I am always looking for a lip balm that I can wear by itself to help heal my lips and also one I can wear under lipsticks to add some moisture.
I recently bought the Maybelline Baby lips in Energizing orange and was lucky enough to be given a Burts Bees l00% natural Lip balm to test out. So I though I would do a comparision on the two, as they are meant to do essentially the same thing, moisturise and soften your dry lips.
First off the Maybelline one, cheap as chips around $3 at priceline but almost always on special so you can get it cheaper or as part of a buy one get one free deal. Smells so nice, kind of like orange sherbet…(Does Austin Powers impersonation) ‘Would you like some orange sherbet'. Haha….maybe not
The Burt's Bees one i got in Mango butter and the cost around $7, so a little more pricey. I love the fact that it is 100% natural, so often the chemicals in beauty products cause more harm then good; like with the Maybelline one above.
As soon as I craked the seal on this baby I was in love, it smells so good! The smell is hard to describe but I would say it smells slightly like very sweat citrus fruit, i can't really smell the mango.
The product is a transparent white colour and a bit of a thicker consistency, so you might have to run it over your lips twice to get a good coverage. I also found that the product is really fast absorbing, so you won't have any sticky residue left on your lips and i didn't really feel the need to apply it multiple times during the day.
Because it is a little bit of a thicker formula it doesn't run off your lips onto the skin around your mouth like the more fluid balms will, good for those people who get pimples!
|The Burt's Bees one leaves almost no residue!|
If your after a lip balm to wear on its own I would definitely suggest the burts bees one, i am definitely making this one of my handbag staples!
Maybelline Baby lips 0/5
- Pro: it smells nice
- Major Con: causes more harm than good!
Burt's Bees lip balm 5/5
- Fantastic smell
- Heals dry cracked lips
- long lasting moisture effect