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Blistex Lip Vibrance SPF 15 review: A glamorous, everyday lip balm

This lip balm adds a subtle boost of glam to your everyday look—and as a bonus, it's SPF 15 (but only blocks UVB rays).

Now that the days are getting chillier, my lips need more hydration and protection from wind. That’s why I seldom leave the house without a lip balm in my handbag—preferably one that includes SPF, because sun protection is always in season. Lately, I’ve been using Blistex Lip Vibrance SPF 15 because it was in the last Walmart Beauty Box I received (along with the Bic Soleil razor I reviewed a few days ago).

Carmex Classic Lip Balm Medicated review

This classic lip balm leaves a tingling sensation (thanks to the camphor), which can help soothe extremely chapped lips. However, it also contains lanolin, an ingredient that may aggravate eczema.

Do you ever see something that immediately jolts you back to an earlier time in your life? For me, Carmex Classic Lip Balm’s distinctive bumblebee-yellow metal tin will always be one of those things. The smell of it as well—a strange marriage of wax and camphor/Vick’s VapoRub—is forever ingrained in my brain. Growing up, my family always kept a few tins of Carmex distributed around the house. Carmex used to print the price on the label, and I remember seeing the price increase from…

Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 review

This lip balm moisturizes, softens, and protects lips from UV rays. Plus, it lends a rosy tint that looks and feels natural.

Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment turned out to be a sleeper hit in Sephora’s Sun Safety Kit 2018. Every time I use it, I feel like I’m treating my lips to a mini spa day. It leaves my lips feeling oh-so-soft and healthy, without a hint of waxiness or oiliness that comes from other types of chapsticks and lip treatments. And though it does lend a bit of rosiness to your lips, unlike a lipstick, it doesn’t leave a noticeable tint on the rim of a drinking glass. You can carry…