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So Which Lip Balm is The Bomb? We Try to Find Out

So Which Lip Balm is The Bomb? We Try to Find Out

Inspired by a viral Twitter thread by a lip balm addict, we decided to do our own version, because we are lip balm hoes too. Lip balms are the best, even if you don’t have dry or chapped lips because they make our lipsticks apply and look better. 

If your skin needs moisturizing, then your lips do too. Frequently putting on different lip products can take a toll on your lips, especially if you use lipsticks with really drying formulas. 

So pucker up and enjoy our little review:

Chapstick (P89)

PROS:

If you want an OG lip product, Chapstick is your guy. Its moisture isn’t top-notch so to speak, but the balmy texture is just the right amount that you can easily glide it across your lips. It also has different flavors so if you’re into fruity scents, there’s a whole bunch of choices. 

CONS:

For some reason, Chapsticks get misplaced real quick. We never really use it until it runs out, it just *poof!* magically disappears. Its moisture only lasts for an hour max but if your lips are truly peeling like a bad sunburn, it won’t really heal it. 

RATING: 4/5

Vaseline Lip Therapy (P100)

PROS:

Budget-friendly and straight to the point. It’s effective in keeping the lips soft and moisturized and comes in different packaging—you can choose a tube or tub; whichever’s more convenient. It also has a pleasant smell if you’re into that.

CONS:

It only comes in a 7g size but depending on the frequency of use, it still lasts a while.

RATING: 4/5

Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm (P545)

PROS:

The moisture on this one is *chef kiss*. It also lasts more than an hour so you don’t need to keep reapplying it. If you wish to have a little bit of color that’s not too obvious, this gives you a very subtle tint.

CONS:

If you expect a sweet and fruity fragrance, you won’t get that. It smells almost like wax and to some it may be off-putting. But after all, it’s made from beeswax! 

RATING: 4.5/5

Maybelline Baby Lips (P189)

PROS:

Cute packaging and pleasant scent? Yes and yes! Off the bat it really gives you that juicy sheen and shade perfect for a pout. Moisture lasts but not all day of course. 

CONS:

In the long run, your lips will feel drier than before. While it provides moisture when applied, after it wears off, it leaves your lips parched and dry—almost to the point of cracking.

RATING: 2.5/5

EOS (P200)

PROS:

Probably has the cutest and most unique packaging of all lip balms. You like scents? EOS has tons to choose from. They’re all about all-natural and cruelty-free too so that’s always a plus.

CONS:

For a product that’s on the pricier side, it does not do a good job at hydrating the lips. You’ll need to keep reapplying since the moisture wears off quickly and doesn’t resolve any chappiness. 

RATING: 3/5

Human Nature Tinted Lip Balm (P109)

PROS:

If you want a tinge of color without really wearing lipstick, then this will give you that everyday natural tint. It has a dainty peppermint scent, which also leaves a cooling sensation on your lips.

CONS:

There’s practically no moisture and it’s pretty hard to glide across your lips. The texture is similar to that of very dry wax in that it almost feels like a matte lipstick rather than a balm. Because of the tint added with the dryness, the tiny peels and cracks of your lips are more visible.

RATING: 2/5

Human Nature Lip Miracle (P199)

PROS:

This one’s super light on the lips that leaves a glossy sheen. Other than it’s locally made and budget-friendly, it’s cruelty-free and 100% natural. It comes in a squeeze tube with a lip applicator so that’s also a plus.

CONS:

It tends to be runny because of its lightweight consistency and it has a very strong artificial peach scent which can be a turn-off for those who are sensitive to fragrance. It also doesn’t leave your chapped lips better once the moisture and gloss is gone.

RATING: 2.5/5

Nuxe Reve De Miel Lip Balm (P445)

PROS:

This balm has that comfortable, barely-there texture. It’s shaped like a bullet lipstick which makes it easy to apply and glide. It leaves no visible trace of gloss or moisture but leaves your lips hydrated.

CONS:

Sometimes it doesn’t feel like you put on any product at all, as if the balm gets absorbed pretty quickly. You’ll need to keep reapplying every 20 minutes or so if you really want the feeling of moist lips.

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RATING: 4/5

Lucas Papaw (P599)

PROS:

This has a very slick formula that doesn’t feel heavy on the lips. It has no hydrating properties but locks in moisture well and can even double as a lip gloss!

CONS:

For those who expect a scent, there’s zilch! There’s also a variation of the squeeze tube that doesn’t come with the lip applicator spout and we all want that spout!

RATING: 4.5/5

Carmex (P164)

PROS:

You want variety? Carmex comes in 3 forms: tube, stick, and tub. It has a minty and refreshing feeling when you put it on though it has no scent or fragrance. It’s also very cheap so you can buy in bulk if you want to.

CONS:

It can feel a bit oily and slimy on the lips, which can be weird and hard to get used to for some people. 

RATING: 4/5

Glossier Balm Dot Com (P600)

PROS:

So where’s the flavor, you ask? It’s right here in this product! Aside from the typical Glossier cuteness in its packaging, the multiple flavors are delish and they all smell amazing to boot. 

CONS:

For a lip balm, the price is pretty steep especially since it doesn’t lock in moisture that well and the applicator isn’t user-friendly.

RATING: 3/5

Nature’s Care Pawpaw (P97)

PROS:

This product is as handy as it is effective in keeping the lips plump and moisturized. It sinks deep into your lips and makes it less chapped. It comes in a tube with an applicator spout so yay for that!

CONS:

This product can only be bought in Australia and it’s only 10g in size so for people who frequently have chapped lips, this product might not go a long way.

RATING: 4/5

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