MAYBELLINE! BABY LIPS!
Stacy B here! I think last week I spoke about a freak snowstorm in October and now here I am in short sleeves with a window open in my house in almost mid-November. I definitely love this unusual weather better than two weeks ago! There's nothing quite like a surprise warm day (or two) during a month when it's supposed to be cold. It's like a gift! Moods are up, people are outside again getting a little more fresh air and I save a little on the heating bill for the month!
But, don't be fooled into thinking it's summer-like warmth. Almost 70 in November is very different from 70 in June or September. There's no moisture in the air so it feels a bit cooler and it's very dry. I had a few static moments with my hair today and I am getting a little more dry skin around my nose and eyes. A few weeks ago I picked up a new lip conditioner from Maybelline in preparation for the dry weather. I'm reviewing Baby Lips this week to try and heal a few bits of dry spots on my lips and to prevent more from coming.
This is supposed to keep your lips moisturized for up to 8 hours, and while on, should help your lips restore healthy skin and moisture levels. And, it's SPF 20. Which I laugh about in New England. I know, I know, SPF every day, blah blah blah, but really, it's the north east, do you know how far away the sun is getting from us right now? I admit to failing on the SPF applications for about 5 months of the year. (don't hurt me!).
It also promises to fully restore lips in as little as 4 weeks. That's a tall order for such a small lip balm. I haven't been using this for quite 4 weeks but I think I have a good idea of how well it works. First, it doesn't quite last 8 hours, but through a normal day of talking and eating and kissing if you're lucky, it lasted a good chunk of time. I reapplied after lunch. Second, I have no sunburned lips. So it must have worked, right? ;) Someone in Florida or Texas back me up on that please.
I did notice that my lips were smooth and the few dry spots were healed. But, other lip balms have worked just as well for me. It was a little more liquid-y than I like. It almost had a serum feel when I first put it on. I wasn't crazy about that. It wasn't sticky, no hair on the lips after a wind gust, but my lips felt a little...slippery? Slick? Not sure of the right word, but I like balms to be a little thicker.
It came in clear and a few other shades. Here's a picky preference I have. I don't want colored balms. That's what lipsticks and glosses are for. Some people like it, it's a two-in-one product, but I don't. I want to be able to stick a lip balm in my pocket or bag and slap in on whenever I need it without having to worry about color being all over my face or something. The colors weren't really deep, but they were noticeable and I don't like that. I stuck with the clear one.
It's about $4, which is cheap, but Chapstick is less than half that and does the job for me just as well. Plus, if I lose a Chapstick, I'm out less than $2. I guess for me, I could take it or leave it.
Has anyone tried this? What's your favorite lip balm for colder weather?
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