Wednesday, February 22, 2012


I don't know about you, but my lips have a tendency to get dry. I'm not sure why, because I'm always drinking water and I tend to keep my lips fairly moisturized. 

Anyway, I managed to find myself out and about without my usual lip balm one day while out of town, and I decided to run over to a local drugstore and see what I could find. They had Maybelline lip products buy one get one free, so I decided to get a couple of these. 

First off, the are pretty awesome for the price. In my area they are about $4 a piece, which is barely more than a basic chapstick. These have SPF 15 too, and that is always a plus in my world. 

I got the nude peach flavored one, a clear mint one, and a light pink one that I cannot remember the flavor of. The color is wonderful— the pink is actually opaque after one coat, which I definitely wasn't expecting. They do a fairly decent job of moisturizing, but they wear off quickly. If I had to make a comparison, I would say that they are FAR better than the EOS balms that were everywhere last year, but no where near as good as the Fresh Sugar balms (which are more than five times the price of these, so....) 

Ultimately, these are a fun balm to have. Nothing super fancy, but nothing to sniff at. Perfect to take on vacation, to the beach, or leave in the car. Just enough to add color and moisture, but not something you will cry about losing. 


  1. These look pretty awesome, I'm going to check out whether they have them in the UK.. I love experimenting with new lip stuff, mine get super dry too so I'm glad you mentioned this about yourself before the review

  2. Thank you! I always wonder if I'm oversharing when I add details like that, but it is something I always want to know. I mean, a foundation that works really well for someone with super oily skin is going to be a nightmare for me, but one that works for me might be a nightmare for them. The details matter!


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