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Friday 3 March 2023

Budget/affordable/bougie - lip balm

Budget/affordable/bougie - lip balm
The Omorovicza lip balm was kindly gifted to me, without obligation.

I don't know what the weather is like where you are but here in Ireland, it's been bitterly cold for weeks. My skin isn't suffering so much (I've been adjusting my routine), however my lips are so dry. The weather coupled with being so unwell has meant that I've been flying through lip balms. I've used ones from all budgets and wanted to share my three favourites for each budget with you today as I'm sure that there are some of you out there who have chapped lips too! 

Budget: Blistex Intensive Moisturiser (£2.69): This is a classic that has been around for years and you know that if a product has stood the test of time, it's with good reason. It contains shea butter, allantoin and camphor, amongst other ingredients, all of which nourish the lips and help to soothe chapped lips. Every time I buy a new tube, I wonder why I ever use anything else because it works so well and is very affordable. I also love that it's it a tube, which makes application very easy.

Affordable: Maelin & Goetz Lip Moisturiser (£13): This was in one of my Advent Calendars and I have to say that it was a Godsend when I had a bad flu, then Covid, then pneumonia, as I was constantly blowing my nose, plus the medication I was taking really dried everything out - my lips, hair, skin, plus my sinuses, lungs etc. I kept re-applying this and it instantly soothed my lips and flooded them with moisture and hydration. Again, the tube applicator is ideal for frequent application, but I did find that my lips were nourished for quite a while when using this. When not ill, but lips are dry from the cold weather/central heating combination, I find that I really only need to apply two, maybe three times a day.

Bougie: Omorovicza Perfecting Lip Balm* (£36): I featured this in a set in my Christmas Gift Guides, and although I prefer lip balms in tubes, I'll make an exception for this one. What I love about this balm is that it contains shea butter, which is nourishing but it also contains eucalyptus, which gives the lips a little tingle. It's nothing O.T.T. or sore, but it's enough to make them appear a little fuller, as well as soft and smooth. The size is perfect for small handbags and makeup bags, and a little goes a long way with it.

Do you use lip balm daily? I seem to have them stashed everywhere - in my bag, beside my bed, in the living room, bathroom cabinet - basically anywhere that I could possibly be! I'd love to hear what your favourite balm is?

Thanks for reading!

All products are bought by me, unless otherwise stated. Anything marked with a * has been kindly gifted, without obligation. I don't do sponsored posts. Opinion is always my own. Affiliate links may be used.


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