In the past when it came to dry or chapped lips, I would turn to Vaseline petroleum jelly or lips balms like those from LipIce, The Body Shop and even Kiehl’s.
Vaseline was my savior for protecting my lips from the extreme cold when I was in Korea during Winter one year. When you’re cold and shivering with chapped lips, to heck with oily looking lips and dirty fingers! But in hot and humid climates like Singapore, Vaseline always left me with oily-looking lips and if left overnight, would coagulate into white blobs of slimy stuff on the lips. Not sexy. At all. I don’t like carrying that bulky container around, nor do I like applying lip stuff with my finger.
Not even Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 SPF 4 managed to relieve my cracked lips. And I didn’t like that I had to apply it with my finger too. It smelt nice though.
I prefer those that come in stick form, and can repair, calm and protect my lips from environmental aggressions.
I apply lipstick/lipgloss right after I’m done with my face and eye makeup, and rarely reapply after that. So it is with much delight that I now share with you what I wear on my lips on most days – The Estee Lauder Lip Conditioner SPF 15!
Oh! This wonderful lip conditioner traveled with me everywhere I went during my Taiwan trip! Taiwan's weather, although cool, was rather dry so I had to have this with me all the time. I applied this almost once every 2 hours!
Don’t Lick Your Lips!
When I used to get chapped lips often, I thought licking my lips will help ‘add moisture’ to them. But the more I licked, the more my lips peeled! Sometimes I would accidentally tear off (OUCH!!!) a small part of the lip and the pain is just excruciating. Funny how a small tear on the lips can send tremendous pain through the rest of the body!
I have learnt through painful experience that licking actually worsens the condition of the lips. When saliva left on the lips evaporates, what’s left is dry and cracked lips. You know, like dried land that has not received rain for years.
Ever since I started using the Estee Lauder Lip Conditioner, my lips feel much more moisturized and have recovered from constant chapping.
Moisturizes Lips with its Creamy Texture
The Estee Lauder Lip Conditioner protects the lips by adding a ton of moisture to them and soothes chapped lips with its cream silk texture.
It goes on velvety and smooth every time I bring it to my lips; it’s like an instant spa treatment! I always apply this onto my lips before any lip color in the day and apply a thin layer before bedtime for an overnight intensive treatment. Then I’ll wake up in the morning to softer and more moisturized lips! MUACK!
Smells Like High Class Lipstick
There is no flavor in this lip balm, which is great for people who don’t like flavored lip products (NYX lipglosses! Cherry! Ugh!) or those who always end up eating their lipglosses! I like that it smells like some high class lipstick, not forgetting that it applies like so too with its luxuriously rich texture!
Base for Lipstick and Lipglosses
It is an ideal base for lipsticks or glosses because it is not too thick to be worn by itself or as an underlying layer. I love that this comes in a stick so application is made faster and more hygienic.
I always end up just re-applying only the Estee Lauder Lip Conditioner because unlike lipglosses or lipsticks, this doesn’t give the feeling of having something on the lips. No matter how many layers you apply, there will not be any sticky or oily feeling.
One thing I don't like very much is that it breaks easily! Either or I have the strength of Zena The Warrior Princess. This is my second tube of the Estee Lauder Lip Conditioner and the first one also broke. In the picture below the balm actually broke at the base; I just forced the broken part to stick back to what's left at the base. It's still usable, though not as perfect anymore. =(
I bought one for my sister and one for my mum. When I twisted it up to check my sister's lip balm tube, I forgot to twist it back and just put the cap on. RUINED! ARGH! That's the drawback of twist-up lipsticks.
SPF 15 – Extra Care for the Lips!
Exposure to the sun and other climate aggressions can damage our lips and cause chapping, therefore it is good to have SPF in lip products too.
Providing such smooth comfort, softness and protection to the lips, my lips feel so pampered after putting the Estee Lauder Lip Conditioner on! I bring it with me everywhere, everyday! This is a must-have in my bag and yours too, if you suffer from dry or chapped lips (or just want softer, more kissable lips!).
Bun Bun rates the Estee Lauder Lip Conditioner SPF 15:
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