Today I'm going to be talking about all of the lip balms I currently own. I seriously think I have an obsession for lip products, especially lip balms. I try to invest in lip balms because I have a really bad habit of biting my lips to the point, sometimes they end up swollen and because it's winter ( in Australia) I need a super hydrating lip balm. As of right now the lip balms I own could literally last me a year or so. So without further ado, let me show you guys what I have!
Korres lip butters, Nivea lip butters, The Body Shop Born Lippy lip balms, Loreal Color Riche Nutrishine, Nivea Hydrocare lip balm, Soft lips lip balm, Maybelline Baby Lips, It's skin Macaron lip balm, Missha Limited Edition TVXQ lip balms.
I've heard rave reviews on the Maybelline lip balms. I personally will not repurchase. It does smell good, but the consistency is too thin for me. I find that it disappears after a few minutes even with a thick layer.
The Nivea Hydrocare lip balm was a big disappointment. It has no scent but it also doesn't moisturize at all. I actually use this for my dry spots around my mouth. It's great for that but then again, it's suppose to be a lip balm. So I won't be repurchasing this.
The Loreal lip balm I bought because I didn't have a lip balm on me one time and I wanted to try something I haven't seen before. It does have colour to it ( I got the coral colour) and it does show on the lips. It does also provide decent moisture, but at the price point (I got it for $10-$12) I won't be purchasing this again.
I'm currently using the It's skin Macaron lip balm and I'm actually glad I got it and now using it. I got this last year while I was in South Korea and I haven't touched it until now. It smells really good (like green apples) and it does moisturize really well. I would put a really thick layer on my lips before bed and it's still there when I wake up (which is the main thing I like about lip balms).
The soft lips lip balm I've had for a while and I'm trying to finish off. It has a pluming effect ( i think) as it gives a tingling (slightly painful?) sensation on the lips which I use to really like, But as for moisture properties, it isn't very good. The packaging is cute but isn't very practical. It's very narrow and small so you have to go over your lips a few times to get one proper coating.
I bought these literally on a whim, and honestly I'm regretting it. I got these for $18 each and I bought them because I heard so many good things about them. They do have good colour pigmentation, but when it comes to moisturizing properties, you can find a better alternative at a cheaper price. Man, I seriously have a problem when it cones to buying different scents of things. I always feel the need to get more than one scent of a product.
As a big fan of TVXQ, I couldn't help but get these. They are quite big in size (20g) and both of them I got for $25 (can't remember the site I got them from). I haven't had the guts to try these out yet, so I'll report back when I do use them. And just want to say, the scent of these are awesome! A bit fruity and floral, and not too strong
So to end this post
Ones I recommend:
It's skin Macaron lip balm
The Body Shop Born Lippy lip balm (check out my review here)
Nivea lip butters
Ones I do not recommend:
Maybelline Baby Lips
Korres lip butters (due to its price)
Nivea Hydrocare lip balm
Loreal Color Riche Nutrishine
The ones that aren't on the list are ok, but will not be repurchasing. Have you guys tried any of these? What do you think of them?