Lip balms=love

| February 17, 2010 | 21 Comments


Have I told y’all how much I love lip balms? They are such staples for me. And I have them everywhere. In every purse. In my car. In my office. In the medicine cabinet. You won’t catch me anywhere without them. 

Lip balms do something that most glosses and lipsticks can not do…moisturize. And for that, I can appreciate them. Very rarely will you see me applying a gloss or lipstick without having applied a lip balm first. Many moons ago I reviewed MAC’s lip conditioner here. As you can see, I am still faithfully rocking it. But it’s not my favorite.

My favorite would be Korres’ Lip butter in Jasmine.


Oh.mi.goodness. I have been using this paraben-free $10 lip butter for months. And look at that….I still have quite a bit left. I love the way it smells and it feels just divine on the lips. And then there’s Burt’s Bee’s lip balm..

I’ve purchased about 3 of these. For under $3, they aren’t bad at all. Another paraben-free lip balm that delivers but I hate the packaging. It is SO hard to open. But The Merry Hempster’s lip balm isn’t.


This vegan lip balm so rocks! The peppermint flavor lasts for hours as it conditions. You can find more about this brand (sold at Whole Foods) here. They have so many different flavors. Must try them all! When I’m in the mood to be the little bee that I am, I am all over Oyin’s Honeystick.

This is my third tube. I literally ate the first two. Nah, I’m kidding. But aside from loving to support wonderful Jamyla and family, I just love the way the Honeystick feels and tastes. And when I want people to give me the double look and ask “WTF is that?” I pull out this kid.

The organic EOS lip balm in its spherical wonderment just looks cool, uh? One glide and I can conquer both the top and bottom lips at the same time. It is shea butter based and was a gift from Mommy.

Lip balms made it in my Top Products of 2009 video for a good reason. Ain’t nothin’ sexy about chapped lippies. 

Do you wear balms? Which one is your favorite?

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  1. *Coop* says:

    Oyin's honeystick and their coffee flavored balm are my FAVORITES!
    I also use some balm from Bath and Body Works that I got when I was in high school (yes, 10+ years ago). All of the writing has worn off the squeeze tube so I have no idea what brand it is. lol

  2. Askmewhats says:

    I've heard so much about the EOS lip balm! such a cute packaging! I've only tried the Burt's Bees one and its really nice

  3. Anonymous says:

    The MAC one is HORRIBLE! I was not expecting it to be that sweet, I hate flavored balms lol. I was extremely allergic to it. I threw it out. Sucks! My favorite is Nivea a Kiss of Moisture

  4. Lara says:

    Another lip balm addict over here! I always use good old Vaseline.

    I bought the famous Kiehl's lip balm and didn't like at all! Runny and with a funny taste… bad!

  5. kermitfrogfroggy says:

    I love the Burt's Bees in the tube…I have one in my car, one in my purse, one next to my bed, one in my bathroom. It is the only lip balm I have ever repurchased.
    I also have the Korres lip butter in Pomegranate and I really like the way it makes my lips feel, but I'm just not a huge fan of dipping my finger into a pot.

  6. kateypie35 says:

    Oooo…you said the magic words! Lip Balm! I am a complete addict! Lip balms are all over my house – and every purse has at least 3 tubes. Its out of control. But who doesn't want soft lips? I love the Korres lip butter, the Jasmine color doesn't look too pretty on me, but I mix it with other things.
    I have found a lot of fun lip balms to try on Etsy…you might check that out, AND….
    You simply MUST try this company…
    http://www.mylipstuff.com/
    its vegan, and the amount of flavors to choose from is simply mind boggling. AND, they are from my good ol' state of Delaware. Fist pump!

  7. gio says:

    I'm a lip balm addict too. My favourite are Labello lip balms. They comes in a lot of different flavours and are very moisturizing.

  8. Nicole says:

    I'm a total lip balm addict! Love that stuff. I have so many different kinds but I keep going back to my Burt's Bees – I love the tub myself, but you did know you can get it in the tube, if you prefer that??

  9. Ashwini says:

    Great post! I have been using my Merle Norman Super Lube for like 10 years now and finally hit pan. Where is the Korres balm available?

  10. Umm Amirah says:

    I'm OCD when it comes to LIPS!…I like CARMAX lip balm in Cherry..I have about 3 of them. Car, purse, dresser, side table…you name it..one is there.

    I will have to try the KORRES one.
    I LOVE honey sticks…all for the OYIN. Will have to check out that Whole Foods one soon.

    Love the post.

  11. Molly says:

    I LOVE Rosebud salve.
    sooo freakin awesome, really does the job!

  12. Connie De Alwis says:

    I would definitely love to try the Korres lip balm
    the vegan one looks great too!
    I have the eos one but haven't used it yet.

  13. sabrina says:

    I like C.O Bigelow. I have tubes everywhere and have a cow when I can't find one!

  14. karatefan says:

    After reading your eview I decided to go out and buy some of the EOS lip balm. It looked just so cool that I couldnt pass it up. I got it in the summer fruit, and to be honest, I really don't like the smell very much. It smells like watermelon gum, which a lot of people like but I just don't. It doesn't very long either but hey, half the fun is putting it on and someone doing a double take, right?

  15. B says:

    Sabrina—> I freakin' LOVE C.O Bigelow. They taste sooo good. Wait, are they lip glosses or candy? HA!

    Karatefan—> Okay, try the mint one. It is a little tastier and leaves that tingly feeling. Mine lasts for quite some time. Although I usually use it under another gloss. My lips are SUPA dry, yo. :)

  16. Asia says:

    I am excited about the Korress one, I'm running this weekend to get some

    **Ashwinni, Korress is sold at Sephora..I just called the one where I live (in CT) to make sure that they're in stock :)

    Thanks B! Luvs ya

  17. Loveleigh says:

    Jack black intensive therapy lipbalm is the besties!! love it! its supposed to be for men but its fabulous for my lips and its only $7 bucks at Sephora

  18. Serikiyo says:

    AHHHH!!! I love burts bees products! :D

    My favorite lip balm is C.O.Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine from Bath and Body Works. I love mint flavors and the menthol feels so cool and refreshing!

  19. eat me outta here! says:

    I LOVE carmex in the tub and lip medex in the tub. Burt's Bees medicated lip balm in the tube is also great.

  20. Ali says:

    I am a lip balm fiend! I love the mint Blistex in a tube or the new lip massage one. The lip medex are the vaseline lip therapy tubes are great. Burt's Bees tends to dry out my lips after using it too long.


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