Princess Fiona1's product review of Carmex® Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm by Carmex® lip balm

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  • Mar 5, 2012 10:46am

Gloscars 2012- Moisturising and great base/topcoat for lipstick

* Resubmitted for Gloscars 2012.

I have loved this Carmex lip balm that I am not on to my second tube. I love how it comes in a slim and sleek pretty silver tube, which is aesthetically so much nicer than other lip balms. It is very feminine and pocket friendly. The actual balm has a slanted tip which makes for an easy application.
The lip balm has a smooth, buttery, slick texture that is easy to apply, and instantly makes the lips feel soft and moisturised, with no greasy or sticky feeling. It has a pleasant vanilla scent, and makes the lips tingle slightly due to the menthol contents.
It leaves the lips with a slightly glossy looking sheen, which is still quite natural and not over the top. The product lasts a decent amount of time on the lips before it has to be reapplied.
As a lip balm, I however do not think that is moisturising enough, but I really like to use both under and over lipstick, as a great base and even more so as a topcoat with added moisture and sheen during the day when your lipstick starts to look and feel a little dry. The fact that it has SPF 14 is an added bonus.

The one negative is that it is only a very small tube with only 2g selling for $8.99, compared to the 4.25g of a normal Carmex stick, which sells for $4.99 – so if you are a frequent use of lipbalm, the product would not last long, and is consequently a little expensive.
On the positive side, it comes in a
I would highly recommend it in particular as a top coat in addition to your normal lipstick.

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