Sunday, 28 October 2012
A FEW OF THE BEST LIP CONDITIONERS
Finding a great lip conditioner is vital at this time of the year. We are heading into winter and, for me anyways, I find that my lips get very easily chapped and dry, so something to nourish them - which actually works - is a must!
These three products are the best I've come around, and, having spent ridiculous money in the past on designer lip balms - La Mer I'm looking at you - which didn't do a great job, I'm thrilled at these which are relatively inexpensive.
1. Elizabeth Arden 'Eight Hour Cream' Lip Protectant Stick SPF15 - I purchased this whilst on a flight to Italy a couple of years ago as it was on offer and from the second I opened it, I was hooked. It came free with an 'Eight Hour Cream' set and I found it better that the original iconic Elizabeth Arden cream. It's so nourishing and feels like it's sinking into the skin on the lips rather than just sitting on the surface which I find Vaseline tends to do. It also has an SPF, which everyone should wear ALL YEAR ROUND as it's not necessarily the hot sun to be concerned with, but daytime light rays in general which we are all exposed to.
2. Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in Rhubarb - This is the latest lip care product I've bought and it was so good I went out and got another one. This lip balm is lovely and moisturising and the biggest selling point is that it comes on a variety of shades. Rhubarb is my favourite colour as it looks so nice against my pale skin, it gives me a bit of a healthy-looking finish and I find I don't even need lipstick when I have this!
3. Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in Watermelon - This is my second favourite Burt's Bees colour which is a bit paler than Rhubarb but just a lovely. A little tip I use is to dab a little smudge in my cheeks and blend it in to give a nice sheen. If you're looking for low maintenance cosmetics that actually help your skin then these lip shimmers are a must. They also have a nice peppermint smell and at about £5.99, they are a great buy and fit nicely in your handbag for on-the-go touch ups. I would HIGHLY recommend.