The Lips #18: The Lip Balm Low-Down
Sunday, 23 June 2013
I suffer from really dry lips. Yeah I know, Sod's Law - stupidly oily skin but very dry lips! As a result I'm a bit of a lip balm floozie! For a lipstick lover like myself, I need to make sure my lips are in good condition so there are no dry patches for product to cling to. Also, a lot of the time I forgo lipstick altogether and just swipe on a bit of lip balm and go. Today I thought I would bring you my faves;
The newest addition isn't technically a lip balm at all but an oil, in the form of Hourglass Lip Treatment Oil. I have to admit I bought this on a whim (read some N.Dulge points burning a hole in my purse) with no expectations at all but I really like it. It has quite a thick consistency and feels very hydrating. Also, did I mention the 24 carat gold plated applicator?
My chapped lip saviour is the Blistex Intensive Moisturiser. This is a miracle worker for seriously dry, sore lips. I use this as an overnight product because 1. it is a thick white cream that leaves a white cast on the lips and I look utterly ridiculous and 2. I don't want to go crazy slathering my more pricey versions on at night.
Speaking of expensive options, I have La Mer The Lip Balm. Yes, it is ridiculously spendy but I love love love it! Goodbye dry cracked lips. It is really moisturising and the minty scent is lovely too. I think this is my third one. If eating baked beans for lunch means I can afford super soft lips, I'll take it!
A much more purse-friendly option is my Nivea Lip Butter. I have the vanilla and macadamia version. I don't think that this offers deep hydration or would work on super dry lips but it is readily available, cheap, cheerful and works well under lipstick. Did I mention the scent? It smells good enough to eat!
One with SPF is the By Terry Baume De Rose which contains SPF 15. A thick moisturising balm with a gorgeous rose scent that leaves lips smooth and soft. This leaves a nice shine on the lips. This is also marketed as being a great cuticle cream. I can't vouch for that as this being another non budget buy, I save it for my lips :)