Love it or Leave it? : Lip Care Products
If you asked me years ago what my least favorite facial feature was I would’ve answered… my lips. Thin lips were “in”, and my fuller lips were my greatest insecurity. Oh me and my first world teenage problems. Thankfully that phase is over. And now, I actually love having full lips, and care for them more than usual. These are a few products that worked, didn’t work, and some that became a part of my lip care routine.
quick medical update
I can finally walk again! Very slowly… like a good ol’ turtle. It takes forever and a half (quoting June here) for me to go to the bathroom, which by the way is only a few steps away from my bedroom. I had a minor excision on my neck and right leg. The wound on my leg is still a little painful. Seriously though, I feel like the small stitches are going to rip! ― But that of course is just me being paranoid. Nevertheless, I am taking my doctors advice to not walk too much SERIOUSLY. So for the next few days I’ll be mostly on my bed healing :)
First product, is my homemade lip scrub to gently exfoliate dead skin off my lips. You can purchase lip scrubs at a few beauty stores like Lush and Beauty Bar. But I like to save up and customize mine by making it myself. It’s really easy and effective, if you want to see how, it’s here. You can pretty much choose its flavor and color.
Second are my lip balms to prevent dry chapped lips, and sometimes just to swipe on your lips whenever you’re bored. I LOVE and recommend EOS Strawberry Lip Balm and Maybelline Baby Lips (only the plain baby lips, their tinted versions are terrible) They’re both inexpensive, hydrating, light weight, do not leave a white overlay on my lips, have nice flavors, and they are tucked in these adorable packaging.
I don’t want a huge lip balm collection so I do my best to narrow it down to a few products I really like. I keep my chubby EOS egg in my bedside drawer, and Baby Lips lives inside my bag, since it takes up less space. But to be honest, if I could only recommend one, the EOS balm is better.
Then there’s the lip butter for extra moisture boost. It’s nice to apply before you sleep so when you wake up in the morning your lips are baby soft. Now, I’m actually not a fan of The Body Shop’s lip butter, but it will do… for now. Yes it is moisturizing, but it can also leave a faint white layer ala zombie on my lips, and I’m just tolerating this flavor.
Why did I get dragon fruit then if I don’t like it? The Body Shop’s sales lady insisted I get honey lip “butter” when I specifically asked for lip butter and firmly said “not the lip balm”. I was in a hurry and didn’t notice it was actually lip balm after all. Had to drive all the way back to the store to replace it and this was the only lip butter they had. Oh well, it was my mistake not to double check the item but… I was really disappointed at how the lady still insisted there were no significant differences between the two. Well then forget lip butter and why not just call both lip balms eh =|
Will I repurchase this? Nope, leave it and unfortunately I do not recommend it. I really wanted to like it though, I bought this product to restrain myself from spending gold on Dior’s creme de rose. I’m still looking for a fairly good lip butter alternative. I hope you’re not yet tired of me asking this but… have any suggestions? :)
You always have nice things to recommend! Haha. I've seen the Baby Lips and the EOS lip balm everywhere on the internet but darn it I can't find any of them in any stores here :(( I really want that cute EOS lip balm! I might have to order them online soon since I've given up searching for them in stores. :P
Anyway, what happened to your leg? :O Are you alright? Take care Shayne!
I only have the revlon lip butter which is more moisturizing than baby lips but it's colored and I'm guessing you are looking for a colorless one? I hope get well and kicking real soon :)
I agree I had and continue using Baby lips, esos and lush I had not try Body shop and I love those product always have them in stock in my lip treatment drawer. Enjoy your weekend.
The Lip Butters from The Body Shop are amazing :3 I own a Shea Butter one and it's so lovely to wear <3 EOS lipbalms are also really nice :3
I hope that you can get better soon :< I wish you all the best!
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I remember the lip scrub you made and it looks better than the professional ones :D
I don't own a EOS one and everybody seems to be advertising it. But the one I made turned out really well and is the best I've tried so far (giving myself credit, hehe) the coconut oil and honey moisturises the lips so well and the next morning they are nice and soft rather than dry.
Once I run out of the current one ( which is not happening anytime soon) I will invest in the EOS one
Hahah! I have the same view about Baby Lips, I used 2-3 Anti-Oxidant Berry but The rose addict wasn't upto the mark, i think they cut down on quality while making up for the color ;) :P
I swear by Aquaphor for lips (I use the regular Aquaphor for my face and body, and there is a difference!). Unfortunately for me, it doesn't come in cute packaging, but it has made all the difference for my chronically dry, chapped lips. I do have that same EOS sphere by my bed, though, for when I want something fun.
