lately i have an obsession for lip balms. i realise it's so important to apply lip balm before colouring the lips as this keeps your lips moisturised throughout the day. in the past i would solely apply lipstick and later on in the day, my lips would get really dry and unpleasant looking. so here's what i have been using –
01 burt's bee rose tinted lip balm
received this as a birthday gift and i've been using it ever since. i love the fact that it is a lip balm/ tint combination. it's really for a fuss free/ simple day while at the same time it gives me a natural and healthy look. if i'm meeting someone or attending an event, i'll add on a stronger lip colour.
02 innisfree canola honey lip balm
recently purchased this in seoul, and so far i'm really liking it. it moisturises my lips really well, giving a natural shine to my lips and making it seem like i've put on lip gloss or something. this lip balm is colourless and it smells like honey! i'm a huge fan of beauty products made from natural ingredients :-)
03 shophouse sixtyfive lip balms
handcrafted in singapore, shophouse sixtyfive offers locally inspired flavoured lip balms made from pure beeswax, coconut and plant oils. the 3 flavours i tried includes the sir stamford being my favourite (english tea and caramel), fort canning (sweet vanilla) and coffeeshop kopi o (coffee).
04 kiehl's lip balm #1
there's no denying how well kiehl's lip balm protects the lips, though there is a little give and take here. i find it slightly greasy and since its made from petrolatum it does not go well with my lipsticks. i hardly wear this out, but i would wear it to sleep to keep my lips moisturised.