I am one of those people that needs a lip balm on their person at all times.
I can’t stand the feeling of dry, chapped lips so when I started to feel that cracking of my skin recently, I immediately turned to my collection of lip balms in an attempt to stop that chapping early.
I’ve used and loved the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream before so I was excited to try this lip balm stick in the same line.
The Eight Hour Cream is an all in one healing cream, a thick and sticky formula that is too much for me to apply on my lips during the day which is where this lip balm comes into use.
The formula of this balm was very light weight however it did still carry the scent and flavour of the Eight Hour Cream.
Unfortunately it was a little too light weight for my tastes so I would swipe it a few times over my lips to build it up to a point where I could feel it on my lips.
If you’re someone who likes a barely there feeling to their lip balm then I would look into this formula.
As for its healing properties I wasn’t impressed. Being a light weight formula I would have to build this up on my chapped lips to feel like it was having an effect and even then I didn’t see major improvement to my lips.
A side effect of me building up the formula was that I ran through this balm very quickly. It would have been less than a month and I was already nearing the end when the biggest issue with this balm came around.
Because I like to carry a lip balm around with me it’s either in my handbag or in my pocket and I found that if I was keeping this in my pocket the formula softened to the point where the balm snapped off at the bottom of the stick when I was applying it.
I was able to jam what was left of the balm back into the tube however it meant that I had difficulties finishing the balm as it was prone to snapping off after that.
Over all I was completely unimpressed with this lip balm. Its lightweight formula meant that it didn’t feel very hydrating on my lips nor did it really heal any chapped areas that I was experiencing at the time.
I also used it up very quickly and it was prone to snapping off at the base which is very inconvenient and not something I’m used to with my lip balms.
For its high price point there are much cheaper balms that I enjoy more and can rely on to heal and hydrate my dry lips.