Ahhh i've got the same one for the maybelline one! hehe
I read great stuff about the EOS egg lip balm though I often wonder if people bring it out. I guess it would be a lip balm to be placed at home. Aw shucks… I hate it when sales assistants insist on things. Why did you need to undergo a minor surgery for your leg and neck? Hope you recover soon, sweetie. Lots of rest and don't walk around too much!
Great post – i'm thinking of buying the EOS one, as have heard so many great reviews! However I do love my trusty body shop cocobutter xxx
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Oh my. I didn't know you're sick. Get well.
Going back to the topic, I don't technically use lipcare products. I thought I needed one because everyone else use it, but I find that my lips skin feels drier when I use lip balm.
However, when my lips get really dry, I put nivea creme on my lips at night. After I put on a moisturizer. I don't reapply during the day.
Very nice post. I'm a big fan of the Smith's Rosebud Salve. It's definitely more of an occlusive balm, but I love the texture and scent.
I am A fan of body shop lip butter too.. Baby lips is a must have and I am going to make your lip scrub
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Hey! Baby Lips are amazing, after reading your post, I think I'm gonna try the others products, it looks good :)
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That sucks about the lip butter! :/ I hate pushy sales people. I love eos balms! I need a new flavor to try. (:
Sorry I didn't really know what happened to you sis but I'm glad you're doing pretty fine now. :) I have the Maybelline Baby Lips. It's a must for me. Hehe.
Hope you get well soon!
Girlie what happened? Get well soon! And YES to that horrible tinted baby lips. I absolutely hate those. >:( I use my 8 hour cream from Elizabeth Arden as a night time “lip rescue” thing when I remember to do so :D It works really well for that. I wake up with plump lips.
i had to get mine online too! im sure you can find it easily in ebay :) and thank you czar! had a cyst and a mole removed hehe, it should be ok soon :D
yea, something to apply at night before i sleep :D but thanks for the suggestion, i have one revlon lip butter and i like its buttery texture a lot :D
im not sure if i still want to try the other lip butter flavors from body shop but their lip balms and body butters are nice :D
we only have i think pineapple? or was that papaya? and dragonfruit here in the PH. i wanted to try chocolate actually but we still dont have it here. So far atm i dont want to try the other flavors anymore cause of my bad experience with dragonfruit. :D thank you diana!
homemade stuff is mostly always better in my opinion :) i think the only reason EOS would win over a homemade lip balm, for me, is its cute packaging lol :D
hahah yea! i was so disappointed by those tinted versions, i had high hopes for them :D
ive never heard of aquaphor before but thanks for suggesting it! :) i looked into it in google and they said that its a bestselling brand, so it must be good. i hope its not difficult to find here in my country. :D
its to bulky for my baghihi, so i keep it at home, which is okay cause im most of the time just home these days :D thank you jo! i had a cyst and mole removed it should be okay soon :)
thank you lucy! :)
is this the cream in the blue can sis? i have those at home so if thats it i can try it na tonight :D and thank you my doctor is removing the stitches tomorrow :D
thanks for your suggestion giedre , does it smell like roses? :)
hi pooja im actually not a fan of it but i think baby lips is nice, when you do hope you can share it here too :)
thanks laura! :)
thanks, sure! :)
me too actually, they make me feel uncomfortable and it gives their brand a bad name =
thank you sis! my doctor is removing the stitches tomorrow im actually quite scared but it should be fine hehe :)
that sounds like it has the same effect as dior creme de rose, ma check nga ang price, i hope its cheaper! :D thank you sis! i had a cyst and mole removed, my doctor is removing the stitches tomorrow :)
I hope you get well soon! :))
thank youu! :D
I use the EOS lip balm in Winter Mint every night before bed, and it lives on my bedside table! I love these lip balms. I have the Strawberry sitting on my coffee table for when I'm too lazy to get up from the couch to moisturize, haha.
Thanks so much for sharing your lip scrub recipe! I've bookmarked it and will try it out once I'm done with my Lush lip scrub.
I'm sorry to hear that your leg is in pain. I hope you make a speedy recovery soon, Shayne! Take care of yourself! :)
i like the products *_*nice post :) your blog is very lovely and interesting. im glad if you visit my blog, too <3
Yep, the one in the blue can :) Maybe try putting a little on your lips after brushing your teeth.
On orange lipsticks, I just recently tried it. Someone told me kasi that orange is like red. There's an orange that will work for any skin tone 'daw'. So I want try it out. Based on my readings apricot is good for olive skin daw. I might try that.
