Beauty in Review: My Current Favorite Lip Balms | October 2020

 I have such a love/hate relationship with lip balms... I love them to death but I hate that I struggle with finding one that consistently works for me. In the past few years, I've talked about what feels like hundreds of different lip balms but after using them for a while, they usually start to irritate my lips.

Off the top of my head, one that I loved and no longer works is the Milk Kush Balm. It used to be my favorite but after what I think might've been my 5th tube, my lips started to react badly to it. Off I went on my search... 

I still continue to hunt for the perfect lip balm, even after being burned so many times because they are both a necessity and a luxury in my eye. I need lip balms to survive, especially now as the air gets drier and colder. 



Summer Fridays Lip Butter

I've waxed poetic about how much I adore Summer Fridays as a whole but this lip balm is truly something else. It's very thick, smells like vanilla, and sinks into your lips like no other. It's not greasy nor doesn't slip and slide everywhere. When I apply it before I go to sleep, I wake up the next morning with some still on... that's how thick and nourishing this balm is. When I feel like my lips need extra TLC, this is my go-to. A little goes a very long way with this balm and your lips will surely thank you.*Important to note that this is loosely classified as a lip mask which explains the thick texture and long-lasting formula* 

Laneige Lip Glowy Balm in Gummy Bear

While I had an allergic reaction to the famous Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, I didn't want to miss out on the trend completely so I tried out the Lip Glowy Balm. Well, I am truly obsessed. I first purchased the Pear scent but when Gummy Bear was released, my inner child couldn't resist. I use this probably the most out of all my lip balms, especially during the day. Sure, I'm wearing a mask but I usually have this lip gloss/balm hybrid underneath. It gives you a little shine while keeping your lips super hydrated; to me, this is the balm you carry with you everywhere you go because it's an easy application, adds a little color & shine but isn't full-on lipgloss.  I also love that it comes in so many scents! 

Glossier Balm Dot Com

Glossier Balm Dot Com is my tried and true classic. It is my security blanket, the lip balm I wear when my lips need a little comfort. It never steers me wrong. The thick, vaseline type texture is a little less than the Summer Fridays balm, but it gets the job done just as well. When my lips are tender, or really out of sorts, this is what I put on because it's utterly plain, at least the one I use is.  Currently, I only have the original, nonscented, and clear version but they just released a fig scent that I'm dying to try. 

Too Faced Hangover Pillow Balm Ultra-Hydrating Lip Treatment 

I can't remember when I purchased the Hangover Pillow Balm Treatment but it has to be almost a year ago. This is the balm I forget about sometimes but whenever I use it again, I can't remember how I ever lived without it. It almost feels like you're putting medicine on your lips but then maybe it's the RX name that gives me that placebo effect. I love that this is a doe-foot applicator because it makes application so easy. The formula is thin and has a minty, tingly feeling but it leaves my lips still feeling good. I don't necessarily use this as I do the other balms because I do feel like this is more treatment like. I don't use it when my lips are super chapped and itchy, but when I feel like they just need something light. This is such a hard lip product to explain -- it's somewhere between a balm, treatment, and gloss... it's such a cool idea.

One honorable mention to the new Bite Beauty Agave Lip Balm. I tried it years ago and it gave me a horrible allergic reaction but they recently reformulated and I've been loving it! It has kind of been overtaken by the others but wanted to mention because it's a great price point and really nourishing. 

What are your current favorite lip balms? I'm always looking to add to my collection ;)
xoxo
B