Monday, December 06, 2010
The most important items in my makeup case are lip balms. I can skip putting on nail polish, for example, but lip balm ? No way. Soft lips are a must! Just one catch, though: To get soft lips and wear lipstick, I usually resort to putting on either a lip balm or chapstick, followed by a layer of lipstick. Yuck!
Happily, I have found a solution. The Carmex Blog Squad sent me samples of Carmex Moisture Plus Sheer Pink and Carmex Moisture Plus Sheer Peach Tinted Lip Balms. Each tube gives you a perfect combination of lip balm and lip color.
I tested each balm for 40 minutes. Carmex Moisture Plus Sheer Pink was the first sample. Shea butter is one of the ingredients, and there is a light shea butter taste. Sheer Pink left my lips moist, but not sticky as many lip balms do. The pink color was flattering against my fair colored skin, too.
Carmex Moisture Plus Sheer Peach worked equally well as far as moisturizing. Sheer Peach was darker than Sheer Pink. I assumed this meant the color would therefore be too dark on me. But Sheer Peach was actually a slightly lighter shade on my lips than I expected. The second surprise was the subtle pineapple taste I picked up (pineapple is not on the ingredient list).
Both the Sheer Pink and the Sheer Peach have "vitamin E + aloe moisturizing protection", sunscreen (spf 15) and a slanted tip. Those of us in Florida really value having sunscreen in a beauty product! The slanted tip was helpful, too. It made putting on the lip balm quick and simple.
Carmex Moisture Plus Tint Lip Balms are also portable. You can easily stash one in a purse and have it handy to prevent dry winter lips. They also make super cute stocking stuffers or Secret Santa gifts.
Carmex Moisture Plus Tint Lip Balms are must have beauty products this winter. I highly recommend them. Look for Carmex Mositure Plus Tint Lip Balms exclusively at Walgreens and Walgreens.com
The Carmex Blog Squad has sent samples for one lucky AMW reader, too. The prize will be one Carmex Moisture Plus Sheer Pink and one Carmex Moisture Plus Sheer Peach Tinted Lip Balms.To enter the drawing, check out Carmex on Walgreens.com, then share on AMW which Carmex product is your favorite. One winner will be drawn at random on Monday, December 13, 2010 at noon EST. Entry limit is one per person and per household.
*Update #1: The winner of a Carmex pack is Ashley! Congrats! Ashley, please email your name and address to me by Friday December 17 at noon EST. Otherwise the prize goes to the runner up.
*Update #2: Ashley, your prize has shipped out.