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?


  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! :)

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