MENS LIP PRODUCTS


Over the course of the Winter period, the area on my face which seemed to suffer the most, were my lips. Dry, chapped, sore and overall, not that great to look at if I’m honest! As we live in a society where lips seem to be the main focus point within the beauty/skincare world, I knew that I had to fix this, sharp. Luckily, I had been gifted a few lip products which all aim to nourish, hydrate and restore your lips!

Within this ‘Lip-Guide’ are 6 lip products which range from your high street brands, to your luxury premium brands. I wanted to give you a variety so that when it comes to looking after your lips, it’s the right one for you. Please note, I trialled out each lip product 3-4 weeks at a time to get a full and fair use of each one starting from early October 2018 to current date - March 2019.

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KORRES - LIP BUTTER STICK £8

This Lip Butter Stick features Mandarin Oil which offers deep nourishment which aims to provide long-lasting care for your lips.

Similar to the Lab Series in the sense that they both were the easiest to use with their applications, I found that the Lip Butter Stick did indeed leave my lips feeling hydrated, however, there was a slight white mark that was left behind with each application that almost highlighted the cracked/chapped effect on my lips… That being said, my lips did feel hydrated afterwards!

To purchase, click here.

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LAB SERIES - LIP TECH £10

Formulated for all skin types, this Lip Tech from LAB Series features Beeswax which helps to protect, Shea Butter which helps to soften, and Menthol to revive and invigorate!

The taste of this particular lip balm was the most enjoyable I found, rather minty! The application was also the easiest to use as it comes in a simple tube that massages into the lips easily. The texture felt light and had next to no shine.

To purchase, click here.

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GLOSSIER - BALM DOTCOM £10

Glossier’s infamous Balm Dotcom is not only a lip balm, but can also be used on your skin such as your cuticles, elbows and any other dry patches you may have! A multi-purpose product that can cover more than one area but for me personally, this worked best on my lips.

The texture is a little heavy but quickly penetrates into my lips which leaves them feeling soft without appearing too shiny! The Balm Dotcom also comes in different flavours such as; Rose, Cherry, Mint, Coconut and Birthday.

Click here to purchase.

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MOLTON BROWN - LIP SAVER £12

Blended with antioxidant Vitamin E and beeswax, this Lip Saver from Molton Brown does exactly what it says.

Perfect for when your lips are feeling cracked and chapped, the glide applicator glides perfectly across your lips without it sticking. I also liked that my lips appeared healthy rather than that ‘glossy’, in your face effect!

To purchase, click here.

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KIEHL’S - LOVE OIL FOR LIPS £18

Now, don’t be put off by the neon packaging, but I wanted to include this recent release by Kiehl’s, mainly because I’m a huge fan of the brand, but also because this Love Oil For Lips is the product that gives the ‘glossiest’ shine to it. This particular lip product I received came in the ‘Neon Pink’ shade which surprisingly, didn’t come off as too bold!

The colour stayed relatively clear on my lips, it was just more of the shine that was noticeable. On a day to day basis, this is a little too much for me, however, for a night out, it adds that extra glow to my lips which not only helps them to look healthier, but also keeps my lips feeling hydrated too! Love Oil For Lips comes in several colours such as; Untinted (perhaps one to try if you’re after a more subtle look!), Neon Pink, Botanical Blush, Apothecary Cherry, Midnight Orchid.

To purchase, click here!

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LA MER - THE LIP BALM £52

The most expensive one featured here, but with good reason. Featuring their key ingredient: Miracle Broth and is formulated without Parabens, Phthalates and Sulfates. I liked how this Lip Balm had a minty taste to it that was rather subtle with a warm, vanilla scent.

The Lip Balm absorbed easily into my lips and the results were noticeable after 2 or 3 uses! My lips felt nourished and hydrated and felt soft again.

To purchase, click here.

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I hope you enjoyed my round-up of Lip Balms/products and that this has given you some ideas in terms of which to go for when it comes to looking after your lips!

I’d love to hear if you have tried any of these out for yourself and what worked/didn’t work for you! Drop me a comment below and don’t forget to click the ‘like’ button. Any questions? Feel free to ask!


GLOSSIER SUPER PURE SERUM REVIEW


Throughout last year I think it got to a point where I could no longer log onto my Instagram without seeing a Glossier product somewhere. Glossier was and still is EVERYWHERE! I had always been curious and keen to try Glossier out for myself to see what the hype was all about and I have to say, I completely get it. 

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Nearly all of Glossier products are:

  • hypoallergenic,
  • dermatologist-tested,
  • paraben free,
  • fragrance-free,
  • appropriate for all skin types,
  • cruelty-free,
  • vegan 

all of which of course are instant winners in my eyes!

I had been sent a few products from Glossier and whilst I will be talking about my nighttime routine in due course, I won't reveal all of the items that I received just yet... However, for this post I will be reviewing;

  • super pure serum / sérum

Key Ingredients: 

  1. Niacinamide - it has a powerful soothing action at the source of redness.
  2. Zinc PCA - this ingredient helps to clear out impurities and blocked pores both of which can cause blemishes. 
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I first began to apply the super pure serum after my skin had been cleansed and used 2 drops of the serum into the palms of my hands and applied all over my face. I had a couple of spots due to trying out various skincare products at once and the super pure serum claimed to reduce redness and breakouts, so I was a little dubious as to whether or not this would work for me.

Once I had applied this over my face, I could feel that instantly my face felt a lot smoother, hydrated and overall looked fresher! The redness from my spots appeared visibly reduced over several applications over 3/4 nights. I was pleasantly surprised with this serum as serums aren't necessarily my favourite type of skincare to use as often they don't seem to work on my skin. The texture of super pure felt lightweight, it didn't feel oily at all and I found that it easily absorbed into my skin!

Overall, I enjoyed using the super pure serum by Glossier and found that it was a perfect introduction to the brand! To purchase Glossier - super pure serum, click here.

As mentioned earlier, I will be reviewing many more products by Glossier, so do keep your eyes peeled!

Have you tried super pure serum before? How did you find it? Did it work for you? Have you tried any Glossier products? If so, which ones? Do let me know as I would love to hear from you and don't forget to click the 'like' button below!


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