I recently got a cute little package with a scone and clotted cream (I don’t think the cream was edible after the trip it had through the post though) to celebrate the launch of Blistex’s new Intensive Moisturiser Cherry.
I am a lip balm addict, I have quite a swish collection of over priced lip balms – IT’S WORTH IT, OK?! My current favourite lip balms? Sisley, SKII, Kiehls, Aerin Rose Lip Balm…yeah, ok, I like my luxurious lip balms. So is there room in my life of this humble offering from Blistex?
I will admit, I don’t really go scouring the chemists for new balm because I am quite fussy. I like lip balms to really moisturise the lips and penetrate, I don’t like mens that just sit on the surface. This Blistex Intensive Moisturiser is pretty damn good for the price!
Firstly, I know I have spent ages calling this a balm – it’s actually a lip lotion or cream if you like. It has a texture like a body lotion which is a bit strange if you are used to oily balms, but it doesn’t taste awful and it sinks in fast without horrible residue.
This contains Shea Butter and Allantion. The cherry scent is rather nice, it isn’t too artificial or over bearing. I like that they resisted the opportunity to tint it – I use a separate lip colour product anyway, I don’t use my balms to add colour mainly because I go freehand with balm so I would end up with it everywhere.
The lip applicator bit is quite nice too – it is hard plastic but it’s shaped quite well for covering my thick lips!
I used this for about a week whenever necessary and I did notice an improvement overall to the plumpness of my lips. I am very prone to dry lips and what I liked most about this is that it sinks in and doesn’t sit there like a regular balm. Really good to use if you are planning to wear a matte lip colour or liquid lip as it keeps everything healthy underneath! I am actually really happy with this product and it is currently living in my pocket!
Since I lose approximately 1 lip balm a week I will stock up and get a few of these to prepare for the inevitable – also it’s not quite as heart breaking to lose a £2 lip balm as it is to lost a £40 Sisley one!
The price is a very modest £2.30 from Boots – well worth it.