Bold lips or hardly nothing, that is my current lip philosophy. I hardly ever wear the classical neutral opaque lip anymore, instead, I look for transparency and cannot moan about the dose of hydration which usually comes with it. Plumpy, shiny, but also cosy lips is the perfect answer to winter weather whilst the subtle tint which sometimes comes with it screams effortlessly chic. Too sploilt for choice every morning, this post gathers together all the lip balms I am currently using, their little differences as well as their resemblances.


It is always nice to find a proper lip balm which can be paired with a makeup face without feeling like something is missing. Highly hydrating, the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant -Fragrance Free- offers a high shine to the lips whilst the Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in 02 Raspberry combines this non-sticky shine with a berry tint.


I love lip balms in pots, it makes the act of touching up more classy -not more hygienic, though-, but also offers more control over the amount of shine and colour added to the lips. With the Emile Cordon Cashmere-On Lip Pot in 01 Rosé Champagne, my lips can go from discreetly glossy to a high, rosy shine which lets people think I am wearing gloss. Not as glossy, but equally as lovely is the Claudia Schiffer Lip Balm -more about it in next week’s post-: a very thick, waxy consistency which I will reach for more and more as the cold is starting to show its true colours as this is the most protective one of the edit.


Dior will always be a makeup brand for me, but with the Lip Glow Color Reviver Balms, the brand has created the perfect lip balms, the lip balms which sit right in between skincare and makeup. The colour is here, the lips are plump and defined, but the comfort is present as well. The shade 001 Pink is the perfect way to give a healthy look to both the lips and the skin whilst 004 Coral is beautifully suited to some bronzey and/or blushed cheeks.