Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Best of the Balms

Of the many beauty products out there, my absolute addiction stems mainly from lip balms. What else is more moisturizing and heavenly to the lips than a lip balm? Now add some tint to that lip balm, and you have the perfect casual lip product. Over the years I've collected quite a few lip balms. This list is a compilation of my favorite lip balms of all time.

HG Lip Balm: 
TBS Hemp Lip Conditioner ($8.00)
This is my holy grail lip balm for super chapped dry lips. While it may not feel thick and slippery or heavy, it's definitely moisturizing in the long run. The consistency is very light, slightly waxy like a chapstick, but barely noticeable. I noticed that of all my lip balms, this one helps turn super chapped peeling lips into soft supple kissable lips. It's also great for layering underneath lipstick! It isn't really popular, but I assure you, once you try it, you'll know what I mean.

Best Winter Lip Balm:
Aveeno Lip Balm ($4.00-$6.00)
This one is great for winter months when you need a thick, emollient lip balm with effects right away. The formula is just that - very thick and emollient, almost oily. It leaves your lips with a slightly glossy finish. The reason this isn't exactly HG material, however, is that my lips become addicted to this. For example, one the lip balm has faded, my lips crave it all over again.

Prettiest Lip Balm:
Perfumeria Gal Collection Lip Balm ($6.50)
Then there are your other lip balms that you have, well, just because it looks and smells pretty. I give you Perfumeria's Gal Collection Lip Balm. It has the consistency of vaseline with a very sheer tint. Think of C.O. Bigelow's lip balm consistency. The reason I love this so much is because I'm honestly in love with the nouveau art design and the slightly floral scent. This ones more of something I like to keep in my collection.

Best Tinted Lip Balm:
Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm ($7.00)
For the most moisturizing tinted lip balm, I give that prize to Burt's Bees. The texture and formula of this one isn't the same as other tinted lip balms/butters. This one has an almost oily texture that sinks into your lips. Very moisturizing and soft with a pleasant scent. I heard this lip balm was a dupe for Korres Lip Butter. I wouldn't know however because I've never tried them yet.

Best Drugstore Lip Balm:
Eos Lip Balm ($3.00)
Next to TBS, this would come in as a close second for HG lip balm. It's got a smooth, slightly waxy formula. This is great for layering underneath lipstick. It also has a subtle fruity almost floral scent. I don't carry this one around as much as I used to because I've opted for smaller, more travel friendly products. But this one will always remain a summer staple.  

Best High End Lip Balm:
Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment ($22.50)
At a whopping $22, I don't believe I've spent this much on lip balm. I've usually received this lip balm in other makeup packages or birthday gifts. But this one is seriously like a dream. Lip color with lip quenching moisture? You bet! It leaves my lips super soft with a beautiful rose tint. Definitely one of my favorites.

What are you favorite lip balms?
Do you use any of the ones listed above?
If so, how do you like them? 

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  1. really nice post;) i love burbs bee product, really great one;)X


  2. Thanks Angela! Oh that's okay. I know everyone has their own preferences. Back in the day, burts bees- the original pomegranate- was one of my favorites.

  3. Lip balms are my most used makeup! I agree with your list. Except I don't really like the EOS lipbalms. I think regular burt's bees lipbalms are the best!

  4. Thank you so much Meghan!! I'm going to try it out. :D

  5. Hi this is my DIY post on it http://meghansilva.blogspot.com/2013/03/lips-of-angel.html

  6. Sweet! I can't wait to see it. :D

  7. it says sweet mint. i cant imagine this flavor but the blue color is pretty ^^ when it arrives will write a review :)

  8. Oooh you should do a review! I can't wait to see it! What flavor is the blue one? :D

  9. Oh no, I've never tried them. I don't think I've seen them around where I'm from. I'd love to try though. :)

  10. I love the Fresh Lip Treatment! It's so lovely! I'm also really into all the Lanolips ones at the moment, particularly Lemonaid! It smells so good! Have you tried them? xx


  11. great post http://differentcands.blogspot.kr/

  12. Lip balms usually apply clear unless they're tinted. If you want something that doesn't show up at all, not even gloss - The Body Shop's hemp lip balm is awesome. :)

  13. i agree with the burst bees lip balms. imo they are the best :D

  14. Oh thank you so much Ashleigh! :D I'll definitely look into it!

  15. Omg that's so cool that you make your own! You have to share your recipe or a DIY tutorial! I'd love to see it!! :D

  16. nice post http://differentcands.blogspot.kr/

  17. as much as I want to use lip balms. I get conscious because of my thick lips..


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  19. Love this post and balms are so crucial to me , I make my own but every now and then I see something awesome I want to try.

  20. There was this Nivea Lip Balm I was soo in love with and then I lost it and they stopped making it. I believe it's the Cherry one but I had it in pomegranite or something of a darker color. It was really lovely. Yeah Nivea makes some great drug store lip balms. I haven't tried their new ones in a pot though.

  21. Yay for being lip balm junkies! Seriously though, they're so addicting.... :3 The Fresh Sugar Rose LT is really one of a kind and so the Burts Bees.

  22. hi lynn i just placed an order online for the EOS balm haha ^^ i wanted the pink one but it was unavailable so i ended up getting the blue one. it will take awhile before it gets shipped here tho but i'm excited. i realized that it was a lot cheaper than burt's bees here.

  23. Thanks for this awesome roundup! I'm a total balm addict and there are some here that I've never tried. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment is one of my afves along with Kiehl's No. 1 lip balm.

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  24. I am OBSESSED with lip balms! I've recently started using the Nivea ones but I've loved the Burt's Bees one you mentioned in the past! :)



  25. I am a lipbalm junkie! I love the Fresh rose lip treatment and the burts bees beeswax lip balm :) x


  26. Thanks Shayne! Yeah they're awesome for their price!

  27. Haha! I know what you mean! Oooh which Burt's Bees? The original ones or the tinted ones?

  28. This is such a great post!! ^_^ I love lip balms...live for them! haha Burt's Bees is my fave!

  29. Great post! Have you tried the Nivea lip butters in the tin? I hear they are good but only from a few people. You seem to have the same problem as me, dry peely lips. Would love to know what your opinion on those are! thanks! :)

  30. I've heard nothing but great things about the Nivea Lip butters in the tins! I keep wanting to try them. I'll let you know how they are when I try them out! :D


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