Lipbalm is one of those universal products that appears in every makeup bag, pocket and clutch regardless of the owner’s age, sex or interest in making themselves look pretty. Having a good lipbalm can mean the difference between soft, kissable lips and rough, chapped monstrosities that leave you feeling incredibly uncomfortable. Blistex is one of the best go-to brands for simple, effective and affordable formulas – I’ve been known to go into Boots and literally pick up one of everything on the shelf, just in case I have a lip-related emergency. They really work, providing hydration and care when you need it most, as well as providing a deliate touch of shine or colour. Their latest innovation is Blistex Moisture Max, which claims to be super-hydrating thanks to added Aloe Vera and Shea Butter to moisurise your pout. Packaged in a handy tube (no need for unhygienic dipping of fingers into pots,) the formula delivers hydration where you need it most, with no wastage or excess on lips. It calmly provides a soft lubricant, as well as the look of a lipgloss – it’s the perfect combination of an effective formula and a great looking finish. Although this isn’t for very dry lips or chapped problem areas, it does provide effective relief on the go without the need for an intense layer of medicated ointment. Another one to add to my lipbalm hall of fame… And every handbag I own.
Available in Boots nationwide for £2.49