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Clinique Super Balm Review

Clinique Super Balm Review

I’m what you call a lip balm addict. I have tubes of the stuff in my purse, on various tables throughout the house, in the car, and on my nightstand. My problem is, I like to wear lipcolor, but it’s often drying. Thankfully, I found that Clinique’s Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss provides the best of both worlds – the emollient effects of a lip balm and the flattering coverage of a sheer gloss.

Clinique Super Balm

When I first put the gloss on, I noticed how smooth the texture was. Many of the cheaper drugstore brands are sticky, grainy, or gummy. Who wants to keep pulling their hair off their mouth because it keeps sticking to the lip gloss? I didn’t have this problem with Clinique. The texture of Superbalm stayed smooth on my lips and my hair stayed off the front of my face. For that reason alone, it’s worth the $15 price tag.

A second thing I noticed was how soft my lips stayed while wearing the gloss. Usually, I have to layer lip balm under whatever color I’m wearing, but this product contains moisturizing ingredients that kept my lips from drying out. Even after the gloss wore off, I noticed that my lips remained hydrated. It’s nice to know that I’m providing them with conditioning.

This product comes in several shades. My chosen color is Black Honey. It gives my lips a pretty stained look as though I ate a bowl of cherries. Best of all, the color stands out and lasts a while. The product gives a nice shine but doesn’t give you that plastic coating look.

Since high school, I’ve used the Clinique brand of products. I trust them for the consistent quality and their continued research in the cosmetic industry.

 

Badger Company Lip Balms

Badger Company Lip Balms

Badger Cocoa Butter Lip Balms are truly wonderful all natural lip balms. They contain a couple of my favorite ingredients in balms, cocoa butter and olive oil, and are nicely flavored. The sweet orange tastes like one of those wonderful dreamsicle things, whether you think of that in terms of the drink or the ice… Continue Reading

Lip Balm Addiction: Myth or Real?

Lip Balm Addiction: Myth or Real?

Is lip balm addictive? I remember back in the dark ages of 1985 reading in my Seventeen magazine (never mind that I was by then eighteen) that lip products containing petroleum products were addictive. It didn’t really explain why. I later found several theories, the best being that petroleum jelly does not sink into the… Continue Reading