Monday 1 July 2013

Faithful Four: Lip Balms

EOS Lip Balm

Promise: “Keep your lips feeling super-soft and sensationally smooth with all-natural and organic eos lip balms”
Price: £6.99/$3.29 7ml 

This Kim Kardashian favorite nourishes the lips, tastes great and lasts for months. It is encased in a sphere shaped container, helping to keep it as fresh as possible and make application even easier. As all eos lip balms are made using 100% natural ingredients, they contain no petrolatum and are paraben-free. For those living in the USA, this vitamin enriched balm is very budget friendly. However it can be quite expensive and tricky to get hold of for us Brits.

EVE LOM Kiss Mix
Promise: “Beautifully chic and filled with a luxurious blend of active extracts, this moisturising, protective and cooling lip treatment has it all”
Price: £16.00/$22.00 7ml
Purchase: Space NKSpace NK (US)

This lip balm is quite different from the others on the market because it has a gluey like texture. It is ultra hydrating and gives lips a beautiful glossy finish. The EVE LOM Kiss Mix contains menthol, to cool and freshen the lips and beeswax, to seal in moisture for longer hydration. Although on the pricey side, this lip balm makes the perfect lip treatment as it repairs and soothes damaged lips.

Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm
Promise: “This natural lip balm is loaded with coconut and sunflower oils, rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, to nourish, condition and soften lips”
Price: £3.00 / $3.00 4.25g
Purchase: /

The Burt's Bees Beeswax lip balm is a cult classic. It was actually this iconic lip balm that launched the brand into the beauty market (they started off making candles!). This is my favourite lip balm on the list as it keeps lips nourished, it lasts for ages and it is really  affordable. In addition to beeswax, coconut oil and sweet almond oil, Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm also contains peppermint oil which plumps lips a little and gives the most refreshing tingling sensation.

Smith's Rosebus Salve
Promise: “This cult-favorite, multi-purpose lip balm soothes dry lips, calms and heals irritation, and soothes the sting of minor burns”
Price: £8.50/$6.00 22g 
Purchase: Selfridges, Sephora

This famous salve is a beauty classic, loved for its rose scent, pretty packaging and multiple uses. Smith's Rosebud Salve not only nourishes and heals lips, it helps to treat everything from minor burns and dry patches to cracked heels and rashes. Although this salve may seem more expensive than your average lip balm, you do get 22g worth of product - which is around 3 times the normal amount!

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