I was given two of these at the Body Shop bloggers event..for some reason I've been really slow in getting stuff out of the goody bag and using it.
I used these the other day..and then again today..
I think the food grade angle is the problem. When I first put them on, they don't taste like lipsticks..they taste nice. I don't mean that I chew a chunk of them before applying. It's the incidental taste you get when you put stuff on your lips.
After about 20 minutes, I got the most disgusting taste in my mouth, I can't say what it was of but it was really bitter. I had to have a couple of big glasses of water and take the lipstick/balm off and still there were traces of bitternes.
When I put it on my lips, you couldn't see it! However, my lips are quite pigmented so that could be why. I forced Simon to let me swatch it on his lips and you could see a slight sparkle..for all the 4 seconds he kept it on.
They didn't stay on my lips long enough for me to swatch them..