The Underrated Lip Balm

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When it comes to lip products, I’m a little high-maintenance. Or, rather, my lips are. There are very few products that agree with them and don’t make them flake and peel like crazy. Even so-called hydrating formulas don’t work for me. As such, it’s remarkably difficult to find lip balms that work. When I do, I have to share.

I purchased the Clinique Repairwear Intensive Lip Treatment because Anna of ViviannaDoesMakeup raves about it, and she’s quickly become my favourite blogger. She claims it’s like a twist-up version of the ByTerry Baume de Rose, and while I can’t make a comparaison (having not tried the latter), I can say that the Clinique balm is incredibly hydrating. Moreover, I wonder why nobody else seems to be talking about it!

A common complaint that I have about a lot of lip balms is that they just sit there, coating my lips but not really hydrating. Not so with this. I can wipe it away after 10 minutes if I want to – which I often do if I’m applying a bold lipstick – and my lips feel soft and moisturized.

Most importantly, it doesn’t make my lips flake (any more than they flake naturally to just shed the skin there – ew).

The price tag is unpleasant – at $33, it’s a lot to pay for a lip balm. However, if you’re someone who is addicted to values lip balm as much as I, I’d say it’s worth it.



  1. $33?! Whoopps! You almost had me! ;D Maybe I’ll wait till the VIB sale!! 🙂

  2. I am all over Clinque I tried a sample of a face lotion and I became so in love I had to purchase it.

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