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Friday, 21 January 2011

Review: Carmex Moisture Plus Tinted Lip Balm

Hey all!

I've developed a thing for lip balms lately (full rundown of my fave ones to come soon!) so got all giddy with excitement when my manager at work pulled this one out of the bag.
We're all pretty familiar with the standard Carmex tubs. Then came the squeezy tube. Then came the cherry flavoured Carmex. Then came the squeezy tube of that. Then came the mint flavoured squeezy tube and finally (!) came the strawberry flavoured squeezy tube. That's quite a big family, right?

Well, Carmex have developed their amazeballs formula and added a splash of colour to give us...

Carmex Moisture Plus
It doesn't look like your standard Carmex anymore, does it?
The new lip balm or whatever it is they're marketing this as, comes in two shades 'Sheer Pink' and 'Sheer Peach'. Having only seen the Sheer Peach one, I figured that it would be the safest option to pick because I have a fleeting feeling that Sheer Pink would be a bit crap.

The rundown on the back of the packaging... Pretty straight forward but the new Moisture Plus contains Aloe, Shea Butter and an added SPF so even better :)

OK so the actual packaging isn't very exciting but it's a step away from their standard yellow and I guess it's good because the Moisture Plus is quite different from the other products.

It has a twisty base so which disperses (is that the right word to use?) the bullet. I like the fact that it is slanted as it moulds to your lips and you're not left with an odd shaped stump.

A closer look at the product... It looks a lot darker in the bullet than when it is swatched.

Standard 'back of the hand' swatch - See what I mean about it not being so dark when it's swatched? It's really sheer and I love that because it's a lip balm being a lip balm and not a lip balm being a sheer lipstick or lipgloss... If that makes sense.

Naked lips. I have pinky lips anyway so all the lip balm does is even the tone out and leaves them a touch glossy...

Like this! FYI, I hate taking photos of my lips!
For some reason, it looks a lot glossier on my lips than it did when I applied it so I'm going to blame my rubbish camera and it's inability to take a decent photo.

I have no idea if these are going to launch in the UK as I got mine off Ebay because I'm impatient and 'had to have it' straight away but I really hope they do because I think they'll definitely be popular among the rest of the lipbalm lovers out there. The colour sticks around as long as the lip balm does so there's no worry that it starts to fade or anything because it's not a lipstick. It's definitely a lot lighter in texture compared to the standard Carmex formula and doesn't leave that tingling feeling either which is another point to the Moisture Plus.

You can buy Carmex Moisture Plus off Ebay and it should only cost about £6-8 including postage so if you pay any more than that, you're getting bumped!

Have any of you tried this product before? What did you think?

Keep swivelling those hips in your

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6 stiletto lovers had something to say::

  1. im from the UK too and arghh ive been wanting so bad to get theses, tried to do a swap but they failed to let me know that it wasnt available where they were yet, so here i am doing another one. if this fails, its to ebay i go!

  2. You might as well go straight to eBay and get it from there.. It'll be with you within a week so you won't have to wait for so long.x

  3. Looks gorgeous! I treally want to try the original pot formula (=

  4. Absolutely gorgeous! That subtle gold shimmer looks lovely, I can't wait to get my hands of one of these!

  5. Gaby: Have you not tried the normal Carmex before??

    Salut! Sophie: There isn't any shimmer, it's just surprisingly glossy for a lip balm.

  6. I love Carmex, but hate the mess all over your fingers when using the traditional "pot", and have not been very impressed by the squeeze tube or the stick. This one, however, does a great job of moisturizing without leaving an oily, waxy, or greasy mess anywhere! I've been using it a few days now and have already noticed that I don't need to apply nearly as often as I had been doing

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