{REVIEW} Carmex Moisture Plus

Some of you may recall me raving about Carmex Moisture Plus SPF 15 a while back. This hydrating lip balm has saved my lips many times, especially during this crazy winter! Carmex Moisture Plus has made it into my purse… my work bag…and my office drawer — yes, I have three! This product is now my go-to lip balm (Sorry, to break up with you, EOS. My lips do thank you for the last couple of years!)

Carmex has launched their first Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm Limited Edition Collection in January 2014. This new edition not only gives you moisturized, soft, kissable lips but also makes you look trendy with its sleek designs.

Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm Limited Edition Collection features the hottest trends for 2014 with it’s stylish stick designs to represent an array of fashion personalities.
 
What’s your Style Personality?

{Chic} a modern yet elegant and sophisticated black and white houndstooth check print
{Adventurous} a wild, daring sexy leopard print for bold and sassy fashionistas
{Fab} a funky, retro orbit design in groovy shades of mauve, a key hue of the season

These designs are only the beginning! Stay tuned for more limited edition designs from Carmex in the seasons to come. Upcoming designs will reflect the seasons’ latest fashion trends.

| REVIEW |

Product: Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm Limited Edition Collection (MSRP $4.99 CAD)

Description:

  • Ultra hydrating 
  • SPF 15
  • Slanted Tip
  • Vitamin E + Aloe
  • Moisturizing Protection
  • Clear Satin Gloss Finish
  • Lightweight and sleek packaging (Size: 2 g)

Review:

  • No scent
  • Very hydrating & moisturizing for a long period of time
  • Protects my lips from the sun and cold weather
  • Soothes and heals dry, chapped lips
  • Absorbs well into your lips; doesn’t just sit on the surface
  • Keeps my lips very soft & smooth allowing ease of even lipstick application
  • It can also be applied on top of your lipstick. It adds moisture back into your lips if your lipstick becomes drying throughout the day.

Recommendation: 

Highly Recommended.  It adds long-lasting moisture to your lips and protects it from the sun & weather.

My Daily Application Routine:

  • As part of my morning routine, I apply this product before I apply my foundation to let it absorb into my lips in preparation for my lipstick.
  • I apply it again mid-day as well as before I leave the office to brace the sub-zero temperature.
  • If I’m working out that evening, I apply a bit on before my gym class. I hate the feeling of dry lips when exercising!
  • After I brush my teeth before bed, I put some on to let it nourish and hydrate my lips throughout the night.
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Thanks to the Carmex team, I’m giving away the Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm Limited Edition Collection to one lucky Canadian reader! Yes, all THREE designs! Enter to win … your lips will thank you! 😛

| GIVEAWAY  – NOW CLOSED!!|

*Contest only open to Canadian residents.
** Contest ends Monday, February 10th at 12:00 am EST.
*** Winner will be contacted via e-mail for their mailing address.
**** Contest sponsored by Carmex www.mycarmex.com

Please enter the contest through Rafflecopter below:
What’s your Style Personality … Chic, Adventurous, or Fab?


Good luck! 🙂

UPDATE – February 10, 2014

THE WINNER IS …
Congratulations R.C.! I will be contacting you shortly.
Thank you for everyone who participated in this Giveaway! 
It was great to heard what your Personality Style is!  🙂

{Beauty Panel} Summer Beauty

If you are like me, you would love to appear above the clear turquoise waters exactly as how you entered: fresh-faced and makeup right where you applied it! But many of you know, this is rarely the case! Even if you avoid the water, after spending a day outdoors in the hot, humid weather, makeup can transfer or melt off.

Here are some tips for waterproof, sweat-proof, sun-proof beauty:

  • To prevent your skin from getting shiny on a hot day, wear a primer or matifyer, such as, Make Up For Ever All Mat primer. To protect your skin from the harsh UV rays, wear an oil-free moisturizer with SPF, such as Marcelle Essentials Oil-Free Multi-Defense Lotion SPF 15. Sometimes I like to mix the SPF moisturizer in with my foundation for a sheer foundation coverage with the UV protection.
  • If you’re spending the day in the water, I would recommend Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow in #22E and #28E. Cream eyeshadows will definitely last longer than powder in the water. And say goodbye to raccoon eyes with Make Up For Ever Aqua Black Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow. I have used this as eyeliner and it survived during both my hot yoga classes and swimming sessions!
  • Wear a lip balm with SPF. My new favourite is Carmex Moisture Plus with SPF 15. But if you decide to wear lipstick, choose a matte formula such as Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate.
  • Set your makeup with a setting spray, such as Urban Decay All Nighter Longer-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray.
  • If you’ve started sweating, touching up your face with powder can cause clogged pores. Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets are a better way to reduce the shine: just dab the blotting sheet over areas that tend to get oily.

 |TRIED, TESTED, AND TRUE |

 Testing my make-up in the pool:

^^ Such an attractive photo! 😛
After an hour of swimming, this is what my make-up looked like after I showered:

{Products used}: 
 

  • Carmex Moisture Plus with SPF 15
  • Marcelle Essentials Oil-Free Multi-Defense Lotion SPF 15 
  • Make Up For Ever All Mat Primer
  • Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in “#153”
  • Make up For Ever Aqua Brow Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector in “#25” 
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Black Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow 
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow in “#22E and #28E” 
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in “#06” 
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Longer-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
  • Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate in “#110”

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