Friday, October 26, 2012

Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Pink Lip Balm Review

I trialled this as part of a Beauty And Lace review group and loved it, so wanted to share my thoughts on this lovely product with you guys.

* contains Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Aloe
* SPF 15
* slant tip
* sheer pink tint

$8.99 (AUD)

Another great lip balm from Carmex! (See my review of the Original Flavour Carmex Moisturising Lip Balm here). I love the slanted tip, which makes application effortless. This baby glides on perfectly and feels fantastic on. There is a slight tingly sensation on the lips when you first apply it, much like you get with the Carmex Original pot of balm, but it's not unpleasant. This feeling fades away after a few minutes. My lips feel soft, hydrated and very moisturised after application, and I’ve found that this formula is quite long-wearing. I love that I’m not having to re-apply it every 10 minutes like some other lip balms.

The packaging is a small tube that can easily be thrown in my gym bag, makeup bag or in a side pocket of my handbag. The product is easily accessed by simply winding up from the base. I like that the lid shuts with a satisfying 'click' sound, so you know it’s secure and isn’t going to fall off and create an unholy mess in your handbag.

The shade looks quite dramatic in the tube, but wears as a subtle baby/soft pink that builds up slowly with more applications. The hand swatch below is after quite a few swipes; rest assured with only one swipe you get a very sheer pink hue. It’s very flattering; this is definitely something you could wear out. It’s not sticky or tacky like some lip glosses, instead providing a wearable, comfortable finish.

The ‘Ultra hydrating’ claim on the packaging is easily met. I’m really impressed by this pretty lip balm and would definitely purchase it in the future. Don't laugh but I spent ages trying to photograph my lips with this product on, and the below shot is the best of a bad lot. I just can't get the camera to focus in right when I'm taking a selfie. Sorry, guys!

**Disclaimer: This product was provided for review on Beauty And Lace. This review is my honest opinion.


  1. I have the original one without tint and I love it too, although I do find it is a little expensive as it is quite small and you use it up very quickly.

    1. Yeah, I've nearly finished my original one and normally I never finish a lip balm. They usually last me ages :)

  2. I've tried this one as well and I absolutely love it! I like it a lot better than the original one to be honest! I think it's the colour that does it for me though ;)

    1. Yeah having the pink tint makes it more exciting than a run of the mill balm!

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    1. Yep it is. I don't think the camera picked it up properly on my lips but at least the hand swatch is OK :)


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