Thursday, December 19, 2013

Lip Balms And Treatments- Current Favorites


Trying to come up with a full list of my most used lip balms and lip treatment proved to be somewhat tricky. I had to gather the pots and tubes from all the house as well as from various purses and evening clutches. I'm probably missing a couple, but figured that if I can't remember them they might not be real favorites, right?

Some of these lip treatments were purchased after originally  receiving press samples (Sensai, Hourglass), others were parts of sets (Caudalie, Fresh). All of them are in heavy rotation right now.

  • Hourglass Lip Treatment Oil. It's a serum for your lips that works like serious skincare. ($42 at Sephora and select department stores)
  • By Terry Baume de Rose. This one is the Rolls Royce of lip balms. The texture is out of this world and the performance is superb: soothing, hydrating, long lasting. ($60/10ml at Barneys).
  • Elemis Fresh Skin Loving Lips Quenching Lip Balm. This one is more of a traditional lip balm in a small tube that fits in the smallest pockets. Pretty straight forward and quite effective. ($16 at Nordstrom. Press Sample)
  • Propolis Skin Cream by Hummingbird Ranch. Not technically a lip balm but works as one, especially for an overnight treatment. Heals chapping, bleeding, and will probably work against a bubonic plague. ($8)
  • Sensai Celluar Performance Total Lip Treatment. The one in the photo is actually the sample size because I couldn't locate the full size one (I blame the cats). A miracle worker that also looks good under lipstick. ($65/15ml at Bergdorf Goodman).
  • Caudalie Lip Conditioner. Like Good ole' Blistex but mostly all-natural and with a French flair. ($12 at Sephora).
  • Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF15. A more refined version of the above. ($22.50 at Sephora).
  • Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm. Not only is this one incredibly effective, but it also has a matte finish so you can mix it with lip color or add it on top without looking gloopy. ($19 on nuxe.com).


5 comments:

  1. I know you use and enjoy some of Paula Begoun's products. If you haven't tried her lip balm, I highly recommend it. If I wear it at night when I go to bed, my lips are ready in the morning for whatever lip product I throw at them and it definitely repairs and soothes when the dryness gets out of hand.

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  2. Nice list! I'm currently enjoying the By Terry balm at night, I also have the hourglass ( love), fresh (like) and nuxe (doesn't work for me). My favorite drugstore balm is lypsyl's and also really like my big jar of multi-purpose Egyptian Magic.

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  3. Thank you for this post! I have been experiencing dry lips from the harsh cold winters so I might splurge on a high end lip balm! I currently am enjoying Burts Bees Grapefruit lip balm as it is very hydrating and smells divine! I loved this post and you have such a welcoming blog page! xoxo

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  4. Thank you for this! I have a chronically dry bottom lip. It's like that all year, but worse in the winter. The only one from your list I've tried is Fresh Sugar. I liked it, but it seemed like I built up a tolerance to it after awhile. I look forward to trying some of these others. Right now I'm having really good luck with the mint Yes To Carrots lip butter though.

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    1. Prescriptives makes a lip balm that is actually really good! One of my favorites!

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