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The search for the holy grail! The perfect lipbalm!

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ChickenVindaloo Thu 06-Oct-16 19:45:44

Hello, I've been addicted to lipbalm since I was in primary school. So I am now a seasoned expert.

I have them all over the house, in every handbag, at work etc etc. But I usually have to have several cos none of them do everything!

Ideally, it would:
1. Have SPF
2. Be slightly tinted
3. Not in a tin so it gets hot and melts
4. Not in a stick so it gets hot and snaps
5. Come with a mirror. In fact, it could come in a plastic tub with a mirror on the underside of the top, like Bobbi Brown lip & cheek tint.
6. Actually be very moisturising and not irritating to lips (I recently read Blistex does more harm than good!)

Does anyone else feel my pain?!

OlennasWimple Thu 06-Oct-16 19:47:39

How would it be neither a stick nor in a tin?!

Bubbinsmakesthree Thu 06-Oct-16 19:49:43

Totally doesn't meet your criteria but lansinoh nipple cream makes the best lip balm!

peachypips Thu 06-Oct-16 19:54:15

The Maybelline babylips ones are really good. They last ages, are very softening and have a range of tints. They are also cheap. However, they are a stick, and have no mirror.

scaredofthecity Thu 06-Oct-16 19:55:53

I really like the maybelline baby lips. It's cheap and in a stick but lasts well and is very moisturising. I've had several and never had one snap. I believe it is huge in America.

peachypips Thu 06-Oct-16 19:58:12

Cross post scared !

scaredofthecity Thu 06-Oct-16 19:59:10

Haha yep. Consider it recommended OP!

Mrsderekshepard Thu 06-Oct-16 19:59:27

Eos are really good and I'm also a fan of butts bees but neither fit your criteria

ninnypoo Thu 06-Oct-16 20:00:33

I've heard great things about paw paw balm but haven't gotten around to trying it yet

Maplessglobe Thu 06-Oct-16 20:03:08

Carmex come in a tube with spf. There is a tinted version I haven't tried but which is highly rated. It's cruelty free too.
No idea about long term use but I've got on well with it.

Maplessglobe Thu 06-Oct-16 20:03:41

Hated eos but like burts bees, and they also do tinted ones

glenthebattleostrich Thu 06-Oct-16 20:07:02

Love Burts Bees, they do some lovely tinted ones too. I'm currently enjoying a dark chocolate and blueberry flavoured one they kindly sent as a free sample with some lovely Christmas things.

CalmItKermitt Thu 06-Oct-16 20:16:27

Hate to say it but the FL one is lovely. Not tinted though.

littlemissneela Thu 06-Oct-16 20:17:57

Well, mine comes in a tin, but I love Niveas Aloe Vera one. Nice scent, can be used as a moisteriser when my hands become a little dry during the day, and the tins last ages. They even survive being washed in the washing machine. Tube ones don't do that.
A plastic tube one which is good is Carmex. Slightly mentol but fab for winter dried lips.

ChickenVindaloo Thu 06-Oct-16 20:22:23

Thanks for the recommendations! I've ordered several. The person at Boots will think I have some sort of serious medical lip condition.

I like plastic tubes or plastic tubs.

Metal tins get too hot and the balm melts. And I hate it when sticks snap in half!

Anyone want to go on Dragon's Den to invent the perfect product?!!

Ohchristmastreeohchristmastree Thu 06-Oct-16 20:26:25

Carmex is good - with spf and tinted, smells nice too, it lasts okay on lips, but I found I went through the little amount you get pretty quickly. I like lanolips - spf, tinted in a tube. spf is 30 too. Lasts well on lips and although it seems more expensive per gram it is quite cheap. The little tube I have had lasted me well. I also like korres lip butters, but no spf.

ChickenVindaloo Thu 06-Oct-16 20:32:35

I've ordered the tinted SPF lanolips in a tube. Perhaps that will be the holy grail! If so, I'll report back!
I find carmex a bit too thick or dry.
Don't recall ever trying Burt's Bees.
Too scared to approach a FL bot!
I love Avene so I've ordered their cold cream for lips as maybe a treatment in winter.
Heard Britney uses EOX so I've ordered one.
Babylips has no SPF :-(

Actually scary how much thought I'm putting into this. I became obsessed with it last year though when I went through a tube of blistex a day in the cold weather!!

OCSockOrphanage Thu 06-Oct-16 20:35:35

Nuxe do tinted versions of their Honey lip balm in small glass pots. Haven't seem them outside France. Not glossy.

TresDesolee Thu 06-Oct-16 20:38:38

Lanolips is the dog's bollox if you have dry skin - it's amazingly effective. Never used the tinted version cos I hate having colour on my lips but would heartily recommend to anyone with dry skin.

RobberBride Thu 06-Oct-16 21:04:45

Palmer's cocoa butter cherry tint stick has spf 15 and is the dog's <gavel>

spankhurst Thu 06-Oct-16 21:09:28

OP, I was told many years ago by a doctor that if you constantly wear lip balm your lips' ability to moisturise themselves is reduced, so you need more lip balm, etc etc.
That aside, I'm using Palmer's cherry and dark chocolate balm at the mo and it's fab.

slightlypeevedwombat Thu 06-Oct-16 21:10:24

I love eos but actually made my own balm this year
Coconut oil, beeswax, bit of lipstick to get a tiny and some oils to flavour and then put in the old eos pots

ChickenVindaloo Thu 06-Oct-16 21:39:15

Thanks Spankhurst but apparently lips cannot moisturise themselves at all anyway, they have no oil glands. The rest of your skin, yes, if you over-moisturise, it will stop producing moisture. (Parents are medical bods and I discussed this very important issue with them!)

ChickenVindaloo Thu 06-Oct-16 21:40:17

I'm definitely experiencing a first world problem, aren't I? grin

ChickenVindaloo Thu 06-Oct-16 21:45:57

I think you can definitely be psychologically addicted to lipbalm though! If I realise I've switched handbags and forgotten it, I have to go to a shop to buy some!!

I blame my mother for slathering me with vaseline during long walks to and from school in the winter in the 1980s.

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