Tuesday 8 November 2011

Review: Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm in Pink and Peach

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
Where to buyBoots, ASOS


  1. Ive still not tried this i will have to get one the weekend :) x

  2. I really want to try these but I can't seem to find them anywhere!

  3. they look lovely and are definitely on my wish list x

  4. Love the colours!
    Defiantly need a good lip balm for this cold weather Xx

  5. Those look super sheer, but pretty anyways. :) They look great for a natural look.

  6. These look great! I just went to Boots the other the day and I didn't see these! I'll deff pick one up if I spot them next time! They sounds lovely! x

  7. i really wanna try these now !!

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  9. Kelly - hope you managed to pick one up, they really are great.

    Sarah - I've had some trouble finding them too. I have 2 huge Boots stores near me and one only sold the pink and one only sold the peach. They were also out of stock on the couple of occasions I went searching for them but they seem to be restocked often.

    Sandra - they are a great affordable pick-me-up.

    Claire Louise- they are good for both hot and cold weather, I wore the peach one constantly on holiday as it was just too hot for lipstick.
    Thank you for the award - I'm just catching up with all blogposts I've missed being without internet for 2 weeks!

    Pretty me purple - they are sheer but great for just popping on if you want something natural.

    blog-a-beauté - They are quite difficult to find as smaller stores don't have them but are worth hunting around for.

    Suzie - yes, they are great buys and the price is fab too.