With the weather getting progressively colder, I have been on a hunt for a new super moisturising lip balm and when I spotted the Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm and noticed that it was tinted, I knew I had to have it!
I can't actually remember the last time I purchased a Carmex balm as I've been faithful to Palmers Cocoa Butter balm and Burts Bees for longer than I can remember. Recently, Carmex have brought out their balm in tinted tubes of peach, pink and clear. I purchased the peach last weekend and loved it so much, I had to pick up the pink one this week too!
The tints are in long tubes, made to look more like a lipstick than a lip balm and the balm within them looks very vibrant. The tubes themselves are plastic, with the colour of the tint on the side of the tube. They don't feel particularly luxurious but for an affordable tinted lip balm, I can live with functional packaging.
As you can see from the swatches, with the peach on the left and the pink on the right, the colour is fairly sheer but it is certainly visible on the lips and makes you feel a little more polished on the days you can't be bothered with much make-up. They also both have a gorgeous fruit scent that smells good enough to eat!
For an affordable treat and a very wearable one at that, these are a great purchase. I'd love to see Carmex come out with some additional colours and expand the line - a soft red would be amazing.
Price - 4.49