Oh, and here's the links to the lipsticks you couldn't find.
Sophie Rouge Chic is what I'm wearing here http://scatterbraintures.com/2014/01/09/updates/
Here's Christine's (Temptalia) review on Nars Mascate http://www.temptalia.com/nars-mascate-pure-matte-lipstick-review-photos-swatches
You are right, the packaging is superb xx
Rosebud salve is basically the same thing as the dior balm and so much less expensive! :)
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I bought one by the BOdy Shop too.. not this one though! Haven't tried it yet though, because I have so many others to go through first haha. :') and the Dior one is just amazing xD
Firstly, I'm glad you're feeling better! I didn't know that you got stitches in your leg but I'm glad you can walk again.
Secondly – I totally made the same lip scrub after seeing the DIY from your blog and it has worked wonders!! And I know about all the hype around Maybelline's BabyLips but I've never actually tried them – I'm usually drawn to the tinted ones but I'm glad I skipped them now. I really like EOS lip balms though. I have one in the grapefruit version and it's my favorite!
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I hope you feel better! Laying in bed all day doesn't sound too bad, haha, but it must get pretty boring! I have a few of the tinted baby lips and had thought I liked them, then realized every time I used them my lips would flake. I gave up on lip balms too and now the only thing I use is vaseline. It works so well on lips, and my lips are really dry in winter. I also used to use a rose lip salve from Bath and Body Works that I really loved, it smelled like roses and had a nice sheer color, would definitely recommend that!
I have just begun to appreciate the beauty of lip balms. And the home-made lip scrub looks interesting. Hm.. but then again, I'm too lazy so I might just get one from Lush. Haha!
I am seeing that cute EOS lip balm again <3 i tried using it first prior to applying my nude matte lipstick from Revlon and it minimizes the dryness throughout the day!
i'll be praying for your fast recovery sis :) take care!
ooh i love how all the colours correspond hahah. the packaging for lip balms is always so cute and half the appeal of them for me, since luckily my lips don't get dry too eaasily :D
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This was a really good post. I've actually been having a lot of trouble with my lips lately, to the point where I feel like I can't really wear lipstick. I've been wanting to get a good lip balm to fix them up but I was unsure of what to choose and what to get. I feel a lot more informed now. The EOS balm is looking good for me. And I love your lip scrub tutorial! I am can't wait to try it out.
I hope you get better soon too!
I hope you get well soon! Let's have a virtual tea party to make you feel better (two sugars please)! Baby Lips is fine, if not a bit sticky on me. Have you tried Carmex? Sooo hydrating and not as “hard” as Burt's Bees.
tsk tsk, I hope you heal real quick. It sucks to stay in bed all day erday. (I know the feeling, hehe)
about lip butter reco, I've read/heard that Korres Lip Butters are awesome. I've been trying out lip balms here there and I just found my HG lip balm last year. It's the Mentholatum Lip Ice Lip Balms (just the ordinary one, not the tinted ones).
I've tried Nivea, Chapstick, Baby Lips, Burts Bees, Carmex, Alba Botanica, EOS, and even the Mac Lip Conditioner…etc.. I'm so glad I found my HG lip balm in Lip Ice coz it only retails for less than 100 pesos. ^_^
by the way you can read one of my older post where I blabbed about lip balms…hehehe
This is the reason why most of the time I just ignore sales assistants lol. I mean… half of the time they are just regular girls like you and me who are hired to man the counters, not real experts or anything! Btw, I'm sorry to hear you're healing so slowly, I hope you get lots of rest and eats lots of yummy food in the meantime :)
DID I MISS SOMETHING?? I feel like this medical news was just sprung on me out of nowhere??? BUT ANYWAYS, GET WELL SOON :( (At least being stuck in bed = opportunity to catch up on tv/movies, hah)
You're choosing EOS over Babylips? MADNESS. (I don't really like my EOS balm, heh. They are super cute though!)
