One of my fave essential beauty products I buy regularly (for several reasons) is – a lip balm! There are SO MANY lip balms out there – all with different purposes. It’s the beauty product that gets applied several times during the day, and because of that, the one that gets misplaced the most often!
I have yet to find the perfect lip balm that has everything – good moisturization, smells nice, feels smooth on application, protects lips and lasts long. If anyone can recommend me their absolute favourite lip balm, do please share! All of these outlined below are good contenders!
Smith’s Rosebud Salve – Minted Rose Lip Balm – $29.95 (for set of 3 including Original and Strawberry)
This one is a popular one amongst the online beauty world. I think the scent is really nice (a mix of mint and rose) and I love the vintage package tin. It’s also massive. The texture of the balm is very slippery and greasy though (petroleum-based) when applied to lips. It’s good at treating – has this minty cool feeling on the lips, but doesn’t last very long. I like it to smooth dry lips, but then would still apply a thicker balm on top to moisten.
Burt’s Bees Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm – $4.99
I love Burt’s Bees lip balms. I have the Mango one that I carry in my bag but might have to swap it out for this one. It contains more butters (Kokum, Cocoa and Shea) than wax so it’s not thick but hydrating. It’s Hypoallergenic and provides 4 hours of moisturization. It smells a little of honey and lemon.
Blistex Lip Conditioner – $4.99
Blistex is another good conditioning lip balm. It protects from the sun, wind and cold – stopping dry lips and treating sunburned lips. This also contains SPF 15. If you’ve used Blistex before, you’ll know that slight stingy feeling you get when applied to lips to let you know it’s working and that strong scent.
Maybelline Baby Lips Love Colour – Pink Lolita – $3.95
I also have this balm in Berry Crush and I’ve already expressed my love of it. It’s a balm, but also provides a hint of colour to the lips so I use this instead of lipstick sometimes.
Nivea Lip Butter – Caramel Cream – $5.69
A few months ago, I was obsessed with this! The smell of this lip balm is my favourite scent ever – EVER! It smells like caramel popcorn. I’ve stopped using this when other lip balms caught my eye, but just smelling this again – I’m going to have to declare my love all over again. The formula is dermatologically approved and contains Shea Butter and Almond Oil. I also love the round flat tin.
Lucas’ Papaw Ointment – $4.99
This is Australian made and owned and a cult favourite down under. It has many uses not just for cracked lips, but can be used for chaffing, nappy rash, and treating dry skin. Made from fresh Australian papaw and is really moisturizing to the lips.
Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Aid – $15.99
Heard many a good things about Lanolips and it seems like it’s right to do so! It smells like Lemonade, comes out thick but melts in and is really hydrating and conditioning on. There’s no petroleum and it’s main ingredient is Lanolin which is a wool wax. This wool wax comes from sheep (duh) which helps them waterproof their coats and protects it from the climate and environment. It also has a bit of a sparkle.
Nuxe Reve de Miel – $19.95
Another favourite balm circling around. It smells like honey and lemon but with a slight nut scent too. It has a rich melting texture restoring softness and comforts damaged lips. Although I like what it does to the lips and the smell, I don’t quite like the texture.
Dior Creme de Rose Lip Balm – $32.95
Yes, it’s a doozy! Over $30 on a lip balm? You’ve gone bananas! This is a favourite amongst many Beauty Guru YouTubers. And I have to agree. The smell is divine. Smells like roses. The texture is so so soft and so so smooth. Many people have complained that the packaging is lacking. But I actually adore it! I think the plain white tub with the ‘CD’ logo embossed into it is beautiful! Probably my favourite out of the bunch!
Tell me your favourite lip balm!