Balm lips not people
February 1, 2014 1:38 PM Subscribe
I’m looking for the perfect lip balm. Tell me what brands, qualities, and gimmicks you like and what you don’t. O muse, let your preferences form your advice to me.
posted by hal_c_on to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (70 answers total) 54 users marked this as a favorite
If you just love a brand, tell me why. I have been using lip balms on a regular basis for more than a decade now, but I have always aimed for convenience (it was already right next to my phone in my pocket), than any kind of preference. I have learned absolutely nothing as I didn’t pay attention to anything except maybe the color of the tube.
Are there some ingredients that would melt if I kept it in my pocket? Are there some ingredients that I should NOT want to put on my lips? Waxes, butters, oils, petroleums? Any advice based on your own preferences? Do some feel better than others? Are there some products that put in cheap fillers? What feels good? What are those cheap fillers I should watch out for?
What is that medicated stuff? Whats the active ingredient? Does it really work, or would putting something oily on your lips do that anyways?
Do you like the ease of using your finger for getting that bit of carmex, do you prefer the hygiene of a chapstick that advances by twisting? I’ve always preferred the latter, but why do they still have lip balm in tubs? Is there some benefit I don’t recognise?
Do you know of someone who wears something awesome that you appreciate on another’s lips? Has someone commented on your lip balm?
For clarification I’m not looking for coloured lip gloss. Although, is that stuff lip balm with colouring? Or is that just lipstick? Or something that I can’t even comprehend? Maybe I am looking for it.
Tell me anything and everything to help me develop some preferences where I don’t have any and find the perfect lip balm.