I must confess, I buy cheap lip gloss. One thing that I do not splurge on is cosmetics. You may find me in your local beauty supply store buying the clearest of clear 99¢ lip gloss and I'm okay with that. When buying these el cheapo glosses (or even a drugstore brand), it is important that you protect your lips. I made the mistake of NOT protecting my lips and it was not cute!
I tried the tried and true Carmax that we all grew up with, Blistex, you name it, but none compared to this one - Burt's Bees - Honey Lip Balm. When you first apply it, you'll notice that it is not very smooth. It has a waxy texture, but that's okay because it does the job. Just think of it as an extra layer of protection. This lip balm, has a very light, sweet and natural scent that I think you'll enjoy.
One thing I also like about this lip balm is the fact that I apply one time all day long. Rarely, do I have a need to reapply. Now, the gloss I may put on top of it may not last, but underneath it all my lips feel just fine. And...if you happen to get a little taste of it - not bad.
Investment: Approximately $1.99 USD
Ingredients: Beeswax, helianthus annus (sunflower), seed oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, lanolin, symphytum officinale (comfrey) root extract, flavor, honey, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, tocopherol, tocopheryl acetate, glycine soja (soybean oil), canola oil