{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.


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


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


  • 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.


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.

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! 😛


*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

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!  🙂

{GIVEAWAY – CLOSED!} People Choice Awards: Come Join Me!

WIN a #BeautyUnited #RedCarpetGlam Beauty Box filled with some amazing beauty products to make you look & feel red-carpet ready:

  • Repair Heat & Protect Shine Spray
  • Olay Fresh Effects Satin Finish Lotion
  • Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Cream
  • COVERGIRL Clean Glow Bronzer in Spices
  • Gillette Venus Embrace Sensitive
  • COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Liner in Passion
  • COVERGIRL Lip Perfection in Hot
  • Crest 3D White Whitestrips Advance Seal 1-Hour Express (1 sachet, not the full box)
  • Vidal Sassoon’s Flexible Hold Hairspray
  • Vidal Sassoon Repair Heat & Protect Shine Spray
  • Aldo Accessories Gift Card (to adorn your OOTD with a fresh party bauble)


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To LIVE STREAM the People’s Choice Awards Red Carpet:


Goodluck and can’t wait to chat with you!

Don’t forget to hashtag: #BeautyUnited, #RedCarpetGlam, #TessPCA!

* Contest Open to Canadian residents only!
** Winner will be selected and contacted after the event to provide your mailing address.

{GIVEAWAY} Amazon.ca $25 Gift Card! — WINNER ANNOUNCED!

I’m excited to share that Amazon.ca has recently launched two new online stores: 

Beauty and Health & Personal Care


You can now shop over 80,000 beauty, health and personal care products. With their ever-growing selection, you can find tons of popular brands!

Just to name a few:
Laura Mercier
Vidal Sassoon
 {Health & Personal Care}
Old Spice
… and hundreds more!

In honour of this exciting news, I will be giving away a $25 gift card to purchase your beauty, health or personal care needs for Amazon.ca! Exciting!!! Who doesn’t want a free gift card?

Giveaway ends Tuesday, July 2, 2013 (12 am EST)
Good luck! 😉

*Please make sure to follow the instructions properly on Rafflecopter below to gain entries*

Mandatory entries:
1. Tweet about the giveaway (provide link to tweet)
2. Like MakeUpByTess on Facebook
3. Follow @makeupbytess on Twitter

4. Leave a blog post comment below on what beauty/health/person care products you would purchase from Amazon.ca
5. Subscribe to makeupbytess on YouTube

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[UPDATED: July 2, 2013 ]

The winner to my giveaway is …
 Congratulations Fiona!
Thank you to all who have entered!