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I typically like all things Chapstick brand (Hello Cherry Chapstick?!?!). However, the Chapstick Smoothies lip balms are horrible. They are more drying that conditioning & leave a very thick balm residue on your inner lip that tastes gross. Ick!
I can’t stand Chapstick products usually, they feel too waxy and residue-y to me. Particularly the roll-on “hydration” one, whatever it’s called…it dries my lips out faster than anything I’ve ever put on them.
But then, I’m picky as hell about lip balms. I just found Yes To Carrots C Me Smile Lip Butters and I think I’ve FINALLY, after about four years of searching, found The One. Yay! All thanks to this website, in fact, since I’d never heard of them before stumbling across your review from last winter.
Oh man I love Yes To Carrots C Me Smile Lip Butters.
Plus there Eco Friendly!!!
Peace Love && Lipstick.
95% organic is definitely a great benefit, too. I need to collect more flavors; I only have the berry one right now. I want to try the citrus and mint ones.
I fourth that motion! I loooove the YTC lip butters!! I tried the berry one, and it smelled SO good and made my lips shiny, smooth, moisture-rich and pigment-ready! Yes, TRIED.. I accidentally put the cap on before twisting down the stick, and it smooshed up in the lid and ended up goingbad and smelling like camphor
Worst lip balm has GOT to be any Lip Smackers balm. This stuff is simply cheap let’s-play-dress-up colored waxes with a bit of emollient and artificial flavors! It slipped off in five minutes, leaving a weird line of goop on the edge between my mouth and inner lips. Blech!
Where have you bought the Yes to Carrots C Me Smile Lip Butters? I think I remember seeing them in my drugstore, but where else can I get them? I’ve been wanting to try them
Hey! Try a Walgreens by you because when I Googled Yes to Carrots lip butter Target has them just available online while Walgreens has them in stock in stores for around five dollars less. Good Luck!
Honestly I dislike all flavored lip balms from Lip Smackers to Bath + Body Works because it seems they taste better than they condition.
I don’t like ANY Lip Balms.
I find them to be too greasy.
And have that weird waxing residue left behind.
I do like .C.O. Bigalow’s Mentha Lip Products though.
Those seem to work well.
Plus they freshen your breathe!!!
ugh the vaseline lip balms make me so angry. they over moisturize and are so greasy, they get everywhere! and they are very clogging to the pores around your lips so if you are prone to chin acne, it’s your worst nightmare!
Uggh I can’t stand Chapstick. Using it dries out my lips faster than not using anything at all. And my lips peel and become pretty painful after use.
CARMEX. The scent of it makes me want to vomit forever, and it didn’t even moisturize my lips that well. Thankfully it only cost 99 cents or whatever.
I definitely can’t stand Carmex. Taste awful and makes me want to puke. So gross!!
I love Karmex, but it just heals, dont hidratate, and sometime it dries out my lips.
Carmex is meant to dry out cold sores. It’s not really an every day lip balm, but lots of people use it that way.
Ugh I tried this Blistex Roller Ball or something- AWFUL! It was liquidy and made my lips in worse condition than before! Also some sort of Blistex Smooth and Shine- again, too slippery so I kept pursing my lips and making them worse!
i totally forgot about that one
i can’t believe i wasted my money on that!!!
I do not know why Chapstick is so Popular! it does not heal, moisturize or anything else! maybe the flavor is nice (I like grape) but mostly of the times y prefer to use a really lip conditioner (like M•A•C´s).
Idk why people buy a NUMBER of things! Good marketing, I guess, is the trick. For example, everybody loves Lay’s Original Classic Potato Chips, but they’re about the worst chips I’ve ever eaten in my life – greasy, too much salt, breaks in any dip and doesn’t even have a good potato flavor! Why do people buy it? It’s cheap, it appeals to kids who don’t really have an exotic, critical palette and will settle for these, it’s advertised where ever you go and its readily available everywhere. Why does everyone buy Chapstick? It’s cheap, it’s readily available everywhere and it’s widely advertised.
MY OPINIONS EXACTLY!
Mylipstuff balms…sooo greasy (at least when i first tried them about 8 years ago)
chapstick..residue-ey, nasty, all around a waste of money
Aquafina’s line of lip products are blah to me.
Aquafina as in water bottle brand Aquafina? Haha! I guess it sorta makes sense, since the goal of lip balms is to add water to your lips. LOL, Cheetos (like the cheesy snack brand) produces a Cheeto-flavored lip balm a few years back, but it was laughed off the shelves! I’m sure it tasted TERRIBLE, and nothing like the holy grail cheesy amazingness that is Cheetos 😉
I understand in concept why they would try it but I havent been impressed by what Ive tried. \n\nhttp://www.aquafinaskincare.com/product_center.asp?product_id=10014dept_id=1001
I totally agree i use to have one and i just lovrd the flavor but right when i would put it on i would lick it off!!
