variety of tints and scents – Mango is almost good enough to eat – the Original formula is my favourite, as it doubles as a multitasking skin hydrator. The texture is reassuringly thick, without any stickiness or greasiness, and with all-important staying power. Warmed on contact with skin, it can be used on dry patches and elbows and to nourish cuticles. It also works as a dewy highlighter, adding definition to the top of cheekbones and a subtle gleam to eyelids. Keep one stashed on your desk or bedside table, and make it a permanent fixture in your handbag too.