Ode to a Lip Balm –
Oh Lip Balm, My Lip Balm–
How much do I need thee? Let me count the ways,
For a Day in the Sun – to keep from parchment
At night before bed, on the bedside table in my apartment.
To smooth out my lipstick, to keep me from looking old.
I love you in every color – clear, pink, red, peach, or gold.
Katie here! I really feel that this essential, foundational, staple of a beauty item gets really overlooked here at Meg’s Makeup! Guilty–all of us! I use lipbalm everyday in so many ways! In the morning before lip color to moisturize! In class, to kill my boredom. When outdoors (with SPF) to protect from the sun! And before bed to hydrate and more! So, today, I bestow upon you my top five favorite lip balms – and you guessed it! Find them all at your favorite Sephora location!
Caudalie Lip Conditioner- ($12) – Shouldn’t surprise you that this makes my list. There’s a Caudalie product on ALL of my lists, and in my routine somewhere everyday. (I LOVE it!). Anyhow, this lipbalm is really smoothing, not gunky. It is parapen, sulfate, synthetic dye and petrochemical free. (Read: NATURAL) Rise Bran makes the waxy smoothing component. Sunflower oil hydrates and protects. Olive, grapeseed, and apricot oils for the antioxidant components. It doesn’t have a strong smell, either – so it makes a great all-around balm.
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment w/SPF 15– ($22.50). This geniously packaged (has a screw on lid!) lip treatment is super luxrious feeling. You get that super-hydrated feeling of Vaseline, without the oiliness of a petroleum product. It smells and tastes like, what else, brown sugar! Sweet and tart blackcurrant oil cushions the lips with essential plumping fatty acids, while antioxidant grapeseed polyphenols and vitamins A, C, and E provide extra protection. Also available in a tinted red shade for a hint of color!
Jack Black Intense Therap Lip Balm – ($7) – This shea-butter forumla is ultra-moisturizing and the mentol gives you a nice cooling sensation (and helps to freshen breath!) Avocado oil is the hydrating agent while Green Tea soothes and adds the antioxidant punch! Oh yeah, it’s SPF 25 too!
Rosebud Salve- ($6) – While some people like the mint or the strawberry, I really feel like nothing beats the Original Rosebud Salve!!! It’s been on the market for more than 100 years and they used to sell it door-to-door for 25 cents per tin! Besides being a great lip treatment – it has other uses as well: sunburn, bee stings, diaper rash, or dry knees and elbows! I think it’s hard to find such a useful product these days!
If you had ONE lip balm you could grab for what would it be?