|Two of my lip balms are in my other bag, which I don't have right here with me. So just imagine them in this picture and google for their images.|
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Hits & Misses: Lipbalms
It is no secret I am a lip balm junkie. I collect, I don’t like them and they just go in a pile. It should also be no secret I don’t like MOST of the lip balms. The lip balm MUST heal my chapped lips else it just is not worth it. I don’t care how good it smells, how cute it looks, although this still doesn’t stop me from buying more but in the end the best is the one that works.
I have although managed to part away with some empty pots of lip balms but I am still holding on to some for the sake of this planned-for-ages Hits & Misses: Lipbalms post. If you have trouble with dry lips, I can assure you this post will solve more than half you worries.
We will begin with the Misses and keep the good bit for the end. They are numbered from worse to average.
11. EOS Lip Balm in Summer Fruit
We all know how adorable EOS Lip Balms are. And most of us bought them only for their egg-shaped cuteness. I have read some raving reviews about them too. But personally I hate it. It is not hydrating, it sits on the top of my lips, gives me the urge to lick them and in the end drying them more. For instance I am out for a day, I start my morning by applying EOS Lip Balm and then go out with it in my bag, until and unless I am not reapplying it every half hour, I am doomed. You can read my very old review on this here.
10. Live Beautifully Peppermint Twist Lip Balm
I am sure most of you guys remember from my Live Beautifully Haul I was excited to receive three lipbalms in my mail. The excitement sort of dampened when I started using them. Their Lip Butter Primer is certainly the best thing ever, but their lip balms did not impress me as much. Peppermint Twist has a refreshing scent of mint when you open the lid mixed with a bitter scent of I-don’t-know-what. Besides being aversive to the smell and the fact I have to dip my finger in (I am NOT a fan of tubs), the lip balm itself is very greasy.
9. Blend Collective Enlivening Lip Balm
For a detailed review, head over to this post! In short, chic and stylish packaging with a very fresh scent of lemon, the lip balm sadly just sits on my lips, has a very waxy feel to it and makes me uncomfortable.
8. Live Beautifully Peach & Vanilla Whipped Lip Butter
Again, this one is very similar in formula to the Peppermint Twist Lip Balm. It is ranked lower in the Misses only because of its WONDERFUL smell. Vanilla just gets to my head and makes me swoon in pleasure. A very warm scent that makes me long for cold winters and a cup of hot chocolate. But it feels very butter-like on my lips too as if I have layered some olive oil on.
7. The Body Shop Born Lippy
You can find its old review here! This one is not a total miss, but neither a hit. For extremely chapped lips it doesn’t do any good. However, if your lips are not really dry, this one smells very summer-y, like strawberries, has an almost invisible pink tint and does feel nice on the lips.
6. Korres Rose Lip Butter Stick with SPF15
This product is not really a lip balm I would say. It is quite tinted. But I would call this one a miss because as a lipstick or lip tint is is gorgeous but as a lip balm compared to the real hard-core ones it is not what I would reach out for when I have chapped lips but if I am looking for something hydrating for a day out this would be it. Read more about it in my Weekly Highlight post.
Now for the Hits, and they are numbered from good to the best!
5. Live Beautifully Juicy Peach & Pear Lip Balm Anthology
I don’t why but I found the formula of the Live Beautifully tub lip balms different from the stick one. Peach and Pear besides smelling like a delicious smoothie is not as greasy, doesn’t feel like a butter stick and does a good job of keeping my lips hydrated.
4. Yves Rocher Repairing Lip Balm with Shea Butter
From this point forward the lip balms mentioned are actually for people who suffer from dry lips and are looking for products that can actually heal all that flakiness and soreness. Shea Butter is already known for its replenishing properties and this does a great job of repairing and comforting dry lips.
3. The Body Shop Hemp Lip Conditioner
Another one of my favourite, which doesn’t smell the best though, more like a herbal treatment, does wonders for my lips in winters. I just stopped buying this because all the other ones mentioned in these Hits are a lot cheaper.
2. Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil
This and the next one are my favourite of the bunch. This lip balm has pomegranate oil which is rich in antioxidants and great for keeping your lips replenished and smooth while also fighting the signs of aging. It is also not overly glossy so you can always add it under your lipstick or wear it alone without worrying about the shine.
1. Carmex Moisturising Lip Balm
Already featured in my Monday's Mini, this is the best lip balm for overnight treatment of lips. It is quite thick with a minty scent and feel to it. It gives a pleasant tingling sensation and just gives me baby soft lips. Very cheap, this ones has to be in your stock if you love lip balms.
So this was all ladies, a tiny roundup on my lip balm collection. Hope you find the right one for you.