Friday Review: Never Have Dry Lips Again

 

Lip balm was something I used religiously as a teenager. During classes at school, I would apply it every 15 minutes then check my lips out using my pocket mirror to make sure they were looking luscious. Lip balm was great, it was affordable, came in a variety of delicious flavours and small enough to fit into your dress pocket. When I finished school and got myself a real full time job, I wanted to be an adult and use what the big kids use. I said a tearful goodbye to $3.50 lip balm and said ‘hello’ to luxury cosmetics.

Ten years later, I’m at the chemist walking down every aisle trying to find a particular lip balm for a friend when something coral and aqua caught my eye.  I do fall for pretty packaging and I love the colour combinations of Maybelline ‘Baby Lips’ lip balm.  The coral and aqua coloured lip balm was lychee flavoured and since I’m a huge lychee lover, this lip balm was definitely coming home with me.

 

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The good thing about the lychee smell is that it’s not overpowering, the bad thing is the smell doesn’t last long.  It has no taste and applies on clear.  As soon as you apply Maybelline’s ‘Baby Lips’ lip balm, your lips feel soft, supple and look plump.  I couldn’t believe this lip balm made my lips look bigger!  Finding a product that makes your lips look bigger that doesn’t involve a needle is important to some but finding a product that heals cracked lips and lasts even after food and drink, is just as important.  Lips are just a thin layer of skin and they are exposed to the weather, food, drinks and certain movements, like kissing.

I asked my friend Heba to look at the ingredients to see if what I’m putting on my lips is safe.  It has shea butter in it which is a great natural moisturiser.  Shea butter helps with skin cell regeneration and helps heal damaged skin.  It’s also the reason why my lips feel so soft and supple after I apply the lip balm.  Another ingredient is candelilla wax, it’s a natural emollient that keeps lips soft.  Maybelline’s ‘Baby Lips’ also has an ingredient called hexadecane copolymer and it helps create a film on your lips which makes the lip balm last longer and this lip balm does exactly that! Heba is personally not a fan of petrolatum unless it’s pure and certified.

You can purchase Maybelline’s ‘Baby Lips’ from any supermarket and chemist.  Whether you’re a teenager or an adult I highly recommend this lip balm.

Have you tried this lip balm? Do you use Maybelline products? Do you like lip balms?

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