Lip Balm Review
As Autumn/Winter is fast approaching it is usually the season for chapped lips, every season is chapped lips season for me and from that I have seemed to developed a slight addiction to buy lip balm. I’m not sure if it’s the flavor or its moisturizing properties but it’s most likely the packaging that makes me buy – if it’s pink I’m buying.
So I have a variety of different lip balms, some were super cheap, like pound shop cheap, others were more expensive but I don’t think I’ve ever paid over £6. I’d thought I’d share with you my views and whether I think they are worth buying.
Good old Vaseline Rosy Lips – Rose and Almond Oil from Boots, £1.95. This Vaseline has a slight scent, it smells a bit like a flowery perfume but not overly powerful. Just like the other Vaseline’s the texture is oily but light and doesn’t leave any residue on your finger. It does give a slight tint, which I feel is more noticeable in the light. It defiantly works after a few days of wearing this. My lips feel moisturized and back to normal. I would say if you want something you know will work Vaseline is the best product to get regardless of price.
The next balm is Burt’s Bees Pink Grapefruit moisturizing lip balm from Boots at £3.99. When I first opened the cap there was an overwhelming smell of grapefruit which at first I thought was too much but the freshness of the smell grew on me however throughout the day the smell did get slightly nauseating. I did find myself having to re – apply it numerous times - that’s without eating or drinking anything. I will say out of all the lip balms my lips feel most moisturized when wearing this Burt’s bees balm and my lips did heal within a day of using.
This balm is also from Burt’s bees and it is burt’s bees tinted lip balm in Hibiscus shade from burtsbee.co.uk at £5.99. The most expensive lip balm I think I’ve ever owned. When opening the cap there isn’t any smell and the colour looks wonderful however when applying the texture felt more like I was wearing a lipstick. I didn’t feel like it was moisturizing my lips if anything it felt more like it was drying them out. Like the grapefruit balm it wasn’t very long lasting. I was re- applying quite a bit and if I didn’t have a mirror handy I was reluctant to put it on. As lovely as the colour is it isn’t good for chapped lips.
Happy Lips in strawberry by Blistex from Boots at £2.69. I may be going crazy but this smelt more like cherry than it did strawberry but whatever the smell it still smelt pleasant. There is no tint and the texture was very light. There were a few times when it felt like I had nothing on my lips that I really liked. I feel that because it was so light it took a while to get my lips back to normal and moisturized. Luckily I didn’t have to keep applying it. I would defiantly buy this one again.
Nivea Hydro Care from Superdrug at £1.65. I can always rely on my Nivea lip balm to help me through my lip crisis. I would say by far this is my favorite. It has such a lovely creamy feel to it, there is a fresh clean scent and I can get away with only applying it 2 – 3 times. I don’t know what I’d do without my Nivea.
And finally my cheapest buy, simply called Lip Balm in cherry. Opening this balm there was a real synthetic smell of cherry but it is still somehow really nice to smell. The lip balm itself is red but doesn’t have any tint. The texture is extremely light and it didn’t last very long during the day. However, to its credit my lips did feel moisturized and within a few day all the dry skin from my lips had gone. Not too bad for a pack of 4 lip balms from the pound shop.
So this was my review on some of the lip balms I have collected over the years. I’m looking forward to going into Boots and buying so many more.
Thank you for reading J