Sunday, 12 May 2013

The Lipbalm Lowdown

One of my very many obsessions, as you'll come to find out, is lip balms. I really can't get enough of them. EOS, Nivea, Korres, Maybelline- you name it, I've got it. I love to have lip balms of all colours, at least 2 with me at all times! If anything, it's become quite bad now to the point that I have run out of place to put them!

From all of the experience that I have gained from these lip balms, I have decided to share my extensive lip balm knowledge with the world (or something to that effect). So here it is, the best (and the worst) of lip balms!

EOS (Evolution of Smooth
After hearing about these from beauty gurus all around the world, I just knew that I had to try them. So I excitedly ordered one from Amazon and simply waited for it to arrive!
You might be feeling sceptical about the whole sphere shape, but logically it's so much better. A pot means you have to dip your finger in, inconvenient if your hands aren't at their cleanest, and I always seem to break the sticks, so this seemed to be the perfect middle. 
Summer Fruits
When I first received this I wasn't too keen on the smell, almost finding it repulsive. After time, however, I realised that it was due to the whole postage system rather than the formulation, and it is now my favourite. It glides on easily, with build able thickness so I don't feel overloaded with product, yet I can still put more on if need be. 
 Lemon Drop
While I normally find lemon-scented things amazing, this was quite a disappointment. A few minutes after I put it on I can taste a weirdly bitter taste in my mouth, something that has put me off it for good. 
From the second I opened this I was overpowered with a sickly sweet orange smell, so I am actually yet to use this and I doubt I ever will.

I hadn't really heard of Korres lip balms before, so this was really an impulse buy on Asos driven by the fact that I really liked its packaging. I bought the flavour Pomegranate and to be honest I was slightly disappointed by the fact that it was name only by colour, not by flavour. However, I still really like it. It can sometimes be too thick, but only if I've been using it too generously!

  The colour looks really red and intimidating, when in actual fact it barely shows (something I like- if I had wanted a lip colour I would've bought something else!). This lip butter is really moisturising and I'm so pleased with it.


How could I leave Nivea out? Famous for all things body care and lip care related, their products go down very well in my household!

First, this lip balm in the stick form is one of the most moisturising and intensive lip balms I have yet to find. However, the downside to this is that it is so incredible thick that I can only use it at night. If I'm having a particularly bad lip day I'll put some of this on, go to sleep and let the magic formula do its magic!

Somehow, I seemed to have discovered the Nivea Lip Butters a while before they really came on the scene, so that made me feel pretty indie ;)
(Also, I managed to lose them in the last 2 days...)
Anyway, I had the Raspberry Rose and Original, both of which were becoming staple lip balms to take with me! They are just so incredibly moisturising yet wearable during the day (as long as you don't put too much on, as they can make your lips white, due to the thickness of the formula). As I don't have photos, I'll leave links to them below

Burt's Bees
Also famous for their skincare, Burt's Bees has a reputation for their creams and balms and whatnot. I bought this Pomegranate flavoured lip balm, and even after a few months, I'm unsure about this product. At first, I was completely in love with the smell, the texture just everything about it, but a few weeks later I began to dislike its strong smell and just how it applied. Now, I still don't like the smell but I'm coming to see its moisturising effects. Despite the fact that it looks like it is really coloured, it has no colour whatsoever. As in nothing. NADA. So I'm still unsure about it. 

How could I talk about lip balms and not talk about Vaseline? While most people seem to be in love with Vaseline, I'm kind of indifferent to it. Sometimes I just feel like I need it everywhere with me, but other times I just feel like it melts in the pot and will then feel greasy on my lips. 
(But as you can probably see it hasn't stopped me from taking it with me, and seemingly, I have abused it!)

The Body Shop
I bought this Born Lippy Satsuma Shimmer lip balm a few years ago, and sort of forgot about it but while clearing out my lip balm collection I rediscovered it. First off, it smells AMAZING. Really, if I open it, somebody across the room will be able to smell it. In terms of actual lip balm qualities it doesn't really do it for me. It has a shimmer in it, but it seems to just dry my lips out within a couple of minutes. I'm not sure if I'll be keeping it but I'll keep trying it to make up my mind.


Maybelline Baby Lips is not sold in the UK, so when I went to New York I had to be sure to pick one up! I got 'Quenched' which I absolutely love, it smells so nice and makes my lips feel so soft, just like baby lips! On top of that, it's really inexpensive and easy to carry around. I love this and I hope I can get some more soon! 


Last, but most definitely not least, this is Dior's Crême de Rose lip balm. 

This lip balm is absolutely incredible. From first swipe I can feel how creamy and moisturising it is, without being too thick and heavy. While it is expensive, I can really say that a little goes a long way! I've had it for a couple of months and it doesn't even look used! A definite favourite, and it is really worth buying. 

I hope you've liked the insight into my lip balm collection and my recommendations. Comment telling me your recommendations, I'm really looking to expand my lip balm horizons!
Love, D xx


  1. I'm not a big lover of the eos lipbalms - but I do love the nivea lipbalm but I really though that the Korres looked very interesting! :)
    Great review!!

    Christina xx

    1. Yeah I've noticed that a lot of people don't seem to like EOS, guess I have weird taste!
      Recently I've been using the Korres one even more and it's amazing- I've found that if I apply a bit more the colour really does come out, while still being moisturising! Thanks for reading, I'll be sure to check out yours :) xx