It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, lip balms are a staple you can’t go without. I’m not sure about other people, but I tend to tailor different lip balms for different purposes. The ones I’m going to show you are a mix of long-term lip balms that I’ve been using longer than I can remember, and ones that I’ve switched in. I am also going to mention one I switched out, and my thoughts on that one too.
To kick things off, I have the Simple Kind to Lips Essential Lip Balm. This has SPF 15 and is the lip balm that goes into my makeup bag for when I leave the house. I haven’t used this for very long, but I’m hoping that unlike other lip balms with SPF in it, it won’t irritate the sides of my lips and make them sting. So far I haven’t noticed any bad reactions, but I will definitely test this out longer and write a full review in time.
The next lip balm is one I’ve talked about before in my post: An Addition to my Night Time Routine: Getting Super Soft Lips. This is the E.L.F Soothing Lip Balm. This has been in my routine for goodness knows how long, and although it’s not the ideal formulation for day time – it is quite thick and takes a long time to settle and absorb into the lips – this is my ultimate lip balm for saving dried and dehydrated lips. The one in my photo is the Strawberry Creme flavour, but I keep the Blueberry Creme one at my partner’s place so I’m never without that great formula.
Finally, I recently swapped out The Body Shop lip balms in favour of this one, and it is the Chapstick Flava Craze lip balm in the flavour Watermelon Splash. My previous ones by The Body Shop were just too old or not working well for me, so my old one I threw out, and the unused ones that were still fresh I passed on to my mum to see if they work for her. This is an okay lip balm, and I keep this on my desk for use when I know I’m going to be at home all day and don’t need anything too intense just to keep my lips happy before I use the soothing lip balm before bed. This came in a set of three flavours, but the other two smelt very off-putting to me so I decided to pass them on, and use this one which I can tolerate.
The lip balm I switched out of my routine that I mentioned at the start of the post is the Carmex Moisturising Lip Balm in the flavour Vanilla. It was an okay lip balm, and was originally my SPF lip balm I carried in my makeup bag. However like other lip balms with SPF in it, it irritated the sides of my lips so I decided to stop using it. I’m not sure sit this is unique to me or if other people have this issue too. Does this happen to you? I would love to know.
Thank you for taking the time to read my post – it truly means the world to me. If you have any suggestions for lip balms you swear by, I would love to hear about them. Until my next post, please take care and I look forward to hearing from you.