This or That: Lip Balms.

Hi everyone, I hope you're all good! This post is the first in the new feature here at The Green Raybans, This or That. In this new feature we will be talking about different products that all claim to do the same thing and find out which is the *best* This week, me being the lip-care junkie I am, we decided to do it on LIP BALMS! Since we are well into the colder and dryer months of the year, lips tend to get more chapped and everybody needs a good lip balm (or a few!) to keep that pout nice and soft! I have loads of lip balm so I just picked out 11 which I could review and rave about the most. I'll be going from worst to best... So let's get started!

The ABSOLUTE WORST LIP BALM I HAVE EVER TRIED IS... The Body Shops 'Born Lippy Rasberry Lip Balm'. I had such high hopes for this product but when I finally got this overrated piece of crap, I was devastated. It is sticky, doesn't moisturiser and just sits there on top of my lips being a bad product. It didn't even slightly tint my lips or even give them some moisture. Don't get me wrong here, I love Body Shop stuff but this, this was just bad. I am really sorry if you love this one but I just hate it. So much. 

Ok, after that horrific review I have two lip balms that are more on the bad-side of the middle. if that makes any sense. So the lip balms are... 'Lip Smacker Coca Cola Vanilla' and 'Vaseline Original'. I didn't really have high expectations when I bought the lip smacker, I just bought it 'cause it smelled good. My cousin and I saw it at boots and it was a buy one get one free thing so she bought one and I got one free :) They didn't have a wide variety to chose from so I took the one that had vanilla in it.. because I LOVE VANILLA. However, I do not love this product. It doesn't moisturiser as well as other lip smackers and it tastes a teeny tiny wee bit like fish. And I like fish, just not when it's on my lips mixed with vanilla. On to the 'Vaseline Original', this was a okay lip balm. Not too amazing but not to shabby either. This is somewhat moisturising but its not enough for me! 

Now on to the middelers.. These are the products I liked but probably wouldn't buy again. First up is 'Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips'. This was a lot more moisturising than the original and it had a gentle tint and shine to it. It looked natural and pretty but it was a so-so moisturiser. It was better than original but still not good enough for me. I would probably wear this over a non-tinted lip balm to give it some colour and shine (even though I don't need the colour since I already have pretty pigmented lips!) Next up is 'Nivea Lip Care in Strawberry Kiss', I liked how this gave a subtle tint and moisturised well but it irritated my lips when they were super duper dry and cracked. It looked pretty for a while but the tint wore off really quickly. Lastly I have 'H&M's Hello Kitty Lip Balm' (this came in a set with two but I took the black one and my friend took the pink.) It moisturised but had no colour and went on pretty smooth but it was just okay. And I hate saying that, because Hello Kitty is so amazballs <3 I do love that the packaging was super cute and it came in a set of two!

Moving On these are my runner-ups for the best lip balms ever! Firstly I have the 'Watermelon Lipbalm By H&M'. This smells soooooo good. I can't even believe it!! ITS SO FREAKING GOOD. It hydrates my lips and its super cheap. It comes with an endless amount of product but is still cute and compact. Next is 'Nivea's Pinkish Boost SPF 15'. I am a huge fan of SPF, but I can never seem to find a lip balm that have SPF but also moisturises! BUT I FOUND THIS :) The only "bad" thing for me is that it's in a tube. I tend to gravitate towards things like sticks or a tin but the product is so good I had to make it a runner up! My next runner up is so tinted it could be a hydrating lipstick. Its the 'LipIce Water Colour Lip Moisturiser in 03 Kissy Pink'. This is so great. So, so, so, so, so, so great. It comes in four different pink hues and is super natural looking. Kissy Pink is a mix or red/coral/pink. Its so pretty on a lot of skin tones. It does a great job moisturising and has a really nice tint but it can feel like you just put oil on your lips... My FINAL runner-up, the almost winner is.. 'The Body Shops Cocoa Butter Lip Care Stick!' This is one of the most moisturising products I have. It restores your lips and makes them beautiful and smooth. This completely re-news them. I just wish it was tinted. I can honestly say nothing bad about this product. It's cheap, easy to use, moisturising and makes your lips kissably soft. 

And now.. The moment you have all been waiting for... The lip balm you decided to read this post for... THE BEST, THE MOST MOISTURISING, THE MOST NATURAL LOOKING, THE BEST LIP BALM EVER!!! 
This truly and honestly is my favourite lip balm ever. It doesn't irritate, it moisturises and restores. It doesn't look fake and shiny, It gives a natural tint and glow. It doesn't come off within two seconds of you applying it, It will stay forever. I wear this stuff religiously. (so dramatic) IT IS AMAZBALLS. There is no other word to describe this heaven-sent beauty. Its the Mother and God of all lip balms. It is Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm. 'Nuff said. 

*All opinions are my own, all photos are from google images and weheartit.com, I bought all the products myself or they were given to me as a gift from a friend*



  1. This is such an amazing post! Each review is perfect, and clearly helps readers (like myself) with choosing a lip balm for 2012. Thanks for sharing!


  2. yay I thought I'm the only one who hates this The Body Shop Lip Balm. It should be called lip dryer :P but I love body butters from The Body Shop:)

    I wanna to try this Burt's Bees lip balm but they aren't available in my country:(

  3. nice post...really enjoyed it!!!agree with you !!!i will try the burt's bees one dear!!!

    a kiss from the

  4. Thank you for all the lovely comments! If Burts Bees aren't available where you live I highly reccomend the Body Shop Cocoa Butter Lip Care stick or The lip ice lip moisturiser if you prefer something with a tint to it! :)

  5. The lip balms are really good ones..any way i like this post...

  6. A little while ago I had a severe reaction to some other lip balm I had been using, and I looked for a product had more of a natural feel and a friend recommended Lipice Strawberry Touch. It has worked wonders for me. Truly amazing. A big thank you to Multibrands.


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