I type this while trying not to explode in rage at the floor-thumping coming from upstairs. I’m convinced the new residents don’t have a sofa and choose instead to relentlessly do laps round their flat. I can’t bring myself to go and complain and have stopped Mr TBL from going up there. So, in the meantime I’ll just politely smile at them when I bump into them and simmer in my passive aggressive state.
Anyway, today I’m talking about the Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm which I’ve been using in a bid to rescue my poor wind-beaten lips. I’ve always been a bit rubbish with lip balms but I’ve been using the pink sheer tint version of this lip balm all week with ease.
The colour looks very pink in the applicator but as you can see, it really sheers out on the lips and gives a subtle colour and shine which makes it perfect for low-key looks. When it’s on, you feel a slight tingle, reminiscent of lip-plumping products. It feels buttery and smooth but isn’t sticky, brilliant for those who hate the hair-stuck-to-lips look. It’s got quite a pleasant shea buttery taste which isn’t too obtrusive. I also really like lip balms that are in a lipstick form rather than in a pot because I really hate sticky fingers. The SPF15 is also a bonus, making this perfect all year round. Longevity is pretty standard, and needs applying every few hours. Lips are left soft and hydrated, making lipstick much easier to apply.
The lip balm is also available in other shades, I think Berry, Peach and Clear so there’s something for every taste. All in all, a great little budget lip balm to have in your handbag.