I'm starting to think chapstick is like underwear. Nobody agrees on which style or cut is the best, and what works for you, doesn't work for someone else.
The chapstick I discovered recently is like that $5 walmart bra you love, compared to the $60 bra you splurged on that fell apart the first time you washed it.
It's sort of half lip gloss, half chapstick, and I am in love. It costs $1.98 and considering all my more expensive lipsticks and chapsticks have been neglected and ignored, I think it's a pretty good deal. If I were to compare it to something more name brand, it reminds me of Mary Kay's satin lip line, but I like this one better (and it's like a fifth of the price).
Curly hair is notorious for being zapped of all moisture, my skin is practically allergic to Winter, and my lips resemble a prehistoric riverbed in the mojave desert. The plus side to this is, when I was shooting a wedding last weekend in Virginia, and everyone else was dripping in sweat... I was dancing around like the humidity was manna from heaven.
Needless to say, this chapstick had a tough job cut out for itself after it went through the checkout line and ended up in my greedy, skeptical hands.
I have their Pearl and Rose, which are tinted chapsticks. Things I like about them:
- They are really smooth and light feeling, but still do the job.
- They are not sticky or cloying
- They taste yummy
- They have just enough color to make your lips look fantastic without looking overdone
- Like most lip balms these days, they have spf 15 in them (they do have an all natural line if that's more your thing)
- They work great over lipstick or under lipstick
Things I don't like about them:
- I wish they had more colors
- While they do last more than most chapsticks, they do need to be reapplied regularly
- They are kind of hard to find. They're at walmart, walgreens, CVS...etc etc, but you have to search for them sometimes.