Thursday, December 9, 2010

Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm (Review and Giveaway)

As I stated previously, I'm not even sure how I got hooked up w/ Carmex, but alas, here goes it.  My first product review! 

A small disclaimer first:

If you knew me really well, you would know that although I do wear makeup every time I leave the house, I rarely, if ever wear any kind of lipstick.  Not because I don't like the way it looks, I just don't like the way it looks on me. The last time I can remember liking lipstick that I wore was at my wedding.  And it was picked out by someone else and put on by someone else, so that should explain it.  I want to like  lipstick, I really do.  But I'm more of a lip balm/gloss kind of girl.  In fact, I used to be addicted to it in college.  However, every few months or so, I see a lipstick that I like in a magazine and think, 'I could wear that', then I buy it, get it home and wear it once.  My lips are always dry and the lipstick cakes and I remind myself why I don't like lipstick after all.  I have also tried 'tints' and lip glosses that are slightly colored and again find them too sticky or too pink/red and again, realize I should just stick w/ straight up non-colored lip balm.

So....when I recieved the package from Carmex for their new line of Moisture Plus Lip Balm, I was excited, but apprehensive at the same time.  I love the old school Carmex products (namely the little yellow and red tube and jar) but I wasn't sure how I would feel about the tinted lip balms.  I hadn't had good experiences in the past with other brand's 'tinted' products. (see above).  Once I opened the package though, I was pretty stoked to be able to try out something new and to share my honest thoughts on it! 

The new Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balms come in a super cute slim little tube that's just the right size to fit in your pocket and not be too bulky.  I reviewed 2 shades (Sheer Pink and Sheer Peach) that have just the right amount of color to brighten up your lips but not to scare you away if you're not the 'lipstick' kind of girl.  I tend to shy away from too much color, so this was perfect for me.  And then the moment that I applied the balm, I wanted to jump for joy!  It was sooo soft.  Even softer than the Carmex's original products; it was exactly the consistency I was hoping for.  NOT sticky, YET with enough moisture to make my lips feel soft and to get rid of the dreaded lip peel that had been my problem in the past.

In the winter, when my lips become drier due to the weather, I like to apply lip balm often.  I like for my lips to feel soft, who doesn't?  This lip balm is great for that.  Again, not too heavy or too much color to apply as often as you like!  Both the Sheer Pink and Sheer Peach have great tones, although I can't see too much of a difference between the two.  Then again, I'm sure that anyone who wears lipstick on a regular basis, probably can.  Right now, Carmex has only the 2 shades of the Moisture Plus Lip Balm, but as I was perusing their website, I was pretty excited to see there is also a non-tinted version if color isn't your style. I would love to see Carmex come out with more colors in the future.

Something else I was pretty excited about was to see that Carmex also has a line of lotions.  If they make your skin feel as soft as Carmex products make your lips feel, I'd love to try those out as well.   After reading, if you're tempted now to pick up one of these products for your own, currently the tinted versions of the lip balm are only on sale at Walgreens and  I, personally hope to see them at other drugstores in the future.  In the meantime...

One of my lucky readers will win both the Sheer Pink and Sheer Peach Moisture Plus Lip Balms.

Just leave a comment on this post and I'll choose a winner next Saturday, December 18th.  Good luck!

*Although Carmex did contact me and send me these products to review, the above thoughts and opinions are all my own!


Brittany said...

Oooh, pretty please! Choose your biggest fan (ME!) hehe.

Liz said...

I am in LOVE with Carmex. I think it is the best chapstick ever.

Following you via Sunday Blog Hop from lil-LIZ-bits, lil-bits from my Navy Wife Life Mom-prenuer adventures. Love to see you on Facebook too!

Monica said...

I would love to win.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance.

Tiffany Christie said...

Fantastic. I'd love to win. I follow on GFC ....Tiffypoot @ (

The Sims said...

i need this;)

Leslie Block said...

When my lips are in need of some pampering, I ONLY BUY CARMEX! I also use it when doing speeches as it makes your lips moist and your not all dry mouth when try to speak for long periods of time!

Jennifer said...

I am curious and excited to try this product now. I don't wear lipstick either..I am a chapstick girl all the way!

Kerri said...

Would love to try it!! Thanks for the opportunity!

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