What sparked the idea for this post was a tweet exchange from earlier this week. Last week, while I was in L.A., I didn’t have my lip balm on me and when colleagues were shopping in a L’Occitane shop (with an amazing salesperson who helped us), I wanted to try out their 100% shea butter lip balm. I was told it’s amazing, it’s perfect for really dry, chapped lips so I bought it. This was my oversight, as I really should have opened it and tested it first. Upon opening it, I discovered it was SO rock solid that I couldn’t get any on my finger to actually use it. It was so hard and dense that it’s virtually useless.
So I tweeted them the other day, pretty bummed about this $12 purchase that I can’t use. And got quite a chuckle of a response back.
Really? So I should carry a hair dryer in my purse so that I can use a lip balm? Why would the lip balm be THAT hard to begin with that I’d need to do it even once in the beginning? Also hilarious, as my friend Kate points out, that “hair dryer” would be the tip that was provided rather than warming it up in your own hands or something. Definitely gave us a good laugh. Seriously, ain’t nobody got time for that!
This led me to do an unofficial impromptu survey on what everyone thinks is the best lip balm. I am a huge fan of these products and often have one in my purse (except for this instance, apparently.) My usual go-to is the Blistex Lip Medex®. I love this for my chapped lips, and I definitely use it more than the “recommended” number of times per day as indicated on the package. The cooling effect for dry lips is nice and soothing. Another new favourite that I was introduced to from the Sephora birthday gift program was the Fresh Sugar Lip Therapy ones. Nice, sometimes slick consistency but they’re about $26-28 which is pretty pricey for a lip balm. Coming out of this week’s conversation of tweets is the new discovery of eos. I had seen it around before, and a few friends have it but I never really thought too much about it until previously-mentioned-Kate raved about it. Immediately had to go out and find it, and in it’s sphere-like container and dome-balm, it definitely stands out from all other balms on the shelves. So far, I’m liking it! It’s not too greasy and it’s easy no-mess application. Also leaves lips hydrated for quite a while!
What is your favourite go-to lip balm must-have?