Four Lip Balms – One Quick Comparison

by mehak on April 24, 2012

in Lip Products, lipbalm, Reviews

Lip Balms Comparison

Guest Post by Ana (NC 45 skin tone)

Ok people, what is wrong with the weather? I thought winter was the time for chaffed skin and chapped lips. But its spring, flowers are in bloom, nightingales are chirping and I am reaching out for my lip balm more frequently than ever. My mom says its something to do with changing weather and will go away shortly. Well, I hope she is right because dry skin is horrid. However, till then, heres a list of some great lip-balms (only the best ever) to get you by these precarious times.

 

  1. 1.  Biotique Fresh Kiss Lip Balm in Peppermint

This is your perfect moisturizing, no fuss lip balm to wear anytime. The pot says it softens and refreshes your lips and it is bang on.

The Goods-

  • Applies smoothly, moisturizes well.
  • Minty flavor, causes a nice, mild tingling sensation on the lips when applied.
  • 16g for Rs 99 is fabulous value for your buck.
  • Really does last last a long time.

The Bads-

  • Its in pot, if you don’t like dunking your fingers in, it might not be a thing for you.
  • Its thick so lipsticks dont really easily glide over this
  • Is not tinted.
  • No SPF.

 

  1. 2.  L’Oreal Paris Hyrdafresh

 

Hyrafresh is an uptown version of your good ole vaseline lip balm with its pink packaging and chinese characters on the tube. L’Oreal claims that this is the hydration supply for your lips and I dare say they are right.

 

The Goods-

  • Very, very hydrating. If you have really dry or chapped lips, this is godsend for you.
  • Pretty packaging.
  • Comes in a tube, so mess free application.

The Bads-

  • Flavour/ fragrance free.
  • Steeply priced at Rs 249.
  • No tint.
  • No SPF.

  1. 3.  Max Factor Sheer Lip Gloss Balm

 

As you can see Max Factor’s got the ultimate product- its a gloss and a balm! And the company stays true to its word, it is both. I have this in Amber, which is beautiful orange tinted balm. It instantly warms up your complexion, totally recommended.

The Goods-

  • Moisturizes lips well.
  • Very smooth application.
  • Great selection of colors (I’m tempted to try all).
  • Comes in great looking stick.
  • Tinted.
  • Has SPF 10.

The Bads-

  • The price- It retails it Rs 490, which is the only reason why I’m not buying all the colors in this. (You can find it cheaper online, but it is still the wrong side of 400.)

  1. 4.  Maybelline Smooth Lip Color and Care

 

If you haven’t heard this one, you must have been living under a glacier in greenland. These are extremely popular, drugstore brand tinted lip-balms which give great service with burning a hole in the pocket.

The Goods-

  • Hydrates decently.
  • Comes in a stick.
  • 6 colors to choose from.
  • Tinted.
  • Contain SPF 16.
  • Rs 99 is a great price to buy one or more of these.

The Bads-

  • The tints are all in the red/pink/orange family. I would like to see some browns and purples too, please.

So there you are, ladies, stay hydrated this spring!

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

shivangi April 24, 2012 at 10:38 am

I too have a number of lip balms, right now am not buying anymore. Need to finish off the ones I have, they seem to never get over!

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Ana April 24, 2012 at 8:29 pm

hehe, its an obsession of sorts

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beingpretty April 24, 2012 at 10:57 am

Yeah, even my lips are feeling weird lately and I keep reaching for lip balms so many times in a day! I love the Maybelline Lip smooth and Nivea ones!

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Ana April 24, 2012 at 8:30 pm

ooh, I need to try out nivea…Actually my grandmum used to use it and I psychologically feel its old lady balm

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tannima April 24, 2012 at 11:42 am

Yeah I love my Nivea fruity shine and own 3 of the 4 available.. and even lakme lip love pots are nice too… gives nice tint but doesn’t last long…

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Ana April 24, 2012 at 8:31 pm

*Add more balms to wishlist*

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tannima April 24, 2012 at 9:29 pm

nivea pink guava and cherry both are really good… gives really nice tint…

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M April 24, 2012 at 2:24 pm

I’ve started feeling the need for lip balm more in the summer ‘cos of the a.c !

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Ana April 24, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Lip balm is a perennial necessity, sigh

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Tanmayee April 24, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Currently I am using the maybelline one in shade “cranberry jam”……I am loving it, imparts beautiful tint as well….

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Ana April 24, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Try the Max Factor, you’ll feel your loyalties shifting.

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Ritika April 24, 2012 at 6:13 pm

I love the maybelline lip balm! However I’m unable to find it anywhere in hyd! How come? Has it been discontinued or something??

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Ana April 24, 2012 at 8:33 pm

No, its definitely (most likely) still on, try buying it online.

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Sophia April 24, 2012 at 7:38 pm

And I thought I was the only one with dry lips in spring!! I have a number of balms lying around but nothing seems to work…trying out vaseline now and if my lips stay adamant I’m gonna get Kiehls……

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Ana April 24, 2012 at 8:34 pm

hehe, welcome to the dry lips club…ugg sounds disgusting!

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Nisha Khan April 24, 2012 at 8:41 pm

hello to everyone…
luckily i m not in dry lips club coz i use lip balm all the time…. :-)

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Nivedita April 25, 2012 at 12:08 am

I suffer from dry lips perennially too! And I have quite a number of lipbalms too :P Biotique does a good job, but as you said, too thick to be worn underneath a lipstick. But my all time fav would be the Avon naturals chapsticks in strawberry

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