So I grabbed all my chapsicks and lip balms, and decided to do a mass review on them. To compare which products work the best.
Eos Lip balm: I own Summer fruit. It has a very fruity smell and taste to it. I like it. It glides on smooth, and moisturize my lips for a good hour or two. After long term use, my lips didn’t seem any better than when I started using this. It keeps my lips from cracking but didn’t work wonders. Once this is gone I’m not sure if I would buy another one or not. I do like that I can never loose this in my purse. Maybe if there was a sale.
Bath & Body lip balm: They stopped making these years ago, but I had a hunch they weren’t making these anymore so I literally bought 15 of them. I lie to you not. At this point I only have 3 left, I think, I might find another floating around somewhere. The reason I loved these so much was because of all the different scents and flavors these came in. These kept my lips smooth and have SPF of 15. Glided on smooth and had a slight gloss to it. I used these the most in the summer. If they sold these still would I buy it again? No, they taste weird. They also have a waxy feel to them. I also bought about 15 of them at the age of 17 so back then my idea of makeup was much different.
Burt’s Bees Nourishing Lip Balm with Mango Butter: I heard great things about Burt’s Bees lip balms so of course being me I had to go out and try them. This was the first one I tried. It glides on smooth and has a clear slight gloss to it. It feels super heavy on the lips, smells and taste funny. It lasted maybe an hour on my lips. I couldn’t get over the taste I used it for about a week before I stopped, so I can’t say how it helped me long term.
Burt’s Bees Replenishing lip balm with pomegranate oil: I didn’t want to give up so quickly on the Burts Bees wagon so I went out and bought this to give it a try. It gave my lips a slight barely there red tint. It applied smoothly. It lasted about an hour. It smells and tastes horrible. I wouldn’t buy this again either, because I think due to it being 100% natural as it claims it doesn’t add any flavoring in it. I didn’t notice a big change in my lips either because I didn’t use this longer than a week.
Chapstick in Strawberry: This is my go t o chapstick, that never let me down. It gives a slight glossy look to my lips. It tastes and smells super good. It has SPF in it. It glides on smoothly, gives just about 2 hours of moisture before I have to reapply it. It keeps my lips chap free. I would recommend this to all, I keep a tube around at all time.
Nivea’s Kiss of Shimmer in Pink: It glides on super smooth and gives a slight shimmery pink tint. It’s perfect for date night, or going out. Guys hate when you wear gloss and bright color lipsticks, they don’t want to kiss you while your wearing them. But with this it gives you a bit of shimmer and color that most guys don’t even notice your wearing anything. This has a good smell but not so great taste. The taste fades within minutes so it’s bareable. I wear this a lot when I want to add a bit of color. It keeps my lips smooth. Lasts about an hour or two.
Verdict: Would I buy theses again?
Eos Lip balm: Probably
Bath & Body lip balm: No
Burt’s Bees Nourishing Lip Balm with Mango Butter: No
Burt’s Bees Replenishing lip balm with pomegranate oil: No
Chapstick in Strawberry: Yes
Nivea’s Kiss of Shimmer in Pink: Yes
All these products are under $4. All within a college budget.