3 January 2017


I am always wearing always lipstick or lipgloss when I am out and about- but when I am home, I usually use a lip balm, so today I'm running through a selection of my current faves from Carmes...

The Carmex Lip Balm squeeze tube with Jasmine Green Tea is intended for dry and chapped lips to help condition and moisturise the them while offering relief. The lip balm has been formulated with a blend of smooth green tea aroma infused with gentle floral tones of jasmine, and it has a beautiful subtle floral scent. Lip all of the Carmex lip balms, they can be worn both under and over lipstick, but personally I find that this one is a little thicker than the stick versions, and consequently not as good used together with lipstick, as it significantly reduces the wear - but rather I find that it is perfect for days at home, wearing when you're out for a walk or run, or just before bed.I also love the squeezy tube, which is small enough to pop into the handbag, and easily applies thanks to the round tip. 

Then there's the Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm in Sheer Peach. This is a true multi-tasker combining a lip balm with just a touch of tint, giving the lips just subtle peach shade. It is loaded with shea butter, vitamin E, and aloe and it is soft and moisturising and feels lovely on the lips, not stickiness in sight. The colour doesn't last that long, but even after it has worn off, the lips have clearly benefited from the moisturising ingredients, feeling soft and smooth. I also love that it comes with SPF, so you know your lips are protected from the sun. I really enjoy this lip tint, and look for the other shade, Sheer Pink when I next hit the shops.

Next up are the Carmex Lime Twist and Vanilla Click Sticks. These lip balms come in a twin in two different flavours, vanilla and Lime. These lip balms contain seven long-lasting moisturisers for deep penetrating hydration, to help keep the lips soft and also protected from the harmful sun thanks to the SPF25, and each of them has the most beautiful scents from the vanilla and lime. In spite of the higher SPF, these lip balms are still quite light and still non-sticky on the lips so these are really good for using under lipsticks. I also really love the slight cooling and tingling sensation they leave on the lips. Always one for citrusy scents, my personal favourite is without a doubt the Lime Twist, while my husband has quickly taken claim to the vanilla one. 

Finally there's the Carmex Strawberry Click Stick which is made from a combination of menthol & camphor in a soothing base of cocoa butter and waxes. This lip balm has a delicious scent of strawberry, and it also has a lovely cooling and tingling sensation on the lips which I really like. The light consistency glides easily on the lips and makes them feel soft and smooth, and again without any stickiness, so these are also really good for using under lipstick, in particular those matte ones that otherwise may leave your lips feeling and looking dry. The lip balm also gives the lips a touch of subtle sheen, and also comes with SPF 15 to provide some sun protection. 

Overall these are all lovely lipbalms, and there's one for every taste and occasion. My personal favourites are the Moisture Plus Sheer Tint, along with the Lime Twist, but that said, I also love using the Jasmine and Green Tea Squeezy tube before bed, as I know it will leave me with softest lips ever each morning.

Carmex Lip Balm Tube with Jasmine & Green Tea - RRP: 5.99 / 10g
Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm in Sheer Peach - RRP: $8.99 / 2g
Carmex Vanilla and Lime Twist Click Sticks SPF25, Duo Pack - RRP: $6.99 / 2 x 4.25g
Carmex Strawberry Click Stick SPF15 - RRP: $4.99 / 4.25g

Available from select pharmacies, Coles, Woolworths, and Big W

* Products have been kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.


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