They come in different sizes and shapes, different colors and flavors. But has there been any one that has blown me away? Let's see. I have tried so many lip balms, may be like a thousand! OK. That's a lie, but it really feels like that because there hasn't been many that I have been impressed with.
Firstly what I expect from a lip balm in order of priority:
- Moisturizing formula
- Long lasting
- Soft and light texture
- Good fragrance
- Sanitary and pretty packaging
And this is probably what every girl out there, hopes for in a lip balm, whether or not she wears lipstick!
Here are my thoughts on a few that I have tried recently.
Fragrance & Flavor heaven: The EOS lip balm smells like a strawberry heaven, literally. Packaging is cute and although it moisturizes the lips when applied, it doesn't last long and also sits a bit waxy on the lips which I dont like! The Maybelline baby lips, seriously what is the hype all about? I have this in the flavor Mango punch and although it smells and tastes good, it just doesn't do the job. The Vintage sister lip balms which I got off their website, come in a number of flavors. They have a very sleek, sliding-tin packaging. The ingredients are very natural and nourishing. But this one is just so hard to scoop out of the tin, and again it doesn't feel as nourishing on the lips.
High Expectations: The one which I bought with very high expectations is the Korres lip butter in jasmine. This really feels so soft and buttery in the pot, but I don't like the glazy tint it gives my lips. Also, it doesn't sink into the lips very well, and feels like a layer on top of the lips. Clearly disappointing! The Fresh Sugar lip balm came as a sample with one of my Sephora orders. It is tinted and smells of fresh citrus. I would say it moisturizes well but I find the need to reapply every now and then. And plus the one I have is tinted, so this isn't something I would like to use throughout the day especially when I am wearing a lip color. But there is non-tinted version of this and it might be worth a try. The Lush whipstick is the most hydrating and moisturizing of all, hands down. I wrote a complete review here.This is the first lip balm I have repurchased. It can get a bit hard in the tin sometimes, but will melt easily on the fingers before application. I am quite happy with this for now, but I still feel there is a lip balm which can do better!
So as you can see, its been quite a journey finding the right lip balm and I m still not there yet! I am eyeing the NUXE reve de miel next, but please throw in your suggestions at me. I am waiting..
Also do you think I am being too picky and fussy about lip balms? Have you tried and loved any of these? :)