Ugh, I hate it when sales associates blatantly lie to make a purchase. You should just get the Dior one and be done with this whole lip balm/butter search. (I.e. just buy the Dior one so you dont have to buy a billion inferior ones)
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i find it true with my one and only sort of orange toned lipstick. at some angels it looks a bit red-ish so i feel more comfortable wearing it. btw i just realized that the other lip butter i want to try is from nivea! its their caramel lip butter, which is not available here sa pinas =| have you tried it? and thanks for the links theyre both red-ish lipsticks pala, i like it :D
thank you terri! :D i really appreciate that! btw that was my plan before haha. i wanted to buy like around 3 flavors of EOS balms so they could just sit on different parts of my house for whenever i want to use them. besides they look cute as a decor lol, have you seen their commercial? its SO CUTE
thanks thi lan :)
thanks aj! :D i actually just watched several review videos on this lip balm. i got really intrigue by it, especially since natalie portman loves it LOL. im still not sure if i would try it tho – its known to have a strong rose scent, which i dont like, but we shall see. im still weighing my options, thank you thank you!
hope you can review that too, i keep wondering if theyre all the same just in different flavors :D
thank you deborah! :D :D i always get giddy everytime i hear that a blog post i wrote long time ago was helpful to someone, so thanks again for mentioning that! and yes you didnt miss anything by not buying the tinted baby lips they are bad hehe :D
im begining to notice a pattern on the recommendations of lip balms, most of them have rose in it – dior's creme de rose, rosebud rose salbe, and rose lip salve from BBW. thanks for recommending it btw i will check on this :) and thank you i am feeling much better now!
hahaha yah and they have it in bubblegum flavor! as soon as i find a lip balm bubblegum flavor i could mix with my lip scrub recipe im going to try and duplicate it lol
thank you sis! <3
Ahh! The commercial is adorable. I had to look it up on Youtube since I don't have cable, but it's absolutely delightful. Not gonna lie, I totally have a few more of these balms stashed in my purse and around the apartment. :D
hahaha i actually thought it was too pink right after i published this post :D im glad you like it and sure! :)
im sorry to hear about your trouble on your lips, is it bec of the weather? i find that most of my friends complain about the same thing every winter. in that case if the EOS balm will not be enough my friends usually go for gel type lip balms when they need extra boost, others suggested rosebud salve maybe you could look into that too :D btw thank you for your kind words i really appreciate it!
ahahaha, thank you thank you! i heard great reviews on carmex and i was about to get one but i didnt want to start hoarding different lip glosses from diff brands lol. id like to buy the pot version cause its so cute :D
oh wow well if it beats all these other brands and its that cheap then i will look for this asap haha.. okay i just came back from reading some reviews on this and i want the tinted version VERY BADLY. how come i never notice these in watsons. the next time im there im looking for this. thank you!! :D
thanks for the link sis! ang dami nila haha :D
ah yes! and i hate how sometimes some of them pretend to be an expert when its very noticeable that they have no idea what theyre talking about. its worse when they follow you around the store like a stalker and keep making side comments as you inspect each product lol thank you quinn! i appreciate that, i feel much better now and my wound is healing well :D
ahaha i had a feeling you would react to that! :D first thing that came into my head when i took pics of these were your baby lips ad like photo. i know huhu ive been thinking 2 more fail lip butters and its like i bought one dior lip balm already! but im also thinking maybe ill skip it cause 1 dior lip balm = 1 YSL lipstick kind of and i really want those too. so much makeup not enuf money lol :D and thank you!!
My lips are always chapped.:/ Nakakainis lang!
I love Maybelline Baby Lips.Mas gusti ko kesa sa lip butter ng The Body Shop. I loved Born Lippy, pero that exact lip butter that you have didn't work for me. It felt greasy on my lips.
Yeah it is because of the weather. We've been experiencing really dry weather lately. I will keep gel types in mind and looked into the rosebud salve. Thank you very much for the advice and you are welcome!
I use Baby lips too. Wanna try those from The Body Shop. That homemade lip scrub looks yummy enough to eat.
