The beauty industry is all about developing products and then creating a demand for said products — which actually means they convince us that we really, really, really need those creams, salves, and washes or we’ll turn ugly! So I have to admit I was quite skeptical when I was invited to try out Bliss’ Fabulips Treatment Kit at one of the Bliss spas in NYC … That and y’all know I’ve been having some lip issues this summer, but I took one for the TF team and puckered up for the nice lady in the Bliss lab coat, anyway.
Is the Bliss Fabulips Treatment Kit worth the hype and the money? Keep clicking to find out. Keep reading »
I am a lip balm connoisseur. I am over Cherry Chapstick and love it when I find something with a more unusual flavor. So I am very excited about these TokyoMilk Dark Lip Elixirs that come in flavors like Salted Caramel, Absinthe, and Smoked Salt. I opted for the Clove Cigarette flavor, and it’s gloriously spicy. And—bonus—it doesn’t give you lung cancer. [Nylon, TokyoMilk] Keep reading »
Between makeup, moisturizer, lip balm and the like, your purse often ends up weighing about 1000 lbs. We’re always looking for products that make it possible to schlep one less thing around. And that’s why we love Votre Vu’s fantastic little Duette — a hand creme and lip balm in one! Duette comes in a scrumptious almond scent that smells so good you want to eat it (trust us, don’t) and is an innovative, easy way to carry less. Now if only we could figure out a way to combine our wallet and our lipsticks into some super-powered purse device.
I am adamant about always having smooth and kissable-looking lips. After all, who wants to look at chapped, cracked, and super dry lips, let alone smooch them? Nothing about skin falling off your lips is attractive, and it’s definitely not appetizing. But lip gloss isn’t meant for moisturizing. Most of them are too sticky, some are too thick and heavy, others dry out your lips, and the majority don’t do anything but make you look like your lips got slimed. I used to just use ChapStick for moisture. Then I transitioned to Aquaphor, but I still wanted something with a bit of a tint and a little gloss. I tried a couple other products until I finally found Korres Lip Butter. Keep reading »
The secret to getting rich must be to invent something so simple that makes people say, “Why didn’t I think of that? It was so obvious!” The guy who thought up cheese in a can must be sitting back in his mansion sipping a cheesetini and pitying us all. For fanatics of iconic beauty product Rosebud Salve, this new tube packaging is a revelation. Traditionally available in a pot form, the lip balm often leaves oily traces on your clothing, phone, or keyboard when applied with your fingers. Now your addiction can be a clean, no-muss endeavor. Keep reading »
‘Tis nearly the season of the dreaded flu shot. Those things hurt! And they make you feel awful for a day. Another alternative? LaRocca’s Shield Multi-Active lip balm contains bacteria-fighting ingredients like Camu Camu, a blend of amino acids and vitamin C, which helps strengthen your immune system. There’s also Cha de burge, which is another property used to help kill viruses. (Yeah, we’ve never heard of either of those before, either. But everything you read on the internet is true, right?)
“Anti-Microbal” elements aside, the balm also acts as a good lip moisturizer. Does it really fight off illness? We hear the psychosomatic benefits are wonderful. [$18, LaRoccaSkinCare.com via DailyCandy]
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This may be just a random egg-shaped eos Lip Balm, but we love it! The best part about loving it is that it makes no sense why you’ll love it so much. Here are the clues to the mystery: It’s 95 percent organic, 100 percent natural, and comes in a rainbow of colors. The real reason though? This lip balm glides on smoothly (the brand name is short for Evolution of Smooth after all), fits into any small compartment, and sits up without ever teetering over. [$4, Drugstore.com] Keep reading »
For girls who love safe sex as much as new lip goo, The Body Shop and MTV have debuted a dragon fruit/shea lip butter to raise money for MTV’s Staying Alive campaign. About $5 from each fruity butter will go towards Staying Alive, which promotes safe sex and teaches HIV/AIDS awareness among young people. Beauty for a worthy cause—we love it! [$8, The Body Shop] Keep reading »
There was a period of time when our handbag contained 15 different kinds of lip gloss, balm, and other assorted goo that we used depending on the occasion. There was one that made our pout look more kissable, one for when our lips were really chapped, and another when we wanted to resemble Dita Von Teese, only with clothes on. Now, we’re a one-balm kind of girl, and Weleda Everon is our soul mate. [$5, Weleda.com]
We’re giving away five Weleda Everon Lip Blams, but you have to work if you want your lips to be properly moisturized. The five best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, Feb. 27 through Thursday, March 5 — will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »