Lip balm can be key in keeping lips looking soft and gorgeous, and as such it has become something of a beauty-bag staple for many. However, with so many different brands available on the market, how do you choose which balm is best for you? Here are a few of the top contenders which are well worth a try.
First up it’s Smith’s Minted Rose lip balm – a sheer pink balm which will leave your lips thoroughly moisturised and smells good enough to eat! What’s more, this lip balm comes in a gorgeous vintage-style tip – perfect for leaving on your desk to remind you to reapply whilst you’re at work, or settling down to a game of Foxy Bingo of an evening. Smith’s Minted Rose lip balm also offers just a hint of colour, so it’s perfect for those who are keen to keep their make-up subtle.
If you’re looking to invest in a brand that had already stood the test of time, then why not try Carmex? The Carmex Original Jar was first launched back in 1937, and has since gone on to sell over a billion jars worldwide. Not only will this product moisturise dry lips, but it will also slightly numb lips which are already chapped and sore. In more recent years, Carmex have also released a number of flavoured lip balms (including Vanilla, Cherry and Lime Twist) as well as the ‘Moisture Plus’ range which is slightly tinted.
Another extensive lip balm range which has proved to be hugely popular in recent years is that of Burt’s Bees. Using natural ingredients such as beeswax, Burt’s Bees now offer a range of fruity flavours which will keep your lips soft, smooth and hydrated – and you won’t have to break the bank either! Their Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm with Kokum Butter is proven to moisturise lips for 4 hours after just one application!