Monday, October 31, 2011

Battle of the Pink Lip Balms Vol. 1



In case you guys haven't already noticed, I LUV to wear Sheer light pink colors on my lips! So it should come as no surprise that I have a TON of light pink lip balms.

My lips tend to get really dry, so I'm always looking for a good balm to keep them moisturized, ESPECIALLY during the Fall and Winter seasons.

I've tried SO many different lip balms and I've found some that I REALLY like, but I've also found some that I definitely won't be repurchasing.

Today I decided to compare Carmex Moisture Plus in Sheer Pink vs. Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm in the color Healthy Blush.


Carmex Moisture Plus is one of my absolute FAVORITE lip balms ever!  It's enriched with Vitamin E, and Aloe and contains SPF 15 to help protect the lips from the sun.  This is probably the most moisturizing lip balm I own, and it's not sticky at all.  Its slant tip applicator helps the product go on evenly, and it leaves my lips feeling nourished.  It has a really pretty sheer pink tint that can be built up to give more intense color.  This balm leaves my lips feeling smooth, and it has that classic Carmex cooling sensation on the lips.


Cons: This product only lasts about about 2 hours on my lips before I need to reapply. I also noticed that there isn't a lot of product in the tube, so I run through these pretty quickly.


Carmex Lip Moisture Plus in Sheer Pink


Carmex Lip Moisture Plus in Sheer Pink



Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm is supposed to make lips "softer, rosier, and healthier-looking." It has an exclusive ion2complex which promises to moisturize lips instantly, leaving them fuller and more defined.  This balm goes on my lips really smooth, and buttery. It's really moisturizing and not sticky. I picked up the color Healthy Blush which is a really pretty pink shade, and it smells like a red Starburst candy!

Cons: The shape of the tube makes it hard to put the balm on my lips evenly because it's so wide and rectangular.  And although the color of this balm is great, it only lasts on my lips for LESS than an hour before I have to reapply, which is sad because it's a really great balm.  For $7.00 I would definitely expect a lip balm to last A LOT longer.


Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm in Healthy Blush 


Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm in Healthy Blush


Overall: I DEFINITELY prefer the Carmex Moisture Plus over Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm because I find that the Carmex is MORE moisturizing on my lips, it lasts longer, and it's less expensive.


Carmex Moisture Plus in Sheer Pink~ $2.99

Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm~ $7.19

Both are available at mass retailers.



What's your favorite Pink Lip Balm?


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