My love of lip balm started at a young age. I still remember my dad taking me to Shoppers Drug Mart when I was ten years old and buying me my first lip balm - a tube of Lypsyl cherry. It was a pretty big deal! My collection soon grew after discovering Bonne Bell Lip Smackers and I have been buying lip balm ever since (along with way too many other lip products). It is so dry in Calgary that lip balm is something I use on a daily basis. I purchased the following three lip balms to see if they could help my lips withstand Calgary's cold and drying winters.
1) XX Lip Balm in tortuga http://bit.ly/2eAMZsV
2) NUXE Reve de Miel Lip Balm http://bit.ly/2gvZ0o2
3) Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask in Natural http://seph.me/2eZIzMM
The XX Lip Balm is made from all natural ingredients like organic shea butter, beeswax, and coconut oil. It has a very unique (in a good way), earl grey and vanilla scent. It reacts with the warmth of your lips to melt right in. These days, you won't find me without one stashed in my purse! I've also used it as a base before applying liquid lipsticks. The NUXE Reve de Miel Lip Balm has a honey and grapefruit scent. It has a thick and creamy consistency and is extremely moisturizing. At $17 CAD, it is a bit more pricey than a lot of other options, but a little bit goes a long way with this product and it's a good use of your Shoppers Optimum points! The Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask has a honey and vanilla scent. It has a very sticky consistency. I'm personally not a fan of sticky lip products, but I love using this as an overnight treatment when my lips need a little extra TLC. It contains lanolin, so this would not be the product for you if you are sensitive/allergic to it.
The verdict: I would recommend purchasing all three! Yes, you really don't need three lip balms, but they can all be used for different purposes. The XX balm is perfect to carry in your purse for quick touch ups on the go. I love that it's made from all natural ingredients, and it's available in four scents so you are bound to find at least one that you love! The NUXE Reve de Miel balm is extremely moisturizing and it is my favourite lip balm to put on before I go to bed. The Bite Beauty lip mask is too sticky for my personal preference to wear during the day but if you put this on at night, you will wake up with the softest lips! It is definitely a nice way to pamper yourself. If you have any favourite lip balms, please let me know because there's always room in my collection for (at least) one more!