One of my favourite item of the month in Jan2015 is the Bobbi Brown Lip Balm that comes with SPF15.
I generally have very dry lips. So lip balm/lip oitment are really important to me. Especially for someone who can't live without her lipstick. Usually if I am using lip tint/stain or a sheer lipstick or smtg shiny/moisture with glossy wet look, it's fine. But matte lipsticks are also one of my current favourites.
The tricky part with matte lipsticks is that you can't have cracked dry lips, if not it will look horrible.
When i say horrible I really mean HORRIBLE!!!
If you have cracked lips, and you apply lip balm then a matte lipstick, your dried flaky lips are still obvious. This is why it is very tricky and terrible when you have dry lips.
I would say it's all about test and trial. I know many people would suggest and tell me to just use Vaseline, but the thing is- Vaseline didn't work out for me. I still had my cracked lips and sometimes I end up having sores. So I stopped and the sores went away.
I have tried all sorta of lip balm; from Nivea to LipIce to QV, to Mac cosmetics lip balm and lip tint and even tried our Diors lip balm and Chanel's one as well and also other brands.
But none of them really worked out perfect for me. It did make my lips better but didn't whoo me.
One day I decided to give La Mer a try. And OMG they were so good but so expensive. It literally burns a whole in anyone's wallet and totally wasn't worth it. They were good, with the peppermint taste but wasn't good enough for me to say #takeallmymoney
Then few days ago I walked into BB and noticed there was a lip balm. I tried it on the spot and fell in love with it. For a split second I had a #takeallmymoney feeling so I bought it on the spot (and also managed to grab other stuff) LOL
The Bobbi Brown lip balm comes with a SPF15 which is a plus benefit. I've seen bloggers reviewing that it's not that great and they wake up with white flakes. But so far, I've been waking up with smooth lips. I wouldn't say my lips are 100% smooth because I have so badly cracked lips that miracles don't happen. But BB saved me enough to make it feel so good that it's not cracking or flaking off.
Another thing I had is having the need to reapply lip balm throughout the whole day. Then I can't have any lipstick d!! And it also means that lip balm is not doing it's job. But BB's lip balm only requires one application for a full day moisture. So nice right.
This retails at RM80 and I bought it with my own hard earned money. Not sponsored :)
Would I recommend it? Yes!!! Because asides what it does the packaging is just lovely!
All in all, it's a personal preference. Like I have always said, you need to test it out to try it out.
Labels: beauty, Bobbi brown, bobbibrown, Gwen beauty, makeup