December is here, winter is moving in and looking after my lips has never been more important. The colder months can mean dry, chapped and sore lips - but not if you take care of them properly. I recently shared a post all about my Winter Lip Saviours, and since then I have become completely hooked to three brand new offerings from a favourite natural brand of mine, Balance Me. The Balance Me Shine on Tinted Lip Salve* (Balance Me*, 10ml, £12) range contains three 100% natural tinted lip salves. The idea for these tinted lip salves came from the success of the original Balance Me lip wonder, the Balance Me Rose Otto Lip Salve - which by the way, I think is beautiful. The three tinted varieties contain all natural ingredients and contain lip hydrating and moisturising ingredients such as antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamins as well as a trio of nourishing butters; coco butter, shea butter and mango seed butter. With a wonderful list of ingredients, these colourful little tubes work to plump, smooth and hydrate your lips all in one!
Each tinted lip salve has been formulated using natural mineral makeup, which is where these beauties get their colour pay off from. As a lip salve, they won't be the most amazingly pigmented products and with a smooth, fairly thin salve consistency, the colour pay-off is never going to be 'wow!'; these are formulated to protect, nourish and hydrate your lips, leaving a tint of colour behind. But colour pay-off they do have! Each has a sheer colour of the colour show in the tube - Nude leaves a beautiful, sheer nude look to my lips, Rose Blush leaves a little sheer pink and Ruby Red, a flattering, sheer red. The formula is lovely and perfect for a salve, with no greasy, sticky or gloppy feel to them when they are on the lips. I do find I re-apply more often than I would a lip balm, but I really love the scent and feel of these lip salves, so that's fine by me. Nude is the shade I use the most as it's just such a flattering, sheer nude that it's perfect for anything from makeup free days to natural looks or even teamed with a smokey eye. I am a big fan!
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*This post contains PR samples. All opinions are my own and genuine.