06 March 2012

Stuff I Heart: Brilliant Balms from Origins, Avene, Figs and Rouge, Burt's Bees and L'Occitane!

I normally have about 86 lip balms on the go at any given time. I love the stuff and, throughout the winter, I was lucky enough to be sent quite a few varieties to try out and show you on the blog. While my Crème de La Mer lip balm will always have my heart, here are five fab products that are a touch more affordable but brilliant, nonetheless:

Origins Lip Remedy: Doesn’t sit on the lips (as long as you don’t use too much!) but sinks right in to give a shot of moisture with a cooling, minty freshness and tingling sensation. This has a thinner texture than other balms and contains camphor, menthol and oil of wintergreen, as well as shea butter and olive oil. It’s €17.
L’Occitane Délice des Fruits Lip Balm: One for the citrus lovers, this creamy balm was inspired by the fruity calissons sweet from Provence. The scent is light but delicious and the fact that it’s loaded with sweet almond oil means it does a great job of moisturising the lips. This is €12.95.
Avene Cold Cream lip cream: Really heavy duty lip soother; feels rich, nourishing and super emollient. Very lightly scented and great under lipstick, this is €10.70 and has been dubbed the best frigging lip balm ever by the beaut.ie lovelies.
Burts Bees Beeswax Lip Balm: I keep this refreshing tube of pepperminty goodness in my jacket pocket for on-the-go moisture. It's made with beeswax, and contains coconut and sunflower oils too. At just €3.95 this is one of the best budget balms on the market. Also comes in a cute little yellow tin, though I prefer it in stick form.

Figs & Rouge Wild Cherry: This balm, like all products from Figs & Rouge, is 100% organic and made from natural oils and botanic ingredients. The vintage inspired tin is a real beauty and I use this product liberally on my cuticles and hands, as well as loading onto my lips before sleep. It’s around €5/€6 but, peculiarly, tastes more like oranges than cherries…
What lip balm are you using right now?
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