Thursday, April 29, 2010

Lip Balm Adventure

I hate it when my lips are so dry. Dry, chapped lips to be exact. I always end up having wounds on my lips :( This is then how I started to haunt down the best lip care for my poor lips. I have previously reviewed on Alba Lip balm. After I got rid of it, I have two lip balms with me then, Venus and Mars Smooch Lip Butter Balm and Skin Food Shea Butter Lip Care Bar. Here's a comparative review between the two.

photo taken from venus and mars website

Venus and Mars All-Organic Skin Treats Smooch Lip Butter Balm

Break free from chemicals! Give your lips the authentic, lavish pampering it has always wanted. Venus&Mars lip balm is the perfect treat. Made out of the finest essential oils, lips will surely be younger-looking in no time. There’s nothing more it could ever ask. 
  • Give your lips a break!
  • Detox! 
  • Younger-looking lips is just a swipe away! 
My say
Performance: 2/5 stars
Packaging: 4/5 stars
Pricing: 3/5 stars

I got this from Venus and Mars booth from the Noel Bazaar last December. I hated it the moment I tried it. It smells like your grandma ointment. It gives my lips a white cast since the color is white. There is a cool sensation upon application which was okay to me. I would like to love this since it's organic and I like organic stuffs :) but then it didn't help my dry lips nor gave me that moisture I needed. I simply gave it away. The packaging is same with other lip balm out there. Twist the bottom part to pull out the product and simply swipe it away. The price is good but then it just a waste for me since it didn't do that much on me.

I got a lip balm from Skin Food thanks to the Skin Food haul I have with my sister :) This is my first venture on Skin Food lip care. I've been an avid fan of Skin Food. Since their skin care lines works fine on me, might as well try their lip care ;)

photo taken from Skin Food website

Contains shea butter to moisturize lips, with meadow foam seed oil, jojoba oil and bisabolol extracts.

My say:
Performance: 4/5 stars
Packaging: 4/5 stars
Pricing: 3/5 stars

I got the raspberry one. I'm liking this right now. It's actually like a moisturizing lipstick for me. I did not expect that it will give me a red lips from using it. I used to have lip balms with the same color but they never gave me any hint of color. But this has color with it! I remembered my friend asking me if I was wearing a lipstick since they know that I don't. I quickly check my lips and what you know its as if I'm putting some lipsticks on! (I believed I put too much on that day, hehehe). So far so good this helps in relieving my dry lips. Probably this is because of the Shea Butter added on it :) I bought this almost Php 300 I think. This is way cheaper in Skin Food Korea, around Php 190.

The color is very red!

Between these two, obviously Skin Food Lip Care Bar has become a staple in my make-up kit. Since it gives color I don't wear this at night or when I'm home. I rather go bare when I'm home :) But I'm looking for a good lip balm that I could use at home and in bed with no color, just my natural lip color that is. 

Any recommendation worth to check on? Share!



Ida said...

The venus & mars lip balm wasn't moisturizing enough for me either. It seemed lots of other girls liked it, but I found the texture rather hard and waxy. I use Aromaleigh's lip balm but this can be ordered online only, from the US. The Skinfood lippie's color looks cute. :)

Penulis Amatir said...

I use skin food lip care bar too :) mine is apricot :)
the product quite helpful for me too and the size is travel friendly.