Chapped Lips – Lip Balm Reviews

My lips tend to get dry and chapped unfortunately and as the weather gets colder, it gets worse 😦

I exfoliate my lips once a week with sugar and honey which leave my lips feeling soft and smooth. The sugar buffs away dead skin and the honey soothes and softens my lips so I make sure to do this regularly! Alongside this however, I love using lip balms so in this post I’m going to talk about some I have tried, the good and the bad.
Collection Lip Balm Green Apple Β£1.99
I picked this up randomly as it was on offer. The smell is really refreshing and lovely. It glides on smoothly and feels light. However, it did not leave my my lips feeling moisturised for very long at all so I would not purchase again.

Nivea Lip Care Essential Β£1.65
This balm is unscented but Nivea also have a range of fruit scented ones too. My lips felt very moisturised and protected when I used this however, the texture feels thick and somewhat waxy. Also its very soft so it is hard to apply on lips lightly or evenly.This lip balm is a good one to use at night before bed rather than for daywear but I still feel this lip balm despite the texture, made my chapped lips feel soothed and protected.

Carmex Moisturing Lip Balm Classic Β£2.69
I really love this lip balm except I’m Β not a fan of the smell as it is a bit strong. It is really effective on my chapped lips and I really noticed that since using this lip balm, the condition of my lips improved considerably. The texture is light while still feeling moisturising and makes a good base for matte lipstick and makes lips shine. It is one of my favourites and I highly recommend it.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Lip Balm Β£1.89
This lip balm smells lovely and is another favourite of mine. The texture is nice and I do not need to reapply very often. My lips feel hydrated for hours and it works well with lipstick without feeling heavy. I use this regularly and the applicator is a nice shape so Β product can be applied evenly.

Burts Bees Beeswax Lip balm Β£3.60
This balm contains oils and vitamins so your lips feel nourished and healthy. My lips are really soft and hydrated when I use this balm and it lasts a few hours without needing to be reapplied. I’m really glad I found this lip balm because my lips feel more repaired and the texture is smooth and glides on easily.

Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm Β£2.99
This lip balm is wonderful. It’s very moisturising and lasts ages. This is another balm where I have noticed a real difference to my lips as it feels softer naturally after using it for a month. The lip balm has SPF20 protection so is also perfect for sunny weather too. It’s a really nourishing and softening balm and the texture is so light and nice to wear. This is my current favourite and a must buy!

All these products are available at Boots and Superdrug.
Have a lovely weekend πŸ˜€


  1. atypicalwho · October 16, 2015

    Thanks for sharing! I really need to take better care of my lips I’ll definitely be making use of your recommendations!

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    • southindianmakeup · October 16, 2015

      I know what you mean. Especially this season, lips tend to get worse so I’m glad you found this post useful πŸ™‚

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      • atypicalwho · October 16, 2015

        I’m usually so lazy about my lip prep lol I really need to get into a better habit with it…

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        • southindianmakeup · October 16, 2015

          I think I’m only really good with it because my lipstick looks odd and dried out if my lips are chapped lol πŸ˜€ I’m lazy with eye shadow which is why I found your posts really useful πŸ™‚

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  2. laurenpickens · October 14, 2015

    Carmex is a go to! Its not glamorous and the smell really isn’t very nice but it does get the job done!

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    • southindianmakeup · October 14, 2015

      I love Carmex too but looked for others since the smell of it was a bit off putting. I personally found Maybelline Baby Lips just as effective but without the strong scent x

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  3. Beautywisetalks · October 13, 2015

    My all time favorite is Baby lips. cant leave the house without it. How many ever lipbalms i try i come back to baby lips. πŸ™‚

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  4. Luiza Affonso · October 12, 2015

    Good options! I love Carmex, but lately I just apply a little bit of dexpanthenol to my lips before I go to bed. It’s amazing!

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  5. hannahmcmartin · October 11, 2015

    Great post! I’ve been suffering really badly with dry, flaky lips recently, so will definitely look into these products! X

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    • southindianmakeup · October 11, 2015

      Glad you liked it πŸ™‚ I always have a problem with chapped lips so I’m always trying new lip balms!

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