Hello all! I’ve been playing too much Hearthstone lately which has slightly caused some procrastination on my blog. One of my first beauty posts on here was a massive breakdown of 10 lip balms and I still get traffic on that 3 year old post with horrible photography. Fast forward to now, I still have just as many lip balms scattered between bags, boxes, and drawers but I want to feature my top favourites that have yet to fail me.
Finding a good lip balm is like finding a good macaron, I’ll keep coming back for ya even though you could be pricey. I’ve narrowed down to my top five (and it doesn’t mean I only have five. So guilty of hoarding lip balms; it’s something I need in every bag and on every desk.)
1. Blistex Lip Medex($3.99-$4.99 CAD): This was mentioned in my post 3 years ago, and it’s still one of my favourites. My lips have gotten more sensitive lately, so I notice them being swollen, flaking, and itchy on the lip outline. There’s nothing more soothing than the Blistex Lip Medex as it seems to absorb all those symptoms away. There’s also a tube version, but I find the pot version more easy to apply, rhough my fingers get icky after.
2. Vaseline Lip Therapy Cocoa Butter($1.99-$2.99 CAD): These mini Vaseline tubs are probably a rip off, cause they average around $2 for one, and you can get enough Vaseline for a year in those giant tubs for $3. But as you know, I’m a sucker for tiny things, and my boyfriend got a 3 mini Vaselines in a ornament from Walmart last year for $5. Between the original Vaseline and the one with Cocoa Butter, I do like the Cocoa Butter more as it has a sweet, nutty scent. I put this on at night and my lips are soft as rabbit hair. This can also be used on the nails to cure those dry cuticles too!
3. The Body Shop Lip Balm in Vanilla Brulee ($6 CAD): I got this in one of their Christmas sets last year. (You can see I’m transitioning into tubs of lip balm rather than tubes now.) Vanilla Brulee smells deliciously awesome. It’s a bit waxier but does a fair job of preventing my lips from de-flaking. Sadly, I dented the tin when it fell out of my pocket during a states trip last Christmas.
4. Dior Creme de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm($29 CAD): I got this during the VIB sale and it is LOVE. I think that SPF in balms dehydrates my lips, but this one has SPF 10 and I’ve been doing good so far. The Dior Creme de Rose has shea butter, which is one of my favourite moisturizing ingredients, as well as Rose of Damas essential oil, which makes the balm smell so good. I’d drink if it there was a tea version.
5. Dior Lip Maximizer($37 CAD): I love the Dior Lip Glow, but between the Lip Glow and the Maximizer, I’d go with this because the Lip Glow changes the dry parts and non-dry parts of my lips into different colours. I can have the flakiest lips ever and the Dior Lip Maximizer makes those flakes invisible and smooths out any fine lines. It has a tingly feeling which I also really like. For a gloss, there is no stickiness and it kind of becomes a balmy texture 10 minutes later. One of the biggest downsides of this product is the price, so it’s best to take advantage of any Sephora sales or at the duty free airport, which is where I got mine (though the Canadian dollar sucks now.)
I realized I’ve really enjoyed balms in tubs, though it does get my fingers greasy and there’s always that need for caution to have clean hands constantly. I do have a few balms in tube that I use, such as the Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 and Carmex Everyday Protecting Lip Balm. Statistically speaking, I’ve waken up with plushy soft lips from using balms in a tub version and now I’m just used to using my pinky as my lip applicator. Let’s see if there will be in a change in my lip balm choices next year!
Are there any other lip balms you would recommend?
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