Welcome to the first ever Swatch And Learn 2010 Beauty Awards! Best Kiss & Worst Kiss is the 2nd of 7 award posts.
We’ve slicked on lip balms, lip glosses, and lipsticks in hopes of finding that Holy Grail item that makes our hearts race.
Now we’re ready to get lippy – find out what our favorite and most-disappointing lip products are!
And if you have any suggestions on products you love and would like us to try, let us know.
Here are our winners for the Best Kiss & Worst Kiss Awards.
This award is given to the lip products we want to make out with.
I’m a lip-gloss lover, but this lipstick may be the one I look back on and blame for turning me into a lipstick addict! It’s a pretty neutral pink with subtle golden shimmer that I find super easy to pull off. It gives me that My Lips But Better effect. This shade would be flattering on many different skintones, and it gives just the right amount of color so it makes your lips look natural and healthy.
It’s not sticky, it doesn’t stink, it doesn’t taste bad, it moisturizes, it adds incredible shine, and it’s hypo-allergenic – Marcelle Vita-Lip gloss in Desire offers all that! The unfortunate thing is that Americans have to phone in Marcelle orders via customer service. Oh, why can’t everyone enjoy the good things in life!
This award is given to the lip products that make us say, “Kiss off!”
Okay, so this smells wonderfully pepperminty. That’s where the praise begins and ends. It feels like thick wax on your lips that never really absorbs into your skin. When I put this on my lips at night, I wake up in the morning with the same chapped lips – this lip balm doesn’t moisturize very well. I commend Burt’s Bees for going the natural route, but this product gets two thumbs down from me for its shoddy performance. What a letdown despite all the hype surrounding it!
This could possibly be the worst lip balm that has ever come into contact with my lips. The flaws are many; the goods are few (only 1). It doesn’t heal or protect chapped lips, it smells like mint medicine, and it tastes like soap. The only good thing about it is that it protects lips with an SPF30. Good news, Americans: this is only available in Canada as well so you won’t be tempted to try it.
Our 7-part series features other awards, including: