Monday, March 24, 2014

The Balm Squad

So this post is going to be entirely about lip balm. Irrelevant to some, but of the utmost importance to us lip balm addicts. Being my most essential beauty product, I am going to give you a run down of my favorites. Eyyy get it? The "balm squad". Hah.
Let's get down to business…

My very first favorite is the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment, with SPF 15. This baby retails for $22, but it is well worth it in my opinion. The reason why I think this lip balm is so unique is due to its thick, creamy texture. This is one of the most moisturizing treatments I have ever found. With a citrus smell and added SPF, I don't see how you can go wrong here. Fresh does offer tinted versions of this (I have tried the Honey shade), but for the money I think it is better to just go for the standard original. 

My next go-to balms are the Korres Lip Butters, which are fairly hyped items on the market---well deserved hype, of course. Whilst these are smooth and moisturizing, I love these for their ability to add moisture with a tint of color. Korres offers a wide range of colors, of which I have Jasmine and Plum. Jasmine is the coveted nude-pink and Plum is the darker berry shade. 

If I had to put one of these on the top of my list, that spot would have to go to the Jack Black Lip Balms. These are my absolute favorite--they moisturize my lips so well, they have the best range of scents, and they contain SPF 25. My favorite scents (or flavors?) are the Black Tea & Blackberry and the Shea Butter & Vitamin E. For a whopping $7.50, these are my must-haves that never seem to fail. 

Last, but not least, I would like to mention Smith's Rosebud Salve. This is probably the most trusted, multi-purpose lip balm that is commonly found in my backpack and purse. I constantly repurchase this product for its ability to moisturize my lips while adding a nice gloss. If I want to add a gloss to any lipstick I just pat a little bit of this stuff on to the center of my lips. This is also my go to cuticle moisturizer and make-up artists even use this to add shine to eyelids for a more editorial look. You just can't go wrong with this stuff.

If your generic Chapstick is just not doing the job anymore, I recommend checking any of these out. Hope you enjoyed!
xx Michelle

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