I’ve been giving the lip balms a lot of loving recently, my lips have been having a bit of a freak out. I think because I was really piling on the balm in the Winter months, and then when it started to get warmer, I started to neglect it, they’ve been pretty dry and cracked. It’s been a bit of a nightmare too because every lipstick, lacquer and gloss seems to highlight the dryness, so I went through a period of just wearing super hydrating lip balms, and bulking up the eye makeup. But I started to get bored of the plain lip things, and all the tinted balms I had were just not hydrating enough for the state my lips were in, so out I went in search of something that was a good combination of both.
Now, in all honesty, I needed this about as much as a swan needs an iPod. But I’ve wanted to try the Korres lip butters for forever, so any old excuse! I picked this up in Liberty’s, and they’re pretty pricey, but I’ve used this tonnes and barely made a dent so I can tell it’s going to last forever (unlike some of my Blistex, Soap and Glory and Burts Bees alternatives that with daily use last like two weeks). In Liberty’s these are £8, and things are normally a little pricier there so I’d imagine you can buy them cheaper elsewhere.
In essence they’re a super buttery, hydrating product, that leaves a pink tint to your lips. I went for Pomegranate since it smells divine and has a really versatile pink pay off! It’s great on it’s own, but I’ve also liked layering it over MAC’s Viva Glam Gaga, Lovelorn, and it even looks good over my Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet lipstick in number 37, a bold pink to add a little sheen and ramp up the moisture intensity.
I’m going to do a bit of a lip balm round up in the coming weeks since they’ve been getting a lot of love from me lately!
What’s your favourite tinted lip balm?