Too Cool For School is a Korean beauty brand that was recently introduced at Sephora. My first exposure to TCFS was when I spotted their Dinoplatz Lip Balm in the travel section. The cute packaging instantly drew me to the product, which immediately turned into an impulse buy.
I chose the Dinoplatz Lip Balm in Peach Melba, which is a bright coral color.
From the Sephora website —
What it is:
A moisturizing lip balm with a tender, jelly-cushion texture that hydrates and minimizes the look of fine lines.
What it does:
With its unique formula, Dinoplatz Lip Balm soothes and plumps dry lips while providing a long-lasting, sumptuous effect. It deeply penetrates the lips, providing instant moisture and a protective barrier to protect them from dryness. With an array of lip balm shades that flatter all skintones, it’s the perfect finishing touch to any look. Formulated with rich emollients and oils, including Argan oil and evening primrose oil, it locks in moisture and supports antiaging. Enhance your natural lip color and enjoy the addictive scent of each balm.
What else you need to know:
This product is not tested on animals and is free of ammonia, urea, benzyl alcohol, benzophenone-3, imidazolidinyl urea, triethanolamine, triclosan, bha, and bht.
From the packaging —
How to use:
- Apply the lip balm generously and evenly on lips.
- Can be used alone or over lipstick.
- When the following side effects occur after using our products, immediately stop use. Continued use will aggravate the symptoms, thus consult your dermatologist.
- When you experience redness, swelling, itchiness, irritation, or other discomfort, after using our products.
- When the above symptoms occur on the applied area after exposure to the sun.
- Do not use in areas where skin is broken or where the skin hows signs of eczema of dermatitis.
- Caution for storage and use.
- Replace lid tightly after use.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Do not store in hot or cold temperatures, or under direct sun light.
- Store in room temperature (25-30ºC).
I liked this product so much that I actually went back and purchased the other available shades a couple of weeks later. I’ve only been able to find 3 shades in stores, although there are 5 available online.
- Packaging: All of the Dinoplatz Lip Balms have the same cardboard box packaging. The boxes are taped at the side with a shaded dinosaur head label (not shown), making them tamper-proof. The balm is contained in a white metal tin and each shade has a different illustrated tin design.
- Scent: #1 Spilled Wine smells like grape juice, #2 Beet Red smells like strawberries, and #3 Peach Melba smells like peaches. In other words, these lip balms smell delicious. I want to eat them. On that note, the balms have a very faint fruity taste.
- Texture: The lip balm is soft and smooth, like jelly. It is also non-greasy and non-sticky.
- Experience: Well, I bought three of these lip balms, so obviously I’m a fan. This product provides a lot of moisture while giving your lips a nice, subtle tint. The tint has decent staying power, but it’s obviously not a replacement for lip gloss or lipstick. It will last through your morning latte, but not your breakfast donut–and yes, I say that based on experience. It takes about two layers of balm in order to achieve a noticeable color. I recommend applying the lip balm with a brush or keeping a tissue on hand. Although the balm is not sticky, finger application always leads to leftover tinted balm on your hands, and it’s less hygienic.
- Rating: 5/5. While I love these lip balms, I do think they are overpriced ($15 for 13 grams). I almost took away a point for this, but I believe that the positives outweigh the cost. With Dinoplatz Lip Balms, I am able to achieve soft lips all day while only having to reapply balm once or twice.