Friday, November 13, 2009

What's Your Favorite Lip Balm/Lip Treatment?

Do you have a favorite lip balm? I've always had an obsession with tinted and flavored lip balms which started in high school (over 10 years ago) with Vanilla Lip Smackers, The Body Shop Kiwi Fruit Flavored Lip Balm, and SoftLips Lip Balms.

Trying out different lip balms has always been a relatively inexpensive and fun hobby for me with the different scents and flavors, but for years I could never find one that properly moisturized my lips. I have full lips that tend to dry easily with certain brands of lipsticks - but in recent years, thanks to some new product releases, I have finally found some that work for me.

Tried and true:

  1. MAC Tendertones $14.50 - these were limited edition, I hope they bring these back eventually
  2. C.O. Bigelow My Favorite Lip Balm $5.50 - soothing almond scent, from Bath & Body Works (there's a promotion for buy 2 get 1 free right now)
  3. NARS Sabrina Lip Treatment $24 - a light milky pink with shimmer with a watermelon scent
  4. MAC Tinted Lip Conditioners $14.50 - the ones I have are in the older packaging and were part of limited edition collections like the Luella and Disney
  5. Aquaphor $6 for a 2-pack at CVS - thanks to a very sweet swapper who included this as an extra for me to try and got me hooked!
Trying out right now:


  1. Shiseido Water In Lip Sakura $8 - found this at my local Japanese supermarket
  2. Bobbi Brown Glitter Lip Balm in Pink Crystal - part of the Breast Cancer Awareness Set which is $40 for the lip balm and a creamy lip color
  3. L'Occitane Vanilla Fondant Lip Balm - from the Vanilla Hugs & Kisses Holiday set which is $18 for the lip balm and mini Vanilla Shea Hand Cream
  4. Paul & Joe Disney Milky Lip Treatment $18 - couldn't resist the cute packaging
  5. C.O. Bigelow Lemon Pomegranate Lip Cream $7.50 - from Bath & Body works
  6. Korres Lip Butter $9 each or $19.50 for 3 at Sephora - I've heard a lot of raves about these, so I stopped by Sephora to check these out
What are your favorites?

14 comments:

  1. i have super dry lips and from your pic, aquaphor is good for me. however, the best so far is QV LIP BALM SPF20.

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  2. I really like Aquaphor, Jane Iredale's Lip Drink, and regular old Carmex.

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  3. I love burt's bees lip balms, and cosmedicine's full benefits.

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  4. Those look lovely. I want to try the Korres! Darn it, was just at Sephora yesterday!

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  5. I love, love, love Merle Norman's Lip Soother Plus. It's packaged in a lipstick-style tube and goes on clear. I always keep several on hand for the purse, nightstand, car etc. I'm going to have to check out Aquaphor!

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  6. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream! There is truly nothing better for healing dry cracked lips. And if you use it all the time your lips will never be dry!

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  7. Oooh man, what a question! I have ridiculously dry lips on top of particularly sensitive reactive skin and so finding a lip balm that works for me has been quite an endeavor! I think it took me ~2.5 years and 40+ products (about half of which I was allergic to...).

    My absolute HG lip balm is Soapalaya Soaps Green Tea Lip Butter (Soapalaya Soaps is on Etsy). It is the best I have ever tried, and I have tried a lot out there. It's actually very much like Garden Botanika's Vit. E lip treatment, except less soft (and so you won't go through an entire tube in one week) and about 1/3 of the price for 2x the product. I positively love it and I have 3 tubes ALWAYS. For $3.50 a tube you really can't go wrong trying it out. Alex (who really honestly saved my skin) makes really cute powder puffs and natural soaps too! I actually have written up quite a lot about all the above on my blog if you ever care to search. =)

    Love your collection of lip balms though! I actually really like the L'Occitane potted balms even if they're not the most absolutely hydrating and I was actually quite disappointed in the Korres lip butter (I tried the Jasmine one). I think maybe my expectations were too high due to the raves for it. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the Shiseido though - the packaging is just adorable!

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  8. Hey Lina!
    I love The Body Shop lip balms in strawberry and raspberry. The watermelon flavor is a milky pink that can be used over a super bright lipstick to tone it down with a milky pink finish. I also love their shimmer lip balms in cranberry and satsuma. MAC lip conditioners, Nivea's range and Burt's Bee's medicated lip balm are other favorites!

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  9. I use the lipbalm from Dr. Hauschka, it's the best i've ever had and compared to others not so expensive (around 6-7 €). My whole family uses it and also lots of my friends. If you tend to having dry lips, like I do, then you should really try it.

    Love your blog!

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  10. Kiehl's lip balm forever always!!

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  11. Also, Jo Malone's Vitamin E lip balm is fantastic! It's still #2 to Eight Hour Cream, though..

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  12. Love, love, LOVE MAC tendertones!!! I'm hoping they bring it back as well. I also love burts bees lip balm and lip shimmer, eos lip balm in sweet mint, and rosebud salve.

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  13. I have an entire drawer dedicated to lipbalm, it's quite embarassing really! Labellos are nice and emolient, although I wish they lasted a bit longer, EOS summerfruit in the ball is nice to put on before lipstick because it's a bit waxy so it holds up well, the pomegranate Burts Bees is hydrating with a nice tint, Blistex Herbal Answer is still one of my faves since high school, the Korres lip butters are nicely tinted although not that moisturizing, but my Holy Grail is Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment. It is expensive, but it is the best for my dry lips. The Rosé tinted one is so pretty too. I have both!

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  14. Using now: Clinique lip treatment. Estee using @day

    Also like: La mer, CPB (Both of these two are double the price of Clinique, but the result are not that different)

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