Formulated with a “good-for-your-skin blend of shea butter and botanical oils, like coconut oil, olive oil, argan oil and jojoba oil”, Honest Beauty’s Magic Beauty Balm is supposed to be the ultimate multi-purpose product. The brand’s instructions for using this moisturizing balm actually say “Dab on however much you want, anywhere you want it- you call the shots.” Let’s do it.
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Tested October 2020
I first clicked on this product while browsing the Honest Beauty website because I thought it was (just) a lip balm. I use a moisturizing lip balm morning and night without fail and the Honest Magic Beauty Balm looked like a nice option from a brand I’ve been curious to explore for a while. And then I saw that it claims to be a magic moisturizer for so much more than lips, with suggestions to use it on hair, lips, cuticles and dry patches like elbows.
I have definitely tried this in a plethora of ways. My most obvious and preferred use is as a lip balm. I like that it adds shine without the texture of lip gloss and moisture without feeling heavy. The balm lasts for a while and even after it wears off, my lips feel soft and hydrated.
There is zero stickiness from this balm. When I swirl my finger over the pan to pick up the product it immediately turns into an almost-oil. I say almost-oil because it isn’t a gel, a tacky balm or a drippy liquid. It’s has an incredibly smooth, glossy texture that leaves behind a light sheen once applied to the skin.
I’m incredibly happy that I tried the Honest Magic Beauty Balm to tame flyaways along my hairline. I have incredibly annoying baby hairs here, especially in this wavy patch of hair on one side; when I try to pull my hair into a sleek ponytail or bun, I always end up with little corkscrew strands of hair poking out. Ugh. I’ve been using the teensiest amount of this balm applied with my index finger to tap down and smooth these rogue hairs and it works! This product is made up of every botanical oil under the sun, so consider this your warning not to use too much and keep your hair from looking oily; a little tap of product seems to do the trick for me.
I have always found that beauty oils and balms work well on my skin, and the Honest Magic Beauty Balm is no exception. I tap a little on the inner corner of the eye up near the brow bone to hydrate (anyone else have tricky dry skin here?), or in a c-shape around the brow and eye to help keep crow’s feet away. With no makeup, a light layer of this on the cheekbones creates a dewy, glass skin highlighter. I know this will be a great product to keep in my purse as the winter months roll around and my knuckles start to crack and bleed.
The only thing I don’t like about this product is the smell. There are no synthetic fragrances here and it smells natural, almost identical to pure argan oil. Too bad I don’t like that smell, it’s too nutty for me. I will say that it dissipates after a few minutes, but still unfortunate.
The clear packaging has a very modern, cool-kid aesthetic. The lid clicks shut and it’s a durable compact small enough to carry around with you, but big enough not to get lost forever in your bag.
I have found so many uses for the Honest Magic Beauty Balm, and I feel like you will too (cracked heels, rough cuticles, closed-up scrapes that are healing, I could keep going!).
I’m loving that I can use one product in so many different ways (even just as a lip balm), and think there might be a little magic in that after all.