Happy Monday! Today I want to talk about my current lip balm that sits in my desk at the moment. These are the Beauty By Earth Organic Unflavoured Beeswax Lip Balm, which I picked these up in a YesStyle order I didn’t document. I’m working through the first of the 4 tubes, and it is featured in my current project pan.
So this is my desk-buddy, as a lip balm to grab throughout the day and moisturise my lips as I need it. I don’t use it every day, as I don’t wear it on days I wear lipstick, but on the days I do, I use it about 3-4 times a day.
The tube itself is very contentional in size,: being just shorter than the length of the palm of my hands. It sits nicely in my drawer divider, and can stand upright in my desk’s drawer if I want it to. I typically lie it down in my drawer though, where it’s easy to pick up. I could also see myself slipping this into my makeup bag for travel as well, as it’s very compact.
Like with most lip balms, you twist the product up from the bottom, and has a plastic cap to seal it. It’s not awkward to twist-up, and the cap feels very secure once you push it onto the tube.
The lip balm itself has a balmy, almost oily texture. When I’ve kissed my husband with this freshly applied on my lips, he’ll poke fun at me saying his lips feel slimey from the residue that transfers to him. It’s definitely more of the greasier side of the lip balm spectrum in my opinion, so bear that in mind, but it’s not uncomfortable or unpleasant.
It’s very moisturising on my lips, and settles down after about 30 minutes. So if you use lip balm to prime your lips before lipstick, this is another factor to bear in mind. This is typically what I do before applying lipstick, just to make sure my lips haven’t dried out throughout my morning routine. For example, when I’ve eaten breakfast, done any cleaning, etc.
It helps prepare my lips really nicely for the satin or matte based lipstick formulas in my collection, that I wouldn’t trust to apply nicely with 100% certainty without that prior hydration.
On days when I’m not wearing lipstick, I typically touch-up after I’ve finished cups of tea, after eating or when I feel like I need a touch up. This routine works well for me so far.
As a pack of 4 lip balms, they’re an extremely budget-friendly pack when buying through YesStyle’s site. The price will vary slightly depending on whether you’re a member on their site and which tier, but the cost per tube is very affordable. While bulk buying lip balm like this isn’t something I really planned for, this is definitely a good option if you prefer to not have to go replace products on a semi-regular basis.
The remaining 3 tubes live in my back-up makeup drawer, and I can see myself using them up. Whether I keep using them depends more on whether I get bored of the product, rather that it’s performance, as it does moisturise my lips very well. So I wouldn’t be surprised if I alternate between lip balms just to get some variety in my routine to help keep myself excited. This is a habit I’ve started to notice in myself, which started with my shift in habits on using just one perfume, but also extends to lip balm, eyeshadow and lipstick shades. It’s becoming less and less frequent that I stick to one product over and over.
So would I repurchase these? I absolutely would, but it’s the kind of repurchase that is much further into the future. If you’re looking for a super affordable lip balm to be stocked up on long-term or you want to pick up nice stocking-stuffers for skincare enthusiasts, these are good multi-packs to look at. They shouldn’t break the bank, and they’re a nourishing product that gives the feeling of love, compassion and good intention when received as a gift.
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