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CARMEX Moisturising Lip Balm Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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CARMEX, LIP TREATMENTS, Lips, NC20, Yishan | by — August 28, 2013

Brand: Carmex
Range: Moisturising Lip Balm
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • Carmex is well known and loved by many for it’s cooling sensation (from camphor & menthol) whilst the cocoa butter formula that features salicylic acid helps to moisturise and gently exfoliate lip flakes.
  • Available in a jar or squeeze tube packaging, Carmex is great for everyday use and leaves a comfortable smooth silky and glossy finish.
  • The squeeze tub wins in terms of packaging for me, as it gives me better control on how much product I’m using (and I usually like to apply lip balm generously) and is more hygienic as well.
  • Verdict: Whilst menthol might not be suitable for sensitive lips, I find Carmex to be great as an everyday lip balm that does exactly as it promises.  It’s certainly not the richest or most repairing lip balm out there, but the advantage Carmex has over most everyday lip balms is the salicylic acid that does its work during the day to gently exfoliate lip flakes so that they’re ready to “lift off” by the time you jump in the shower or wash your face at the end of the day.  If you’ve read my previous post on lip exfoliation, you’ll know that I am a huge fan of salicylic acid in lip balm as it’s more gentle on lips than a lip scrub.

As you can see it’s a simple formula that doesn’t smooth the lip surface, but it does leave a glossy finish.
The squeeze tube lets me control how much I like to apply (and I like to slather it on) so I managed to get a glossier finish than I did from the jar.

 

RRP: $5.99 (Jar – 7g, Tube – 10g)

These products were provided for consideration.

CARMEX Moisture Plus – Peach Sheer Tint

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CARMEX, LIP TREATMENTS, Lips, NC20, Yishan | by — May 8, 2013

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Brand: Carmex
Range: Moisture Plus
Shade: Peach Sheer Tint
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • Further to my previous review of the Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra in “Clear”, today I have the “Peach Sheer Tint” for you.  It’s also available in a “Pink Sheer Tint”.
  • Ultra hydrating with the nourishing properties of the hallmark ingredients of the Carmex Moisture Plus range –  Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Aloe and SPF15.
  • Comes in a sleek, slant tipped slim stick that’s easy to pop in your bag & apply on the go.
  • Not quite minty, but the menthol and camphor ingredients do give a cooling sensation.
  • Leaves lips with a silky peach healthy sheen
  • In Australia this is available in clear, sheer pink & sheer peach.
  • Verdict: I have a habit of leaving 2 lip products in every handbag – a lip balm & a peachy lip gloss – so I’m never caught without my lip products when switching bags during the weekend.  Peach Sheer Tint is the perfect fusion of both products, giving my lips a dose of moisture & a healthy MLBB flush of colour which means I only need to carry just one product instead of two.  I know people have mixed experiences with Carmex and SPF, but it works well for me as a weekend lip balm that provides a quick dose of moisture on the go.

RRP: $8.99 AUD available at selected pharmacies

This product was sent for consideration.

CARMEX Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm

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CARMEX, LIP TREATMENTS, Lips, Yishan | by — November 22, 2011

Brand: Carmex
Range: Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm
Shade: Clear Satin Gloss
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • A richly moisturising lip balm with SPF 15, Vitamin E and aloe to soften and condition lips.
  • Clear Satin Gloss lives up to its name & glides smoothly with a buttery texture, leaving a generous veil of moisture with a satin shine.
  • Not quite minty, but the menthol and camphor ingredients do give a cooling sensation.
  • The design is stylish from top to toe – in a sleek champagne case with a slanted applicator.  Definitely stands out from the rest of the stumpy stick balms that come in bright primary colours.
  • Available in 5 shades – clear satin gloss (pictured), sheer pink, sheer peach, sheer berry and sheer plum.
  • Verdict: Two thumbs up for the moisture factor.  However being high in moisture, the buttery formula does create more “slip” under lipstick unless you’re prepping lips for a matte formula.  I recommend this more for daily on-the-go maintenance rather than as a lipstick base.

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I received this product as part of the Australian Beauty Bloggers Weekend 2011.