Korres Lip Butter in Guava.
ugh ! ; seriously.
lmao; i stinks. Hate the smell.
It`s suppose to be a ‘lip butter’, but its a horrible consistansy.
Doesn`t absorb into the lips &&; doesn`t moisturize.
Korres lip butters are my favorite lip balm ever! They don’t absorb too quickly, but I use guava overnight and wake up with perfect lips every morning!
My least favorite is Yes to Carrots lip balm. I love the thought behind the product, but it’s too waxy for me, and just sits on toip of my lips all day.
omg; yu like it ? ..
ugh that smell almost made me vomit=)
I really don’t even notice a smell, unless I stick my nose in the jar (which I avoid!). Maybe you just got a bad one.
Hm. I have really dry lips, I’m allergic to chem ss, and I have tried just about everything.
Lip balms that I was allergic to/had skin irritation from:
Chapstick (I don’t even remember which one it was)
Boscia Jujube Salve
Bourjois Balm de Nuit
Caudalie Grapeseed Lip Conditioner
L’Occitane 10% Shea lip balm
Philosophy Kiss Me
Burt’s Bees Beeswax lip balm
Burt’s Bees ResQ lip balm
Lip balms that didn’t work/were more drying:
Burt’s Bees Pomegranate Oil lip balm
Burt’s Bees Honey lip balm
Juice Beauty Lip Trio SPF 15
Skyn Iceland Angelica Lip Repair
What actually works?
Garden Botanika Vit E lip balm
Dr. Hauschka Lip Care stick
Soapalaya Soaps Matcha Green Tea lip butter
Oiseau lip balm
oh my gosh, you poor thing. at least you were persistent in finding out what worked for you.
aw man, carmex is my favorite
Chapstick brand is disgusting.
Burrs bees was my hg lip balm for years until it swell up my lips.
Now, my hg lip balm is korres guava lip butter.
Blistex – ugh, and the flavors are awful tasting!
I love Labello! Soooo moisturizing 😉
i’ll probably get a lot of heat for this one because it’s always tauted as THE best lip balm in all the magazines, but i like Catherine have super dry, sensitive lips and have tried just about everything on the market (except Catherine’s a better person than I am because I’m not listing them all here) and the absolute worst is Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1. personally, plain old vaseline works better than this stuff and it’s cheaper! (not that i recommend it 😉
I love their other products but Kiehls lip balm is a DON’T! Great when you put it on but a second later it’s gone!!
E45 (available in the UK) lip balm is the worst: it does not seem to moisturise my (dry) lips at all, and when the skin breaks, it collects around all the little cracks and edges, giving me nice white-streaked lips. From a distance it looks even worse – furry white lips. And by the time I saw this in a mirror I had been walking around for about an hour, sigh…
I tried Smashboxs’ tinted lipbalm w/spf and my lips ended really dry! i like karite vanilla shea butter lip balm(whole foods grocery)and my new thang is from MAC, honey salve in a pot. My lips feel like buttah!!!
um i guess people forgot about how horrible SMACKERS LIP BALMS are!!!!!!!!!
the only reason we ever bought them was for the yummy smells
they DO NOT moisterize they just leave an ickkky waxy feeling that you can wipe off
but i do love some lipblams
1) Green by nature lip butter in coconut milk …. THE BEST BALM EVER and eco friendly
2) Palmers cocoa butter stick … it can go any where and it huge and works fan freakin tastic
3) Kiehls #1 balm (similar cosistancy to vasaline but not as icky)
4) MAC TLCs
I completely agree with you about the Palmers cocoa butter stick, it moisturizes my lips really well, it’s really cheap and it smells delicious. I used to love the body shop’s lip butter in pink grapefruit, but it does nothing to my lips. It smells fantastic though, so maybe i shall continue using them…
Rosebud Salve makes me nauseous and it doesn’t moisturize!! Like at all…it’s like putting grease on your lips, so nasty.
LOL, I can’t imagine putting that stuff on my lips- I use it for dry spots on the elbows of my mother’s dogs.
Hate hate hate Kiehl’s lip balm. It smells awful and doesn’t do anything at all, especially for its price it’s just a plain bad beauty investment.
the balm I love often gets bad reviews though — Nude Skincare Nude Lips. I adore this stuff. Ah well, bad reviewers can send all their pots to me. 😀
I have a Nude one I used once & hate – if you’d like it email me! firedancer424 @ mac . com (just remove spaces)
Blistex Raspberry Lemonade Blast. Tastes like artificially flavored gum, which is not something I like in a lip balm, and made everything I ate and drank taste like it. After a while, it started irritating my lips – ended up with dry, rough patches all over.