“I have too many lip balms,” said no girl ever! Could be one or more, but a good lip-balm is always a staple on every girl’s handbag.
Here are my favorite lip balms at the moment.
1. Maybelline Color Bloom Lip Balm in Peach Blossom
This has been my ‘go-to-holy grail’ lip balm since a while. This peachy marvel is a ‘mlbb’ in lip balms. This “magically” changes colour depending on the pH of your lip skin and “settles” into a peachy colour that suits your skin tone.
Though I have tried both the shade variations, somehow only Peach Blossom has stuck with me, and how. This is made for those days when you can’t decide which lip colour to wear or for those when you are too lazy to decide a shade. None of these need be an excuse to not look your glam best, isn’t it?
2. Palmer’s Dark Chocolate & Cherry Tinted Lip Balm
With a slight hint of a chocolatey-cherry after taste, this lip balm leaves a beautiful matte red stain on your lips. It even has a somewhat pumping effect and gives your lips a ‘bee-stung’ look.
You can get these from your local drugstore (I did!) or online.
3. Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm – Rose
One of those tinted lip balms that are pretty, pink and glossy. The Burt’s Bees lip balm richly moisturising and is for those days when you’ve forgotten to give your lips some TLC the previous night.
Like me, if you don’t live near a Sephora store you can still buy one of these here.
4. Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm – Mega Melon
Haven’t you, more than once, forgotten to moisturise your lips the previous night and yet still wanted to wear some colour on them the very next morning? Haven’t you then dreaded how the wash of colour would look on your cracked and chapped lips? This is your solution to days like so.
Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm is exactly that. They are lip balms with a wash of colour that leaves your lips looking supple and hydrated. I came across the shade ‘Mega Melon’ which suited my skin tone just fine. It’s the perfect wash of a nude orange for those days when you want some colour but not too much.
5. Nivea Original Care
Mirror, mirror on the wall, which one is the most nourishing of them all! Yes, it is this! Colourless, odour-less and tasteless, the Nivea Original Care is the most nourishing lip balm I have ever come across. This is the one I reach out for at night when I have a pigmented and dehydrating liquid lipstick to wear the next day, or simply when my lips need some TLC.
I know there are lot more popular choices out there. But, these are my favorites which have worked for me over the years. All of these are super hydrating and serve their purpose. Some work by themselves while some sit well beneath a good dab of lip colour on them. Whatever said and done, don’t we find quite a few number of lip balms in our bags on any given day?
Tell me which are your favorite lip balms, so that I get to know what has worked for you too!
See you until next time!