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?

36 comments:

Viki said...

Great post Emma! I would like to try the L’Occitane Délice des Fruits Lip Balm. Now I use 2 type, the Carmex classic and organic coconut oil. Both of them perfect.Even I love to use the coconut oil under the rouge or lipstick.Xo

Viki

Simone said...

I have to try the L'Occitane one! L'Occitane really has some amazing products. But for now I am using Honey Trap LipBalm from Lush- tastes sooo good and makes your lips very soft!

fluff and fripperies said...

Ooh have never tried any of the Lush lip balms - apart from the tints. Must check them out. And I have to get my hands on some organic coconut oil, sounds like a wonder product! xo

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ylenia said...

Avene products are definitely the best, I always buy facial creams and scrubs and I think they're perfect!
Nice post darling <3
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XOXO
Ylenia

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Ballet Pumps And Roses said...

Burts and Origins are my go to products especially when the weather isn"t great.

Joanne

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x

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Those products look great!! Very much needed in the winter months!! Thanks for popping by my blog, I appreciate it, hope you come back soon and wish you a great week :) x

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YourBeauty said...

The L'Occitane tin looks so cute, must check it out.

Love your blog, you are the first blog that i read in the morning with my coffee, you and Karen :) x

Sara Phillips said...

I love Eve Taylor's lip balm with shea butter and beeswax, can also use on any cracked sore skin.
I wrote a blog about lip balm good and bad ingredients (paraffin. mineral oil and petroleum) recently, made lots of my clients change their product and saw immediate results
http://ritualsbeauty.blogspot.com/2012/02/are-you-using-right-lip-balm_20.html?m=1

DawnieP said...

Oh I use Figs and Rouge! I love it, the consistency is fabulous and I like you load my lips with it before bed!

dp
x

Anonymous said...

Must look out for the Burts Bees one, I much prefer them in a stick too!

Sunshine Rose said...

Oh how I love lipbalms. Love Burt's Bees and a good slathering of Carmex does the job at night. Going to try some of the others you showed, they look great:)

es-jay said...

Anything lip related is my weakness, I have a million different lip balms/tints/creams/sticks/glosses! I really want to try the L'Occitan one! it sounds gorgeous and their products always have that luxurious feel. great post hun!

xoxox

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Lyndzie said...

Burt's Bees lip balm is also on heavy rotation in my lip balm collection!

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rolala said...

I love this post as I have a slight obsession with lip balms and it's nice to know I'm not the only one. Big fan of the Avene cold cream lip cream! Kiehls No. 1 is my usual go to lip balm.
rolala loves

Adele said...

Love Burts Bees!
Have a fab Tuesday xoxo
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Emma said...

Lip balm is the best, it's one of those things you can never have enough of! Right now I'm rotating Lush Honey Trap which smells incredible, Carmex original and Burt's Bees with pomegranate oil. Love and recommend all of them!

Emma x

mishshell said...

Great post Emma! I have tons of lip balm in near reach at all times. In my purse, pockets, desk, car..etc. The one I heart the most is Smith's Rosebud Salve. It seems to do the trick for me (keeping me chap free).

Happy Tuesday! xo

yiqin; said...

love that lipbalm <3

Bravoe Runway said...

my lipbalm is super cheap..I get the kind from the drugstore from blistex and put it on before bed every night to prevent chapped lips...I do have to try that l'ocittane.

Bonnie said...

Origins products are fantastic, aren't they? :)

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Stylist Steph said...

I love Burt's Bees and I always use the Avene cream, its a life saver!

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Kla said...

Im using the Palmers Cocoa Butter Mint Chocolate lip balm :) It smells so nice and tastes good too. My only problem with lip balms is that i lose them very easily so i probably have a good hundred lying around my room somewhere aha :) xx

Style, She Wrote said...

I love Burt's Bees lip balm and L'Occitane hair products! xo style, she wrote

Anonymous said...

Great post!

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Johanna said...

You had me at wild cherry

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DocMorris Skincare said...

Avene lip cream is one of the most amazing products on the market great post!

ali thorpe said...

I'm glad I'm not the only person with a lip balm habit. I'm mainly using an Arran Aromatics balm at the moment, but I alternate when I get bored. I'm always finding them in my coat and jacket pockets too!

sarah gill said...

I'm currently using a Molton Brown that I got when I stayed in the Cedar Grand in York. Normally I'm a bargain lover so would never have thought about spending £12 on a lip balm but it's AMAZING! Knocks socks off my usual Carmex or Lush.

Alice Smith said...

I am big time fan of Burt Bees Products. Thanks for informing about others too...