Im sorry I didnt know about what happened to you. I was MIA for a couple of weeks. Hope your well now.XOxo
Get well soon Shayne! what happened ba? and I'm supper jelly of girls with full lips because they look super FAB! I'm gonna try oit that EOS lipbalm if I see one :)
Awww. Get well soon, Shayne! :(
Loved this post, btw! I am in love with my EOS balm, so I definitely agree with you on that one. It's my favorite. ♥
(Yeah, nevermind, I didn't even know how expensive the Dior balm is. GET THE YSL LIPPIE :D)
(Also, thanks LOL. MAYBELLINE NEEDS TO START SPONSORING ME OR SOMETHING ;))
about sa EOS ko, hindi blue yon sis, Mint talaga ang color nang packaging. Sweet Mint and flavor, but it reminds me so much of Mint chocolates. hehe
OMG, is it just me or did I missed something about you hurting your leg and neck?!?! I'm pretty sure I read all your post =O Anyways sis, I'm just glad you're feeling better! I hope you keep following doctor's orders, especially with a leg injury, bones take longer to heal than any other organs. And hopefully you'll be walking normal soon, just keep resting and don't walk too much. :)
I love the lip care products you picked out. I was actually a big fan of EOS Lip Balm but I noticed that Nivea lip balm and Babylips works so much better for my lips. EOS keeps my lips hydrated for couple of hours but Babylips work for days for me. I guess it's different for everyone =D Thanks for the effort of posting sis even though you're still recovering from your injury, rest well! xx
Take care always, love Christine ~ xo
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Such a lovely lip care selection I really love the bubblegum lip scrub at the moment from LUSH. I really want to try the EOS lip balms as they sound lovely x
hahaha :D i also found it in YT since we dont really have these commercials here ^^
ahaha got it ^^
yea! and then pls tell them to get dream lumi touch available here in the PH :D
thanks too lucy! :)
im glad to know i wasnt the only one who didnt like the lip butter haha. i thought i was being “too picky” Pbut at least know i can say ishna didnt like it too! :P
welcome back sis! :D thank you! im feeling much better may onteng swelling lang but its okay :)
thank you! i had a cyst and mole removed sis, nothing too serious :) i dont think its available at the malls but you can order them online :D
sure, will check it out now, thanks for the inv ! :D
aaaaah i want the bubblegum lip scrup very badly or at least i would love to remake it at home :D
thank you melissa! :D
hehe its okay sis, i think i only mentioned it once in IG :) thank you so much for your concern im so touched :D i can walk normally now and the wound is healing well. BTW do you have a review on the nivea lip balm or perhaps lip butter? im thinking of trying that next, in caramel flavor :3
3 cheers for EOS lip balms! I have mine in mint and I love using it all the time. :) I'm looking into your DIY lip scrub. My lips are constantly peeling (umm ew?) so I think I may need to scrub them one of these days.
And I'm glad you're recuperating well. :)
thanks sis!! :D
I'm sure everyone has already given plenty of suggestions, but my favorite lip balm is the Blistex Complete Moisture (in the blue twist up tube). Another favorite of mine is the Bigelow Rose Salve.
I also like the lemon Eos, but would love to try the strawberry one! I love the tinted Maybelline Baby Lips that I've tried :) I wanna collect em all! (pokemon!…sorry)
When I saw the lip scrub, I immediately thought of the one by LUSH that I always see around the blogosphere. I am about to read your DIY on this!
I also am not a fan of the TBS lip butters…they aren't moisturizing at all and I understand what you mean about that white tint hahaha
I don't know the story behind your medical care, but I hope you heal well. There was a point in my life where I was on crutches, both feet in casts, and couldn't walk for 6 months. Sucks…
You're most welcome sis, I'm just glad you're still in one piece, that's the most important thing! :) Oh no I don't sorry, but I highly recommened both of them, especially the lip balm! It's super hydrating and really last long on the lips and I can feel the difference overtime. Coz I noticed when I used the EOS lip balm, the hydration only last for a day or 2, unlike for Nivea that keeps my lips feeling soft for many days.
got it sis! as soon as i see this product again available here in the PH i will grab it na! :D its so weird that we dont have the lip butters here since we already have the other nivea products :P thank you for your recommendation :3
im glad im not alone in the TBS lip butters lol. i know a lot of girls like this product but it just didnt work for me. lush lip scrub in bubblegum flavor was sort of my peg in making this haha. i wasnt able to get the flavor but they look pretty much a like haha. thank you for your concern and your recommendations galaxia! :D
I hope you get well soon love!
Home made lip scrub is a fantastic idea ^_^ I thought the lipscrub was from LUSH as well lol
I'm still indecisive about EOS, although my friends who do not have extremely dry lips love their stuff!
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Nice review! I also love Eos lipbalm. I don't like too slippery lip balms and I prefer them a bit waxier.
hihi thank you! it does look like their bubble gum scrub from afar or even up close yah with out the iconic lush packaging :P
thanks! ive never really thought about that kind of preference with lip balms! :D i guess for me i like both equally dependson the occasion :D
This reminds me of the days when I also hate my lips for being too “full and thick”. HAHA. Glad to know I'm not alone. My parents are always insisting it looks gorgeous ala Angelina but I think otherwise. I have the same lip balm from Maybelline in my everyday makeup bag.
ahaha yea she somehow made fuller lips “in” now a days :) shes very pretty! its so weird cuz some girls with thinner lips want to have fuller lips and vice versa, we really tend to want things that we dont have sometimes :P
I totally agree! :D
Aw what happened to you? Sorry I've no idea but get well soon dear <3 just came across your blog and loving it already!