I have a bit of an obsession when it comes to lip balms, to the point that I have lost count of how many I own and I will find a lip balm stuffed at the bottom of an old bag when I get it out after many months of it being in my wardrobe. I constantly have a lip balm with me throughout the day, whether it is in my blazer pocket at school, or by my bed. My love for lip balms, does mean that I do also love to try out new ones.
The one I have been using a lot usually and I will say now, have absolutely fallen in love with, is the Clarins Extra Firming Lip And Contour Balm. During the Winter months, which we are slowly coming out of of, my lips do tend to become dry due to the cold weather and it's very important to keep them hydrating because let's me honest, dry lips is pretty horrible to look at, not only that but they can be quite sore.
The packaging of this lip balm, is really nice however maybe not the most practical as it does come in a glass jar which prevents me from leaving the house as I am not the most careful of person therefore it may result in me somehow smashing it, so I have this at the side of my bed and use it when I wake up, before I do my make up and then throughout the day.
I really like the consistency and the formula of this balm as it does feel more like a cream, to use this you just apply it to the lips and the lip line. As it comes in a jar it means you do have to use your fingers which I know a lot of people hate as it isn't the most hygienic of things to do, but I tend to use a lip brush to apply it as it also means I'm not putting as much on therefore not wasting as much product, therefore getting my moneys worth.
The Clarins Extra Firming Lip And Contour Balm contains ingredients such as raspberry seed oil which is rich in vitamin E and very nourishing, shea butter which helps to repair dryness and it also soothes and protects, it also includes the Clarins Maxi Lip Complex which is designed to be collagen boosting, plumping and to smooth lines which is why you will put it on the lip line to smooth any lines.
When I use this, it really makes my lips a lot more nourished and moisturized and over time has really repaired dryness that has appeared over the colder months. The balm is fairly expensive at £31.00 but I think it'd make a lovely gift or it'd be really nice to splash out on and treat yourself too.
Price - £31.00
Where - Clarins