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Sunday, September 25, 2011

THE LIP BALM CHRONICLES-WHICH LIP BALM SURVIVES THE KISS READY LIPS TEST?

Pouty pink & kiss ready lips need your favorite Lip balms for company. So which lip balms stand up to the grueling Kiss-Ready-Lips-Test, read on to find out more

 NEUTROGENA LIP MOISTURIZER with SPF 15

It has no discernible taste or smell and is a great uni-sex lip balm (you know how men make those funny faces, if you pile them with strawberry lip balm!)
It contains Ethylexyl Methoxycinnamate & Benzophenone (If that sounded like Greek & Latin to you, well tough luck Charlie,I don't remember my Organic chemistry to be of much help here)
Priced at INR 80/- for 4 gram, its tube packaging makes for easy application. Its great for protecting lips but won't hydrate the lips much.


NIVEA FRUITY SHINE-PINK GUAVA & DRAGON FRUIT

Who can argue with exotic fruit flavored lip balms in ultra cute packaging great price & Nivea pedigree?
Pink Guava is peachy pink and Dragon fruit is mauvey pink.Both these contain light shimmer and leave a light tint and offer SPF 10 protection.
The fruit fragrance in both is pretty strong, which I loved for initial few weeks of using them. However I find the fragrance too overpowering now so I'm giving these some time off.
These are priced at INR 129/- for 4.8 grams & highly recommended for those looking for pocket friendly fruity lip balms.



FAB INDIA LIP BUTTER PLUM PASSION &  FRUITY VANILLA

Fruity Vanilla lip butter smells lovely and has a nice subtle fruity smell contains Sunflower oil,Glycerin & Beeswax.This one has a nice texture and great for overnight application when you want luscious kissable lips in the morning.

Plum Passion doesn't smell like plums,I can't really place what this smell reminds me of-Kokum perhaps..It contains wheatgerm oil, cocoa butter,Til Tel,Kokum butter,Olive butter & Bees wax. It has a thicker texture than Fruity Vanilla lip butter.Not much of a fan of Plum Passion
Both are priced at INR 75/- for 10gm tub available at FabIndia counters or online from Fabindia website.



APOLLO PHARMACY STRAWBERRY LIP BALM

CAUTION! Ladies please don't touch this even with a barge pole. Its probably the worst lip balm ever,it smells to awful like burnt plastic.. I wouldn't dare apply this on my heels,forget lips!


HERBAL TREE BLACK CURRANT LIP BALM 
I bought this from one of handmade cosmetics store (can't remember the name though) it has a nice subtle smell and leaves a glossy finish,though its greasier in texture & doesn't hold up well on warmer days. Bought it for INR 100/-

MARKS & SPENCER COCONUT LP BUTTER Click here to read detailed review


BLISTEX MEDICATED LIP OINTMENT

If sweet smelling lip balms won't soothe our chapped lips, you need Blistex medicated lip ointment. This is a white colored ointment which is water & oil emulsion so absorbs well into the lips & leaves lips feel full and plumped.Nothing heals chapped sore lips faster than this one.Its deeply hydrating and has a slight minty taste to it.Its not available in India and I usually get it from USA. Else you can order these from Ebay.I have run out of my cache of Blistex but this on is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by me.

Love Love Love these babies, you can see from the pics below how I stockpile them ;)


 Love the glossy finish & mouth watering flavors

IRAYA VANILLA & WHOLE MILK LIP BALM click here to read detailed post

My bed time friend ;)

AND THE WINNER IS -BLISTEX DAILY CONDITIONING TREATMENT

Oh How I loved my Blistex DCT?! Blistex launched DCT in India few year back, since then it has done a disappearing act.Though Elder pharma retails this in India I can't seem to find it in any chemist store.
It has a nice minty vanilla flavor, tingles slightly on application and then sinks in your skin and gives that perfect pout. Its got SPF 20 and great for wear under or over lipstick, has a beautiful glossy finish and the balm looks like honey & molten butter. This is my HG lip balm & I sorely miss it. If any of you spot it in any chemist store in India please give me a holler.

So which is you favorite lip balms? Do leave a comment & share your HG Lip Balm with us :)

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15 comments:

  1. mine is def NIVEA ... luv em ... lovely colourful pics . .

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  2. Wow you've got such a fab collection!!!!

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  3. WOW.. U tried all these??

    Phew! I was needlessly getting worried abt my lip balm stocks!!! :P

    My fav is the body shop ones... they do fine for my lips and heal my lips overnight...(I don't have excessively dry lips - My problem is usually the oilies!)

    I like maybelline ones are more for the tint... & ease of usage

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  4. Rids- i love my Nivea lip balms they are super fun to use, just of late I'm more into vanillas 7 strawberries ;)

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  5. Viva- Oh yea girl I tried these & hell a lot more (I've been trying to use & de-clutter my makeup stash!)
    I love the body shops born lippies too,they are my beauty staples ;D I used so many of those Maybelline lip balms at one point I think i had 4 of them LOL. Seriously I gotta kick this lip balms addiction

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  6. blistex sounds good..wud try to find..I too have tons..love lotus lip therapy the most..
    I hav same 2 in nivea..guava n dragonfruit..

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  7. You have a really nice collection! I love lip balms too. My current fave is Himalaya lip butter.

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  8. Bhumika-same pinch,High 5 for the same nivea lip balms :D Blistex DCT & Blistex ointment are Holy Grail of Lip balms

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  9. Poohkie-Thanks a lot, lip balms are always a treat. Haven't tried Himalaya Lip butter but its sounds interesting, will check it out soon

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  10. Hi guys!

    I m here to share my exp. on Apollo Lip balm......Its great! and costs around 18rs.........u hav a feel of gloss .............hmmmm,,well,U dont find such a stuff in this range of balm......

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  11. Hey! I was on medplusbeaty.com today and thought this might interest you:
    http://www.medplusbeauty.com/products/skin-care/lip-care/blistex-fruit-smoothies?categoryId=CATALOG1

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  12. the himalaya lip blam are really good.they r so inexpensive-jst 22/- but they work really good on dry and chappd lips :) THE APOLLO LIP CARE STRAWBERRY is d WORST , is has overpowrng smell and xtra greasy so they r really uncomfortable!

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  13. hey can anyone tell me if blistex DCT is available in india. ebay is selling a pack of 12 for Rs.2990 if someone is interested we can chip in together. pls contact me on shruti.vishnoi8@gmail.com

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    1. contact me on 9930441505 .Let me know if u want to share . iam from mumbai .

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