Battle of the Balms

Monday, 26 August 2013



As I'm sure a lot of you probably don't want to hear, Autumn is fast approaching - and so are those fresh mornings and dark nights. It'll soon be time to say goodbye to summer and get ready for the new fall fashions.

I Love the Autumn, it's my favourite time of year, but one thing I don't love so much about it, is what it does to your skin. The cold weather can lead to dry, broken skin - particularly on your lips, which are always exposed to weather conditions - that's why it is so important to think ahead and invest in a lip product that will protect you and see your delicate lip skin all throughout the colder months into next spring.


I have put four popular brands to the test to battle out for title of 'Lip savior 2013'!






First Up is the New Maybelline 'Baby Lips' ... 
Like many girls, I have been waiting a long time for this products UK launch. It is insanely popular with celebrities Stateside, and retails at £2.99 (Superdrug have a 3for2 offer on them right now).



 I bought the 'Hydrate' version of this lip balm, there are 5 others available - some with slight tints to them!
This balm promises baby soft lips, mosturised for 8 hours - and it didn't disappoint! The balm glides on effortlessly without dragging the lips and almost feels like a gloss more than a basic balm! I chose an un-tinted version but it still made my lips pretty and shiny and let me say, a little goes a long way!
The packaging comes in an array of bright colours that reflect the fun side of Maybelline and I found that even though I left this balm in my handbag - it didn't start to melt!
Pro's; Hydrates lips, Great Price, Pretty Packaging
Con's; Not sure it really lasts for 8 hours, but its no effort to re-apply :)
Best for; Ladies on the go, ladies who don't like to wear color on their lips.




The next contender is the new 'Power Pout' by MUA,...
The product has a lot of hype around it and has been compared to the Chubby Sticks by Clinique - for £3 it is worth a try!


I purchased this lip crayon, in 'Broken hearted' which is a fair pink shade!
It promises 'colour intensity that relieves dry, cracked lips providing immediate moisturisation' - every word being truthful! As soon as I applied this (which was super easy, by the way!) I felt a lovely minty, tingling sensation, and I loved the slight tint it gave my lips - lipcare has never been so glamorous! 
&& if that isn't enough to convince you, put it like this - you could own the whole MUA 'Power Pout' collection for the same price as owning one Clinique chubby stick.
pro's; lovely minty scent, wonderful choice in colours, bargain price, works wonders!
con's; The lid comes off a little easy so be careful when its in your handbag!
Best for; Ladies who love a splash of colour with their lip care.





Next up is Lip Smackers Coca-Cola Cherry LipBalm...
Lip Smackers is a household name and boast over 800 'flavours' of lip balm, this one is just £3.50!


This lip-balm is so cute and reminded me of my childhood when I used to buy Lipsmackers from Claires Accessories.
It smells (& tastes!) Just like coca-cola cherry and gave my lips a tiny hint of sheer red.
My Lips felt so smooth and hydrated for hours after using this and they didn't feel sticky or tacky at all!
pro's; Great packaging, Lovely fizzy feel, Great taste, comes in a flavour for everyoen!
Con's; I haven't come across anything I didn't like about this product!
Best for; Big Kids ;)


Last up is the Body Shop Cranberry Joy Lip Balm - This will be available at Christmas time and retails at £4.


To be honest, this was my least favourite out of the 4 I tried. 
I Loved the smell, the packaging is lovely and my lips felt intensely hydrated after using it, but I didn't like the fact that my lips went white when I applied it :/
I think the best time to use this product would be at night, leaving it to work its magic while you sleep. I wouldn't recommend re-applying it during the day, unless you like the invisible lip look.
Pro's; lips were so soft after, smelled great
Con's; Left my lips white, had to apply with fingers so I had sticky hands after!
Best for; ladies who would use it at night time


And the winner is; MUA Power Pout!!
Stats; £3. Comes in a variety of colours.Tint,Moisturiser&Gloss in one.


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What is your favourite Lip Balm?


2 comments:

  1. Was really deciding whether or not to buy the Maybelline baby lips! Thanks so much for the review! Really want to get it now! :)

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  2. No Problem Erlla - Id definitely reccomend it :) Great product for a great price <3 Hope you like it too! <3

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